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Post by BJF »

This is next door to st pauls house. I think it was something to do with the old water board    
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Post by Johnny39 »

I think it was the HQ of the old YWA.
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Post by chameleon »

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

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Post by Cardiarms »

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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Post by Geordie-exile »

We've had this before haven't we?The Latin motto means 'dryness pleases'.    
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Post by mhoulden »

As far as I can tell it was something like this:1996: Environment Agency1989: National Rivers Authority1973: Yorkshire Water Authority(renamed to Yorkshire River Authority some time between these dates)1965: Yorkshire Ouse and Hull River Authority 1950: Yorkshire Ouse River Board1930: Yorkshire Ouse Catchment BoardSo 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 My interest in this only goes so far but it's there if people want to have a look.

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Post by BJF »

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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Post by LS1 »

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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