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Adel Towers

Posted: Wed 01 May, 2019 10:49 pm
by Ian of York
Evening all,
I am hunting for any photographs or information about Adel Towers.
I remember them as a child and remember them being demolished in 1966/7.
/Ian

Re: Adel Towers

Posted: Thu 02 May, 2019 8:56 am
by warringtonrhino
THe Leodis website has one photograph with comments by the owners grandson, the gardeners family and someone who knew the building before it was demolished. I have attached a map c1900

Re: Adel Towers

Posted: Tue 04 Jun, 2019 10:21 pm
by The Parksider
warringtonrhino wrote:
Thu 02 May, 2019 8:56 am
THe Leodis website has one photograph with comments by the owners grandson, the gardeners family and someone who knew the building before it was demolished. I have attached a map c1900
Your a gem.

As chairman and only member of the world famous Leeds brick collectors club I thought I knew all the claypits and there we have another one opposite Adel Towers!!

Oddly though AFAIK brick was not used to construct housing in Adel?

Re: Adel Towers

Posted: Tue 04 Jun, 2019 10:34 pm
by warringtonrhino
Have you seen the Screen 3 Productions facebook page- it's lots of bricks, I can get more details for you, from Andy if you wish.

Re: Adel Towers

Posted: Tue 04 Jun, 2019 10:39 pm
by The Parksider
warringtonrhino wrote:
Thu 02 May, 2019 8:56 am
THe Leodis website has one photograph with comments by the owners grandson, the gardeners family and someone who knew the building before it was demolished. I have attached a map c1900
Tile house and tile lane may be a clue clay tiles were produced at the clay pit?

I don't know what the conduit from Eccup to Headingley waterworks was lined with nor what the second aqueduct (just by where the ring road is now)following the stone aqueduct that remains in Adel woods was built of but it could have included brick from this clay pit?

Fascinating

Re: Adel Towers

Posted: Tue 04 Jun, 2019 10:44 pm
by The Parksider
warringtonrhino wrote:
Tue 04 Jun, 2019 10:34 pm
Have you seen the Screen 3 Productions facebook page- it's lots of bricks, I can get more details for you, from Andy if you wish.
Do you have a link?

The map is dated and in turn refers to the clay pit as "old" so this fascinates me.

I refer to "Penmorfa" for their super illustrated catalogue of Brick producers!

Re: Adel Towers

Posted: Wed 05 Jun, 2019 11:42 am
by warringtonrhino
Andy is a professional filmmaker, he made a series of films about people with odd hobbies, one was about a man in Barnsley who hunts for bricks.
He is going to send me some good photographs and the film, if you want to message me your details I will post them to you.

Re: Adel Towers

Posted: Thu 06 Jun, 2019 11:21 pm
by chemimike
ImageThe c1893 map is similar, though the smaller scale c1851 map shows no adel towers,and just a tile works . the map may not be large enough scale to record the clay pit.