Leeds in Pictures
Samuel’s Buck’s East Prospect of Leedes from Chaveler Hill
Samuel Buck’s view of Leeds from the east, published in 1720, shows himself in the foreground. We have enhanced the numbers on the map to give them greater clarity.
1 - Holbeck; 2 - Farnley Wood; 3 - Armley Hall; 4 - The Church Ings; 5 - The River Air
6 - The Bridge; 7 - Armley Moor; 8 - The Old Church of St Peter’s;
9 - William Cooksons Esq; 10 -John Atkinsons; 11 - The Independent Meeting House;
12 - The White Cloth Hall; 13 - The Vicarage; 14 - The Museum of Ralph Thoresby Esq;
15 - The Red Hall; 16 - The New Chrch of St Johns; 17 - The Charity School;
18 - Robt. Dennisons Esq; 19 - March Lane; 20 - Chaveler Hill
A detailed account of the prospect written by Professor Maurice Beresford can be found in the Centenary Edition of the Thoresby Society Publications, LXIV Leeds in the Seventeenth and Early Eighteenth Centuries (Leeds, 2008).