Friday, 18 November 2011

Thomas and Annie's Home in 1906 - 9 Renfield Grove, Leeds

When I posted about Thomas' plumber's registration card for 1906, I made a note to myself to find the address: 9 Renfield Grove, Leeds. As it was not listed in current maps of Leeds, I did some digging. The West Yorkshire Archive Service was kind enough to provide me with the following information: Renfield Grove was located in the Central Ward of Leeds and was part of the slum clearances of the 1960s and 1970s. It would have been very near the current Sheepscar Interchange, possibly located close to where you would find Nortech Close today.

Looking at a Google map, this is where Renfield Grove would have been located:

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This is a street view of the location:

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You may need to angle the camera down on the street view to see the doesn't seem to want to cooperate for the link.

Many thanks go to the West Yorkshire Archive Service for all their help in locating this long lost street and last known residence for the Ball family in Leeds.

Cheers, K.


Heather Rojo said...

I loved reading your post, especially the map. My grandmother and her parents emmigrated from Leeds in 1915 to Massachusetts. My great grandparents were married in Sheepscar parish in Leeds, and there is a Sheepscar Street on your map!

Karen Ball said...

Glad to hear that you enjoyed the post. I had a difficult time pinning down the location of the former Renfield Grove. I don't think that Thomas and Annie lived very long in the Sheepscar parish (may be 2-3 years?)before emigrating to Canada.

Cheers, K.