Mabgate, Leeds :: Shared Description

Mabgate lies just north-east of the city centre, sandwiched between the busy A61 road to the west and residential areas to the east.

As the name implies it was one of the original roads into the city, and allegedly derives its name from Mable-gate, Mable being "a middle English term used to describe loose women", indicating a location where what we would now call sex workers could be found.

The area later developed from the end of the 18th century "as a series of woollen mills along the Lady Beck and by 1850 had become a dense area of industry and workers' houses" (Leeds City Council Mabgate Development Framework, 2007, quoted on Wikipedia).

Towards the end of the 20th century it became known as a centre of entertainment again, but the last two pubs (City of Mabgate and the Black Horse) have finally closed. Now (early 21st century) it is an area of "urban fringe" - small businesses, former factories, closed pubs and so on.
by Stephen Craven
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SE3034 : Cohen and Wilks, Mabgate, Leeds by Stephen Craven
SE3134 : Mabgate Mills, Leeds by Stephen Craven
SE3033 : Hope House and Foundry, Mabgate, Leeds  by Stephen Craven
SE3033 : ATS Euromaster, Mabgate, Leeds  by Stephen Craven
SE3033 : Apson House, Mabgate, Leeds  by Stephen Craven
SE3033 : Hope House, Hope Road, Leeds  by Stephen Craven
SE3134 : Mural on Mabgate, Leeds by Stephen Craven
SE3034 : Hope Foundry entrance, Mabgate, Leeds by Stephen Craven
SE3033 : Lady Beck south of Hope Road, Leeds  by Stephen Craven
SE3134 : CWS Autos, Mabgate, Leeds by Stephen Craven
SE3033 : Bridge over the Lady Beck, Hope Road, Leeds  by Stephen Craven
SE3033 : St Mary's churchyard, Mabgate, Leeds  by Stephen Craven
SE3033 : New City of David Ministries, Mabgate, Leeds by Stephen Craven
SE3134 : Mabgate Business Centre, Leeds by Stephen Craven
SE3034 : KD Brothers, Hope Road, Leeds  by Stephen Craven
SE3033 : Gravestones in St Mary's churchyard, Mabgate, Leeds  by Stephen Craven
SE3034 : Lady Beck north of Hope Road, Leeds  by Stephen Craven
SE3033 : Squirrel Storage car park, Mabgate, Leeds  by Stephen Craven
SE3033 : Back of the Black Horse, Cromwell Street, Leeds  by Stephen Craven
SE3033 : The City of Mabgate, Leeds  by Stephen Craven
SE3034 : Iron lion on the Hope Foundry  by Stephen Craven


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Created: Wed, 26 Aug 2015, Updated: Mon, 5 Oct 2015

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