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Windmill, Windy Hill
Description:
Undated Image shows a windmill and stone built house in a field off Middleton Road. A mill has stood on this site since the 15th centuary, however it has been rebuilt when the original was destroyed by fire.

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John Newbould

Comment:
In Cromwell’s time, George Smith, the miller at Middleton Windmill was fined £10 “for grinding corne in his millier upon the 22nd March 1658 being Lords Day”.

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Graham A. Schofield

Comment:
I can't seem to recall this ruined windmill. Was it still standing in the late 1940's - early 1950's. I lived in Beeston, and so was never totally au fait with the Middleton area. Can anyone pinpoint the actual location? John Newbould has raised an interesting point that reminds me of a similar kind of thing that used to happen at Whitby (in Yorkshire), in the not so dim and distant past. Several years ago I was was listening to a running commentary that was provided inside St. Mary's Church, high up on the east cliff at Whitby in The North Riding of Yorkshire. It described a period when people even as far away as Ruswarp would be put into the local gaol over-night if they did not attend the church, once or twice on a Sunday. No doubt this would have applied at other churches in the town, and possibly at other isolated little towns elsewhere in the country. Thank goodness that church control freaks who are capable of creating such terrible oppression on the populace have been swept aside. Let us never forget what used to happen to creative thinkers who challenged blinkered church dogmas in earlier times. 'HERETICS!!! BURN THEM AT THE STAKE.'

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B OAKES

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in answer to graham's question as to the location of this windmill,it stood a few hundred yards lower down than the windmill road shops on the same side.the site is still there [sadly no windmill],don't know what it is used for though,hope this gives you a rough idea

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Peter jackson

Comment:
What an amazing photo, mum said it still stood in the 30s when she used to cycle to Middleton from Hunslet before Belle Isle Estate was built. The exact location was behind the " Dutch Houses " on Windmill Road, on the right hand side walking towards the junction with Middleton Road. It was on high ground behind the houses,the foundations could still be seen in the late 50s.

Date:
17-Sep-2008

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petermj67@hotmail.co.uk

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Peter Jackson

Comment:
Re B Oakes The area I assume he refers to, " lower down on the same side as the shops " is in fact Ebor Farm, the site is still their and was known locally as Goldthorpe farm, The great Hunslet legend Albert Goldthorpe was in residence, and worked the farm in the 30s. At present friends of mine live on the site and have done so for 20/30 years.

Date:
17-Sep-2008

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petermj67@hotmail.co.uk

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Peter Jackson

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In my previous comment I refer to Ebor Farm, it is infact Urn Farm, would be obliged if you could make the alteration on my behalf, if thats not possible please do not display and I will resubmit. Thanks

Date:
17-Sep-2008

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petermj67@hotmail.co.uk

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sarah

Comment:
Hi, I read somewhere that the windmill stood on the site where they built the high school (Belle Isle Middle/Merlyn Rees). They built the main entrance/school offices on the site as they had difficulty with foundations due to the remains of the windmill.

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06-Oct-2013

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Name:
Michael

Comment:
The windmill was situated approx 20 yards West of the later site of the Belle Isle Middle School swimming pool (i.e. 20 yards further towards Belle Isle Road). Source: OS map c1890.

Date:
19-Oct-2013

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Name:
Alan Jewson

Comment:
I lived on Middleton Rd and grew up being told that the windmill had stood on the site where Belle Isle Boys School was built.

Date:
02-Dec-2013

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alanjewson@hotmail.com

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Robert Denton

Comment:
My Great Uncle, Herbert Wright was a prolific painter and photographer. He lived in Fairford Terrace, Hunslet. He painted three pictures of this exact view which includes the Farmhouse. (He may also have been the photographer of this image). I have the three paintings which were left to me. They are watercolour, and one is dated 1913. If you are interested in purchasing copies of the paintings, please register your interest, leaving your full details by email. Thank you.

Date:
14-Jan-2014

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roberthdenton@btinternet.com

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