Woodhouse Square was built in the 1830's. The houses of rich merchants were of high quality and VERY expensive. The most palatial of these is probably Denison Hall, in nearby Hanover Square, built in 1786.
Most of these fashionable premises are now office suites, although some belong to the Universities and Colleges of the City, in fact the square is only a short stroll from Park Lane College.
The square features a statue of Sir Peter Fairbairn.
Sir Peter was Mayor of Leeds, and was knighted by Queen Victoria at the opening of the Leeds Town Hall (1858). This was probably the first outdoor statue to be erected to a local man, cast in bronze at a cost of around £1000 - raised by public subscription.
You are viewing panorama No.67 (Woodhouse Square), one of 166 Virtual Reality 360 degree views of Leeds.
Map and aerial view of Leeds showing the location of Woodhouse Square at Latitude 53.80163333333334 / Longitude -1.5568814814814687.
We have visited Leeds on a number of occasions to produce this tour, this page was created on Fri, 6 Jan 2012 18:18:15 +0000.
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