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Clothworkers Court, entrance, north-east side of University Road (Woodhouse)
Colour image13th September 2003. View through the entrance of Clothworkers Court, from the north east side of University Road. The buildings were designed by Alfred Waterhouse who chose the Secular Gothic Style and were completed in 1879 at a cost of £70,000. The buildings in conjunction with the Medical School, became known as the Yorkshire College. In 1887, the Yorkshire College formed a partnership with colleges in Manchester and Liverpool to become the Victoria University. It recieved independent status as the University of Leeds on 25th April 1904, when a Royal Charter was signed. Following this, in 1907, the Worshipful Company of Clothworkers gifted the buildings, seen here, and the equipment to the new university. A few words of the inscription are visible around the arch commemorating this gift.
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College Road,Yorkshire College (Woodhouse)
Black & White imageUndated view of Yorkshire College buildings on College Road (now University Road), probably taken around 1894. The architect was Alfred Waterhouse. In 1904 the Yorkshire College was granted a royal charter to become the University of Leeds and these buildings are now the Edward Baines Memorial Wing of the University.
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Leeds University Extension, opened by Their Majesties, postcard (Woodhouse)
Colour imagec1908. Colour-tinted postcard of Leeds University's new electrical engineering extension, posted on 7th July 1908, the date that the extension was opened by Their Majesties King Edward VII and Queen Alexandra, portraits of whom are seen as insets. Further along is the Edward Baines Memorial Wing, which was also opened by Edward VII, but at the time that he was Prince of Wales in 1885. The buildings are situated on University Road.
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Leeds University, aerial view (Woodhouse) (1 comment)
Black & White imageUndated. Aerial view of Leeds University, looking west, taken prior to the construction of the Parkinson Building in 1951, but the Brotherton Library, which opened in 1936, can be seen on the left. University Road runs vertically up on the left of the picture, while Woodhouse Lane runs from the bottom left to centre right. Leeds General Cemetery is at the top centre.
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Leeds University, Clothworker's Court (Woodhouse)
Black & White imageUndated. c1960. View of the Clothworker's Court on University Road, one of the oldest buildings of the University of Leeds. Designed by Alfred Waterhouse, it was completed in 1879 and financed by the Worshipful Company of Clothworkers for the City of London, who were concerned about the lack of scientific and technical education in this country compared to competitors on the continent. They supported the setting up of the Yorkshire College of Science, which became simply the Yorkshire College when other subjects for study were added, and in 1904 became Leeds University with the granting of a Royal Charter.
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