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The Elusive Lees House


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I am trying to piece together the history of Lees House which was a stone throw from Bishops House. In the mid 19th century there was a william Cockayne living there. It was a substantial house and grounds. Yet all that remains is a bit of outside wall and 2 substantial gate posts. It was demolished in the late 1970s I think or possibly even later than that. Plenty of people remember the ruins which resulted from a fire. However we can find no photograph of it. Only the Estate agents description when it was sold after the death of William Cockayne in 1916. Then apparently it became the home of Joseph Higginbottom in 1917 and he can be found in residence there in 1919 in the trade directory. At Sometime strangely enough it became the residence of Mr Lees. I imagine he had a telephone. Can anyone look up for me to see when Mr. Higginbottom left or died and when Mr Lees took over? The address I think would be Norton Lees Road or Norton Lees Lane Norton Lees Sheffield or Derbyshire.

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