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In the centre Lees Yard Car Park originally the site of the White Horse Hotel, which was demolished 1962. More or less in the centre the Town Hall with Bridge Mill and chimney to its right and to the left of the Town Hall the Hole-in-the-Wall and…

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In the centre Lees Yard Car Park originally the site of the White Horse Hotel, demolished 1962. More or less in the centre the Town Hall with Bridge Mill and chimney to its right and to the left of the Town Hall the Hole-in-the-Wall and above that…

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View over the town from the Buttress with Buttress Brink tenements on the right, demolished 1967/8.

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The tenements at the bottom of the Buttress were demolished in the mid-1960s as unfit for human habitation. Seen here one of the several alleyways linking the various dwellings and levels.

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The tenements at the bottom of the Buttress were demolished in the mid-1960s as unfit for human habitation. Seen here one of the several yards and privies prior to demolition.

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Drawing of Buttress Brink by W. Shepherd

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The tenements at the bottom of the Buttress were demolished in the mid-1960s as unfit for human habitation. Seen here prior to demolition, a path to the top storey dwellings along with their privies.

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The tenements at the bottom of the Buttress were demolished in the mid-1960s as unfit for human habitation. Seen here some of the flights of external steps which provided access to the upper storeys.

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The tenements at the bottom of the Buttress were demolished in the mid-1960s as unfit for human habitation. Seen here shortly before demolition the view is if of one of the maze of external steps and alleys which provided access to the various…

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The tenements at the bottom of the Buttress were demolished in the mid-1960s as unfit for human habitation. The view here if of one of the maze of landings in the block accessed by external steps and alleys.

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The tenements at the bottom of the Buttress were demolished in the mid-1960s as unfit for human habitation. Seen here probably after they had been evacuated for demolition looking up the Buttress from Old Bridge. Royd Terrace in the centre and the…

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The tenements at the bottom of the Buttress were demolished in the mid-1960s as unfit for human habitation. Seen here probably not long before demolition from Hangingroyd Lane looking up the Buttress with Royd Terrace on the right.

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The steps to the tenements at the bottom of the Buttress which were demolished in the mid-1960s as unfit for human habitation.

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The tenements at the bottom of the Buttress were demolished in the mid-1960s as unfit for human habitation. Seen here from an alleyway looking towards the Hole-in-the-Wall.

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The tenements at the bottom of the Buttress were demolished in the mid-1960s as unfit for human habitation. Seen here from Hangingroyd Lane with the Hole-in-the-Wall on the left.

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Outside toilets at the time the tenements at the bottom of the Buttress were demolished in the mid-1960s.

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Sketch or pencil drawing showing Buttress in a state of dereliction prior to demolition mid-1960s.

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Most likely part of Buttress Brink on Old Gate prior to demolition in the mid-1960s just prior to demolition. This shows the labyrinthine nature of the walkways, balconies and alleyways at the rear of the many dwellings that made up the Buttress.

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The tenements at the bottom of the Buttress, seen here from Bridgegate, were demolished in the mid-1960 as unfit for human habitation.

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The tenements at the bottom of the Buttress were demolished in the mid 1960s as unfit for human habitation. Viewed here from The Buttress looking to the Old Bridge with The-Hole-in-the-Wall on the left.

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The tenements at the bottom of the Buttress were demolished in the mid-1960s as unfit for human habitation.

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The tenements at the bottom of the Buttress were demolished in the mid-1960s as unfit for human habitation.

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The tenements at the bottom of the Buttress were demolished in the mid 1960s as unfit for human habitation.

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The tenements at the bottom of the Buttress were demolished in the mid 1960s as unfit for human habitation. The old packhorse bridge was a useful viewing point for watching the proceedings.
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