Leeds Township
extract from 1839e Leeds Townships, Baines & Newsome


1628-1960s Red Hall Eveleigh Bradford talks on YouTube about the history of Red Hall illustrated by a watercolour in our archives. See also Snowden Schofield (1870-1949)

1648 St John's Pew List also contains entries from later years

1674 Ralph Thoresbys Commonplace Book? from our Library Treasures series.

Leeds in 1677-1724 Ralph Thoresby's Diary

Leeds in 1715 from 'Ducatus Leodiensis' by Ralph Thoresby

1726 Cossins Plan of Leeds - Steven Burt talks about our oldest version of the map on YouTube

Leeds in 1757-1776 analysis from Leeds Parish Burial Registers by Sue Alexander

1768 The Early Years of the Leeds Library by Kevin Grady on YouTube

1770-1972 The Leeds & Liverpool Canal by David Thornton

1792 A previously unrecorded plan of Leeds, from our Library Treasures series

Leeds in 1798 from The Leeds Directory for 1798 reprinted 1898

Leeds in 1817 from Baines Directory

Leeds in 1830 ‘A Stranger’s Guide to Leeds in 1830’ lecture by Kevin Grady

1832 Election Scrapbook and Petition from our Library Treasures series

Leeds in 1834 from from E. Parsons The civil, ecclesiastical, literary, commercial, and miscellaneous history of Leeds, Halifax, Huddersfield, Bradford, Wakefield, Dewsbury, Otley, and the manufacturing district of Yorkshire : volume I

1837 Richard Bissingtons Passport from our Library Treasures series

Leeds in 1853 from White's Directory

Leeds 1868-1875 transcript of William Hodgson's book

Leeds in1879 Guide to the Borough of Leeds by Joseph Dodgson. Whole book

Leeds in 1886 from Kellys Directory

Leeds in 1897 from Kellys Directory

Leeds in 1907 from Kellys Directory

Leeds in 1916 from Kellys Directory

Leeds in 1927 from Kellys Directory

Leeds in 1928 - planning for Lewis's

1932 The opening of Lewis's - follow the links through this commemorative album. See also Sir Edwin Airey (1878-1955)

Leeds in 1938 from Kellys Directory

The Back-to-Back Housing Development on the Site of the Victoria Gate Shopping Complex by Rev. Dr. Roy Yates on YouTube

The Jews of Leeds by Simon Glass (BBC4 February 2019) now on YouTube