Mark’s History: When an Armley street was owned by one cloth manufacturer

Hollywell Grove Armley
Photo; Mark Stevenson

In 1846 Hollywell Grove was owned by cloth manufacturer William Wainman, writes Mark Stevenson.

All the buildings from Hollywell Grove, up to the shops on Armley Town Street were owned by the Wainmans. The row of shops was once called Wainman’s Row. 

Move forward to 1891 and we have living at:

1 Hollywell Grove –

Hollywell Grove, Armley. Photo: Mark Stevenson

Alfred Evans, a boot maker living with his wife Rebecca.

2 Hollywell Grove –

Sarah Healey, who was living on her own means with her daughter Emilie, who was born in Dresden, Germany.

3 Hollywell Grove –

Ann Kettlewell and her son George, both living on their own means.

4 Hollywell Grove –

Nobody knows who lived at 4 Hollywell Grove. Photo: Mark Stevenson

Not known.

5 Hollywell Grove –

James Wood a traveller for the sale of bricks and his wife, Emma, with their four children. One of the children was born in New Zealand and the eldest worked as a boot maker. 

Hollywell Grove is Grade ll listed building.

This article is the first in a series where Mark Stevenson will look at all Listed buildings in West Leeds.



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