Georgian Leeds

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Although we tend to think of the heart of Leeds as a Victorian city, it was already flourishing in the Georgian period, rapidly establishing itself as the leading centre for the woollen cloth trade. Professor Joyce Hill will lead this guided walk of Georgian Leeds. 


The riches that came with this are evident in buildings that still survive, the development of an area of well-to-do houses in Park Square, and — underpinning it all — expanding infrastructure in the form of the ever more prosperous Aire and Calder Navigation and the proud ambition to link Leeds with the Atlantic trade via the Leeds-Liverpool Canal.

The walk will begin at The Leeds Civic Trust building in Wharf Street and will end in Park Square. Because the evidence of our Georgian prosperity extends over a large area, we will be covering quite a lot of ground, with brisk walks between the highlights. The distance covered is moderate but you will need to be prepared for frequent stops at points of interest along the route, please wear comfortable shoes.

14th May 2024 from 18:00 to 19:30
Leeds Civic Trust
17-19 Wharf Street
Leeds, West Yorkshire LS2 7EQ
United Kingdom
Event Fee(s)
Standard Leeds Civic Trust Event Fee
Leeds Civic Trust Member £6.00
Non Leeds Civic Trust Member £8.00