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Search Aspect (Little London School )
Location - Leeds & District

Little London , Micklefield Lane (Rawdon)
Black & White imageC1980. View of Micklefield Lane in the Conservation locality of Little London, looking towards the junction of Apperley Lane. In the centre the long stone building with gable end facing the road was part of the former Little London School dating from 1846. The entrance is through the gates flanked by stone gateposts. The buildings surround a courtyard are which used to be a playground. The school closed in 1960 and in this image work was in progress to convert the buildings to dwellings which became known as Micklefield Mews. To the right of the school part of number 14 Micklefiled Lane. Number 13 is to the left of the school and numbers continue to descend in an odds sequence towards the junction with Apperley Lane. In the background at the extreme right edge a cottage in Lombard Street can be glimpsed.
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Little London School, Micklefield Lane (Rawdon)
Black & White imageC1980. View from Micklefield Lane into the premises of the former Little London School, built here in 1846. A sign above the stone wall advertises D.A. Coulson (properties) Ltd. of Yeadon, a building contractor working on the conversions of the old school buildings to private dwellings. They were to be called 'Micklefield Mews'. The school was founded on the Quaker 'Lancasterian' principles where older pupils were appointed as monitors to teach the younger children. After this the buildings became a Baptist Sunday School and the housed the Mechanics Institute. A 1908 directory lists the premises as a school once more and it continued as such until closure in 1960. The playground is visible through the gates and there were once two classrooms and outside toilets.
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Little London School, Micklefield Lane (Rawdon) (1 comment)
Black & White imagec1980. View of the former Little London School situated in Micklefield Lane. There are some building materials in evidence, and the buildings appear to be undergoing development. They are nowadays known as Micklefield Mews and are converted to private dwellings. The school was founded in 1846 and the architecture is vernacular Tudor in style. The large coutyard area in front of the buildings was used as a playground.
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Little London School, Micklefield Lane. (Rawdon)
Black & White imageC1980. View of the former Little London School from Micklefield Lane in the conservation area of Little London. It dates from 1846 and closed in 1960 when the buildings were used for storage by the education authority. In this image work is in progress to renovate the old school which is built around a courtyard once used as a playground. The building contractor is D.A. Coulson (properties) Ltd of Yeadon as indicated by the sign behind the wall. The buildings are now private dwellings known as Micklefield Mews. The house on the left is number 13 Micklefield Lane and behind the school stone terraced properties in Lombard Street are visible.
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Little London School, Micklefield Lane. (Rawdon)
Black & White imageC1980. View from the gated entrance in Micklefield Lane to the former Little London School. It would appear renovations have begun to convert the old school to dwellings. In 1846 Robert Milligan provided the funds to build this 'British Training School' to be run on principles established by a Quaker Educational Theorist called Joseph lancaster (1778 - 1838). There were 1,500 schools founded on Lancastrian principles located nationwide by 1851. The Baptists built a new Sunday School in 1884 but for a time they used the old school buildings. There was also a period when they were in use as Mechanics Institues. In a directory for 1908 the buildings are once more listed as a school and were enlarged in 1907 to accommodate 133 infants although there was an average attendance of 44. Miss Lavinia M. Peters was mistress at this time. The area in front of the buildings was used as a playground and there were two classrooms. Little London closed as a school in 1960 and until renovations were used to store equipment by the Education Authority. The school is now known as 'Micklefield Mews'.
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