We aim to stimulate public interest in and care for the beauty, history and character of the city and locality.
Leeds has a distinct and attractive built heritage, from its beginnings as a trading centre for cloth through its development as an industrial city to its current status as a regional capital. Its medieval origins, its Georgian, Victorian and Edwardian architecture, its streets and arcades, all contribute to that distinctive character.
We celebrate that heritage through our Blue Plaques scheme, our walks and events, by co-ordinating Heritage Open Days, and by campaigning to conserve the heritage of Leeds.
If you’re interested in finding out more about the history and heritage of Leeds why not visit our Shop?
First White Cloth Hall
We’ve been campaigning since the 1980s to save the First White Cloth Hall in Leeds’ Kirkgate area – the first covered trading hall for textiles in Leeds. Now bought by Rushbond, its future looks more secure. We worked with Univeristy of Huddersfield ‘Gaming’ students to produce this fly-through, which shows how the building might have looked when it was completed in 1711.