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Offline sstarr2008

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Re: "Leeds Common"
« Reply #9 on: Saturday 17 September 16 20:32 BST (UK) »
Woodhouse Common or Moor is now Hyde Park and the university. Could this have been Leeds Common?

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Re: "Leeds Common"
« Reply #10 on: Sunday 18 September 16 00:42 BST (UK) »
I expect there was once a piece of common land, called or known as "Leeds Common".

You want a map 150 to 200 years old at least, to find its exact historic location, or the area of land called "Leeds Common".

The common might be mentioned in old Manor of Leeds documents (locations sometimes described) or Manor Maps, if they survive in Archives, or in a Family Collection.

Seems there are lots of pieces of common around Leeds, with various names and some of these may have been registered more recently, or known as other open spaces, or greens ...
An electronic version of the Register (XLS 93KB) is available from the Documents section on this page ...
http://www.leeds.gov.uk/council/Pages/Register-of-Common-Land-Towns-or-Village-Greens-.aspx
http://common-land.com/lands/show/Leeds

There was a Leeds in Kent too.

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Re: "Leeds Common"
« Reply #11 on: Monday 19 September 16 00:36 BST (UK) »
 cryptic clue ! Leeds common(s)- If you find Wike beck you'll not be far way but is more folk law of the Temple than in mapping from OS

https://www.commonground.org.uk/wyke-beck-valley/

http://www.sustrans.org.uk/ncn/map/route/wykebeck-way

http://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/details/rd/004287d3-fc67-4abc-92a0-a6ddc0337722

Mark's not far off with his theory 200 plus years ago being 1730 & centuries before

Wike (Wyke) beck valley
The top common Roundhay park
Temple Newsam park common
The bottom common is Swillington Common
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