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Location - Leeds & District

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Lower Briggate (City Centre) (2 comments)
Black & White imageUndated. View looking north from junction with Call Lane. Commercial Hotel on the left, Old George Hotel on the right. North Eastern Railway Viaduct built 1866-69 to take the line to the new City Station. Open top tram number 149 to Hunslet on the left. Robert Steel, tobacconist on the corner. Photograph by Alf Mattison.
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Old George Hotel, Briggate (City Centre)
Colour imageUndated. Print by artist Percy Robinson titled 'Old George Hotel, Briggate'
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Old George Hotel, Lower Briggate (City Centre) (9 comments)
Black & White imageUndated. Taken in the early 1900s, view of the Old George. Originally opened in the 17th Century as 'Ye Bush'. About 1714, the name was changed to 'The George', the 'Old' was added around 1815 when the George and Dragon opened in the vicinity. It was sometimes referred to as Simpsons Commercial Hotel, Charlotte Bronte had once stayed there. It was closed around 1919. Sign writers are at work, for Farrar Signs of Leeds. The painted advertisement details 'Gentlemen's Smoking Concert Every Evening', and 'Splendid Home Brewed Ales'.
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Old George Hotel, Lower Briggate (City Centre)
Black & White imageUndated. Sketch of the Old George Hotel which was situated near the junction of Call Lane and Bridge End, shortly before Leeds Bridge. It had originally been called 'Ye Bush', opening in the 17th century. Around 1714 the name was changed to 'The George', the 'Old' being added about 1815 when the nearby George and Dragon opened. Also known as Simpsons Commercial Hotel, one famous visitor was Charlotte Bronte. It closed around 1919.
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Old George Hotel, Lower Briggate (City Centre) (3 comments)
Black & White imageUndated, 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. Sometimes called Simpson Hotel, Charlotte Bronte once stayed here and described the interior in her novel Jane Eyre. The hotel closed on 30th April 1919 after the license lapsed and the building was demolished soon after. On the left a sign advertises the Bridge Garage for reliable repairs while on the right a ginnel leads to George Yard and the premises of W. Simpson Registered Plumber Sanitary and Hot Water Engineer.
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