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Scott Hall, Scott Hall Street

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Scott Hall, Scott Hall Street
25th November 1948. View shows the front of Scott Hall, a large mid eighteenth century house, built in brown hand-made bricks, with an outbuilding on the left. This is a rare example of the type of plain house built by Leeds merchants during that period and it is now Grade II listed. The central entrance was altered in the twentieth century. The property is located off Scott Hall Street but the original Scott Hall was sited in Potternewton, south of Potternewton Lane near where Scott Hall Place is now. This had been the home of the Scott family with ancestral roots in Scotland. Gilbert Scott, who died in 1542 was Lord of the Manor of Potternewton. The last of the line was William Scott, a farmer. After he died the Hall was demolished and extensive quarrying was carried out on the site. The stone was used to construct many Leeds buildings. When the quarries were worked out, they were filled in and a large part of the area is now the Prince Philip Playing Fields. When the A61 road was laid through in the 1930s, it was named Scott Hall Road as a reminder of the former land use. The Scott Hall in the photograph is still standing and has recently been for advertised for sale.

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Jack Mitchell

In the distance on the right hand side, is Sugarwell Hill. The row of council houses on top are in Scott Hall Avenue. Scott Hall Road being way over to the right. The area in the picture was all part of my playing area as a child. Buslingthorpe Lane being to the rear, the Dammy ( that is, Meanwood Beck ) and Meanwood Road over to the left. Off right of picture, was Old Stevensons farm, where me and my brothers worked for a few coppers. we would usually spend these on SPICE ( SWEETS ), at Mrs Creeks shop which was in the middle of a row of cottages to the rear, and running parallel with Buslingthorpe Lane. 24-aug-10




stephanie moore

my great aunt Louis and uncle Freddy Marville lived here, every school holiday i would stay for a few days. loved it, one gent that worked for them was called Burt and he had the task of getting me on one of the big horses that farmed the land. it was exciting lighting the candles in the rhubarb forcing sheds and i still have photo of me on the lawn in the walled garden, memories x




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