The Fenton Hotel.

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I've been trying to research the history of this pub for the new management. I've been a regular there for about 20 years. I've not managed to find much online apart from pictures in Leodis and some old maps.Does anyone know the history of this place or could point me in the right direction?No-one seems to know when it was a hotel.I assume it was built in the late 1800's around the time they built the housing estate that was replaced by the university campus.There used to be a barracks nearby.

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I assume it was called the Fenton because of Fenton Street.

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dERvXeroX wrote: I assume it was called the Fenton because of Fenton Street. More likely Fenton street was named after the pub.I dont know where the name comes from but I do know there was another' Fenton' in Leeds. It was the Fenton Arms'in Thwaite gate, Hunslet near the Crooked Billet , demolished in the late1950s /early 60shttp://www.leodis.net/display.aspx?resourceIde ... 4_81428165 .I would suspect there was a family of landowners in Leeds called 'Fenton' Try looking in old trade directories    
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drapesy wrote: dERvXeroX wrote: I assume it was called the Fenton because of Fenton Street. More likely Fenton street was named after the pub.I dont know where the name comes from but I do know there was another' Fenton' in Leeds. It was the Fenton Arms'in Thwaite gate, Hunslet near the Crooked Billet , demolished in the late1950s /early 60shttp://www.leodis.net/display.aspx?resourceIde ... 4_81428165 .I would suspect there was a family of landowners in Leeds called 'Fenton' Try looking in old trade directories     Not in Leeds, but not far - anything to do with Church Fenton?

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dERvXeroX wrote: I've been trying to research the history of this pub for the new management. I've been a regular there for about 20 years. I've not managed to find much online apart from pictures in Leodis and some old maps.Does anyone know the history of this place or could point me in the right direction?No-one seems to know when it was a hotel.I assume it was built in the late 1800's around the time they built the housing estate that was replaced by the university campus.There used to be a barracks nearby. I have found The Fenton in Whites Directory of 1872. It is listed as a beerhouse @ 25 Woodhouse Lane. I am assuming it's the same one and the numbering has changed.The best hope for more detailed info is if "Liits" logs in

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I've always known it as just The Fenton, used to be a regular in there right through the 80's. Never heard of it as a hotel, seems a tad small for a hotel too.
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Chrism wrote: I've always known it as just The Fenton, used to be a regular in there right through the 80's. Never heard of it as a hotel, seems a tad small for a hotel too. In 1911 it is listed as a hotel on the census
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uncle mick wrote: Chrism wrote: I've always known it as just The Fenton, used to be a regular in there right through the 80's. Never heard of it as a hotel, seems a tad small for a hotel too. In 1911 it is listed as a hotel on the census Well ya live & learn, I stand corrected.     
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