Monday, August 3, 2020

Benjamin Gott

Mark’s History: The charms of Burley Mills

When I first stumbled across this piece of land in Kirkstall in 2014 it was a bit of a mystery to me,...

Mark’s History: Benjamin Gott, pollution and Armley Mills

Calverley today is a suburb of Leeds, just on the border with Bradford - but back in 1762 it would have been...

Mark’s History: Joseph Gott and the rumours surrounding the missing Armley finger

The Benjamin Gott Memorial sculpture in St Bartholemew’s Church, Armley is by the sculptor Joseph Gott - a cousin of the famous...

Mark’s History: When Leeds residents tried to sue Benjamin Gott

When in 1628 Charles I needed some money, he sold off the Park Estate which was part of the manor of Leeds, writes Mark...

Repton at Gotts Park: Exhibition comes to Armley

A North of England Horticultural Society exhibition for last year’s Harrogate Autumn Flower Show is coming to Gotts Park in Armley this spring. Tracing...

Buildings at Risk: The night the Lord Mayor saved Kirkstall’s Abbey Mills

Abbey Mills in Kirkstall is the latest building to be featured in Mark Stevenson's ongoing series shining the spotlight on heritage at risk in...

West Leeds heritage at risk: Redcote Lane Bridge

There are 18 historic buildings or monuments at risk in West Leeds in 2018, according to a recent council report. History buff MARK STEVENSON's...

Mark’s History: Armley’s Charlie Cake Park and a Pudsey peddlar

When I first came across Charlie Cake Park it seemed obvious to me it was named after a man called Charlie, writes Mark Stevenson....

Armley: Blue Plaque unveiled for Benjamin Gott

A blue plaque commemorating Benjamin Gott - one of Leeds's most famous industrialists - has been unveiled in Armley. The plaque was unveiled at Gotts...

West Leeds: 10 heritage events you must see this weekend

Fancy seeing some West Leeds heritage this weekend? Heritage Open Days, the historical festival now in its 22nd year, throws open the doors to historic...

Home Tourist: Ending my Armley Park virginity (that’s not how it sounds…)

Short of ideas on where to go this summer? In the fourth in a series of occasional features, we’re highlighting the ‘best of the...