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City Centre, Aerial View (City Centre) (1 comment)
Black & White imageUndated, View of North Street, continuing in to Vicar Lane, junction with New York Lane. On the corner, domed building is Crispin House. Built in 1911 for Heaten's clothiers, then later premises of H. Poole, bootmaker. Now loft apartments. Next a yard can be seen, behind the first block of buildings on Vicar Lane, this was the site of number 10 Town End, built before 1725 for Robert Denison, then home of the Sheepshanks family, Leeds merchants. On this picture, all that remains is Sheepshanks Yard. On the opposite side of the road, large building first on left is the public dispensary, lying between Back Brunswick Street and Hartley Hill, opened May 12th 1904. Next right, bottom house on Hartley Hill (two white walls with yard behind it) is Bischoff's House, originally called Sheepscar Hall, built in 1692 by William Elty for Nathaniel Denison, later purchased and renamed by Bernard Bischoff, immigrant merchant from Switzerland now demolished, 1967.
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North Street, the Hope Inn and Sheepshanks House (City Centre) (8 comments)
Black & White image1872. North Street showing the Hope Inn at the junction of Hope Street (left edge) at number 44 North Street, on the left and Sheepshanks House, right. Sheepshanks House was believed to have been built by William Thornton for Robert Denison, c1715. It was very fashionable at that time to build in brick while at the same time featuring stone dressings and classical architectural detail. This fine house was later occupied by the Sheepshanks family who were merchants of Leeds. (In the 1851 Slade & Roebuck Directory of Leeds, William Sheepshanks is listed there when in those days it was numbered as 120 North Street.) The street is paved with stone setts. A group of three women in Victorian dress, and a man wearing a top hat, stand on the corner of Sheepshank House. In the foreground is what appears to be a tar barrel possibly for repairs to the street. A postcard says 'At this time North Street came as far as the West Yorkshire Bus Station. Note the Georgian House, the site of ABC Cinema' (The cinema and bus station in Lady Lane are no longer there). This photograph is by Wormald of Leeds and can also be found in the Whiteley collection.
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Sheepshanks House (City Centre)
Black & White imageUndated. This is a large Georgian house in North Street, set in a garden with a circular driveway with wide gates to accommodate carriages. It has an ornate portico and middle first floor window. In the foreground is an early gas streetlamp.
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Sheepshanks House, 42 North Street (City Centre)
Black & White image1890 View of the rear of Sheepshanks House, number 42 North Street, seen from Sheepshanks Yard looking towards North Street. It was designed and built for Robert Denison, a cloth merchant, and was a fine example of a merchant's house of this period (built before 1725). It then came into possession of the Sheepshank family of woollen merchants. Here, it is in use as the works premises of Ebenezer Miller and Co Ltd, house furnishers and removal contractors. The site of Sheepshanks House eventually became that of the Ritz Cinema, opened in 1934, later to become the ABC Cinema. The building in the background, right, is Leeds Public Dispensary designed by Leeds architect, William Hill and opened in 1867. It stands on the corner of New Briggate and North Street. Photograph by Wormald of Leeds.
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Sheepshanks House, North Street (City Centre) (2 comments)
Black & White image1872. View shows Sheepshanks House on North Street. It is a large Georgian style three storey house. Women are looking out of the first floor windows. Three men are standing at the front door. Wrought iron railings and a gate surround the house. Photograph by Wormald of Leeds.
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