Stimulate interest in and care for the history and character of the city.
Encourage high standards of design, architecture and town planning.
Encourage the improvement of features of public amenity.
Promote co-operation in the achievement of these objectives.
Are you a keen photographer? Do you have a passion for heritage buildings, restoration and repair? Then the Trust would like your help! We’re currently working on a series of guides to help homeowners living in Conservation Areas. We’d like to illustrate these guides with real life examples of buildings and streetscapes that highlight positive […]
This International Women’s Day Leeds Civic Trust highlights the women celebrated on our blue plaques. Leeds is built on the success of women who have been instrumental in the development, enlightenment and prosperity of this city. From culture to education, activism to sport, these great women have paved the way for future generations. Often unsung […]
George Edwin Ellison – Plaque Appeal George Edwin Ellison was a husband, father and miner. Born in 1878, Ellison went on to marry Hannah Burgan in 1912. They had one son, James, and subsequently made 49 Edmund Street, Leeds their home. Ellison had been a British soldier long before the Great War, but left service […]
Local Listing Workshop at Mabgate The inner-city area of Mabgate is one of the oldest established parts of Leeds and was central to the city’s industrialisation. At the end of the 18th century, as mills and factories were appearing across the city centre, Mabgate became somewhat of a hub for manufacturing. By 1850, it was […]
Stories from the Heritage at Risk List – The Majestic One of Leeds’ true city centre icons is in the middle of a £40 million redevelopment which will return it to its former glory and a whole lot more. The Majestic building in City Square was purchased by Rushbond plc and the firm’s proposals for […]
Airey Homes The 20th Century Society recently spent the weekend in Leeds and for me one of the great finds was a complete estate of mostly unaltered Airey houses in Oulton. Designed and built after the Second World War by Sir Edwin Airey of Leeds, these prefabricated houses consist of concrete columns, reinforced with […]
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