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Leeds Town Hall

 

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  • Original seat of Leeds regional government, the Town Hall was proposed in 1852 as a symbol of the then town's success and wealth (city status was not granted until 1896).
  • Cuthbert Broderick won the competition to design the building in 1853, construction was completed in 1858, and was officially opened that year by Queen Victoria.
  • The design didn't originally feature the clock tower. This was added a few years after construction had begun when the local government wanted to make an even bigger statement about their wealth and position.

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Architect
Cuthbert Brodrick
Developer
Corporation of Leeds

Reference Data

Reference No.
1621
First Uploaded
19-02-2006
Last Editorial Date
28-07-2009
 

Building Location

Address
Victoria Square, Leeds. LS1 3AD
Council
Leeds City Council
County
West Yorkshire
Region
Yorkshire and Humber
Country
United Kingdom

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Building Specification

Status
Complete
Proposal date
1852
Construction start date
1853
Completion date
1858
Heritage Status
Grade I
Style
Neo Classical

Roof Height (AGL)
68.60

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Primary Use
Government
Secondary Use
Clock Tower


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