LEEK, QUEEN OF THE STAFFORDSHIRE MOORLANDS

Part 1: The Town Centre
Leek Part 2. More of the Town
Leek Part 3. The Nicholson Institute

Grid Ref: SJ 983 566
17 October 2003, 4 May 2011 & 11 Jan 2014

 

 

Leek
Bottom of King Edward Street. The sun low in the sky in January 2014

 

Water Mill spacer Mil Street
Brindley's Water Mill of 1752   East side of Mill Street
Tudor style   Unicorn
Victorian mock Tudor opposite 'The Unicorn' at the
bottom of Saint Edward Street.
  'The Unicorn' on the corner of Brook St. and Saint
Edward St. and beyond it 'The Quiet Woman'
Alms houses   St. Edward Street
Alms House: The Gift of Elizabeth Ash, widow, the eldest
daughter of William Jollife Esqr. A.D. 1696. Restored 1911
  St. Edward Street
Market Hall   Foxlowe
Entrance to the Market Hall   Foxlowe, overlooking the Market Place

 

The Market was built in 1897 and the main entrance is on Market Square. Overlooking the square from the east is Foxlowe built in the late 18th century. It is described by Bode in 1979 as the head-quarters of the Amalgamated Society of Textile Workers and Kindred Trades, Labour Party head-quarters and Working Men's Club. Also on the square but not shown in my pictures is the Red Lion, dating from the early 18th century.

Sources:

The Buildings of England, Staffordshire, by Nikolaus Pevsner, Penguin, 1974, ISBN 0 14 071046 9
Visiting Leek by H. Bode, 1979

Leek Part 1.
Leek Part 3: The Nicholson Institute

 

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