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Boar Lane, West Bar (City Centre)
Black & White image1869. This photo, taken in 1869 by A. Macaulay and reproduced by Leeds City Engineers in 1909, shows where the old Boar Lane ended and merged with West Bar. West Bar was one of six medieval boundaries of Leeds which were marked by bar stones in 1725. The others were the North Bar on Vicar Lane, between Lady Lane and Templar Street; the East Bar, or York Bar, at the end of Kirkgate by the Parish Church; the South Bar on the south side of Leeds Bridge; Burley Bar on the Headrow by Albion Street; and Woodhouse Bar at the bottom of Woodhouse Lane. The building on the right is no. 31 Boar Lane, opposite the junction with Mill Hill, which was formerly J. Norton, oyster dealer, but appears empty here and covered with advertising posters. Next to this is Dickinson's Yard where Goodyears Bakers is situated. The row of buildings to the left are addressed as West Bar. According to information provided by Leeds City Engineers they are Messrs. Kendell's, Huggins, and Couldwells. Directories of the 1860s list John Kendell & Co., upholders, cabinet manufacturers and merchants at no. 10, West Bar, Jno. Huggins, oyster dealer at no. 11 and Joseph Couldwell, paper hanger at no. 13 but all look closed down by this time, though the shop on the corner, believed to be no. 13, is advertising a Great Sale of Electro-Plate Cutlery. By the time of an 1872 directory West Bar is not listed at all, so it seems likely that all these buildings had been demolished and the area redeveloped, with the expansion of Boar Lane into the area previously covered by West Bar.
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Old Boar Lane, no. 31 (City Centre) (4 comments)
Black & White image1869. Old view of the north side of Boar Lane, taken in 1869 by A. Macaulay and reproduced on 11th August 1909 by Leeds City Engineers. In the centre is the former oyster shop of John Norton at no.31, opposite the junction with Mill Hill, which is here almost entirely covered with advertising posters. These include adverts for Reckitts Starch, A. Megson's printing works on Briggate, R. Spence, grocers outfitter, of 15 Call Lane, Wallett(?), the Theatre Royal, Amphitheatre and various lectures; also a meeting at the Town Hall calling for the release of Irish political prisoners. To the left of no.31 is Dickinson's Yard while to the right is Albion Square. On the far left of the photo is no.13 West Bar, formerly Joseph Couldwell, paper hanger, who according to a notice has moved to Briggate; he is listed at no.159 Briggate in an 1872 directory. This building is possibly due for demolition as Boar Lane is expanded into the area formerly known as West Bar. On the far right is part of the premises of William Duncan Leslie, hatter, of 32 Boar Lane, while the taller building in the background is the warehouse of Richard Scholefield & Son, wool merchants, of Albion Square.
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West Bar, City Square to Boar Lane (City Centre) (1 comment)
Colour image1907. Tinted postcard showing West Bar and postmarked '17th September 1907'. This is looking from City Square down Boar Lane. At the right edge the domed Yorkshire Banking Company Building can be seen, and Bishopgate Street is off to the right. Royal Exchange Chambers is visible at the left edge at the corner with Park Row. A blue plaque was unveiled in 1989 at the Bond Street Centre in Boar Lane. This marked the site of the original West Bar stone at the western border of medieval Leeds adjacent to the Manorial Park. There were five other boundary Bars; Burley Bar, Woodhouse Bar, North Bar, East or York Bar and South Bar.
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