Cross Flatts House Beeston

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PaulBruce
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Cross Flatts House Beeston

Postby PaulBruce » Wed 10 Jul, 2019 1:37 pm

A long shot but I'm looking for help locating where an ancestor, Amos Wood, lived in Beeston/Cross Flatts. An address on an ornate walking stick is Cross Flatts House, Beeston around 1870. At one point I believe he was head of Leeds Chamber of Commerce (or equivalent) and had a tannery so I don't know if that meant the house was fairly large. Nothing obvious that I can see nowadays. Any information or pointers to other group would be most appreciated. Thanks a lot.
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Re: Cross Flatts House Beeston

Postby tilly » Wed 10 Jul, 2019 7:55 pm

Welcome to S/L hope you have some luck with your post.
No matter were i end my days im an Hunslet lad with Hunslet ways.
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Re: Cross Flatts House Beeston

Postby chemimike » Thu 11 Jul, 2019 12:25 am

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Porters 1872-73 directory and 1870 White's directory both list:
Amos Wood as a machine broker & commission agent at 39 Meadow Lane, residence. Cross Flats House, Beeston.

There is also an Amos Wood ,(Jubb, Dawson & Wood), engineer Etc: residence 8 Dawson terrace, Hunslett. (Jubb, Dawson & wood were engineers, machine and toolmakers, Vulcan Foundry, Jack lane, Hunslet)

The 1863 Leeds Mercentile directory lists
Amos Wood as a machine & toold broker at 18 Meadow Lane

The 1875 Leeds and clothing district directory lists :
Amos Wood,machine broker, (Dawson & Wood) .residence 46 Chetwynd St. (Dawson & Wood were machine & metal brokers,Siddall Place)
& an Amos Wood (Wood & Foster), residence Cross flatts, Beeston (Wood & Foster were machine & metal brokers, 10 Swinegate)

The 1881 Kellys directory lists
Amos Wood ,machine broker, 10A.Swinegate and Audlin St, Hunslet

The 1888 Kellys lists:
Amos Wood , machine broker. 10A Swinegate
& Amos Wood ,metal broker, Audlin St, Meadow Road
(Also a shopkeeper, a milliner and a beer retailer of that name)

By 1891 only the beerhouse keeper of that name is listed

Cross flats house is shown on the 1893 map and is at what would later be the junction of Marsden & Parkfield avenues. Do not jnow when it was demolished
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Re: Cross Flatts House Beeston

Postby tilly » Thu 11 Jul, 2019 7:41 am

Wow Chemimike your a star, i enjoyed reading your post every thing Paul needs to know and more.
No matter were i end my days im an Hunslet lad with Hunslet ways.

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Re: Cross Flatts House Beeston

Postby volvojack » Thu 11 Jul, 2019 9:31 am

Would the St. Marys Church and the Methodist Church shown to the left of the map bw the ones now on Town Street Beston.
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chemimike
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Re: Cross Flatts House Beeston

Postby chemimike » Thu 11 Jul, 2019 10:04 am

Yes, vovlvojack they are. The road is Beeston Road
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Re: Cross Flatts House Beeston

Postby TABBYCAT » Thu 11 Jul, 2019 1:17 pm

Although I cannot see it marked on the map supplied by Mike, if it is the property at the junctions mentioned then I would suggest that the property in question may be the one within the area used as a storage/works yard by the council.

A side by side view here showing the property in the 1900's and today..

https://maps.nls.uk/geo/explore/side-by ... ht=BingHyb


A slightly better view here...

https://maps.nls.uk/geo/explore/side-by ... ht=BingHyb

LATE EDIT.

A couple of pictures of said property.

The top one is from a postcard I found on the net the second one from Leodis shows the same property at a different view.

The light coloured building on the right is what I think could be Cross Flatts house whilst that on the left is the old grange, now replaced by modern housing.
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Re: Cross Flatts House Beeston

Postby chemimike » Thu 11 Jul, 2019 5:06 pm

Yes, Tabbycat. it is certainly that building. I did not realise it was still there (it is not easy to view on streetview and I have not been to Crossflatts for about 30 years). A closer view from the map I showed gives very similar results, though less clearly.

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Re: Cross Flatts House Beeston

Postby TABBYCAT » Thu 11 Jul, 2019 10:17 pm

It was your excellent research that led me to it Chemimike, and hopefully it helps Paul in his search.





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