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Rhodes Square Meanwood/Woodhouse

Posted: Sun 06 Aug, 2017 12:55 pm
by Trevor H
Does any one have any info about Rhodes Square off Meanwood Road, I think it was just lower down from The Primrose PH but on the left coming out of Leeds, thank Trevor Hainsworth

Re: Rhodes Square Meanwood/Woodhouse

Posted: Fri 27 Oct, 2017 2:31 pm
by mark1978
It's on the 1850 map (you may have to squint!):

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Still there, but not marked, in 1910. Subsequently landscaped without trace.

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Re: Rhodes Square Meanwood/Woodhouse

Posted: Fri 27 Oct, 2017 2:58 pm
by jim
Still detectable in a mid-1950s Geographia street map "A1 Atlas of Leeds". A couple of streets from my fathers birth address!

Re: Rhodes Square Meanwood/Woodhouse

Posted: Fri 27 Oct, 2017 10:14 pm
by buffaloskinner
This is a revised 1909 map

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Re: Rhodes Square Meanwood/Woodhouse

Posted: Sun 29 Oct, 2017 8:34 pm
by mark1978
That's a fantastically detailed map - is it the 1:500 town plan? Where did you get it from?

Re: Rhodes Square Meanwood/Woodhouse

Posted: Sun 29 Oct, 2017 10:57 pm
by buffaloskinner
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Yes Mark it is the 1/500 map surveyed by the Ordnance Survey for the borough of Leeds. I have a number of these maps, however they do not cover the whole of the Leeds area unfortunately.

Re: Rhodes Square Meanwood/Woodhouse

Posted: Sun 29 Oct, 2017 11:40 pm
by mark1978
So is it from an original or is there a reprint available somewhere? Don't think they're online are they?

Re: Rhodes Square Meanwood/Woodhouse

Posted: Mon 30 Oct, 2017 12:10 am
by buffaloskinner
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They are copied and taken from the originals

Re: Rhodes Square Meanwood/Woodhouse

Posted: Mon 30 Oct, 2017 11:28 am
by mark1978
Back on the subject of Rhodes square - the tithe map (1847) shows a lot of the land in that area as being property of 'The trustees of Abraham Rhodes', so presumably that's where the name came from.