Big rock off Deanswood Drive,Moortown

Bunkers, shelters and other buildings
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Postby benidormwhite » Sun 29 Jan, 2012 10:39 pm

I'm going back over 25 years now as a kid I was taken to a big rock (which I was told was an asteroid) that was somewhere behind in a field off Deanswood Drive. I was about 9 at the time and i'm sure you tend to blow things out of proportion when your that age and what you see so I was wondering if anyone who lived in that area (or estate) that can shed any light on this and where abouts it is again.
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Postby Geordie-exile » Sun 29 Jan, 2012 10:54 pm

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Postby Leodian » Sun 29 Jan, 2012 11:22 pm

I may be wrong but I thought there is a rock known as the Buckstone that is near to Buckstone Avenue which is itself near to Deanswood Drive. I live not far away yet I've never been to the site where I thought the Buckstone rock is. I must go and check one day! Regular Smiley
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Postby benidormwhite » Wed 01 Feb, 2012 11:06 am

Yeah think it was called the Buckstone rock. Why is it there does anyone know?

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Postby PC - Dublin » Thu 02 Feb, 2012 8:04 pm

If anyone has a photo of Buckstone rock, could you post it please?
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Postby Geordie-exile » Thu 02 Feb, 2012 9:32 pm

It's not this is it?

http://www.panoramio.com/photo/18380228

The only Buckstone Rock I've heard of is the one at Rawdon Golf Club:

http://www.rgltc.co.uk/history.htm
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Postby Leodian » Sat 04 Feb, 2012 8:18 pm

I've found this very small photo of the Buckstone Rock in a Meanwood Valley Trail section of the Leeds City Council website.

The photo was captioned "The Buckstone, near Adel Moor and the Buckstone estate".
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Postby Leodian » Sat 04 Feb, 2012 8:33 pm

In regard to the Buckstone (named as the Buck Stone on maps that I've seen) it is named on an 1851 map and all the way through to at least a 1965 map. The image is a copy of part of an 1893 map in the Old-Maps UK website. It shows the Buck Stone fairly near the Seven Arches aqueduct.

In the image there is a small area named 'Magazine'. In view of the many sandstone quarries in the nearby area I wonder if it actually was a store of explosives (and if so hopefully there is none still there, hidden).
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Postby billy the buffalo » Mon 06 Feb, 2012 10:44 am

The other interesting thing on the map is just above buckstone and there is a building marked as magazine?

Was there a shooting range or something bigger ?
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Postby Steve Jones » Mon 06 Feb, 2012 6:03 pm

for me the other interesting thing is the spring marked just below the magazine and to the north west of the stone.I wonder if this was a sacred one/ these standing stones were oftennear holy wells etc.
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