BUXTON YARD - HUNSLET, HOLBECK? WHERE WAS IT??

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westietess
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Hi, I am doing some family research. Some of my ancestors lived in Buxton Yard in the late 1800's. I have got an old map but can not find where Buxton Yard was. Does anyone know.I would think it would be near the railways in Holbeck, Hunslet, New Wortley areas. If anyone knows of any nearby streets or major intersections, it would be appreciated.The family in question is the Haighs's they worked on the Railways and also went to India to work on the Railways there....

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westietess wrote: Hi, I am doing some family research. Some of my ancestors lived in Buxton Yard in the late 1800's. I have got an old map but can not find where Buxton Yard was. Does anyone know.I would think it would be near the railways in Holbeck, Hunslet, New Wortley areas. If anyone knows of any nearby streets or major intersections, it would be appreciated.The family in question is the Haighs's they worked on the Railways and also went to India to work on the Railways there.... Buxton Yard was in Hunslet on or just off Whitehouse Street which you can find on Google Maps.I have attached the 1908 Directory for Buxton Yard, it must have been small as only 1 dwelling is listed Press the red x or submit query    
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westietess
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Thanks for that!I've found it now by googling Whitehouse Street. Map shown in 'Hunslet remembered' website.It is surrounded by Crampton Buildings, Grove Place, Sweden Terrace, Cross Sardinia Street.No wonder I couldn't find it, the map I have of 1908 ends at Jack Lane.Thanks again...

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Buxton's yard is shown below on c1891 map. It does not appear on 1850 map , when araea was only slightly developed
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Thanks, Mystery solved.Doing my research from Australia, I am heading to Leeds in June and hoping to visit some of the old places that my Family lived in.Thanks again for you help...

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Hi Tess. Re Charles H Levett. Might be able to help. [email protected]
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Here it is on a map
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LeedsLevett wrote:Hi Tess. Re Charles H Levett. Might be able to help. [email protected]
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Have asked Jon to send her a private message as she has not been on the board for 5 years
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