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Aerial view of railway lines and stations (City Centre) (3 comments)
Black & White image17th September 1962. Aerial view of railway lines and stations. In the centre of the bottom edge is Leeds Corporation Gas Department, and above it the lozenge shape is Holbeck Station (1855-1958). Above the centre, towards the top edge, are the two main railway stations with the River Aire and Leeds and Liverpool Canal looping round between. On the left is Leeds Central Station (1848-1967) and on the right is Leeds City Station formed in 1938 on the merger of Leeds Wellington Station and Leeds New Station. Cutting across the bottom left-hand corner is Wellington Road. Next Gelderd Junction on Wellington Road is the Grade II listed circular building, the Round House, opened by the Leeds & Thirsk railway in 1847. In the centre of the left edge is Bean Ing Mill, demolished in the 1960s and now the site of the Yorkshire Post building. The Town Hall is just visible a little way down from the top left edge. Wellington Street runs diagonally across the top left hand corner from the centre of the left edge.
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Canal Basin looking towards Office Lock, watercolour by Pete Lapish (Holbeck)
Colour imageWatercolour painting by Yorkshire artist, Pete Lapish, with a view from the Canal Basin looking in the direction of Office Lock. The bridge (number 226) is very old, dating from 1841, but replaces an earlier one still, from the 1770s. Just over the bridge is Office Lock and the old, single storey canal office, visible behind the green barge. The bridge, the office and the lock are all Grade II listed. The italianate campaniles are also Grade II listed and belong to Tower Works in Globe Road. This was the firm of Harding & Son, makers of needles and steel pins. The area to the right, just off camera, has recently seen new development by Isis, established by British Waterways, with the construction of Candle House, the City Inn Hotel and Waterman's Place . This mixed-use scheme is known collectively as Granary Wharf.
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East Street Mill Chimney (City Centre)
Colour image5th March, 2015. Picture of the chimney that was once part of "The East Street Woollen Mill", and which is now a 'Listed Monument'. Flax spinner, Moses Atkinson originally leased the mill but purchased it c1825. It was then rebuilt and extended over the years but the existing buildings are marked on the map of 1847. The brick chimney sits within the surrounding modern development of apartments. Of these are Bridgewater Place in the background, left of the chimney, and the circular, brick-built 23 storey Candle House (2009)in the background, right, located at Granary Wharf. Bridgewater Place is currently the tallest building in Leeds, with 30 storeys above ground, and was built in 2007. Also in the background two of the 19th century italianate towers at Tower Works in Holbeck are visible. Work is shortly to commence on Tower Works (January 2016) to create a mixed-use development of offices and residential with the towers as a focal point. The photograph was taken from Ellerby Road on Thursday 5th March, 2015, courtesy of Graham A. Schofield.
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Globe Road, Italianate Towers (Holbeck)
Colour image9th November 1999. View of the Italianate Towers which are situated at the Tower Works on Globe Road. Tower Works was built originally for Harding and Son, manufacturers of needles and pins. The larger tower is known as the Giotto Tower and is modelled on a tower at the Cathedral in Florence whilst the smaller one is modelled on a 12th century Lamberti tower in Verona.
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Globe Road, Tower Works (Holbeck)
Colour image9th November 1999. View looking along Globe Road on to the Tower Works with the two Italianate Towers visible. The larger of the towers is know as the Giotto Tower and is modelled on a tower at the cathedral in Florence whilst the smaller one is a replica of a 12th century Lamberti tower in Verona.
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