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Search Aspect ( Woodlands Dyeworks )
Location - Leeds & District

Meanwood Beck, view from (Meanwood) (1 comment)
Black & White imageUndated. View from Meanwood Beck looking across fields towards Woodhouse Ridge, showing in the distance (from left) Grange Court on North Grange Mount, followed by a row of houses on Ridge Terrace. On the right in the middle distance is Woodlands Dyeworks, the business of the Crowther family.
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Meanwood Valley, looking towards Meanwood (Meanwood)
Colour image15th July 1975. View looking across Meanwood Valley towards Meanwood. On the left are derelict buildings of Woodlands Dyeworks, shortly to be demolished. Further back on the right is a rugby ground. Grove Lane runs across the centre of the picture with the junction with Bentley Lane on the left, leading up to Bentley Primary School, and that with Meanwood Road and Stainbeck Road towards the right.
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Meanwood, from Woodhouse Ridge (Meanwood)
Black & White imageUndated. Looking across Meanwood from Woodhouse Ridge. In the centre is Woodlands Dyeworks, owned by the Crowther family. Said to date back to around 1601, it had previously been known as Wood's Mill then Rowley's Mill.
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Wood Lane, Woodlands Dyeworks (Meanwood)
Black & White imageUndated. View of Woodlands Dyeworks situated off Wood Lane. The view looks south-west with the bridge over Meanwood Beck on the right and in the background Grange Court on North Grange Mount (left) and houses on Ridge Terrace (right). Woodlands Dyeworks is said to have been built around 1601 for grinding corn. Its previous occupiers have included Benjamin Pullan, merchant, in the late 1700s then Thomas Wood and his son Jacob, corn and oil millers. In 1865 Benjamin Rowley took over the lease and used the mill for crushing sandstone from the adjacent quarry. The property was bought in 1906 by Edward Crowther, a successful dyer, who had occupied part of the premises since around 1890. Three generations of the Crowther family subsequently ran the business but it began to collapse after the Second World War with the premises being not easily accessible and unsuitable for modern industrial operations. In 1974 Leeds Corporation bought the then derelict property, demolished the buildings and landscaped the site.
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Woodlands Dyeworks (Meanwood)
Black & White imageUndated. View of Woodlands Dyeworks off Wood Lane showing a flat-backed truck with the name 'Gilbert Crowther, Woodland Dyeworks, Headingley, Leeds', on the door. Two children are seen in the yard.
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