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Old George Hotel, Lower Briggate (City Centre) (1 comment)
Black & White image1891. Image shows the old George Hotel on Lower Briggate. First owned by the Knights Templar in the 13th century, the building displays Templar crosses on its front. Opened as the hotel 'Ye Bush' in the 17th century it became 'The George' in 1714 and 'The Old George' in 1815 when 'The George and Dragon' opened nearby. It is sometimes referred to as Simpson's Hotel due to the Simpson family who ran it at the turn of the century. To the right of the public house the entrance to Old George Yard can be seen with the sign over the door 'R. Simpson, wine and spirit merchant'. The hotel closed on 30th April 1919 after the license lapsed and the building was demolished soon after. Photograph by Wormald of Leeds.
[internal reference; 2004216_6722658:Wormald, Old Leeds Views, part 1, no.5, & part 2, no. 20, SRF 914.2819 WOR & LIn George (1) (browsing neg no 364)]