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Oakwood Clock


Oakwood Clock
Description:
10th June 1914. View showing Potts and son clock on Prince's Avenue close to entrance of Roundhay Park. The clock was orignally sited in Kirkgate market but was removed to this site in 1912.

User Comments:

Name:
noel hawley

Comment:
Oakwood clock is a well known landmark, but less well known is the magnificent backdrop rivalling many more famous triumphal arches. When was it removed and what became of it one wonders?

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Name:
Lee White

Comment:
In response to the comment above. I heard that this was built by Thos. Nicholson, but wasnt sure why. If it was a triumphal arch did it commemorate the battle of Waterloo? I was however always under the impression this was (or part of) the barracks at Oakwood. There are no remains of this structure at all now.

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Name:
Andrew Laycock

Comment:
I believe the building in the background might be Roundhay Park entry lodge (demolished in 1937) as this is referred to in the description given with photograph ID 2004112_13993472.

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Name:
Lee White

Comment:
Not desputing the fact this was an entry lodge, however there is no reference to it anywhere that I have been able to find, not Even in Stephen Burt's book on the Park. Similarly if it was an entrace lodge it doent show on the OS maps of the 1850's, where the main entrace to the park was on Wetherby Road. These entrance lodges can still be seen today.

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Name:
P. Eastwood

Comment:
Interesting, to learn more about the Potts clock. My mother (who passed away last November,07) lived just to the left there at Nicholson Court. No doubt named after the Mr. Nicholson mentioned. Thanks!

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Name:
rachaelhc

Comment:
maybe it is the triumphal arch to mark the battle of waterloo, but also roundhay park has had a lot of ornate landmarks in the park itself, some still standing and others just distant memories or photos on here, if ive read my the research right lol. i am only 33 but i spent many hours as a child at roundhay park as my grandparents (mavis and sonny white) were the last owners of the lakeside cafe, the big black and white one that was sat where the playground it now, also was the freddy millers fairground, whos son i used to hang around with. mr miller and his wife both have passed since, but there son frederick is still in the fairgrounds business but travels all over the uk. roundhay has changed so much since. the mansion is no longer a venue for weddings as it is been renovated and will not be for public use, such a shame. the new cafe is built on as we called it "the pancake", which in its day was where they would have an orchestra playin away or if there was a ceremony or even if you just wanted to look out across the lake, there were plenty of row boats on the lake even a tour boat that used to ake u round waterloo lake and tell u all about its history. i found roundhay very fascinating as a child (and secretly still do lol)

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08-Nov-2008

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rachaelhc@hotmail.co.uk

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Name:
geoff.heald

Comment:
This clock came from Leeds kirgate market in the early part of the 1900s .

Date:
13-Aug-2009

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geoff.heald@ntlworld.com

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Name:
rondavies66@googlemail.com

Comment:
Geoff Heald is correct in saying that the clock once stood in Kirkgate Market, I have seen pictures of it in that location, I wonder why it was moved. My father had a cousin who worked at Potts the clock manufacturer as a mathematician, I recall visiting the house where he lived when I was very young, he lived with his parents Tom and Lucy Briggs at 50 Ash Road Headingley.

Date:
24-Jan-2011

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rondavies66@googlemail.com

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Name:
Christine Farrar

Comment:
The building behind clock is the New Entrance Lodge to Roundhay Park. It would not be there on the 1850 map because it was not built by then. My great grandparents lived there - Charles Edward Smith (head park ranger)and Catherine Royce Beebe - and I have photos of both my grandmother and her sister's wedding outside the building.

Date:
28-Apr-2011

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