Harrison's Almshouses – Woodhouse, Leeds

Picture of Harrisons Almshouses Woodhouse, Leeds.

John Harrison (1579–1656) was a prominent Leeds woolen cloth merchant and although there is a statue of John Harrison in City Square, Leeds and also these almshouses in the above photo his real memorial is the church of St John, Leeds.

Today these almshouses are called the Harrison and Potter Trust homes, but when the were built around 1840 in a u shape they were named after their benefactor and were Harrison’s Almshouses. Today these historic red brick constructed buildings are listed as Grade II.

I love the tower that comes complete with crenelation, a decoration that served no purpose other than looking good.

There were also some other almshouses in Leeds connected with John Harrison on Wade Lane in the city centre near the church of St John, but these were demolished in the 1960’s that period of architectural progress when they rediscovered concrete.

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How I got Here...
I was walking down to make a coffee in Saltaire at Massarella's Art Gallery where my friend at a shop. I was mooching about there... My good friend Ellen used to a medical rep. She then said i dont want to worry you but I have called 999 for a ambulance... She then said look at the mirror in bathroom.... then.. I woke in hospital...
Then 5 months later... I have become Disabled.. Stroke, I lost ... job, flat, not mention my car... now at last I look much better...
So much for dreams... I ran with that for about 5 years, every day taking a photograph to put on site.

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