The Georgian Public Buildings of Leeds and the West Riding

Kevin Grady


Gerogian Public Buildings

This extensive study of The Georgian Public Buildings of Leeds and the West Riding is an adaptation of Kevin Grady’s PhD thesis which he completed in 1980. It is a comparative study of the public buildings of the principal West Riding towns from 1600 –1840, a period which encompasses the building boom of the mid-1830s. Emphasis is placed on the immediate circumstances surrounding the provision of public buildings with the main concentration being on Leeds, but a detailed gazetteer of the main West Riding towns is included as well as a chapter on the national perspective. The work is copiously illustrated with photographs and prints and the text supplemented with a series of statistical tables.

Dr Kevin Grady is a longtime member of the Thoresby Society and is the Director of Leeds Civic Trust