Knights of the Templar- Crosses

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Postby LS1 » Tue 14 Aug, 2007 11:09 pm

I was speaking to a guy about 2 years ago who is our family solicitor, and also an avid "Leedser". He has writte some great stuff on the waterfront but unfortunately it's not been published.

Anyhow, he told me about a Templar's Cross at the bottom of Briggate and how he was told about it but couldn't find it.

I had a look myself and couldn't see it either.... untill today. I was walking past and noticed that in fact the cross itself has been removed, but you can still see the paint etc where it was once positioned.

My question is, are there any more or have they all gone?

Some old ones were down Lower Head Row as per Leodis, and of course on Templar Street itself, these seem to have gone. I understand that in essence they showed that the inhabitant of the building paid different taxes to the general population, as the proprty was owned by the knights, and also had some other privilidges.
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Postby LS1 » Tue 14 Aug, 2007 11:11 pm

You can see it better here!
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Postby stevief » Wed 15 Aug, 2007 12:16 pm

LS1 wrote:
I was speaking to a guy about 2 years ago who is our family solicitor, and also an avid "Leedser". He has writte some great stuff on the waterfront but unfortunately it's not been published.

Anyhow, he told me about a Templar's Cross at the bottom of Briggate and how he was told about it but couldn't find it.

I had a look myself and couldn't see it either.... untill today. I was walking past and noticed that in fact the cross itself has been removed, but you can still see the paint etc where it was once positioned.

My question is, are there any more or have they all gone?

Some old ones were down Lower Head Row as per Leodis, and of course on Templar Street itself, these seem to have gone. I understand that in essence they showed that the inhabitant of the building paid different taxes to the general population, as the proprty was owned by the knights, and also had some other privilidges.

Hi LS1
There's a load of info in the Templar pub re-the history of the order and its relevance to Leeds.An interesting read to accompany a great pint of Tets.
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Postby LS1 » Wed 15 Aug, 2007 12:24 pm

stevief wrote:
LS1 wrote:
I was speaking to a guy about 2 years ago who is our family solicitor, and also an avid "Leedser". He has writte some great stuff on the waterfront but unfortunately it's not been published.

Anyhow, he told me about a Templar's Cross at the bottom of Briggate and how he was told about it but couldn't find it.

I had a look myself and couldn't see it either.... untill today. I was walking past and noticed that in fact the cross itself has been removed, but you can still see the paint etc where it was once positioned.

My question is, are there any more or have they all gone?

Some old ones were down Lower Head Row as per Leodis, and of course on Templar Street itself, these seem to have gone. I understand that in essence they showed that the inhabitant of the building paid different taxes to the general population, as the proprty was owned by the knights, and also had some other privilidges.

Hi LS1
There's a load of info in the Templar pub re-the history of the order and its relevance to Leeds.An interesting read to accompany a great pint of Tets.


Sounds like a good excuse for a pint at lunch!

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Postby simonm » Wed 15 Aug, 2007 12:31 pm

LS1 wrote:
You can see it better here!

Sorry, can see bugger all :-(

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Postby LS1 » Wed 15 Aug, 2007 12:34 pm

Ok, if you look at the second phote, almost bang in the middle there is a bit of white paint and 4 holes, as if int he 4 corners of a diamond formation.
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Postby simonm » Wed 15 Aug, 2007 1:19 pm

LS1 wrote:
Ok, if you look at the second phote, almost bang in the middle there is a bit of white paint and 4 holes, as if int he 4 corners of a diamond formation.


IS THAT IT????? Bugger me, I was looking for some awe inspiring hidden mystical cross Regular SmileyRegular Smiley

I thought you meant painted on the wall. Didn't see the screw markings at all!!



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Postby LS1 » Wed 15 Aug, 2007 1:30 pm

simonm wrote:
LS1 wrote:
Ok, if you look at the second phote, almost bang in the middle there is a bit of white paint and 4 holes, as if int he 4 corners of a diamond formation.


IS THAT IT????? Bugger me, I was looking for some awe inspiring hidden mystical cross Regular SmileyRegular Smiley

I thought you meant painted on the wall. Didn't see the screw markings at all!!




Yeah I know, not very impressive, but its the historical meaning behind it that counts!! ;-)

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Postby LS1 » Wed 15 Aug, 2007 1:38 pm

Just hunted on the bible that is Leodis, and found a photo showing the Old George that was further down from the railway viaduct. On the left you can see the old templars cross. It does look different, and the building it was on had windows and the modern one doesn't.
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Postby cnosni » Thu 13 Sep, 2007 8:43 pm

Saw three Templar crosses at the Thoresby institute,Claremont house,taken in the 19th century from various medieaval buildings in Briggate,there is also one on display at Kirkstall abbey museum on the "Street",and of course on the pack horse.
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