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From: "Sherry Landa" <>
Subject: Re: [BRITISH-JEWRY] Leeds addresses
Date: Sat, 8 Sep 2007 07:53:07 +0100
Yes, that's Little London.
Victoria Place was off to the west from Camp Rd and the 2 street names were
used in locate small streets off of big ones (these days we use the word off
in an address). Victoria Pl was actually 2 streets running like an upside
down T. The cross was Victoria Place which ran to Carr Lane. About halfway
down the cross, a small street ran roughly north, parallel to Camp Rd. This
was also Victoria Pl. Then at the end of it was another small street that
ran roughly east back to Camp Rd (this was called Back Victoria Pl).
Sometimes the use of terrace could be a section of houses slightly set back
off of a main road as well as being a street in it's own right. So that is a
My Methodist ancestors lived in the area of Leeds that is under discussion
before it became the largely "Jewish" area of Leeds. The houses were called
back to backs and I think the area was part of what was called Little
London. I don't think it was very salubrious, at least as time went by, due
to serious overcrowding and probably poor building.
When researching this area I found the Directories most useful as they often
filled in what one could find between the years of the census.
One address I found showed Victoria place Camp road. Presumably Victoria
place ran off Camp Road.