Street names

The origins and history of placenames, nicknames, local slang, etc.
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Leodian
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Re: Street names

Postby Leodian » Thu 12 Nov, 2015 10:02 pm

Mistress Lane is a fascinating name. Just to add further to the information in the 1888 map provided by buffaloskinnner I have taken these 2 sections from OS maps in the excellent National Library of Scotland website. The first is an 1888 to 1890 map that to the top left corner does not label Mistress Lane but it could be the unnamed lane that joins Ley Lane. The second is an 1906 map that labels Mistress Lane which joins Ley Lane.
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Re: Street names

Postby j.c.d. » Wed 16 Dec, 2015 7:04 pm

One of the things my wife bought me for my Birthday on Sunday was a book on Leeds. among the photo's was one of "Minor and Scurrs Yard Leeds 1" off. Briggate. could someone tell me where it was please.
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Re: Street names

Postby dogduke » Wed 16 Dec, 2015 7:14 pm

Try searching Leodis,city centre.key words Minor OR Scurrs.
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Re: Street names

Postby Leodian » Wed 16 Dec, 2015 7:18 pm

Hi j.c.d. :)

This SL thread is relevant. http://secretleeds.com/viewtopic.php?t=2774

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Edit shortly after posting. It must be the bulb that is going as other light bulbs seem normal brightness when trying them :!:
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Re: Street names

Postby j.c.d. » Wed 16 Dec, 2015 7:33 pm

Thanks Gents for the quick response, have been up it many times years ago. will go up and have a drink in the Pack Horse next time I am in Leeds,,,, Thanks again.
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Re: Street names

Postby iansmithofotley » Wed 16 Dec, 2015 8:55 pm

Hi j.c.d.,

The 1853 Street Index for Leeds states that Minor and Scurrs 'Road' was situated at 57 Briggate.

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Re: Street names

Postby j.c.d. » Thu 17 Dec, 2015 4:35 pm

Thank you Ian. I see its that ugly Phone Companys shop now given at 56 / 57. all these new shops have no style whatsoever.

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