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Search Aspect ( Buttercross )
Location - Leeds & District

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Buttercross, Otley Market Place, painting by Pete Lapish (Otley)
Colour imagec1900. View of Otley Market Place at the turn of the twentieth century in this watercolour painting by Yorkshire artist, Pete Lapish. It shows the Buttercross, on the left, and the Jubilee Clock, built in 1888 to commemorate the Golden Jubilee of Queen Victoria. An open air market, held on Fridays and Saturdays, is still a popular attraction today. Some images by Pete Lapish are available to purchase as postcards or greetings cards from Leeds Visitor Centre - see our 'useful links' page.
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Kirkgate, looking south (Otley)
Black & White imageUndated. View of Kirkgate looking south towards the Chevin in the distance, taken around the 1950s or 1960s. On the left is the Market Place where the Buttercross and the Jubilee Clock can be seen. Shops visible on the right include Freeman, Hardy & Willis, footwear, and H.Mounsey, bookseller and stationer. The street is bustling with people and traffic.
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Kirkgate, Market Place (Otley)
Black & White imagec Nov-Dec 1976. View looking across Kirkgate to the Market Place. Just visible on the left is Otley D-I-Y centre then the Buttercross, built for farmers and their wives to sell butter, eggs and poultry etc. Moving right, Dewhurst butchers and Boots the chemist are visible with the Jubilee Clock in front, which was built in 1888 to celebrate the Golden Jubilee of Queen Victoria.
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Kirkgate, postcard (Otley) (1 comment)
Black & White imageUndated. Postcard view of Kirkgate, Otley. This view is looking to Manor Square, where part of the Old Grammar School Buildings can be seen. On the right is the Buttercross and Market Place, this was formerly a butcher's shambles. The clock tower was built in 1888, it was designed by Otley architect A. Marshall and cost £175. It was erected to mark the Golden Jubilee of Queen Victoria, celebrated the previous year in 1887. The Buttercross is the square covered area seen behind the clock and was used by farmers and their wives to sell eggs, butter, poultry, rabbits etc.
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Market Place, Buttercross (Otley) (1 comment)
Black & White image1988 View of the Buttercross situated in Otley Market Place, a popular place for shoppers to stop for a rest. It was orginally built as a place for farmers and their wives to sell eggs, butter, poultry, rabbits etc. and is now used regularly on Saturdays by local organisations holding fund-raising stalls.
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