Aireborough Historical Society

Leafield Mill Demolition 1983/84


Leafield Mill
Title
Leafield Mill Demolition
Date 1983
Location Yeadon
Photo ID
FB136     Donated by Dennis Court
E493 + E494 + E495 & E496     Donated by Joyce Banks
Comment
1: Demolition of the mill chimney is taking place.
This is looking through the gap in the houses onto Whackhouse Lane.   
 
2: 3: Only the entrance to James Ives' Leafield Mill remains in these forlorn images.
 
4: 5: Views of Leafield Mill when demolition had begun.
 
 
 
S324

December 1983: Leafield Mil chimney prior to demolition, it stands amongst the ruins of the mill. 

Donated by Steve Large

S325
S326 View from Kirk Lane with hoarding for Tay Homes, the company built an estate on the mill site.
S327
S360

16th December 1983: The demolition of Leafield Mill chimney, the photographer has caught the chimney on camera as it fell.

Donated by Steve Large

S361
S362
S363
S453

16th December 1983: Donated by Steve Large

S454
S455
S456
T315

1983: Demolition of the mill which stood on Kirk Lane, housing is now on the site (May 2016).

W341

Demolition of Leafield Mill on Kirk Lane, the section on the left was built by William Starkey who hoped to house a perpetual motion engine in it. It was later owned by James Ives & Co. who extended the building.

W342
W343
W344
X349

1983: Leafield Mill seen from Whackhouse Lane.

Photographer Dennis Court

X367

1984: Leafield Mill on Kirk Lane.

X367 Whackhouse Lane is on the left, the other two views show the front of the mill on Kirk Lane.

Photographer Dennis Court

X368
X369
X371

1984: Demolition of the mill on Kirk Lane, a sales office for the housing estate which was built on the site is visible in image X372.

Photographer Dennis Court

X372
Z120

1984: Demolition of Leafield Mill which was located on Kirk Lane.

Photographer Dennis Court

Z121
Z122
Z123
Z130

1984: Images showing the demolition of the mill, Z131 and Z132 depict the fall of the mill chimney looking from a path which leads onto Whackhouse Lane.

Photographer Dennis Court

Z131


Z132
Z133
Z140

1984: Photos taken just before the buildings were pulled down, seen from a path leading to Whackhouse Lane and from Kirk Lane.

Photographer Dennis Court

Z141
Z142

1984: Path leading to Whackhouse Lane which gave a view of the mill chimney and some of the mill buildings.

Photographer Dennis Court

 

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