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Selby Road, Austhorpe Lodge gatehouse


Subject ID:
20091019_169627
Location:
Austhorpe
Subject Year:
Copyright:
Leeds Library & Information Services
Class number:
LEO 4529
Selby Road, Austhorpe Lodge gatehouse
Description:
Undated. View shows on the left the gatehouse to Austhorpe Lodge, which was situated on Selby Road, while the lodge itself was situated on Austhorpe Lane. The gate house is now a bungalow numbered 535 Selby Road. On the right a man is herding cattle along the unmade road which led to Austhorpe Lodge; this road is now Detroit Drive. Austhorpe Lodge is notable as being the birthplace, in 1724, of the celebrated engineer John Smeaton; it had been built in 1698 by his grandfather, also called John Smeaton, not long after the building of Austhorpe Hall (1694), a little to the north on Austhorpe Lane.

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