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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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Low Fold looking South (Rawdon)
Black & White image4th December 1981. View of Low Fold located off New Road Side, looking South. This is an enclave of old stone properties and farm buildings. On the left, a small building with white painted gable end is number 11 New Road Side. Behind it are larger stone terraced houses, numbering 1 to 9 New Road Side. A sign, at the left edge reads 'Books and Bargains'. On the right there are more stone buildings, including Low Fold Farm with long roof line. Behind it the houses are numbered from 1 to 6 with the farm marked on the map as number 7. The central breeze block and corrugated iron buildings are a animal shelter used to house pigs. The group of trees in the background obscure the single storey Rawdon Library building but the council offices in Micklefield House are visible. Although the house has earlier origins, it's present layout dates from the 1870s.
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Micklefield House (Rawdon)
Colour imageOctober 2003. Micklefield House was the home of Thomas Arton Esq, and was built on the site of an early seventeenth century house belonging to the Marshall family. Thomas Arton was a councillor for Rawdon in the 1880s. This house eventually became Council Offices and a meeting place for Aireborough Urban District Coucil. Now, the local area office of Social Services is based here and a one stop shop operates.
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Micklefield House (Rawdon)
Colour imageOctober 2003. Once a fine private residence, Micklefield House is now the base of Social Services, local area office for Aireborough and operates a one stop shop. It is situated at the junction of Micklefield Lane with New Road Side, the A65 Leeds Road.
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