Where is this stone?

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warringtonrhino
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Where is this stone?

Postby warringtonrhino » Wed 16 Nov, 2016 8:04 pm

I see this pair of stones every week, where are they?
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Re: Where is this stone?

Postby rikj » Thu 17 Nov, 2016 12:25 am

LCS=Leeds Co-operative Society?

The bricks look a lot more modern than the stones. Have these stones been preserved in a more modern setting?
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Re: Where is this stone?

Postby warringtonrhino » Thu 17 Nov, 2016 12:29 am

yes when the original building was demolished, these stones were retained, then incorporated in the rebuild.
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Re: Where is this stone?

Postby warringtonrhino » Fri 18 Nov, 2016 11:14 pm

Yes the L is Leeds

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Re: Where is this stone?

Postby Leodian » Fri 18 Nov, 2016 11:59 pm

warringtonrhino wroteColonYes the L is Leeds


That's intriguing! The implication is that the CS is not Co-operative Society. My thought when I first saw this thread was that LCS would be Leeds Co-operative Society, though I've always known it as Leeds Industrial Co-operative Society (such as the very old LICS lettering still visible on the chimney of what was once the LICS laundry on Osmondthorpe Lane). I'm looking forward to eventually see the answer to this thread, even if it Leeds Co-operative Society! :).
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Re: Where is this stone?

Postby warringtonrhino » Sat 19 Nov, 2016 12:38 am

C = Council
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Re: Where is this stone?

Postby jma » Sat 19 Nov, 2016 12:36 pm

I assumed from the open book that this was a school, or similar.

I've no idea where this stone is, but the general design of the lettering on that sort of hemisphere seems familiar so I also assume that it's a motif which appears elsewhere in Leeds. (The owl being the Leeds connection.)
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Re: Where is this stone?

Postby warringtonrhino » Sat 19 Nov, 2016 12:57 pm

Yes it is a school
the stones, were over the main doors, and incorporated in the boundary wall of the new school.
I think one of the members of this site, attended the original school

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Re: Where is this stone?

Postby blackprince » Sat 19 Nov, 2016 9:51 pm

Just from the date: Kirkstall primary(1904) or possibly Brownhills school (opened 1905) but foundation stone could be 1904.
It used to be said that the statue of the Black Prince had been placed in City Square , near the station, pointing South to tell all the southerners who've just got off the train to b****r off back down south!
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Re: Where is this stone?

Postby warringtonrhino » Sat 19 Nov, 2016 10:46 pm

It is south of the river.

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