Benyons Court

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Re: Benyons Court

Postby buffaloskinner » Tue 10 Nov, 2015 12:06 am

On the 1891 map there are two Corn Mills at the end of Manor Road, the People's Mill and Camp Field Mill both of which state they worked with corn in some way.

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Re: Benyons Court

Postby tyke bhoy » Tue 10 Nov, 2015 10:22 am

Well I said I could be proved wrong. I'm somewhat amazed that food would be processed in such a sooty smoggy environment. I suppose the one upside is that it was to the west of the industrialised area and therefore the prevailing westerly winds would normally blow the pollution away.

The two mills would occupy roughtly the same space as the white roofed buildings here https://goo.gl/maps/E91DJoS2fsn between Marshall and David Streets
living a stones throw from the Leeds MDC border at Lofthouse

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Re: Benyons Court

Postby rikj » Tue 10 Nov, 2015 10:29 am

No help in locating Benyon Court, but on the 1852 OS map Benyon Beck is still extant. Looks to outfall into the Aire just downstream from Victoria Bridge.

Makes me wonder who Benyon was to have a beck named after him? Or is there another explanation?
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Re: Benyons Court

Postby Leodian » Tue 10 Nov, 2015 7:39 pm

rikj wroteColonNo help in locating Benyon Court, but on the 1852 OS map Benyon Beck is still extant. Looks to outfall into the Aire just downstream from Victoria Bridge.

Makes me wonder who Benyon was to have a beck named after him? Or is there another explanation?


Cheers rikj for the mention about Benyon Beck, as I don't recall knowing of that before.

I have attached a section of a map I've copied from the National Library of Scotland website of the 'OS Six-inch. Yorkshire 218 (includes: Leeds; Rothwell). Surveyed: 1846 to 1847. Published: 1852' map. It is enlarged a lot to show the beck, so I hope it is still readable. Benyon Beck meanders around about across the centre of the image. It seems to start from Low Beck (which seems here to become Hol Beck) and runs to seemingly join the River Aire near Victoria Bridge (it seems unlikely that it will have started there and run right to left to Low Beck). I wonder what traces (if any) remain of Benyon Beck?
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Re: Benyons Court

Postby jim » Tue 10 Nov, 2015 8:08 pm

If I remember correctly, the Benyon Beck outfall was just to the west of Leeds Bridge, and the small arch is still to be seen.
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Re: Benyons Court

Postby The Parksider » Wed 11 Nov, 2015 8:22 am

uncle mick wroteColon
http://www.bl.uk/onlinegallery/onlineex ... f052r.html

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Brilliant Map Uncle Mick! Is this an online resource?

How far did they map? just the urban areas??
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Re: Benyons Court

Postby uncle mick » Wed 11 Nov, 2015 9:05 am

Mostly the central areas Parksider. They are listed in no particular order but they are "zoomable" & very detailed & yes an online resource

List here http://www.bl.uk/search/og/search?q=lee ... _yorkshire

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