leodis logo

Leeds City Council

Open archives compliant site

Supported by BIG Lottery Fund

Enrich UK Lottery Fund

Burton Lodge, Burton Avenue

Add a comment to this photograph
Please note: Please enter your comments about this photograph in the form below. Once approved your comments will appear after the photograph description. To allow your e-mail address to be displayed please tick the box.  If you have already submitted comments without displaying your e-mail and you wish to alter this please contact us.

Name *:
 

Comment *:
 

My email:
 

Display my email:

 


Burton Lodge, Burton Avenue
Description:
30th November 1950. View shows Burton Lodge, a large Georgian House on Burton Avenue, off Dewsbury Road. Cockburn High School can be seen on the left.

User Comments:

Name:
Ken Silver

Comment:
Don't know about 'Burton Lodge', but it was always 'Burton House' to every pupil of Cockburn High School in my day (1958-1965). It was used as an extension to the school. The school dining halls & kitchen are 'behind camera'. The place is still there - bijou residences, I believe!

Email:
Not displayed

________________________________________________________________________________

Name:
Dave Johnson

Comment:
Yes, we also knew it as Burton House. I was at Hunslet Moor School from 1949-56 and at Cockburn from 1956-61. The gravelled path next to Burton House is the run-up for the High-Jump and Long-Jump sand-pit.

Email:
Not displayed

________________________________________________________________________________

Name:
Mick Speke

Comment:
I too knew it as Burton House from my time at Cockburn. The part nearest the camera is a Victorian extension. I once heard a story that long before all the terraced streets around it and the school were built it had been occupies by the Portugese ambassador although the though of an ambassador living in Hunslet does make me doubt the authenticity of this somewhat.

Email:
Not displayed

________________________________________________________________________________

Name:
Keith Johnson

Comment:
I did not go to Cockburn School but I always thought it was on Burton Ave not Dewsbury Rd

Email:
Not displayed

________________________________________________________________________________

Name:
Jerrold Whittam

Comment:
This was indeed Burton Lodge at the beginning of the 20th century. My mother used to live on Dewsbury Rd and had piano lessons in Burton Lodge. I was a pupil at Burton House during the 2nd World War, and up to 1947. Miss Jordan, the headteacher at the time, was a very severe figure, but showed underestanding when she disciplined me for climbing on to the roof via one of the fall pipes! Misses Laing and Harding were the two other teachers. Mr Skipsea was caretaker. During the War, we used the cellars for air-raid practice each morning.

Email:
Not displayed

________________________________________________________________________________

Name:
Christine (Venables) Whitaker

Comment:
Yes - like jerrold Whittam, I also knew this as Burton House, and attended school there to 1949, when I went to Cockburn High School.

Email:
Not displayed

________________________________________________________________________________

Name:
a.yuille (1958 65)

Comment:
ken silver was right. It was an extension to the school but for the sixth form only where many a drowsy sixth form lesson was spent. Entrance was at the front.

Email:
Not displayed

________________________________________________________________________________

Name:
Jean Armitage (nee Fisher)

Comment:
I went to school here in 1957 - 1959 when I was a pupil at Hunslet Moor Junior School. Classes Junior 2 and Junior 4 were housed in Burton House in classrooms downstairs. Junior 4 teacher was Miss Brown, a real teacher of the "old school" - she must have retired soon after I left to go to Cockburn. I remember Cockburn using Burton House for music lessons in the same downstairs classroom which had been occupied by junior 4 - Hunslet Moor must have stopped using it by then. The upstairs classrooms were used by Cockburn to house the sixth form, certainly from 1964 to 1966 when I was there. I remember having all our english lessons in the classroom at the front overlooking the Cockburn playground.

Date:
14-Jan-2009

Email:
Not displayed

________________________________________________________________________________

Name:
Hazel Johnson/ Silson

Comment:
I remember that we had our sewing lessons in Burton House when I was a pupil at Cockburn School from 1949.

Date:
27-Jan-2009

Email:
Not displayed

________________________________________________________________________________

Name:
Maureen Nichols

Comment:
I remember it as Burton House when I was at Cockburn 1955 to 1960.We had a netball court there and tennis courts.It was a lovely house.

Date:
26-Apr-2009

Email:
Not displayed

________________________________________________________________________________

Name:
Roy Walker

Comment:
Burton House.-Music lessons with the effervescent Mr.Bowman,the odd art lesson in an upstairs room (I think??),and a retreat for lunchtime guitar practice,when Mr.Bowman wasn't about. Crackin' memories,eh Gromit!

Date:
02-Feb-2012

Email:
roywalker101@hotmail.co.uk

________________________________________________________________________________

Name:
Brian Robinson

Comment:
From the inter-war years to 1950 this building was known as Burton House, the preparatory department for Cockburn High School opposite. It housed fee-paying pupils from 7 to 11 who could reach Form I here. They could then qualify to continue as fee-paying pupils in Form II of the main school alongside the new pupils from a dozen or more council schools in south Leeds. The brightest of the Burton House pupils could gain Closed Scholarships whereby fees in the main school were waived. For many years prior to 1949 Miss Jordan was in charge of Burton House. She was a French graduate of Leeds University, on the staff of the main school but temporarily seconded to Burton House. As pupils testify, she was a firm leader with a no nonsense approach, much appreciated by parents. The 1944 Education Act had its effect on Burton House in the immediate post-war years. Under the Act fee-paying was abolished in state secondary schools including Cockburn. In future all Cockburn pupils had to have passed the 11+ exam. So Burton House had no place in the new scheme of things and was gradually closed. Miss Jordan once more took up her duties as a French teacher in the main school. In 1949-50 she took Form 5A for the very last School Certificate examination and produced some good results. Sadly in 1951 she had a serious road accident and was later compelled to take early retirement through ill health.

Date:
13-Jun-2012

Email:
Not displayed

________________________________________________________________________________

Name:
JOAN HAYES

Comment:
I went to cockburn high till 19890, we had our music lessens there...

Date:
14-Apr-2013

Email:
Not displayed

________________________________________________________________________________

Name:
kathryn Knight (Neave)

Comment:
I was a pupil at Hunslet Moor from 1955-1961 but because of room shortages I had to spend my last two years at Burton House. I remember good times in the playground.

Date:
24-Jul-2013

Email:
kathknight11@yahoo.co.uk

________________________________________________________________________________

Name:
Carole McCulloch (Atkinson)

Comment:
I remember Burton House from my time as a pupil at Cockburn from 1960 to 1967. In my younger days there I had art lessons in a room at the front of the house with Miss Cooper. When I went into the sixth form Burton House was like a form room where we registered. I had my A level English lessons in a room at the back with the wonderful Mr Pelham. There was a long jump pitch outside, also a tennis court. Happy days!

Date:
07-Apr-2016

Email:
caroletdf@aol.co.uk

________________________________________________________________________________

Name:
Myra Rowlands

Comment:
I went to Hunslet Moor Primary School from 1954 and we used one of the rooms in Burton House as a classroom. I was made bank monitor and had to take all the shillings in a tin from Burton House down to Hunslet Moor every Monday. We were taught to save our money in those days. The Winter lessons are fondly remembered because of the coal fire and how warm and cosy it was and in the Summer we used to sometimes have lessons out in the garden at the back. Very, very happy days.

Date:
28-Nov-2016

Email:
Not displayed

________________________________________________________________________________

Name:
Michael Taaffe

Comment:
My Great-great-grandfather Antonio De Macedo occupied Burton House (I do not know dates) probably 1870 plus. I believe he was a local merchant and vice-Consul for Portugal in Leeds. One of his daughters (Florinda) married Francis Taaffe (Irish) and lived in Ireland.

Date:
05-Oct-2017

Email:
mftaaffe@gmail.com

________________________________________________________________________________

Buy a copy of this photograph 7669

Select the size, finish and quantity of the photograph you require.  If you require sepia toning please tick the appropriate box. Please note the size of the photographs will be as near as possible to that requested, however to avoid distorting the image sizes may not be exact. VAT will be added to the order at checkout.

Please note there is no negative available for this image there is a one off fee of £3.40 to pay in addition to the usual print costs.
Quantity: Sepia Toning (+50%)
Size Matt Gloss
10 x 8 inches £6.67 £6.67
12 x 9 inches £9.17 £9.17
16 x 12 inches £10.84 £10.84
Add to basket