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    The original layout is classic Victorian 'Preparatory School', Head Master's house and houses for each year, with resident house Master. Modern dorms etc add to cover later expansion or slight change of use? I know of five such Victorian establishments in Yorks/Notts. All are now none existent in their original form. Two closed in the 1920s and were eventually swallowed up in their respective expanding suburbs. One lasted until the 1950s, but only by selling half of the properties - which were demolished in 1936. The other two became training colleges, with modern buildings. In both cases most of the original buildings came down, or were drastically altered. Both establishments are now used for other commercial purposes.



    As for the Leeds Reformatory site. If you make out that the site is a secret or something mysterious, it is only human nature for people to seek it out. If the proper use had been included in the original report, I doubt it would have caused such interest.

    Personally if I see a good report, with representative pictures that allow one to 'see' the location/buildings, then I have no desire to go clambering around inside - unless the structure is really special - and I do not consider this particular site that special. It was far more rewarding to meet - whilst walking the dog - the people who have worked and lived on the site for 30 years. Their memories and pictures were far more telling, than a scramble through the dereliction. Each to their own, but I get more out of archive searches, maps, talking to old residents etc to find the history and true facts of a particular building/site, than an interior explore.

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    alrite man, we are A level photogrpahy students and hav been takin photos around adel and yorkshow ground we are realy interested in going to this place and would apreciate it if you could email me a google earth lnik or jus a ruff set of directions to where it is
    cheers man
    josh

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    Quote Originally Posted by robmiller View Post
    alrite man, we are A level photogrpahy students and hav been takin photos around adel and yorkshow ground we are realy interested in going to this place and would apreciate it if you could email me a google earth lnik or jus a ruff set of directions to where it is
    cheers man
    josh
    I cant see him doing that anytime soon
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    tsk; students of today.

    A bit of research and you'll find it ;)

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    Reminds me of Carmel college. Nice find though.
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    Really lovely houses, would be a great shame if they were demolished.

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    Looks like the weekend homes of cityfolks, who only visit in the summer, but still pay for the gardener.

    Just a guess. Dunno about the blocks.
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    I think Sal and Dirus_Strictus are both right when it comes to its former uses.

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    it really makes me angry:icon_evil to see old properties just left empty like that when there is a huge problem with affordable housing in this country surely our so called joke of a government could put families in need or homeless pepole in there especially in city areas like leeds.

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    Quote Originally Posted by smileysal View Post
    Is this one part of Leeds Uni? sort of looks like uni type buildings, especially the modern ish part.
    :) Sal
    Just what I was thinking when I started scanning through the pics! Nice discovery! Have to start thinking/ looking now! :p
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