Basic Site Details

Name: Borough Gaol
Town, district or village: Leeds
City or county: Yorkshire
Country: England
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Notes: Although Hurst & Moffatt won the competition for the gaol, negotiations broke down and the commission was taken over by Perkin & Backhouse. The extent to which the Hurst & Moffatt design was adapted is unclear.

Building Type Classification

The building is classified under the following categories:
 ClassificationOriginal classification?Notes
Item 1 of 1Prison  


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 118441847  


Design and Construction

The following individuals or organisations have carried out design/construction work. Where architects or practices worked together, matching letters appear beside their names in the Partnership Group column.
 NameRolePartnership GroupFromToNotes
Item 1 of 3Hurst & MoffattArchitectural practiceA18441847 
Item 2 of 3William HurstArchitectA18441847 
Item 3 of 3William Lambie Moffatt (originally William Lambie Moffat)ArchitectA18441847 


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 1Colvin, H M1995A Biographical Dictionary of British Architects 1600-18403rd editionNew Haven and London: Yale University PressFrom 'Builder' 1844