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Creskeld Lane, looking north with Creskeld Grange Farm in view

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Creskeld Lane, looking north with Creskeld Grange Farm in view
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c1900-1904. View of Creskeld Lane looking north towards the junctions with Arthington Lane and Warren Lane. In the centre a couple of horses harnessed to a cart stand in Creskeld Lane, with another animal waiting behind them. This is at the entrance to Creskeld Grange Farm which can be seen through the trees at the right-hand side of the road. A herd of Friesian cows known as the 'Creskeld Herd' were established here in 1921 and were sold only recently (2013). At the left edge, the chimney in the distance is part of Arthington Pumping Station (Leeds Corporation Water Works) and behind it there is a glimpse of Wharfedale Viaduct (also known as Arthington Viaduct). This was designed by railway engineer, Thomas Grainger and built between 1845 and 1849 to carry the Leeds to Thirsk Railway over the River Wharfe. Also in the background Almscliff Crag is visible on the horizon, left. Creskeld Villas can be seen behind the tree on the left-hand side of the road.

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Name:
Tom S-S

Comment:
It is indeed Creskeld Lane a view from by The Lodge towards Cresked Home Farm. It would be wonderful to be able to return the farm to immaculate state it was in in my great grandfather's time but sadly the farm's income and the decline of the textile industry which funded the estate in its early years of my great grandfather's ownership does not permit this - something my brothers and I are determined to try and reverse! The avenue of trees has sadly gone although some replacements have been replanted.

Date:
27-Jul-2011

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Name:
David Barr

Comment:
My father took over from Mr Heslop in 1953. He continued showing cattle with much success. Mr Pakinson had died so the estate was run by his son in law Sir Malcolk Stoddart-Scott. The large chimney is the pumping station down Warren Lane

Date:
26-Jun-2013

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Name:
David Barr

Comment:
Regarding the large chimney. The railway embankment is very high here, as the track approaches the viaduct. This would obscure the view of Riffa. The pumping station became redundant when it was found to be unnecessary.

Date:
30-Jun-2013

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ldbarr1965@talktalk.net

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Name:
Norah Heslop

Comment:
this is a picture of Creskeld Lane,coming down the lane from Creskel Hall.The gate on the left, is the garden gate of the head gardeners cottage .The house on the bottom of the lane is Home Farm .I lived their fifteen years.the trees I believe are now gone .The whole estate used to be a real show place ,My father was the farm manager when Mr Parkinson was living.He built up the herd and helped other farmers in England and Scotland build theirs into pedigree herds.It was a wonderful time for farming,Creskeld Herd won many ,many ,silver cups and ribbons,and was really a show place.The woods and bridle paths were wonderful ,not a bent or broken fence on the whole estate.I now live in Florida and have been back several times to Arthington and was shocked to see it, as it is today.Oh progress.Just ask Caroline and John. It is the pumping station in the back ground.

Date:
01-Jul-2013

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DickandSue@bellsouth.net

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