structure against the light - colour
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door and chain
First White Cloth Hall. A long term photographic survey of a long neglected historic building in the centre of Leeds. Photography by rachelminshull and philopenshaw For more go to: http://ift.tt/1D3h5ZD
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The building is part brick, part rendered with stone dressings and a slate and concrete tile roof. It is a U-shaped plan parallel to the street and set back from it with a hipped roof wing at each end extending forward to street edge, the existing courtyard has been infilled by a later building. The front elevation has had 20th Century alterations including shop fronts to ground floor. The original
interior roof structure consists of king-post type with braces from the posts to the ridge pole surviving in part
Holbeck - The Beck
The origins of the name ‘Holbeck’ are thought to derive from the Norse words for ‘a hollow’ and ‘a beck’ (stream). Although Holbeck was once known for its spa water this became difficult to procure with the advent of industrialisation in the area and instead water was needed to power the machinery of the many mills. In time then the beck became polluted by the chemicals and colourants of the tanneries and dye works scattered on the banks of the River Aire and it is only in recent years that the water has become clean enough for fish to return to the beck.