A heritage designation protects a building or an area from being altered, extended or demolished. There are countless reasons why a building could receive this protection.
In this list, we're taking a look at the top 10 areas of Leeds with the most listed buildings.
Unsurprisingly, the city centre sits at the top of the list with more than 400 buildings of significant stature. They include the likes of the Corn Exchange, Town Hall and a number of Churches.
Further down the list, are the likes of Headingley, Hyde Park and various other areas. All of which have a unique and vibrant history, which is reflected by the number of buildings which are formally protected because of their significance.
Number Of Listed Buildings By Area In Leeds
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Significant Listed Buildings in Leeds
The Corn ExchangeBuilt: 1864
The Corn Exchange is one of the defining buildings in Leeds. It's an impressive building which was once used to house various merchants who worked and traded here. In more recent years it has been repurposed for a mixed use, including various retail units and eateries.
Leeds Civic Hall
The Civic Hall is one of the newer listed buildings in Leeds, which dates back to the 1920s. It is a grand looking building, which was designed by a Vincent Harris OBE, who was a celebrated architect.
Kirkgate MarketBuilt: 1822
The Kirkgate Market is a spectacular building which has been developed many times since it was first built. It's a grand looking building which was meant to be a symbol of Leeds' emersion as an economic power and has been central to many residents lives.