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Wood Lane, Jaw Bones

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Wood Lane, Jaw Bones
Description:
Undated. View of the Jaw Bones, a notable feature of Rothwell for many years, though not always the same pair or in the same place. The first Jaw Bones (from a whale) were brought from America in the first half of the 19th century by a member of the local mine-owning family the Fentons, and were originally over the gateway of Fenton House on Woodhouse Hill. Now used as a juntion marker for Wood Lane and the Leeds and Wakefield Road, this pair of Jaw Bones (the third) were purchased by Rothwell Urban District Council in 1967 after tbe last ones were damaged. St. George's Hospital is seen in the background.

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