Woodlawn 1900

Woodlawn 1900
Title Woodlawn 1900
Date c1900
Location Rawdon
Photo ID J391
Comment This image was taken on a glass slide by E E Slater, it is titled ‘From Woodlawn’ and shows a man standing in a garden with a large house in the background.
Woodlawn 1900

K229 – Woodlawn, 1900.

Woodlawn – 1900

People sitting on a bench in the garden of Woodlawn, the house was built in the 1860s for William Dewhirst, a Bradford cloth merchant who died in 1885.
The occupant from 1911 to the late 1920s was William Clifford (Billy) Gaunt, a disreputable millionaire and theatrical backer, he died in 1941.
The house was used to billet troops during WW2 and was later demolished.
The Spinney was built on the site, the name Woodlawn and the gateposts are said to have survived.

Woodlawn 1900

L345 – Woodlawn, 1900.

Woodlawn – 1900

The following four images taken on glass slides by E E Slater.
A man and two women sit on a bench in the garden of Woodlawn and a glimpse of the turreted house, Woodlawn.

Woodlawn 1900

L346 – Woodlawn, 1900.

Woodlawn – 1900

A beautiful image showing the surrounding garden area and house in the distance.

Woodlawn Undated

H235 – Woodlawn, 1900.

Woodlawn – Undated

Woodlawn Undated

K183 – Woodlawn, Undated.

Woodlawn – Undated

Another view of Woodlawn from the garden area.

Previous Comments:

allserene
There is a large stone house called “Woodlawn” on Apperley Lane, on the left going down the hill from Little London towards Apperley Bridge. It was the home of one Vicky Broughton in 1959 when she accompanied me to the ‘flicks’ in Yeadon. Possibly this is it?
28 July 2017.

Graham Branston
A William Dewhirst, presumably the same man, had Buckstone Hall (‘The Castle’) on Cliffe Drive built in 1874. The Dewhirst family lived there until well into the twentieth century. There is more about this in my recent booklet ‘The Halls of Rawdon’ – copies in Rawdon Community Library & Aireborough Historical Soc. (Yeadon Town Hall).
29 August 2017.

Jan Jones
Woodlawn not Woodlands?
29 August 2017.

adminch02
Jan Jones: The photographer E E Slater quite clearly marks these photos as Woodlawn and we have followed his lead. Carlo Harrison
29 August 2017.

Consolidated by: Jack Brayshaw. 02 February 2021.
Last updated: 06 April 2021.

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