Where is the foundation stone?

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Where is the foundation stone?

Postby Leodian » Wed 02 Nov, 2016 10:07 pm

It's fairly quiet lately on Secret Leeds so I thought I would post this "Where" is this. I took this photo today (Nov 2 2016) of this foundation stone in Leeds, but where is the stone located? Those who know please don't answer or be cryptic if you do. At 30 years old the wording is wearing very well (that's not cryptic).
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Re: Where is the foundation stone?

Postby buffaloskinner » Wed 02 Nov, 2016 10:20 pm

Too easy, by Tetleys old horses, there used to barges there also
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Re: Where is the foundation stone?

Postby Leodian » Wed 02 Nov, 2016 10:40 pm

buffaloskinner wroteColonToo easy, by Tetleys old horses, there used to barges there also


Why spoil it if it was so "Too easy" for you. Did you really need to answer? :(
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Re: Where is the foundation stone?

Postby buffaloskinner » Thu 03 Nov, 2016 12:05 am

Never said where it was
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Re: Where is the foundation stone?

Postby polos » Thu 03 Nov, 2016 2:25 am

I know this place well near 2 bridges 1 old 1 new. I like this particular Street
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Postby polos » Thu 03 Nov, 2016 2:26 am

Ps Leodian please keep doing these i like the what and wheres
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Re: Where is the foundation stone?

Postby blackprince » Fri 04 Nov, 2016 7:59 pm

The foundation stone looks a lot newer than the surrounding brickwork. Was this an old building refurbished in 1986?
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Re: Where is the foundation stone?

Postby Leodian » Fri 04 Nov, 2016 10:14 pm

blackprince wroteColonThe foundation stone looks a lot newer than the surrounding brickwork. Was this an old building refurbished in 1986?


Hi all :).

As the brickwork does look a lot older I wonder what the building used to be used as and what it is now (I forgot to check). I feel sure that someone on Secret Leeds will know at least some of the building's history.

The foundation stone is on a building on the end of Dock Street where that joins Kendell Street (Kendall Street according to Google Maps). These are 3 photos that I took on November 2 2016. The first and second show the foundation stone's location. Note the several bricked-in windows. The second is also a view along Dock Street from Kendell Street. The third photo was taken just a little further down Dock Street from where the foundation stone is and caught my eye because of the clearly bricked-in arched doorway (?) and also the intriguing demarcation line of the brickworks on the buildings.
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PS. Taken around 12:30 GMT it took me several minutes to get shots without people in view, often many people. ;)
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Re: Where is the foundation stone?

Postby uncle mick » Sat 05 Nov, 2016 4:40 am

1901 Insurance Plan http://www.bl.uk/onlinegallery/onlineex ... f056r.html

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1908 Street Directory for Dock Street

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The building at the end of Dock Street is 2 Kendall Street according to the above map is not listed in the 1908 Directory

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In November 1986 they became "work space units" http://www.leedslocalindex.net/details. ... wscuttings
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Re: Where is the foundation stone?

Postby Leodian » Sat 05 Nov, 2016 1:52 pm

Thanks uncle mick for that excellent information :).

I find it very interesting to know the history of the use of buildings. I see from your November 1986 link it states of the foundation stone "Foundation stone of redevelopment of Georgian Warehouses in Dock street as work space units laid" as reported on November 21 1986 (the stone was laid on November 20 1986).

I felt sure that I knew what a puddler was but I did check to confirm it was "a worker who turns pig iron into wrought iron by puddling" and that puddling is "a metal making technology used to create wrought iron or steel from the pig iron produced in a blast furnace". I did not however know what a shingler was and have found it was a person that "Worked with an Iron Puddler, manipulating puddled balls of iron on an anvil", though a shingler is also a roof tiler.

I wonder if any of the prams and/or mail carts are still around from the W F Bottomley and Co premises on Dock Street?
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