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Search Aspect (ABBEY HOUSE MUSEUM )
Location - Leeds & District

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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 (Kirkstall)
Black & White image11th April 1928. View of Abbey House and grounds. Originally the gate house for Kirkstall Abbey, it was separated from the ruins by the building of a new turnpike road in 1827. Now Abbey House Museum.
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Abbey House (Kirkstall) (2 comments)
Black & White image16th July 1929. Now Abbey House Museum, there is a long history back to 1152 when the building began. It was used as a residence by the last abbot of Kirkstall and then prominent families. It was sold to Leeds City Council in 1925 and opened as the Abbey House Folk Museum in 1927. Between 1998 and January 2001, alteration and restoration work was carried out which cost £2.3 million.
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Abbey House Museum (Kirkstall)
Black & White image13th February 1935. Abbey Road junction with Abbey Walk, which runs to side of Museum up to Morris Lane. Taken prior to road improvemnets. The Abbey House was originally the gate house for Kirkstall Abbey, it became detached when the turnpike road was built in 1827. From 1584, for 300 yeas it belonged to the Savile family. It became the home of the Butler and Beecroft families, also proprietors of Kirkstall Forge until 1889. It was sold to Leeds City Council in 1925 and opened as a folk museum in 1927. It has recently had extensive restoration work.
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Abbey House Museum (Kirkstall)
Black & White image28th March 1936. View of improvements to Abbey Walk, Workers can be seen relaying paving slabs. Abbey House was originally the gate house for Kirkstall Abbey, it became detached when the turnpike road was built in 1827. For 300 years it was the home of the Savile family. Then the home of Beecroft and Butler families (also running Kirkstall Forge) until 1889. It was sold to Leeds City Council in 1925 and opened as folk museum in 1927. It has recently had extensive restoration work.
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Abbey House Museum (Kirkstall)
Colour image2000s. View taken around 2005-2007 showing Abbey House Museum. Originally the gatehouse to Kirkstall Abbey it later became a private dwelling occupied at various times by the Savile, Beecroft and Butler families. It was later sold to Leeds City Council who opened it as a museum in 1927. This view shows the tea rooms which include an outdoor seating area.
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Abbey House Museum, Abbey Fold (Kirkstall)
Black & White imageUndated, Image shows Abbey Fold. The cobble stone paving with open drainage, visible on far right was taken from the Hunslet area and rebuilt as originally found to show Leeds during the Industrial Revolution. Visible on the left is the entrance to J. Gathercole, Wheelwright and Joiner. This c.1900 workshop is typical of those found in semi-rural communities in the West Riding where wheelwrights and joiners were a joint profession. Seen through the door are tools used for a variety of jobs including furniture repair, heavy timber work and all aspects wheel and farm wagon repair. On the left of Gathercole's, just visible is Christopher Scott, Sadler and Harness maker. On the far right of the image is Beecroft & Butler, Blacksmiths. Beecroft & Butler took over Kirkstall Forge in 1779 and from 1779 Abbey House was leased to George Beecroft and held by the Beecroft and Butler families until the 1880s when it was sub-leased to other tenants and in 1888 sold to Colonel North.
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Abbey House Museum, Abbey Fold (Kirkstall)
Black & White imageUndated, Image shows Abbey Fold. The cobble stone paving with open drainage in the middle was taken from the Hunslet area and rebuilt as originally found to show Leeds during the Industrial Revolution. At the end of the street is a water pump originally supplying 16 houses from the same area. On the right in the distance is the waevers cottage belonging to Emanuel Gott. In the foreground is the entrance to Bill Atkin's Tanner & Currier shop where a Victorian bicycle leans against the exterior wall.
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Abbey House Museum, Abbey Walk (Kirkstall)
Black & White image1958. Image shows a 1958 view of the side entrance to the Abbey House Museum. On the far left of the image is part of the new building holding 'Stephen Harding Gate', a replica of a Victorian street. Visible on the far right of the image is a distance shot of Kirkstall Abbey.
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Abbey House Museum, Abbot's Stairs (Kirkstall)
Black & White imageUndated, View of stone staircase in Abbey House Museum, called the Abbot's stairs. On the right is a grandfather clock.
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Abbey House Museum, Blacksmith's Forge (Kirkstall)
Black & White imageUndated, Image shows tools on display in the replica Blacksmiths Forge on Abbey Fold at the Abbey House Museum. The Blacksmiths is named after the Beecroft and Butler parnership who took over Kirkstall Forge in 1779. Also in this year Abbey House was leased to George Beecroft and held by the Beecroft and Butler families until the 1880s.
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Abbey House Museum, Cromwellian Chapel (Kirkstall)
Black & White imageUndated, Image shows the Cromwellian Chapel located off Stephen Harding Gate, a reconstructed Victorian street. The interior of the chapel is furnished with a two decker pulpit and pews from Bramhope Old Chapel (1649).
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Abbey House Museum, Cromwellian Chapel (Kirkstall)
Black & White imageUndated, Image shows the Cromwellian Chapel located off Stephen Harding Gate, a reconstructed Victorian street. The interior of the chapel is furnished with a two decker pulpit, and pews from Bramhope Old Chapel (1649).
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Abbey House Museum, Dearlove Family (Kirkstall) (5 comments)
Black & White image1958 This image shows members of the Dearlove family outside a reconstruction of a 19th century violin makers in Harewood Square, Abbey House Museum. The shop has been named for Mark Dearlove who originally ran an 18th Century violin makers on Boar Lane. Many of the instruments on display were made by him and donated by the Dearlove family. Mark was renowned for his craftsmanship, musical knowledge and acute sense of sound, all skills vital in the creation of violins. The majority of his descendants have continued this tradition by becoming involved with music or the stage and have been known to reunite at the museum for music recitals like the one pictured here in 1958. Back row (left to right) Jack, Kenneth, Derek, Thomas, Doris (Mrs Garside), Jacqueline (Mrs Williams). Back row (left to right) Arthur, George, Mark and Charles all brothers.
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Abbey House Museum, Dearlove Family (Kirkstall)
Black & White image1958 This image shows members of the Dearlove family inside a reconstruction of a 19th century violin maker's at the Abbey House Museum. The shop has been named for Mark Dearlove who originally ran an 18th century violin maker's on Briggate. Many of the instruments on display were made by him and donated by the Dearlove family. Mark was renowned for his craftsmanship, musical knowledge and acute sense of sound, all skills vital in the creation of violins. The majority of his descendants have continued this tradition by becoming involved with music or the stage and have been known to reunite at the museum for music recitals like the one pictured here in 1958.
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Abbey House Museum, from Abbey Road (Kirkstall)
Colour imagec late 1960s. View of Abbey House Museum and grounds seen from Abbey Road.
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Abbey House Museum, from the south-west (Kirkstall)
Colour imagec late 1960s. View of Abbey House Museum seen from the south-west, with flower beds in the foreground.
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Abbey House Museum, Grocers Shop (Kirkstall)
Black & White imageUndated. Image shows the Illingworth & Kilburn grocery, listed above the shop as Italian Warehousemen supplier of tea and coffee. On display in the shop are canisters for 1875 tea and treacle. The building is built of local grit stone with interiors typical of the 1880s. The shop is located is Stephen Harding Gate, a reconstructed Victorian street in Abbey House Museum named for St. Stephen Harding, Abbot of St. Citeaux, who along with St. Bernard founded the Cistercian Order to which Kirkstall Abbey belonged.
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Abbey House Museum, grounds (Kirkstall)
Colour image2000s. View shows the grounds of Abbey House Museum, a public park with neatly laid out gardens, taken around 2005-2007. The building on the right is Abbey House Lodge situated on Morris Lane.
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Abbey House Museum, grounds (Kirkstall)
Colour image2000. View shows the grounds of Abbey House Museum taken around 2005-2007. This public park features neatly landscaped gardens. Just visible behind the trees is Abbey House Lodge on Morris Lane.
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