Aireborough Historical Society

Brookfield House 2014



Title
Brookfield
Date May 2014
Location Yeadon
Photo ID
I375     Photographer Edwy Harling
Comment
This house is situated next to Kirk Lane allotments.
It was once planned to demolish the house and build a small estate on the site, it was also once a home for the elderly.

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14th February 2014: Brookfield House is located on "Boggart Lane" off Swaine Hill Crescent, adjacent to Kirk Lane Allotments.

A boggart is said to be an impish or mischievous spirit inhabiting woodland, marshy or boggy places.

This superstition is mainly confined to northern England, particularly Lancashire and Yorkshire although place names with Boggard, Boggart, Bog etc occur throughout the country.

   A boggard catcher was once employed by Yeadon to deter these entities from disturbing the good townspeople in the night !

Donated by Phil Walker

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