The Monk Bridge Owls and other owls

Unusual markings, logos and symbols around the city
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Postby tilly » Tue 16 Mar, 2010 10:06 am

Cardiarms wrote:
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Its ok talking about the owls but what about the sheep.?Is someone trying to pull the wool over our eyes.?
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Postby Cardiarms » Tue 16 Mar, 2010 11:33 am

Baaa

This doorway really puzzles me. Leodis has some picks of the old infirmary on Infirmary street and says that a 'pillar' was deliberate saved and is at the back of the Metropole Hotel. I've had a look and didn't notice a pillar. It's hard not to look like a thief when searching for these things so I may have missed it. However the backdoor look a little out of place, looks like painted brick and stone where as the rest of the hotel is brick and terracotta and why have a coat of arms on the Metropole Hotel, it's not the 'Leeds hotel'. Perhaps Leodis didn't mean pillar and the arch and owls are from the old infirmary?

http://www.leodis.org/display.aspx?resourceIdentifier=2003710_55273074&DISPLAY=FULL

    
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Postby Cardiarms » Tue 16 Mar, 2010 12:38 pm

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Postby Chrism » Tue 16 Mar, 2010 2:03 pm

The 'back door' of the Metropole is the staff entrance.
Sit thissen dahn an' tell us abaht it.


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Postby tyke bhoy » Tue 16 Mar, 2010 2:17 pm

Chrism wrote:
The 'back door' of the Metropole is the staff entrance.
I don't think there is a doubt that that makes sense. However it is rather elaborate for a staff entrance and, at least in my opinion, out of character with the remainder of the back of the building.
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Postby Cardiarms » Tue 16 Mar, 2010 2:24 pm

According to Leodis the cupola at the top of the hotel is from the fourth white cloth hall. Perhaps the door is too?

http://www.leodis.org/display.aspx?resourceIdentifier=2002610_3619021&DISPLAY=FULL    
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Postby Cardiarms » Tue 16 Mar, 2010 2:30 pm

Leodis Specifies the 4th White Cloth Hall as providing the cupola which was on the site of the metropole. However there are photos of the demolition of the 'White Cloth Hall' in 1921 with the Metropole in the background. Was this the 5th White cloth hall?

http://www.leodis.org/display.aspx?resourceIdentifier=2002610_63512820&DISPLAY=FULL    
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Postby Cardiarms » Tue 16 Mar, 2010 2:36 pm

One of Leodis's captions must be wrong because this photo is titled the 4th cloth hall.

http://www.leodis.org/display.aspx?resourceIdentifier=8766

Did the the door and cupola come from the third cloth hall?

Anybody know a webssite about the cloth halls of leeds :-D    

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Postby Cardiarms » Tue 16 Mar, 2010 2:40 pm

No the third white cloth hall was the one around the back of the Corn Exchange.

http://www.leodis.org/display.aspx?resourceIdentifier=20041213_13308352
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Postby Chrism » Tue 16 Mar, 2010 2:46 pm

Cardiarms wrote:
According to Leodis the cupola at the top of the hotel is from the fourth white cloth hall. Perhaps the door is too?

http://www.leodis.org/display.aspx?resourceIdentifier=2002610_3619021&DISPLAY=FULL    



I've always wondered why it was a different colour.
Sit thissen dahn an' tell us abaht it.


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