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Architectural details of Leeds A photographic reference by Marcus Macaulay 1


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Architectural details of Leeds by Marcus Macaulay

www.architecturaldetailsofleeds.co.uk 3


Copyright © 2016 by Marcus Macaulay All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced, distributed, or transmitted in any form or by any means, including photocopying, recording, or other electronic or mechanical methods, without the prior written permission of the publisher, except in the case of brief quotations embodied in critical reviews and certain other noncommercial uses permitted by copyright law. For permission requests, write to the publisher, addressed “Attention: Permissions Coordinator,” at the address below.

PUBLISHERS

Blackstar Publishers Ltd 3 Briggate, Leeds, West Yorkshire, UK LS1 4AF www.blackstarpublishers.com

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Introduction There is so much wonderful architecture all around us. I have collected in this book just a small selection of some of the most striking examples in the city of Leeds. In a rapidly increasing digital world I wanted to present the photographs in a tactile format. The technique I used to take the photographs should really highlight the textures, something that I felt was lost in colour. Though, for the image of the Scottish Union and National Insurance Company (p44) I couldn’t resist showing an example of the lovely gold writing around the top the building. If you would like to see the other images in colour they are available online in the digital edition or on my website. I find photography rewarding and frustrating in equal measure. To me photography is art form. The process of collecting these photographs into this book was daunting. It is a big statement putting my work out into a very critical world. There are so many wildly talented photographers around. I’m from Leeds as were my parents and grandparents. I have briefly lived in other cities and have travelled a bit. Leeds is a special place and I’d be happy to never leave Yorkshire. Gods own country. I really hope you enjoying looking at these images as much as I enjoyed taking them. Thank you

Marcus

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Leeds Town Hall November 2015

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Contents 10

ATLAS HOUSE

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QUEBEC HOUSE

31 King Street

formerly Leeds County Liberal Club 9 Quebec Street

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ASPIRE LEEDS

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GOODBARD HOUSE

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KENNETH HODGSON HOUSE

formerly The Penny Bank 2 Infirmary Street

15 Infirmary Street

formerly Abtech House 18 Park Row

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SCOTTISH UNION AND NATIONAL INSURANCE COMPANY 26 Park Row

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THE OLD POST OFFICE

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THE BLACK PRINCE

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PEARL LIFE ASSURANCE

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KIRKGATE MARKET

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02 ACADEMY

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CORN EXCHANGE

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AROUND THE CITY

City Square

formerly the Yorkshire Banking Company 40 Boar Lane

159 The Headrow

Vicar Lane

formerly the Coliseum 55 Cookridge Street

Call Lane

Various locations

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“Pro Rege et Lege” For King and the law

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THE METROPOLITAN HOTEL Grade II listed building KING’S STREET, Leeds

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ATLAS HOUSE Grade II listed building KING STREET, Leeds By William Perkin and George Bulmer. 1910 Sculpture models by Thewlis and Co.

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Details on the ATLAS HOUSE Building

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Details on the ATLAS HOUSE Building

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QUEBEC HOUSE formerly Leeds County Liberal Club Grade II listed building QUEBEC STREET, Leeds By Chorley and Connon. 1890

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Details on the QUBEC HOUSE building

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“A photograph gives us the naked truth, which has to be clothed by the imagination.�

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Frank Meadow Sutcliffe 6 October 1853 – 31 May 1941

Pioneering photographic artist from Leeds

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ASPIRE LEEDS

formerly The Penny Bank Grade II listed building INFIRMARY STREET, Leeds By G.B.Bulmer. 1894

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Details on the former PENNY BANK building

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Details on the former PENNY BANK building

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Details on the former PENNY BANK building

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GOODBARD HOUSE Grade II listed building INFIRMARY STREET, Leeds. 1905

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Details on the GOODBARD HOUSE building

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Details on the GOODBARD HOUSE building

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“If you don’t control your life, someone else will.”

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John Atkinson Grimshaw 6 September 1836 – 13 October 1893

A remarkable and imaginative painter from Leeds

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KENNETH HODGSON HOUSE

formerly Abtech House Grade II listed building PARK ROW, Leeds By Edward J Dodgshun. 1900 Sculpture models by Thewlis and Co.

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Details on the former ABTECH HOUSE building

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SCOTTISH UNION AND NATIONAL INSURANCE COMPANY Grade II listed building PARK ROW, Leeds By William Perkin and George Bulmer. 1824 Sculpture models by Thewlis and Co.

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Details on the SCOTTISH UNION AND NATIONAL INSURANCE COMPANY building

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Details on the SCOTTISH UNION AND NATIONAL INSURANCE COMPANY building

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Details on the SCOTTISH UNION AND NATIONAL INSURANCE COMPANY building

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“Greatness is a zigzag streak of lightning in the brain.�

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United States Library of Congress’s Prints and Photographs division

Herbert Henry Asquith 12 September 1852 – 15 February 1928

Prime Minister (1908 to 1916) of the United Kingdom from Leeds

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THE OLD POST OFFICE Grade II listed building CITY SQUARE, Leeds Design by Sir Henry Tanner. 1896

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Details on the THE OLD POST OFFICE building

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THE BLACK PRINCE formerly the Yorkshire Banking Company Grade II listed building BOAR LANE, Leeds Design by William Warlow Gwyther. 1899

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Details on the YORKSHIRE BANKING COMPANY building

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“All knowledge is precious whether or not it serves the slightest human use.�

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Allan Warren Photography

Alan Bennett Born 9 May 1934

Playwright, screenwriter, actor and author from Leeds

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PEARL LIFE ASSURANCE Grade II listed building THE HEADROW, Leeds By William Bakewell. 1911

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Details on the PEARL LIFE ASSURANCE building

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KIRKGATE MARKET Grade II listed building VICAR LANE, Leeds Design by Joseph and John Leeming. 1875

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Details on the KIRKGATE MARKET building

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Details on the KIRKGATE MARKET building

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02 ACADEMY

formerly the Coliseum Grade II listed building COOKRIDGE STREET, Leeds Design by William Bakewell. 1885

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Details on the former COLISEUM building

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“Grab a chance and you won’t be sorry for what might have been.”

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Arthur Ransome Credit From “The Last Englishman”

Arthur Ransome 18 January 1884 – 3 June 1967

English author and journalist from Leeds

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CORN EXCHANGE Grade II listed building CALL LANE, Leeds Designed by CUTHBERT BRODRICK, completed 1864

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Details on the CORN EXCHANGE building

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Around the City

Above, CALVERLEY ST, LEEDS Left, 134 BRIGGATE, LEEDS

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Previous pages, 51 BRIGGATE, Leeds Left, 46 PARK PLACE, Leeds Below, 161 BRIGGATE, Leeds Top right, 150 BRIGGATE, Leeds Below right, 9 DUNCAN STREET, Leeds

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Previous page, LANDS LANE, Leeds Far Left, 9 EAST PARADE, Leeds Left, 36 WELLINGTON STREET, Leeds Below left, MILLENNIUM SQUARE, Leeds Below, 14 SOUTH PARADE, Leeds

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Previous pages, EAST PARADE, Leeds Left, 1 SOUTH PARADE, Leeds Below, 1 AIRE STREET, Leeds Top right, 12 SOUTH PARADE, Leeds Below right, LEEDS BRIDGE, Leeds

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Architectural details of Leeds by Marcus Macaulay

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MARCUS MACAULAY I am a self taught graphic designer and photographer from Leeds. Currently living in Clayton West, close to my spirtual home the Yorkshire Sculpture Park. I work from a studio on Briggate in Leeds city centre. Which along with myself is available for hire. www.marcusmacaulay.co.uk

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DEDICATION For my wife Nicky, children Lucas, Meadow and Ché

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www.architecturaldetailsofleeds.co.uk All images copyright Š 2016 Marcus Macaulay

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Architectural details of Leeds by Marcus Macaulay