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The Round House, Potternewton Mount

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The Round House, Potternewton Mount
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14th March 1944. Image shows a converted windmill, built in about 1789, at the top of Sugarwell Hill. The location is now known as Potternewton Mount, on the south side, and the mill is Grade II listed. It is not to be confused with another windmill, several hundred yards to the south, once situated on Buslingthorpe Lane, as that one was demolished in 1939. The Round House has remained a private dwelling for over a hundred years and still stands today.

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Ralph Bedford

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My father bought the Roundhouse in the 1940s,not sure of exact date,but we were there in 47.The building next to the mill,was on the upper floor a workshop,the ground floor was converted into a Chapel of rest.My father was a Undertaker.Next door to the Roundhouse there use to be a School.

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barbara hubbard

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Could this mill be on the meanwood side of scotthall road, opp; the shops,near the rounabout, I remember it used to be a dairy, when i lived up there, further down potternewton lane was the housing office, based in one of the new houses "Then, in the late fifties" ?

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jack mitchell

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Yes Barbara, You got it in one.The housing offices you refer to, were there in the mid 40s. 16-Dec-70.

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jack mitchell

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Yes Barbara, You got it in one.The housing offices you refer to, were there in the mid 40s. 16-Dec-70.

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Peter

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This is right next door to Potternewton Primary School, which I attended in the 70's. It always seemed mysterious and interesting to me as a child. I always wondered who lived in such a fantastic house...

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Helen Clay

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I'm the current owner of The Round House. Be delighted to hear more from Ralph Bedford about the buildig in the 1940s

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27-Oct-2008

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Eileen Hargrave

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I went to Potternewton Primary School from 1954-1960 and seem to remember there was a shop next to the windmill - could this be the dairy Barbara refers to? We would walk from school, past the windmill and down Sugarwell Hill to Meanwood Road swimming baths. Like Peter, I was fascinated by the windmill. I lived in Miles Hill Grove, off Potternewton Lane, and remember going to the housing office with my mother to pay rent. My first teacher at Potternewton was Miss Klukas and my last was the headmistress, Miss Thomas, a formidable woman who managed to put the fear of God into us all. Happy years.

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22-Jun-2012

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Lynda Fenney

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Miss Clucas was my first teacher too and I remember Miss Thomas with her little grey bun and pink rouged cheeks, a scary lady but she was determined to get us through the 11+!!

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07-Aug-2012

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Doreen Ford (nee Helsby)

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I was a pupil at Potternewton Primary school 1957 - 1964. We walked to school over the playing fields on Scott Hall Road, past the dairy and then the roundhouse. We would dare each other to go into the garden of the "windmill House" which nobody did as we all believed that a witch lived there. Nine times out of ten we would run past because we were so frightened that the witch was in the garden and would come out and get us.

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25-Mar-2014

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Simon Cook

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This does bring back memories of happy times at Potternewton Primary(1955 to 1959) and Miss Thomas who got me through my 11+ a year early. Unfortunately, my academic performance went down hill from there!

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16-Nov-2015

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Stephen Cohen

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I was at Potternewton Primary School, next door to the windmill from 1952 to 1958. There was a sweet shop next door which sold frozen pyramids of orange juice in the summer and penny flying saucers, sherbet dips and all the other sweets all year round. The school was run by Miss Thomas and I was unlucky enough to have her live slap-bang opposite me on St Martin's Avenue. She was a formidable teacher and pushed and pushed us to get through the 11-plus. It worked for me and I went on to Leeds Modern School and university.

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27-Feb-2016

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Joe Brods

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I went to Potternewton (Potty) School which was next door to the windmill from 1964 to 1970. It was split into infants and juniors. The infant head was Miss Burnley (only vaguely remember her silvering bouncy hair) and the junior head was Miss (unforgettable) Thomas who wore what I can only describe as a WREN’s attire. She had her hair sculpted tightly back into a bun, always wearing dark navy cardigan and skirt, dark stocking (which I’m sure had a pencil line down the back) and a white shirt with shoelace thin broached tie, she strode matron-like up and down the school corridors. Her forefinger was long and crooked, seeming to bend in three places and when you were the subject of it’s bewitching pointing and looked up at her powdered face, pursed smidgen rouged lips, a spellbinding terror beset you. Then from those lips you’d hear a thunderous “You boy” and you’d wish the ground would swallow you up. Many a child broke down in tears at merely a glance from her. I passed the windmill on my way to school. I couldn’t at the time understand why they called it the windmill when it didn’t have sails like windy miller’s. Nevertheless on being sent out of class one day for chatting, I was given a sheet of paper and told to draw something. The windmill must have been in full view because I produced a drawing of it and on returning to class was duly praised for my accomplishment. It was a mysterious building and yes, we always wondered what took place inside.

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13-Nov-2016

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