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Bunkers, shelters and other buildings
wsmith
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Postby wsmith » Wed 07 Mar, 2007 8:58 am


Great new website! My first time with pics... I often guessed on the way into work that this thing (at the edge of Woodhouse Lane) might have been steps for people to dismount from horses or coaches? I wouldn't try stopping there now. I nearly got killed this morning trying to take a photo from the other side.
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Postby wsmith » Wed 07 Mar, 2007 9:00 am

Looking at the local Pack Horse Hotel, I was wondering if Woodhouse Moor might once have been a stop-off place, a weigh station, for people bringing wool & stuff to the markets in town? The Pack Horse on the sign is weighed down by bales of something.
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Postby wsmith » Wed 07 Mar, 2007 9:02 am

and looking at the 'rampart' between Rampart Road & Woodhouse Lane (very man- made), I was wondering if this might originally have been constructed for wagons n so on to stop at the side of the road, on the Moor, before entering into the old town.

It's still used for this purpose, sometimes. When the fair is town, this is where the caravans are parked up.

Is this what the rampart was built for, or for some older purpose?
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Postby wsmith » Wed 07 Mar, 2007 9:03 am


Just looking at my last picture, I note that the poor Pack Horse over the door is now legless.

Fitting, perhaps?
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Postby Brandy » Wed 07 Mar, 2007 10:34 am


lol classic well spotted
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Postby tyke bhoy » Wed 07 Mar, 2007 11:20 am

That's what I have always been told similar stone steps were for WSmith. There is also the iron horse trough near the bottom of St Chad's drive in Headingley.
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