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High Farm Inn, Farrar Lane

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High Farm Inn, Farrar Lane
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1986, View of the side and near of the pub. On the far left is a 19th Century extension. First noted in 1607 the original farm on this site, a wooden building was started by Christopher Kirke. A broken date stone found during 20th Century restorations shows that the timber framed house was encased in stone in 1638 by Christopher's son, Richard. Inherited by his son William in 1661 the farm was sold a year later for £820 to Thomas Kirke, a London haberdasher and decendant of William's great uncle Richard. The farm was sold in 1920 to Leeds Co-op as one of five dairy farms to supply milk to the whole of Leeds, however this idea failed and the farm was sold again. Eventually taken over in the 1970s, the building was restored and became a pub and restaurant.

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Peter Spawforth

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In the mid 1960's the city had the opportunity to work with Norman Ashton, Housebuilder and joined forces with land and enthusiasm to create a new village - Holt Park with shops, schools and a range of facilities. As the architect and town planner reponsible for the master plan under the City Engineer, Geoffrey Thirlwall we coaxed and convinced many agencies that a comprehensive construction of the village was possible. The farm was the centrepiece from the initial concept and when my family lived in the developing village in 1967 the farmer daily delivered his herd of cow's milk to the first houses.

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