The House from a circa 1907 postcard
Built / Designed For: Thomas Denison
House & Family History: Meanwood Park was rented in 1919 by the Leeds Corporation (city government) to provide to what was called, at the time, “a mental deficiency colony.” Meanwood Park Hospital, which accommodated men, women, and children with learning disabilities, opened in 1920 (in 1921 the Leeds Corporation purchased the house from the Beckett family). At its largest, in the 1960s, the hospital had 841 beds. Meanwood Park Hospital closed in 1997 and the House was converted to flats.
House Listed: Grade II
Park Listed: Not Listed
Past Seat / Home of: Thomas Denison, 18th century; Robert Denison, 19th century. Joseph Lees, 19th century. Christopher Beckett, 19th century; Sir Hickman Beckett Bacon, early 20th century.
Current Ownership Type: Flat Owners Company / Condo Association
Primary Current Ownership Use: Flats / Multi Family
House Open to Public: No
Historic Houses Member: No