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Beeston Road, number 219, Cranbrook House,


Beeston Road, number 219, Cranbrook House,
Description:
15th November 2010. Image shows number 219 Beeston Road, a red brick end terraced house located adjacent to Cross Flatts Park. It is built with a 'turret' containing bay windows to the ground and first floors. The name-plate on the turret wall is faded but, if magnified, reveals that this building bears the name, "CRANBROOK HOUSE". A Leeds Directory for 1906 shows this to be the residence of Alderman Joseph Fearnley Carter. At this time he was serving on several committees on behalf of Leeds City Council including Highways, Markets, Parks and the Distress Committee.

User Comments:

Name:
brian thomas

Comment:
My maternal grandmother worked in service at this house for the Carter family as a young woman. When she married my Grandfather the Carters' furnished their entire home as a wedding present, around 1905. My grandmother always referred to Mr Carter as "A perfect gentleman who worked extremely hard for the City of Leeds"

Date:
24-Nov-2010

Email:
helensdad@mac.com

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Name:
Patricia Smith

Comment:
Alderman Carter had The Punch Bowl Hotel, 61 Town Street, Beeston, built for his son around 1890. Unfortunately the son died on honeymoon at Lake Lucerne, Switzerland. The street at the back of The Punch Bowl and the three ajoining shops was named Carter Terrace after him. My parents, Arthur and Eileen Moss, both now sadly deceased, were tenants at The Punch Bowl from August 1957 to August 1968.

Date:
03-Feb-2011

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Name:
peter ellis

Comment:
In the 1950s this house was occupied by Rev Roberts the Methodist Minister for Lady Pit Lane Methodist Church.

Date:
03-Feb-2011

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