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Search Aspect ( Jaw bones )
Location - Leeds & District

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Haigh House, Rothwell Haigh (Rothwell)
Black & White imageUndated. View of the front entrance to Haigh House, to the west of Wakefield Road. The house was built by the Fenton family, who were coal mine and quarry owners. Haigh House entrance was the site of the first set of jaw bones in Rothwell, brought back by the family from America.
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Haigh House, Rothwell Haigh (Rothwell)
Black & White imageUndated. View shows Haigh House, seen from the main entrance on the west side of Wakefield Road. The house was built by the Fenton family, coal mine and quarry owners, who brought from America the first set of jaw bones to be sited at the entrance to the house. The bones were later moved to their current location on nearby Wood Lane.
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Jaw Bones, Wood Lane (Rothwell)
Black & White imagec1905. Image shows the Jaw Bones at the junction of Wood Lane and Wakefield Road in use as a lamp standard, and sited across the footpath. The jaw bones were moved into this position in 1904. The lamplighter can be seen with a long pole, at the top of which was a brass tube holding a lighted candle, used to light the gas lamps.
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Rothwell Jaw Bones, looking east (Rothwell)
Black & White imagec1904. Image shows what is thought to be the first of three pairs of jawbones situated on Wood Lane; the view here looks east. They were brought from America in the nineteenth century by the Fenton family, local colliery and land owners, and sited as gateposts to their house in Woodhouse Hill. When the house was sold, the jawbones were relocated to the corner of Wood Lane and the Leeds to Wakefield Road. in 1904 the land was bought by the Electric Tramway Company, and the bones re-sited to the north of the junction, over the footpath, and used as a lamp standard, as seen here. The jawbones were twice knocked down by a car and replaced, with the most recent pair bought by Rothwell Urban District Council in 1967, and sited in their current position on the south side of the junction, facing north-south.
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Rothwell Jawbones, Wood Lane (Rothwell) (3 comments)
Colour image19th March 2002. Image shows the third pair of Jawbones situated in Rothwell. They were purchased by the district council after the last pair became damaged in 1967. Bought from the Norwegians for £50 the bones originally belonged to a 75 foot long female Fin Whale. Despite problems with customs and duties the whale bones were eventually erected on Wood Lane becoming the jaw bone junction marker for Wood Lane and the Leeds and Wakefield Road. The first pair of jaw bones were brought back from America in the first half of the nineteenth century by one of the Fenton family, colliery owners and landowners of Rothwell. They were originally placed over the gateway of Fenton House in Woodhouse Hill. When the house was later sold the bones were removed and erected as gateposts to a field at the junction of Wood Lane with the Turnpike Road. The land was eventually bought by the Electric Tramway Company and the jaw bones were once again re-sited over the footpath and a lamp was fixed to the top. They were eventually moved again to their final position, as seen in this image, on the opposite side of the road.
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