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Location - Leeds & District

Bantam Grove Lane, Bantam Grove Mill (Morley)
Colour imageUndated. Drawing of Bantam Grove Mills, also known as Grove Mills, on Bantam Grove Lane. Some of the buildings date back to at least the 1850s when Bantam Grove dyeworks was marked on a Ordnance Survey map; the chimney dates from 1899. The best known owners were David Bradley Ltd. and the mill closed in the 1960s. Photograph from the David Atkinson Archive.
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Bantam Grove Mill, dam (Morley) (1 comment)
Colour imageJanuary 1965. A group of boys playing on the frozen mill dam at Bantam Grove Mills. This mill was the last one to be built along Owlers Beck before it joined up with Topcliffe Beck by the side of the A653 Leeds-Dewsbury Road. The houses on the horizon are at Middleton. Photograph from the David Atkinson Archive.
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Bantam Grove Mill, from Topcliffe Lane (Morley)
Colour imagec1962. A view across to Bantam Grove Mills from close to Topcliffe Lane during the winter of 1962. In the background, Newlands Primary School is seen on the extreme left; a little bit further along is the Gardeners Arms and the road running down to Bantam Grove Mill from there. Other houses just behind the mill leave Wide Lane to run close to the mill. In the right background the estate develops into the area around Rydal Drive, with old peoples' bungalows further along Wide Lane. Gillroyd Mill would be just off the picture on the left hand side. Photograph from the David Atkinson Archive.
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Grove Mill, from Woodhouse Ridge (Meanwood)
Black & White imageUndated. View from Woodhouse Ridge looking down onto Grove Mill, off Meanwood Road. Believed to be built on the site of the medieval Headingley Mill (also known as Bentley Mill), more recently it is said that John Waddington, gentleman, built a Cloth Mill and reservoir here in 1797. George Walker, yarn spinner, took over the lease in 1819. By the late 1800s a substantial 3-storey building had been erected and was occupied by Alderman William Boothroyd (Mayor of Leeds in 1891-92), who employed 60 people in the manufacture of carpet yarns. The premises were later taken over by Yorkshire Switchgear and Engineering Ltd. Meanwhile another part of the site had been occupied by John Naylor, dyer, from 1861 and later by Wilson Sharp before being taken over by Messrs Bullus & Co. Ltd. in the late 1920s.
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Meanwood Beck, bridge (Meanwood)
Black & White imageUndated. View shows a bridge over Meanwood Beck at Boothroyd's Grove Mill, situated close to the footpath through the yard leading from Meanwood Road to Woodhouse Ridge.
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