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Leeds Town Hall, Leeds
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Leeds Town Hall was built between 1853 and 1858 on Park Lane, Leeds, West Yorkshire, England, to a design by architect Cuthbert Brodrick.HistoryBackgroundUntil early 1813, the Moot Hall at the top of Briggate was the seat of Leeds Corporation and was used for judicial purposes. It was replaced by a new court house on Park Row, Leeds.Leeds went through a period of rapid growth in the first half of the 19th century and by the mid-19th century it became apparent that the court house was no longer large enough for the functions it performed. In July 1850, Leeds Borough Council decided to build a new town hall and established a committee to assess the opinions of Leeds' inhabitants as to the building of a new municipal hall.In order to finance the town hall, the council proposed to sell shares in the building to the value of £10 but the proposal failed. The council then proposed introducing a specific rate levied to fund its construction although it was not introduced until after the November 1850 local election, and most residents who would have paid the tax at the time lacked voting rights. The town hall was approved in January 1851 when Alderman Hepper put the motion to the council and it was carried by 24 votes to 12. It was intended to represent Leeds' emergence as an important industrial centre during the Industrial Revolution and symbolize civic pride and confidence.
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  • Lovely concert by Manchester Camerata on Saturday 3rd December. Wonderful setting in the Town Hall. Part of who we are in Yorkshire!!! 
  • Been here a few times now. Decent, pretty venue - I like the high domed ceiling in particular. Loses a star as seats a bit cramped 
  • This was a brilliant concert - as always with the JWO - in a really beautiful venue. Lovely friendly staff too. 
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  • We regularly photograph weddings at Leeds Town Hall. It's a huge improvement on the old registry office. The interior is nice and light and airy, whilst the outside is fantastic for photographs too with it's huge pillars and amazingly detailed doors. A great place to get married for a fraction of the cost of a hotel
  • Nice big beautiful room. Great event space. Get in for set was brought up front steps, but straight into room. Tech boxes via lift. Not bad at all!
  • Absolutely adore this town! it's city planning is of a high standard