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Posted: Fri 19 Apr, 2013 4:24 pm
by Phill_dvsn
Leodian wrote:
Seven Arches I would not have guessed!

PS. I walk the area very occasionally and never knew (or had forgotten) that there is a small bridge just before the Seven Arches. I must look closer next time! Regular Smiley    

Yes it's more or less a few feet away from the arches. It's on the North side of the arch. Not sure if it was a bridge, but it's definitely a stone arch across the stream. I once took a photo of it with the arches in the background, don't seem to have it anymore though.
I'll look out for a photo of it.    

Posted: Fri 19 Apr, 2013 4:30 pm
by Phill_dvsn

Hard to tell, but this looks like the plan of the bridge in front of the arches carrying the Dales Way footpath.

Think that's the top of the bridge you can see.


Posted: Fri 19 Apr, 2013 4:38 pm
by Phill_dvsn

Got it, knew I wasn't imagining it.
Although this shows it's a concrete construction, I do think it will have replaced the original stone bridge when they straightened the arches and renovated them in 1998.        

Here's an interesting page about the renovation work on the arches, it shows how they straightened them up.    

Posted: Fri 19 Apr, 2013 5:58 pm
by MWD
A lovely scene, and interesting facts.
Such a shame the area bears no resemblance to the painting anymore.
The paths are almost impassable on anyhing other than dry days, having been churned up by mountainbikes.

Posted: Fri 19 Apr, 2013 7:27 pm
by dsco
MWD I'm getting sick of this - as you have still not added a valid email address despite two separate requests to do so, I'm forced to do this on a public thread:

i) Please refrain from this nonsense about bikes and cyclists, it's extremely tiresome and I have had multiple complaints about your aggressive attitude. This forum is not a place to air your personal and somewhat bizarre grievances. If you're just trolling then please stop it, it's not funny.

ii) Add a valid email address to your profile immediately. If you don't I will be forced to block you from the site. The deadline is 12 noon on Sunday.

SecretLeeds is a friendly and inclusive site - let's try to keep it that way!



Posted: Fri 19 Apr, 2013 7:45 pm
by Leodian
Thanks Phill for the photo of the bridge. If asked I would have said the beck just runs naturally under one of the arches, not through a built watercourse! It's amazing sometimes just how there can be 'new' things at a site I thought I knew. Mind you, there are places at the back of some of my cupboards that I've not seen for ages, so who knows what may be there (hopefully not spiders!).

Incidentally, talking of the beck I thought it was named Adel Beck to the Ring Road then Meanwood Beck from the other side, but on a map I've seen the beck names changes to Meanwood Beck some way before the Ring Road.    

Posted: Fri 19 Apr, 2013 11:04 pm
by LS1
What year was the map from Leodian?

Don't for get before the ring road Scotland Mill Lane and Smithy Mills Lane crossed over what is now the ring road. You can make out the path of Scotland Mill Lane on the south side of the ring road now still- it is a public footpath.

Think that is the right way round... I'm sure I'll be corrected if not :-)

Also, was there not a "Weetwood Viaduct" at some point along the course of the beck or something similar? I seem to remember someone talking about it on here ages and ages ago - maybe Parksider?

Posted: Sat 20 Apr, 2013 12:05 am
by Leodian
Hi LS1

I have posted with this a copy of the map (dated © 2013) that gives Adel Beck as changing its name to Meanwood Beck before passing under the Ring Road near Scotland Mill Lane. The map is from Google Maps, so possibly not the most accurate naming map! Regular Smiley    

Posted: Sun 21 Apr, 2013 4:51 pm
by Jogon
I'd agree that Leo
I was told that Adel Beck ceased at the inflow to Smithy Mills Bridge and that Meanwood Beck started at the outflow/other side

Posted: Sun 21 Apr, 2013 7:29 pm
by LS1
Interesting, I would have thought the same that the cross over was after smithy mills bridge also.

Mind you Google maps thought ring road roundhay was bramley at one point!