Unknown(ToMe)ShortPassageOffMillHillLeeds.

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Leodian
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Unknown(ToMe)ShortPassageOffMillHillLeeds.

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Walking along Mill Hill, Leeds, yesterday (November 22 2022) a door was open and beyond it was a short passage that I never knew existed. It was seen to quickly lead to a small open area, though I did not enter. That and the passage seemed to be used to store items. On looking at a few large scale maps (some from the earlyish 1900s) the open area is shown but there is no way through. I've added the two photos that I took. The first is a view along the short passage and the second shows its location beyond the wheelie bin on Mill Hill.
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Re: Unknown(ToMe)ShortPassageOffMillHillLeeds.

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The orange area is open to the sky the green area is not ,so it is grey on the map giving the appearance that it is not 'open'
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The 1886 insurance map calls it Bowers court. It is not named in the 1888 directory, but is included as no 6 Mill Hill, with a drysalter in the front , and a glass bottle manufacturer, together with another firm which was an agent for their bottles and also for glass tumblers, in the court behind. Not sure whoWower was , but there is also Bower's Yard, where the Whip pub was along Briggate.
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Re: Unknown(ToMe)ShortPassageOffMillHillLeeds.

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Joshua Bower was a glass manufacturer
He lived in Hunslet where there is a Bower's Street and Bower's Court
He had works in Briggate and Mill Hill, there was a Bower's Court in both of these locations

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Re: Unknown(ToMe)ShortPassageOffMillHillLeeds.

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Thanks warringtonrhino and chemimike for your help and information which is appreciated. :)
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