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Spen Road, no. 3, Darnley Road, no. 2

Subject ID:
West Park
Subject Year:
Leeds Library & Information Services
Class number:
CLIE Spen 1
Spen Road, no. 3, Darnley Road, no. 2
24th October 1945. View shows a pair of semi-detached houses on the corner of Spen Road and Darnley Road, off Otley Road. In the foreground no. 3 Spen Road has a spire and bay windows. A sculpture is visible over the front door. Behind this is no. 2 Darnley Road, which was once the residence of J. R. R. Tolkien, author of "The Lord of the Rings" and "The Hobbit". According to a directory of 1925, he was living here while a professor of English Language at the University of Leeds. He had previously resided at 11 St. Mark's Terrace off Woodhouse Lane (1923 directory).

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