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A Brief History of Leeds   Written by David Thornton, past joint editor of the Thoresby Society publications. He holds the copyright on all text and illustrations on these pages.

Extracts from the Domesday Book for the Leeds Area

The Foundation of Kirkstall Abbey - a 15th Century Manuscript

Leeds before Queen Victoria   Called Buildings on the button because it fits better. Written by Ann Alexander, past joint editor of the Thoresby Society publications.

Maps of Leeds through the ages

Beginners Guide to Local History    A guide for people who have little or no experience of historical research this provides a basic introduction to sources available to any historian.

Curious Leeds place names    Some odd place names in Leeds

Questions    Some questions & answers about Leeds. Do ask your own.

They Lived in Leeds    Brief biographical sketches by Eveleigh Bradford

An Illustrated History of Alwoodley    by Steven Burt

Old Alwoodley    by Steven Burt

An Illustrated History of Roundhay Park    by Steven Burt

New Years Day Tragedy in Wortley    by David Thornton

The Leeds & Liverpool Canal    A Working Waterway 1770–1972    by David Thornton