Archive for May, 2010

Briggate Leeds

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Briggate at this point has seen many changes since it was created as a great market place in 1207.

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City Square Leeds

May 28, 2010 53 Comments

The square was opened in 1903 ten years after Leeds became a city. It originally took the form of an elevated circular podium surrounded by a stone balustrade on which were set the morn and eve statues which were relocated in the 1960s.

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No 1 Park Row Leeds

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This modern build contrasts in both architectural form and building materials with its opposite neighbour. Its principal feature is a corner tower feature capped with an Edwardian style dome.

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Queens Hotel Leeds

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< a class='shutterset' href= '' title=''Queens Hotel"> This is by far the largest building in City Square, its massive white Portland stone fa├žade giving stone enclosure to the south side. After much use in London in the 20s and 30s the fashion of using this stone became a popular trend, particularly for major and civic […]

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Metropole Leeds

May 28, 2010 1 Comment

This is a tour de force in terracotta and faience, this time in bright red and pink. The bay windows present some intricate details showing how well clay moulding techniques had advanced by the turn of the 19th century.

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