49-51 Cookridge Street, Leeds, by Cuthbert Brodrick

49-51 Cookridge Street, two shops in Leeds. By Cuthbert Brodrick (1821-1905). 1864. Built in "a strange angular Gothic: arcaded first-floor windows with low cusped wrought-iron balconies; paired sashes on the second floor set into blind Gothic arches and twin straight gables with triangular lights" (Leach and Pevsner 448). But Colin Cunningham finds these shops charmingly "idiosyncratic and striking" rather than "strange," prefacing the comment by saying that the two shops "demonstrate the simplicity of which [the architect] was capable" (193).

Photographs and text by Jacqueline Banerjee. [You may use these photographs without prior permission for any scholarly or educational purpose as long as you (1) credit the photographer and (2) link your document to this URL in a web document or cite the Victorian Web in a print one.]


Cunningham, Colin. "Cuthbert Brodrick (1821-1905)." Building a Great Victorian City: Leeds Architects and Architecture 1790-1914. Ed. Christopher Webster. Huddersfield: Northern Heritage Publications, in Association with the Victorian Society, 2011. 181-96. Print.

Leach, Peter, and Nikolaus Pevsner. Yorkshire West Riding, Leeds, Bradford and the North. The Buildings of England series. New Haven & London: Yale, 2009. Print.

Last modified 10 March 2012