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West Leeds heritage at risk: Armley Park plaques

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. 

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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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