Leeds Engineering Sites Today
Holbeck Home of the first works, Matthew Murray's Round Foundry, Holbeck is also home to a number of the most interesting buildings from the industrial revolution as firms tried to boost their reputation with the grandest buildings conceivable.
Hunslet Home of the majority of the Leeds engine builders, Hunslet was very much the engine building community.
Other Sites Around Leeds As well as the sites concentrated around Hunslet and Holbeck there were a few other works dotted around the city, a couple of these works sites can still be seen today.
Commemerative Plaques Many of the former works sites now have plaques informing passers by of the history of the buildings. A few works are yet to have such plaques fitted but it is getting so that you could do a guided tour of the sites with the plaques to tell the story. This page lists the plaques that can be found on Leeds engine works sites.
Still Engineering You may be surprised to learn how much engineering still takes place in Leeds. This article might turn up all sorts of surprises from Leeds made parts for TGV and Pendolino trains to Leeds firms still making locomotives, rollers and cranes and historic engineering works still doing what they were designed for.