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Postby BJF » Thu 11 Feb, 2010 9:23 pm

This is next door to st pauls house. I think it was something to do with the old water board    
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Postby BJF » Thu 11 Feb, 2010 9:29 pm

Closer view
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Postby Johnny39 » Thu 11 Feb, 2010 10:25 pm

I think it was the HQ of the old YWA.
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Postby chameleon » Thu 11 Feb, 2010 11:16 pm

The Environment Agency, Rivers Authority, Park Square South, Leeds

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Postby Cardiarms » Thu 11 Feb, 2010 11:31 pm

The Yorkshire Water Authority was created in 1973 when several bodies related to drinking water supply, water resource management, drainage, sewage treatment and disposal were brought together. With privatisation in 1989 it went to the NRA and then the EA. What it was before 1973 i don't know.    
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Postby Geordie-exile » Fri 12 Feb, 2010 12:12 am

We've had this before haven't we?

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Postby mhoulden » Fri 12 Feb, 2010 2:22 am

As far as I can tell it was something like this:

1996: Environment Agency
1989: National Rivers Authority
1973: Yorkshire Water Authority
(renamed to Yorkshire River Authority some time between these dates)
1965: Yorkshire Ouse and Hull River Authority
1950: Yorkshire Ouse River Board
1930: Yorkshire Ouse Catchment Board

So Rivers House will have been commissioned by the YOCB. After searching various archives including Wikipedia, Hansard and the Statute Law database I found something on Google Books called "Water management in the English landscape: field, marsh and meadow" by Hadrian F. Cook, Tom Williamson at http://books.google.com/books?id=ydXFAm75n0IC. My interest in this only goes so far but it's there if people want to have a look.
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Postby BJF » Fri 12 Feb, 2010 6:01 pm

At some time between 1930 and 1950 there was the "West Riding Rivers Board", which may explain "Rivers House" rather than "River".

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Postby LS1 » Mon 12 May, 2014 8:49 am

Walking past Rivers House this morning I noticed that there is a planning application in to turn it into residential property...

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