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Potternewton, Aerial View

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Potternewton, Aerial View
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16th February 1988. Scott Hall Road runs across this view at an angle, with Scott Hall Avenue going off to the right. The green area is Prince Philip Playing Fields, situated at the top of Sugar Well Hill. The view looks across Potternewton then Chapeltown.

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Louise Oldroyd

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I used to live on Scott Hall Place

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Irvin Homan

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The building in the lower left hand corner is Hope Hall.

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i.homan@leeds.ac.uk

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Lisa

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This picture doesnt really show any of potternewton. Fron the bottom of the page, it starts from the cricket pitch. (The potternewton estate is just to the right of that).

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jack mitchell

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In fact Lisa,unless the enumerator got it wrong,the 1901 census relates to 21 Elford Place, which is, or was, next to ST AIDEN'S church on ROUNDHAY RD, as the district of POTTERNEWTON. If correct, would make all of this picture, and much further, POTTERNEWTON. Perhaps these areas were broken up into smaller districts in later years, because i believe now, Elford Place is in the HAREHILLS district. Has anyone got any more on this ? 4-March-08.

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Name:
B Hallam

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Jack Mitchell's comment directed toward Lisa, is absolutely correct, but for reasons beyond that of the 1901 census district description. Up until the 1850's, the area - boundaried by the rear of the 'Barracks' (Barrack Road)and the northern end of Beckett Street Cemetery, was known as 'The Township of Potternewton'. When the 'Township of Leeds' started to expand into Potternewton, the area was initially known as 'New Leeds'... my 1850 map indicates that the first area to be so known, was around Leopold Street, Louis Street, etc.

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14-Jan-2009

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Kevin McMahon

Comment:
The Yorkshire 'Ripper' struck near here, in 1975. I think it was the playing fields behind Scott Hall Ave. My grandmother lived there at the time, needless to say we were terrified.

Date:
22-Aug-2012

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kmxconsulting@gmail.com

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