A Sketchbook of Old Leeds

Red Hall, 19th Century


Red Hall

Said to be the first brick built house in Leeds, it was built by Thomas Metcalf on the Upper Headrow in 1628. Being one of the most opulent houses in the town, it was used to accommodate King Charles I when he was brought here as a prisoner in 1647. Snowden Schofield bought the property in 1912 in order to develop his department store on the site. It was demolished in 1967.