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Abbey Gatehouse, north of Kirkstall Abbey, lithograph (Kirkstall) (2 comments)
Black & White imageAugust 1820 Image shows a lithograph from 1820 depicting the gatehouse to the north of Kirkstall Abbey. This was before the new turnpike road was built in 1827. The gatehouse was first converted to a residence by John Ripley, the last abbot, who lived there until his death in 1568. For the next three hundred years it existed as a farmhouse and this is how we see it in this lithograph. Later, it became a gentlemans residence and was occupied by the Butler family. Eventually, Colonel Thomas Walter Harding of the Tower Works, Holbeck owned the gatehouse until he sold it to Leeds City Council in 1925. It is now part of Abbey House Museum and has only recently undergone a £2.3 million restoration, including additions to the Victorian Streets and shops.
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Abbey House, view of house and grounds (Kirkstall)
Black & White imageUndated. View of Abbey House and grounds. This had been the Abbey gatehouse and was built in 1152-82. It was altered by the last abbot, John Ripley, as a home where he lived until 1568. The Savile family owned it from 1584 and it served as a farmhouse, for 300 years to 1899, the Butler family leased it from the Earls of Cardigan and converted it to a gentleman's residence. In 1841 it was altered and restored and became home to George Beecroft MP of Kirkstall Forge. More extensions were added 1869/70 by John Butler of Kirkstall Forge. In 1889 it was bought by Colonel Thomas Walter Harding of Tower Works who owned it until 1912. Leeds City Council bought it in 1925 and it opened as Abbey House Folk Museum on July 11th 1927. The photograph has a wheelbarrow and spade in the foreground and three piles of turf round the edge of the garden. Photograph by Wormald of Leeds.
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Aerial View looking South (Holbeck) (1 comment)
Colour image5th October 1999 The Italianate towers situated at Tower Works, Globe Road, Holbeck (the makers of needles and steel pins). The larger one, known as the Giotto Tower (1899), is based on a tower at the Florence Cathedral (1334). Its purpose was as an extract ventilation shaft. The smaller tower on the left is a chimney (1864) replicating a 12th century Lamberti tower in Verona. In the distance are rows of terraced houses in Holbeck.
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Aerial view of railway lines and stations (City Centre) (3 comments)
Black & White image17th September 1962. Aerial view of railway lines and stations. In the centre of the bottom edge is Leeds Corporation Gas Department, and above it the lozenge shape is Holbeck Station (1855-1958). Above the centre, towards the top edge, are the two main railway stations with the River Aire and Leeds and Liverpool Canal looping round between. On the left is Leeds Central Station (1848-1967) and on the right is Leeds City Station formed in 1938 on the merger of Leeds Wellington Station and Leeds New Station. Cutting across the bottom left-hand corner is Wellington Road. Next Gelderd Junction on Wellington Road is the Grade II listed circular building, the Round House, opened by the Leeds & Thirsk railway in 1847. In the centre of the left edge is Bean Ing Mill, demolished in the 1960s and now the site of the Yorkshire Post building. The Town Hall is just visible a little way down from the top left edge. Wellington Street runs diagonally across the top left hand corner from the centre of the left edge.
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Aerial View, Leeds City Station (City Centre)
Black & White image1962 The centre of this aerial view is dominated by Leeds City Railway Station with tracks running diagonally from the top left to the bottom right. Towards the top left is the place where the River Aire and the Leeds and Liverpool Canal separate. The River flows above the station before disappearing under the Dark Arches, reappearing lower down to rejoin the canal at Victoria Bridge. The canal runs to the right of Tower Works, famous for its italianate chimneys. Above Leeds City Station is the smaller Central Station on Wellington Street which closed in 1967. Wellington Street runs from the top edge to City Square in the centre of the right edge. The Square is bordered by The Queens Hotel, Majestic Cinema, The Post Office and The Royal Exchange Building. Boar Lane runs from the bottom of City Square. In the lower right corner Briggate runs back towards the left, passing underneath the railway lines. Below the City Station is the Queen's Hall, a former tram depot on Swinegate, converted to an exhibition centre and concert hall before being demolished in 1989. The pale coloured building below this with an arched semi-circular roof is the Omnibus Depot on Sovereign Street.
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