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, printed from the Looking at Buildings website on Thursday 2nd April 2020

Leeds' Headrow

fieldGlossary Term [1] boundary in the north of the old town. This crossed Briggate, the town's main street during the Middle Ages. On the west side it was called Upperhead Row, on the south side Lowerhead Row. Leeds' new Town Hall was built at the far end of Upperhead Row in 1853-8.

classicalGlossary Term [2] style of new buildings was very similar to the facades along London's Regent Street. That is because Sir Reginald Blomfield had been employed there in the 1920s and finished his work there before designing the Headrow.

classicalGlossary Term [3] style finally give way to modern office blocks

Leeds, Headrow, Permanent House detail

Last updated: Monday, 26th January 2009