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

Bottom of King Edward Street. The sun low in the sky in January 2014
King Street
As seen in July 2023, looking very dilapidated


Water Mill   Working Men's Club
Brindley's Water Mill of 1752   East side of Mill Street
Tudor style   Corner of Brook Street
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 Day   Foxlowe
Market Day on 4 May 2011   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. In 2023, it is disappointing to see that residential streets near the town centre are festooned with new telephone wires or broadband fibre going from poles to each premise.


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

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