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.