In 1817 Baines Directory of Leeds said that "Woodhouse Hill is an inconsiderable hamlet, about half a mile from Hunslet, inhabited by clothiers and colliers" .
The 1850 map below shows it was still clearly separated from the village of Hunslet that was developing around Church Street. It was no more than a few cottages and the Vitriol (Sulphuric Acid) works. What was Sparrow Hall?
In 1901 a horse-drawn omnibus is outside of the Bay Horse Hotel on Woodhouse Hill Road. The omnibus proprietor was John Thomas Bean & Son. He is sitting in the centre with whip, and is dressed identically to the young man standing, most likely his son. They are wearing suits, cloth caps and are sporting button holes. The lettering on the side of the omnibus says 'Briggate' and 'Hunslet Carr'.
In December 2009 the Bay Horse was boarded up and vacant.
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Aerial photo of Woodhouse Hill, with Hunslet Carr Primary School in the centre (undated)
Watch a British Pathé clip of Hunslet Carr Junior School honing their skills on the Pepper Road playing field in 1963.
Scott's almshouses on Middleton Road are Listed Buildings. John Scott of Hunslet Road left £10,000 for the erection of 10 almshouses. They are built in a quadrangle with a marble bust of the donor in the centre. They were designed by architect John E.Leak and completed in 1898. (photos 2009)
Woodhouse Hill (2)
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