West Leeds heritage at risk: Armley Park plaques

29 July 2018

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There are 18 historic buildings or monuments at risk in West Leeds in 2018, according to a recent council report. History buff MARK STEVENSON starts a new series of articles by looking at two plaques under threat in Armley Park…

Armley Park Glazed terracotta plaque 1

The plaques are approximately 40 metres east and west of the fountain. Stanningley Road. Photo: Mark Stevenson

Hidden away in Armley Park are two Glazed terracotta plaques, probably Burmantofts Pottery.

Burmantofts was world-famous for work like this and examples of Burmantofts’ tile can be found all over Leeds. 

These two plaques date from around the opening of the park in 1897.  

They are both listed and considered to be at risk. 


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