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Brookfield House

Brookfield House 2014
Title Brookfield House
Date 2014
Location Yeadon
Photo ID I375
Comment This house is situated next to Kirk Lane allotments. It was once planned to demolish the house and build a small estate on the site, it was also once a home for the elderly. Photographer Edwy Harling.

One of the more well-known occupants of Brookfield was William Beckett Denison, son of Edward and Christina Denison (Westfield Mill) and another of the Denisons who were cloth manufacturers.
He was born in 1874 and lived with his parents in Cemetery Road and Cliff House, High Street.
He married Anne Eliza Mitchell from Huddersfield in 1898 and was registered at Brookfield in 1901 and 1911 when he described himself as a woollen cloth manufacturer.
Later in life there was a move to Harrogate and he died there in 1947.
Anne Eliza outlived him and died in 1970 when ninety-three.

Additional research by Helen M.

14 January 2023

Brookfield House 2014

T472 – Brookfield House, 2014.

Brookfield House – 2014

14th February 2014: Brookfield House is located on “Boggart Lane” off Swaine Hill Crescent, adjacent to Kirk Lane Allotments. A ‘boggart’ is said to be an impish or mischievous spirit inhabiting woodland, marshy or boggy places. This superstition is mainly confined to northern England, particularly Lancashire and Yorkshire although place names with Boggard, Boggart, Bog etc, occur throughout the country. A boggard catcher was once employed by Yeadon to deter these entities from disturbing the good townspeople in the night!

Donated by Phil Walker.

Brookfield House 2014

T473 – Brookfield House, 2014.

Brookfield House – 2014

The entrance gates to Brookfield House.

Consolidated by Jack Brayshaw. 21 July 2021.
Last updated: 14 January 2023 – Photo ID: I375 – Additional text. 29 November 2022 – All images updated.

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