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Search Aspect ( Oxford Place Chapel )
Location - Leeds & District

Aerial View, including Civic Hall, Town Hall (City Centre) (9 comments)
Black & White image1947 This aerial view looks across the administrative heart of Leeds City Centre. In the centre of the left edge the Gothic Revival style frontage of Leeds General Infirmary can be seen, facing onto Great George Street. Two of the original carved stone and brick wings designed by G.G. Scott are visible, completed in 1868. Another wing was added by G. Corson in 1892 with the more modern Brotherton Wing extending the hospital site to Calverley Street completed in 1940. The semi-circular balconies on the end of this wing are clearly visible. Moving right is the portland stone Civic Hall, designed by E.V. Harris, the hall was opened in 1933 by King George V and Queen Mary. Continuing right, the Leeds Institute is visible, recognisable by the roof of its centrally positioned circular lecture hall. Designed by C. Brodrick for the Leeds Mechanics Institute completed in 1868. Moving forwards towards the right edge is St Anne's Cathedral. In front of this, construction work is being carried out to extend the corner block of the Leeds Permanent Building Society (1930), which is just out of view, to its present site. The block of properties which follow to the left of this development are the Municipal Buildings (1884). These buildings originally housed civic offices along with Leeds Central Library. The first floor became the City of Leeds Police Headquarters and Criminal Investigation Department in 1934 with cells for prisoners created in the basement. The Leeds City Museum took over this floor in 1966 but moved out when the building closed for refurbishment between 1999 and 2000. It is now the home of Leeds Central Library. In the centre with a relatively flat facade, is the Leeds City Art Gallery established in 1888 when reading rooms within the Municipal Buildings were converted to a sculpture gallery. The present entrance (not in view) was the result of extensions and alterations made in 1982. Directly in front of these buildings is Centenary Street which was pedestrianised and paved over when the Garden of Remembrance and Victoria Gardens were enlarged. Victoria Gardens was created between 1936 and 1937 when the War Memorial was transferred there from City Square. On the right of this block is the site of what is now the Henry Moore Institute. This museum was converted from the three 19th century wool merchants offices seen here and opened in 1982. Opposite the Municipal Buildings, across Centenary Street and The Headrow is a pale coloured building which, like the Civic Hall is constructed from Portland Stone. This is Pearl Chambers and was built in 1910 as the premises of Pearl Life Assurance. A statue of its founder Patrick James Foley, stands on the roof. To the left of Pearl Chambers across East Parade, the back of the Jubilee Hotel is visible. This hotel was built in 1904 of Burmantofts terracotta and faces the Town Hall, designed by Cuthbert Brodrick and built from locally sourced gritstone. Building began in 1853, with the tower and dome following in 1857. The Town Hall was officially opened by Queen Victoria in 1858 although was not completed until 1860 when a bell was hung in the tower. The Town Hall was cleaned and restored in 1971, returning to its original glory. Victoria Square is situated in front of the building. The Square was altered in 1937 when the steps of the Town Hall were changed from the original bow shape to straight. Finally continuing left over Oxford Place is the Oxford Place Methodist Chapel. The foundation stone was laid in 1835 and the Chapel opened later that year. Sunday School buildings on Oxford Row were added in 1841. Refaced between 1896 and 1903, the Chapel suffered serious fire damage in 1911. Oxford Place Chambers, to the right of the church entrance on Oxford Place, is now the home of several counselling services including Relate.
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Great George Street, cleared building site (City Centre)
Black & White imageearly 1980s. Image shows a large, cleared area located on Great George Street at the junction with Portland Street. Many Victorian red brick properties had been demolished (numbers 30 to 52 Great George Street and numbers 51 to 77 Portland Street) to make way for a new office and retail development to be named as St. George's House and addressed as number 40 Great George Street. Dominating the background left is Leeds Town Hall, then the junction with Oxford Place. The tower of Oxford Place Chapel is also visible in the background. Great George Street runs horizontally across the picture.
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Group Portrait Showing Members of Oxford Place Chapel (City Centre) (1 comment)
Black & White imageUndated. Group portrait showing members of Oxford Place Chapel as they pose for the camera with a large trophy in the form of a shield. It was taken in the early years of the ministry of the Reverend George Allen, who is seen left of centre behind the shield. Reverend Allen was appointed in 1910 and remained at Oxford Place Chapel for ten years before taking up the post of Connexional Secretary of the Wesley Guild. Behind him is one of the Deaconesses, Sister Amy Yeo. she is wearing her uniform of a dark pleated blouse with a white bow at her throat. At one time there were as many as seven Deaconesses working for the mission at Oxford Place Chapel. Any other identifications or information welcomed, particularly with regard to the trophy as, unfortunately it is impossible to make out the wording, even when enlarged..
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Leeds Mission, Oxford Place Chapel (City Centre)
Black & White imageUndated, Taken before 1911 this chapel was built in 1834-5, the cost was £10,000, it was enlarged in 1898 and largely rebuilt in 1903, £30,000 being spent on refurbishment. The chapel then had seating for 2,250 people. In 1911 a disastrous fire caused £5,000 worth of damage within half an hour. It took six months to repair the building. This photograph shows the choir standing in front of the organ, prior to the fire damage.
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Leeds Mission, Oxford Place Chapel (City Centre)
Black & White imageUndated, Congregation of Oxford Place Chapel in the early 1900s. The Leeds Mission operated from here in 1894, led by Reverend Samuel Chadwick. With an evagelical purpose, the Mission sought to relive some of the dire poverty endured by people in the city centre areas. Chadwick refused to have fund raising bazaars etc and had people contribute directly to the Mission funds. This money was used to alleviate some of the misery the mission workers encountered.
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