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Greenwood Row looking towards Kent Road (Pudsey)
Colour imageUndated. View of early nineteenth century stone-built weavers cottages in Greenwood Row. There are four double-fronted houses numbering from the left (with brown door) 6, 5, 4 and 3. The corner of the house seen at the right edge is number 4 Springfield Terrace, one of a row of 4 homes backing onto Greenwood Row. This is in the Crimbles area of Pudsey. Greenwood Row is believed to have been built by a joiner named Edward Greenwood who was originally from Thornton, Bradford. He was known to have been living in Lowtown, Pudsey by 1811. During this period there were many independent clothiers in Pudsey, manufacturing cloth on a small scale. These houses were designed to provide accommodation and workspace for the weavers and there is evidence that heavy wooden looms once occupied the floor space in front of the first floor windows, to gain advantage from as much natural light as possible. The family would have slept and lived in the two spacious rooms on the ground floor of each cottage. As the common land of Crimbles Green was divided up as a result of the Enclosue Act, several small developments were built in the form of short rows of cottages.
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Huggan Row, bottom of Crimbles Terrace (Pudsey)
Colour imageUndated. View of Huggan Row from the bottom of Crimbles Terrace. This is a very old row of stone built terraced propertis named after the Huggan family of Pudsey. William Huggan (1802-1869) was a local cloth manufacturer and benefactor. He was also a Guardian of the Poor and the Overseer of the Poor, and became a councillor on Leeds Town Council for the Bramley Ward in the late 1860s. Huggans Row was built on Crimbles Green, and area of common land prior to the Enclosure Act of the early nineteenth century. The land was then parcelled into plots suitable for building on. Image courtesy of John Garnett.
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