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The Round House, Potternewton Mount

The Round House, Potternewton Mount
14th March 1944. Image shows the converted former Sugarwell Hill Windmill, now known as The Round House. The four storey Grade II listed building is located at the top of Sugarwell Hill on the south side of Potternewton Mount. It has a large lintel on one side suggesting the location of the original entrance. There are three tiers of windows to three sides but the cap at the top, which would have held the sails and gearing, has not survived. In the foreground there is a path, flanked by gardens, on which is set a bird bath resembling a lighthouse.

User Comments:

Matthew Myers

I lived here with my parents from 1980 - 82. I remember a high wall separating the outbuildings from the mill and the birdbath in the garden was still there! I shared the bedroom on the 1st floor with my sister,there was also a toilet and bathroom & stairs up to a Second floor room which my parents had. The small top floor room was used as an artists studio by dad.The rooftop gave a view for miles! I vaguely remember a conservatory on the back too. I think i buried an action man in the garden somewhere. I wonder if anyone ever found it?

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Helen Clay

I'm the current owner of The Round House. I'd be delighted to hear from Matthew Myers more about his time here. I'm afraid the birdbath is no longer here, though. I think Matthew and his sister were at North Leeds School with my children in the 1980s.




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