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Rockland; home of Francis Martineau Lupton and daughter Olive Middleton (Potternewton)
Black & White imageUndated. Image shows Rockland, built during the 1870s in St. Mary's Road on the Newton Park Estate, which included both Potternewton Hall and Newton Hall. The estate had been owned by the Lupton family since the early 19th century. Rockland, an Arts and Crafts stone built house, was the residence of Francis Martineau Lupton Esq. Francis Martineau had been born on the Newton Park Estate at Potternewton Hall on 21st July 1848 and spent his boyhood there. The Luptons were an old Leeds Family with a strong sense of citizenship. A local politician, Francis' career included the chair of an improvement committee on the City Council, responsible for clearing the insanitary areas of York Street and Quarry Hill. He was an Alderman of Leeds between 1895 and 1916. Francis Martineau married Harriet Albina Davis (1850-1892) and they had two daughters and three sons. Their sons, Francis Ashford Lupton (1886-1917), Captain Maurice Lupton (1887-1915) and Lieutenant Lionel Martineau Lupton (1892-1916) were all killed in the First World War. In 1917 Francis Martineau Lupton gave up Rockland, letting it for the nominal annual rent of £1 for use as a home for the children of soldiers and sailors in memory of his sons. Later, he moved to Fieldhead, Park Avenue, Roundhay; he is listed in the Leeds Directories as residing at this address between 1917 and 1920. Also listed at Fieldhead in the 1920 Directory is solicitor Richard Noel Middleton. In 1914, Noel had married Olive Christiana Lupton (1881-1936) who had been born on the family's Newton Hall/Park Estate (Newton Grove). Within months, Francis Martineau had taken up residence at Rockland, the manor house built for his family and where Olive and her siblings would grow up. She later boarded at Roedean until 1900. Olive was one of two daughters of Francis Martineau; the other was Anne. Both daughters had inherited the family wool manufacturing business, William Lupton and Sons Ltd., upon their father's death. Olive's husband, Noel (d.1951), would become a managing director of the business which was sold to Hainsworth in 1958. Olive and Noel Middleton were the great grandparents of the present Duchess of Cambridge who, prior to her marriage to H.R.H. Prince William (1st Duke of Cambridge) was known as Catherine Elizabeth Middleton. Francis Martineau Lupton is known to have died from kidney failure at Low Gables, Allerton Park, on 5th February 1921. The house at Allerton Park called Low Gables was later occupied by James Harry Braime of the Hunslet engineering firm (1922 Directory). Rockland survives and is now surrounded by heavy-density housing.
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All Saints Church (Thorp Arch) (1 comment)
Black & White image15th October 1919 This huge stone is roughly hewn into a cube shape and two sides of the cube are carved with grotesque human faces. This stone, now at All Saints Church, was removed from the garden of Thorp Arch Manor House.
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Baghill Green, Manor Farm (West Ardsley)
Colour image1960s. View of the brick-built Manor House Farm at Baghill Green. Image used courtesy of Peter Aldred. Photograph from the David Atkinson Archive.
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Birkby Brow Wood, Gypsy Camp (Morley) (5 comments)
Colour image12th March 1959. This gypsy encampment was to be found at the Howden Clough end of Birkby Brow Wood. Gypsies have camped in this wood for a long time; in earlier days they used to camp at the Scotchman Lane end of this path through Brow Wood. The census returns of 1841 mention Scotchman Lane Gypsy Camp and someone called Coronation Lee living there. In his autobiography Sir Titus Salt also mentions the gypsies at the bottom of Scotchman Lane; as a young boy he lived at the Manor House in Morley and he had to pass the gypsy camp on his way to and from Batley Grammar School where he was educated. Photograph from the David Atkinson Archive by Len Sanderson.
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Cad Beeston, The Manor House, Temple Crescent (Beeston)
Colour image8th March 2009. View of Cad Beeston, a building which has its origins in the 15th century as a Manor House. In 1985 building work commenced on a 19th Century row of cottages, numbers 7, 8 and 9 Cad Beeston, off Temple Crescent. Number 8 can be seen here, to the left, and number 9 is on the right. As rubble and brick were removed the timber frame structure of the original manor house was exposed. Samples of the timber were analysed by the University of Nottingham and it was found to have come from trees felled between the summer of 1420 and the spring of 1421. Evidence of 15th century fires in the fireplace of the great hall in the form of soot deposits found in a small piece of plaster work high in the south wall. It has been left in situ. The kitchen, dairy, storerooms and living accommodation would have been sited where the adjoining houses now stand. It is thought very likely that the original owner of Cad Beeston Manor House was Peter De Rome who is documented as the owner in 1425. The Manor House is now Grade II listed and following restoration was occupied by offices for a time but is currently a residential property.
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