County Co-ordinator Vacant – previously Martin Lunn MBE FRAS Email ……

No of SHA Members resident in this County …4

The Society would be delighted to hear from anyone with more information about this county’s links with astronomy. Can you add anything to the names of the people and places listed below? Please contact me if you have anything however small.
Email: Survey Officer

Useful addresses

County Record Office
Museum Street, York YO1 2DS, England
Tel 01904 655631
Fax 01904 611631


3 Responses to Yorkshire

  1. Bill Barton says:

    Frederick James Hargreaves FRAS (‘Jim’) was born in Bradford on 10 February 1891. Died September 4 1970. ‘Perhaps the best optical engineer of his generation’ Jim Hysom JBAA Obituary.

  2. Paul Crowther says:

    William Gascoigne lived at Thorpe on the Hill at the far edge of Middleton Leeds – not Belle Isle (though there was a a New Hall Farm there until the 1950’s). Thorpe Hall is standing (but derelict) and is assumed to have been built on the site of the original New Hall. I suspect that it may actually incorporate a part of the New Hall, but would have to find a seventeenth-century image of the building in order to give substance to this suspicioun.

    • Survey of Astronomical History says:


      Thanks for clarifying the location of Thorpe on the Hill in relation to Leeds, I have edited the Gascoigne entry to reflect your comments.


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