Rhodes Square Meanwood/Woodhouse

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Trevor H
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Rhodes Square Meanwood/Woodhouse

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Does any one have any info about Rhodes Square off Meanwood Road, I think it was just lower down from The Primrose PH but on the left coming out of Leeds, thank Trevor Hainsworth

mark1978
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Re: Rhodes Square Meanwood/Woodhouse

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It's on the 1850 map (you may have to squint!):
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Still there, but not marked, in 1910. Subsequently landscaped without trace.
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jim
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Re: Rhodes Square Meanwood/Woodhouse

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Still detectable in a mid-1950s Geographia street map "A1 Atlas of Leeds". A couple of streets from my fathers birth address!

buffaloskinner
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Re: Rhodes Square Meanwood/Woodhouse

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This is a revised 1909 map

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mark1978
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Re: Rhodes Square Meanwood/Woodhouse

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That's a fantastically detailed map - is it the 1:500 town plan? Where did you get it from?

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Re: Rhodes Square Meanwood/Woodhouse

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Yes Mark it is the 1/500 map surveyed by the Ordnance Survey for the borough of Leeds. I have a number of these maps, however they do not cover the whole of the Leeds area unfortunately.
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mark1978
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Re: Rhodes Square Meanwood/Woodhouse

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So is it from an original or is there a reprint available somewhere? Don't think they're online are they?

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Re: Rhodes Square Meanwood/Woodhouse

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They are copied and taken from the originals
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mark1978
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Re: Rhodes Square Meanwood/Woodhouse

Post by mark1978 »

Back on the subject of Rhodes square - the tithe map (1847) shows a lot of the land in that area as being property of 'The trustees of Abraham Rhodes', so presumably that's where the name came from.

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