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Gledhow Hall at the Junction of Gledhow Lane and Lidgett Lane, 'Little Switzerland


Gledhow Hall at the Junction of Gledhow Lane and Lidgett Lane,
Description:
Undated, A view of Gledhow Hall possibly early 1900s. The land was originally monastic and was purchased from Elizabeth I by the Thwaites family. The Hall eventually came into possession of Liberal, James Kitson the first Lord Mayor of Leeds and head of the Monkbridge Iron and Steel Company. It was used as a military hospital during the First World War.

User Comments:

Name:
J Harris

Comment:
Elizabeth I once owned this Hall.

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Name:
Dr Julie Hubbard

Comment:
My Grt Grt Grandfather Sir James Kitson 1st Lord Airdale (Baronet)untill 1911. He was a Member of Parliment & a lovely man.The East Window in Mill Hill Chapel was dedicated to him after his death in 1911.

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Name:
Jill Ashley Miller

Comment:
Gledhow Hall was the home of my great-grandfather, Sir James Kitson, the first Lord Mayor of Leeds (1897) from 1885 until his death, in Paris, in 1911. In 1907 he was created Baron Airedale of Gledhow.

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cjam@ballygate.demon.co.uk

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Name:
alf dwyer

Comment:
below the hall, by the small lake in gledhow woods, there is a tunnel several feet wide, we used to play in it as kids, it doubled as a prehistoric cave.

Email:
dwyera@shaw.ca

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Name:
jack mitchell

Comment:
What is that building in the back ground, that appears to have a clock. I live within a mile of this place. But have only past this place while jogging or driving, with my eyes shut apparently, because iv'e never noticed it. Unusual for me. Could anybody describe other buildings in the area that might be familiar to me. 31-Jan-08.

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astrojack7mars@msn.com

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Name:
A Scott

Comment:
I lived at Gledhow Hall in an apartment on the first floor from 2002-2003. It was an amazing apartment. It was very spacious with a big living room, kitchen, 2 bedrooms and bathroom, all rooms had high ceilings. The most spectacular interior feature for me, was the hallway ceiling which was a multi-coloured stained glass window depicting a coat-of-arms. The master bedroom's ceiling had a concaved feature in the centre which allegedly was designed by the Adams brothers in the 1700s? Outside the apartment in the foyer/landing area happened to have a variety of stained glass windows with a carpeted wide staircase leading down to the mosaic ground floor foyer which lead to the front main entrance. Yes, the building in the background of the photo is a clock and I was told it was specially built as a gift to a king whom visited the hall many hundreds of years ago. The clock was built on top of a building which was used as a garage by one of the residents. I think the building was originally a stable as the architecture had a 17th century horse stable look. It was built in blocks of stone and the doorway had the typical shape of a conventional stable door.

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Name:
al bogan

Comment:
jmw turner the artist has done a painting of this hall.never seen it but would like to!

Date:
03-Jan-2009

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Name:
E.Marriott

Comment:
The clock tower is an top of the old stable block, which is now a separate private residence. Access is from Gledhow Lane (Little Switzerland) on the left just before the bridge as you drive downwards from the junction with Lidgett Lane.

Date:
20-Nov-2011

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Name:
Vikki Brier

Comment:
My grandfather James Harry Brier was a Groom, Domestic on 1901 census.My grandfather worked with horses and I know there was a large stable at the rear. He went on to work at the Royal Mews in London. If anybody has any more information on the stables at Gledhow, I would be interested to hear.

Date:
30-Jun-2012

Email:
victorabrier@btinternet.com

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Name:
Nicki

Comment:
I used to live here in Flat D. From 1975-1977. It was an amazing place to live as a child. Such a beautiful place.

Date:
17-Jun-2013

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missnoodles71@ymail.com

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