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ℹ  Included on this page: School Lane towards Shay Lane, and side roads.

Gallery Pages
 •    1 Shay Lane central  •  2 Shay Lane west
 •    3 Walton Manor area, Old Police Yard & Old Post Office
 •    4 School Lane (Shay Lane end)
 •    5 War Memorial, Churches, Library & Pub
 •    6 The Balk and offshoots


School Lane before the 1960s. School Lane - before the 1960s. Viewed towards Lower Town from Shay Lane.
This section was originaly known as Blind Lane. The Village Institute is the first building shown on the right, later it would become the village library and, eventually, a private residence. Off to the left is Thornhill House, it was demolished in the 1950s to make way for the Thornhill Estate.
Thornhill House, demolished to make way for the Thornhill estate, was once home* to Daniel Burton Kendell, the senior physician at Wakefield Dispensary, he retired about 1862.
He was also a J.P. for Yorkshire. (* Occupancy recorded as 1897.)
Biographical History of Gonville and Caius College, 1349-1897 . By John Venn, 1834-1923. Published 1897.
(† Part of Cambridge University).

Dr. Kendell was a significant landowner in Sproatley, near Kingston-upon-Hull.
Bulmer's History and Directory of East Yorkshire (1892).
He is also listed in The County Families of the United Kingdom; or, Royal Manual of the Titled and Untitled Aristocracy of England, Wales, Scotland, and Ireland. By Edward Walford (1823-1897. Published 1892

There were, of course, other residents at Thornhill House over the years of its existence,
e.g. Edward Thornhill Simpson,of Thornhill House, married Emily Jane Cartwright of Sandal on 25 April 1866 at St. Helen's Church, Sandal Magna.


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Gallery Pages
 •    1 Shay Lane central  •  2 Shay Lane west
 •    3 Walton Manor area, Old Police Yard & Old Post Office
 •    4 School Lane (Shay Lane end)
 •    5 War Memorial, Churches, Library & Pub
 •    6 The Balk and offshoots




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