Are these two of the oldest benches in leeds ?

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Postby polo » Wed 11 Sep, 2013 1:11 am

http://goo.gl/maps/TTHG0
I dont think you can see it from this view but on the sides of these iron benches is a date of 186x
by the armley trust or something when i pass it next ill get more info but these are at least 140 years old wondered if anyone has seen them before?
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Postby LS1 » Wed 11 Sep, 2013 9:18 am

Not denying what they say but they don't look that old.... Look to be made of some sort of pressed steel?
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Postby polo » Wed 11 Sep, 2013 10:35 am

They are rusted to hell like ivce seen them up close and to be fair they do look old google earth dosent do it much justice
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Postby Cardiarms » Wed 11 Sep, 2013 5:21 pm

They're old cast iron supports.

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Postby LS1 » Wed 11 Sep, 2013 10:04 pm

Cardiarms wrote:
They're old cast iron supports.

Would be good to see them up close. You may well be right polo.
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Postby Cardiarms » Thu 12 Sep, 2013 8:18 am

IIRC they've got the foundry name cast in them.
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Postby polo » Thu 19 Sep, 2013 6:12 pm

It says Trustees of armley privilege ground 1867 on both sides and its just the left bench not both of them and ive looked all over theres no foundry name to be seen
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Postby Steve Jones » Thu 19 Sep, 2013 6:53 pm

The Leeds Tithe map project site shows the various plots that made up the Privilege ground.it was owned by the church from the looks of it.
On looking further,I find it was the old Armley Moor which was a privilege ground for putting up tenters for cloth manufacture.These must have been part of it and left over after it was finally built on.
Fascinating bit of history.
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