Why was (still is?) the Mint area of Holbeck so called?

The origins and history of placenames, nicknames, local slang, etc.
warringtonrhino
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Re: Why was (still is?) the Mint area of Holbeck so called?

Postby warringtonrhino » Mon 22 May, 2017 6:31 pm

the area on the other side of Elland Road was called Sodom!!
polos
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Re: Why was (still is?) the Mint area of Holbeck so called?

Postby polos » Mon 22 May, 2017 6:40 pm

I remember when reading thoresbys diary hoggs field is mentioned. Cant remember exact date but the name has been around certainly since around 1700
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Re: Why was (still is?) the Mint area of Holbeck so called?

Postby volvojack » Mon 22 May, 2017 6:44 pm

"warringtonrhino"]the area on the other side of Elland Road was called Sodom!!


Don't wish to be flippant warringtonrhino but i have used that phrase on more than a few occasions whilst trudging up Wesley Street after the United have been walloped at home again.
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Re: Why was (still is?) the Mint area of Holbeck so called?

Postby Leodian » Mon 22 May, 2017 10:09 pm

warringtonrhino wroteColonthe area on the other side of Elland Road was called Sodom!!


Thanks for that warringtonrhino :). I did not know of Sodom!

Its location is shown in this section of an 1850 map that I have copied from the Old Maps UK website. I wonder if there was a Gomorrah ;).
SodomLeedsOldMapsUK1850.jpg
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PS. Sorry for the large amount of space with the map. I've still not quite got the hang of copying and then saving maps.
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