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Benyons Court

Postby Gat » Sun 08 Nov, 2015 11:53 pm

Hi, does anyone know where Benyons Courts used to be (i don't think it exists anymore)?
Thanks.
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Re: Benyons Court

Postby uncle mick » Mon 09 Nov, 2015 7:22 am

Gat wroteColonHi, does anyone know where Benyons Courts used to be (i don't think it exists anymore)?
Thanks.


On the 1881 census Benyons Court is listed next to Cross John Street but is does not appear to be marked on the 1901 Insurance plan

http://www.bl.uk/onlinegallery/onlineex ... f052r.html

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Re: Benyons Court

Postby uncle mick » Mon 09 Nov, 2015 7:41 am

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Re: Benyons Court

Postby buffaloskinner » Mon 09 Nov, 2015 10:12 am

Benyons Court is not marked on the 1889 map, it may have been a building and not a Courtyard
It was situated between Sweet Street and Manor Road, today it is under new office buildings. Previously this area was a council depot.

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Re: Benyons Court

Postby chemimike » Mon 09 Nov, 2015 11:45 am

As there are 5 dwellings listed as separate dwellings in Benyons court and 1-4 are together, but no 5 is separate, I think it unlikely that it is a building On the 1850 map below, the mill that is listed as Holbeck Mill in 1889 is then called Benyons mill. There seems to be no listing of Williamsons court in the census, though it is listed on both 1889 and 1850 maps. As this would have been facing the mill, I wonder Benyons court is an alternate name for Williamsons court

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Re: Benyons Court

Postby uncle mick » Mon 09 Nov, 2015 12:07 pm

[quote="chemimike"]As there are 5 dwellings listed as separate dwellings in Benyons court and 1-4 are together, but no 5 is separate, I think it unlikely that it is a building On the 1850 map below, the mill that is listed as Holbeck Mill in 1889 is then called Benyons mill. There seems to be no listing of Williamsons court in the census, though it is listed on both 1889 and 1850 maps. As this would have been facing the mill, I wonder Benyons court is an alternate name for Williamsons court

chemimike. Williamsons Court is listed in the 1881 census
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Re: Benyons Court

Postby tyke bhoy » Mon 09 Nov, 2015 1:31 pm

On chemimike's map and the 1842-52 OS map the block opposite the end of John St and the square just below it seem to form an open space enclosure to the northeast of the mill bulidings with a couople of other freestanding structures in that enclosure could that be Benyon's Court? There are also 3 buildings backing on to the dwellings on western side of Cross John St (Bk Cross John St?). Regardless there seems to be nothing on the north side of John St west of Cross John St which probably explains why Benyon's court follows Cross John St in the census.
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Re: Benyons Court

Postby buffaloskinner » Mon 09 Nov, 2015 3:57 pm

the 1881 census shows the following streets in the vicinity for the collective census
John Street
Williamson Court
Johns Yard
John Court
Benyons Court
Cross John Street
Meadow Lane
In the 1881 census George and Emily Todd were living at 5 Benyons Court
In the 1891 census George has died and Emily is the head living at 13 Benyons Court
It must be insignificant to be not marked on the O/S maps

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Re: Benyons Court

Postby Gat » Mon 09 Nov, 2015 8:55 pm

Interesting. Thanks everyone for your help. Regarding the mill mentioned by "uncle mick", George Todd (person of interest) lived at 5 Benyons Court and he was a Corn Miller so perhaps he worked at Benyons Mill.
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Re: Benyons Court

Postby tyke bhoy » Mon 09 Nov, 2015 9:17 pm

I'm pretty certain I saw flax mill on one of the maps I looked at. I wouldn't have thought there would be a corn mill anywhere close to Holbeck but I could be proved wrong.
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