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Potternewton Park Mansion, Harehills Lane


Potternewton Park Mansion, Harehills Lane
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Undated. This 1965 image shows the front of the neo-classical mansion, originally Harehills Grove. The house was built around 1817 for the woollen merchant James Brown. When built the house stood on a 750 acre estate with a 30 acre park at the front of the house. Between 1861 & 1900 the property belonged to the Jowitt family who kept the park and sold off the estate in smaller plots for the building of back-to-back terraced houses. In 1900 the mansion and car park were bought by the Leeds Corporation creating Potternewton Park. In 1906 the mansion opened as a Museum and Picture Gallery, offering for view, a collection of stuffed birds and a cafe. In 1929 the mansion became home to the Leeds School for Cripples & Delicate Children, becoming Potternewton Mansion School after World War II, with places for 100 children. In the 1960s the school became an annex of Park Lane College.

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steve

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my relative is the caretaker of potternewton mansion and i stay with him when come over from australia i would love to see the mansion from the front harehills lane

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My great-grandfather, James Spence, was Head Gardener for Potternewton Park in the early 1900's. Before that, I think he was Head Gardener at Potternewton Mansion but I'm not absolutely sure about that.He lived in Bayswater Street.

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Name:
Don

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I went to this school in the mid 1960s to recover from Perthes disease.

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29-Oct-2010

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Name:
Hugh T

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Anyone with an interesting story or anecdote to tell about the Mansion at Potternewton Park? Please email me as we could use your recollections of this glorious building to put together a media showcase.

Date:
21-May-2013

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