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Search Aspect ( Highbury Works )
Location - Leeds & District

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Highbury Road, number 40, at the junction with Highbury Mount (Meanwood)
Colour image1993. Image shows number 40 Highbury Road, a red brick back-to-back terraced house at the junction with Highbury Mount, left (where the car is parked). The property at the left edge is number 1 Highbury Close. In the background the chimney of Highbury Works, the former Meanwood Tannery, and the spire of Meanwood Parish Church (Holy Trinity Church) are visible.
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Highbury Work, Green Road, formerly Meanwood Tannery (Meanwood) (1 comment)
Colour imageApril 1993. View of Highbury Works in Green Road, formerly Meanwood Tannery. The view looks in the direction of Monkbridge Road and the Highburys with the beck on the left. This part of the beck rain under the main building in an arched culvert and another section of the mill stream ran on the other side of the building. At this time the works had been run by Robert Barker & Son (Fellmongers) Ltd.
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Highbury Works (Former Meanwood Tannery), Green Road (Meanwood) (4 comments)
Colour imageApril 1993. Image shows the frontage of Highbury Works, formerly Meanwood Tannery, situated in Green Road. It was built on the site of the old Wood Mills by Samuel Smith the Younger (1829-1880), father of the Tadcaster brewer of the same name, in 1857. His initials are carved on the datestone above the doorway. New tenants, William Gibson & Son, fellmongers, moved into the premises in 1914. In 1920 the property was sold by the Smith family to Robert Jowett & Sons Ltd. At the time of closure in 1994 it was owned by Robert Barker & Son (Fellmonger) Ltd. This view shows the entrance to Highbury Works including the wages office and clocking-in point. Inside there is a plaque commemorating all the workforce who served in World War I. After 1994 the Grade II listed buildings were preserved and incorporated into a residential development of conversion and new build.
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Highbury Works Chimney, from Highbury Mount (Meanwood)
Colour image1990s. View shows the chimney of Highbury Works, formerly Meanwood Tannery, seen from a footpath leading off Highbury Mount by the north end of Highbury Lane. It was taken shortly before the chimney, made of brick with red painted reinforcing steel straps, was demolished in 1998. The site, off Green Road, had been used as a mill since medieval times, having originally been a corn mill for the monks of Kirkstall Abbey, who were granted the land in 1230. From around 1785 it was the site of Wood Mills, a paper mill owned by the Martin family, until the land was purchased by Samuel Smith (father of the Tadcaster brewer of the same name) in 1857 and the tannery built. It was unoccupied for a time in the early 20th century until being taken over by William Gibson & Sons, fellmongers, who moved from premises on the other side of Green Road, around 1914. Renamed Highbury Works, it was also occupied by Meanwood Fellmongers Ltd.; they were taken over by Robert Jowett & Sons Ltd., who purchased the property outright in 1920. In 1967 it became the premises of Robert Barker & Son (Fellmongers) Ltd., who operated it until the site closed in 1993. After demolition of the chimney much of the rest of the Grade II listed buildings remained and were converted into flats or houses as part of a new development.
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Highbury Works, formerly Meanwood Tannery, Green Road (Meanwood) (1 comment)
Colour imageApril 1993. View of the corner of the main building of Highbury Works, formerly Meanwood Tannery in Green Road. At this time the fellmongers business had been run by the firm of Robert Barker & Son (Fellmongers) Ltd (sign on the corner of the building). Houses in Monkbridge Road can be glimpsed through the trees on the left (1993).
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