First Leeds White Cloth Hall, 98-101 (consecutive), Kirkgate - Leeds

A rare example of an early C18 arcaded cloth hall built in 1711. Its construction helped establish Leeds as the mercantile heart of Yorkshire. The building is derelict and deteriorating; west wing was demolished in 2010. Part of a generally dilapidated block along Kirkgate that is the focus of a National Lottery Heritage Fund Townscape Heritage Scheme. In 2016 the site was acquired by a new owner and Planning Permission and Listed Building Consent were obtained for redevelopment. A repair scheme, part funded by a Historic England, is underway.

First Leeds White Cloth Hall, 98-101 (consecutive), Kirkgate - Leeds
© Historic England

Site Details

    Designated Site Name:
    FIRST LEEDS CLOTH HALL
    Heritage Category:
    Listed Building grade II*
    List Entry Number:
    1375042
    Local Planning Authority:
    Leeds
    Site Type:
    Commercial > Market

Location

    Building Name:
    First Leeds White Cloth Hall
    Street Number:
    98-101 (consecutive)
    Street Name:
    Kirkgate
    County:
    West Yorkshire
    District / Borough:
    Leeds
    Parliamentary Constituency:
    Leeds Central
    Region:
    North East and Yorkshire

Assessment Information

    Assessment Type:
    Building or structure
    Condition:
    Very bad
    Occupancy / Use:
    Vacant/not in use
    Priority:
    F - Repair scheme in progress and (where applicable) end use or user identified; or functionally redundant buildings with new use agreed but not yet implemented.
    Previous Priority:
    B
    Ownership:
    Commercial company
    Designation:
    Listed Building grade II*, CA