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Aerial View, Bodington Hall

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Aerial View, Bodington Hall
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1963 Bodington Hall complex, a Leeds University Hall of Residence and Playing fields, built on part of the Weetwood Hall estate. The site was named after Sir Nathan Bodington J.P. the first Vice Chancellor of Leeds University between 1904 - 1911. He was married to Eliza Barran, daughter of John Barran who was a prominent Leeds businessman. Bodington Hall opened in November 1961. The Ring Road is to the left and Otley Road to the right.

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S Johnson.

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The ring road is in the top left, running down from the roundabout where the police station was later built. back in the days this photo was taken the area between the student buildings and ring road was known as 'The Sheep farm'. The building in the centre is where the changing rooms used to be I believe. At present, the area hasn't changed much at all.It will do soon though once developers whack a load of houses on yet another green piece of Leeds. When is the problem of over-population going to be addressed? Or are we going to wait until there's no green and pleasant places left!

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01-Sep-2013

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ptd

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Hi S.Johnson , fyi the developers are only building on the site of the old halls . I'd be more worried about the council plans for a huge park and ride facility on the sports fields , if they ever go ahead with the not-so supertram . The buildings to the bottom right are some (now empty) prefabs which used to be signed only as Government Buildings (DHSS/DWP/DEFRA I think). Given the land prices in the area no doubt they will eventually be developed for housing whilst not building on any green spaces!

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16-Feb-2014

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