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Search Aspect (SWARCLIFFE ESTATE )
Location - Leeds & District

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Ash Tree Grange, demolition (Swarcliffe)
Colour imageOctober 2003. This view from Swarcliffe Avenue shows three blocks of flats on the Swarcliffe estate, including Ash Tree Grange, left, which is about to be demolished; a crane is ready to begin the initial process of removing the top floors. Ash Tree Court (right) and Pennwell Croft (background) would survive until 2006 before suffering the same fate. In total, 11 tower blocks were built on the estate in the mid 1960s, of which only Sherburn Court still remains. Image courtesy of Leslie Cole.
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Ash Tree Grange, view from (Swarcliffe) (19 comments)
Black & White image1967 View from Ash Tree Grange, a block of high rise flats on the Swarcliffe Estate. Various examples of council housing are visible including houses, maisonettes and tower blocks. Ash Tree Grange was built to a height of 36 metres on 12 floors in 1965. Swarcliffe is, at present, undergoing a major, long term redevelopment which is managed by Yorkshire Transformations, a consortium made up of the Yorkshire Housing Group, building and maintenance contractors, John Mowlem & Company of Elland Road, and Halifax Bank of England. Before work was due to commence on the initiative in June 2005, the Ash Tree tower blocks underwent demolition along with the Langbars. A super long-reach excavator was hired, one of only two in the country with a reach of 40 metres to carry out the demolition. Yorkshire Transformations state that their aim is 'to improve the lives and homes of people living in Swarcliffe', and the project is planned in 5 year phases over the next 30 years.
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Cross Gates, Manston and Swarcliffe, aerial view (Swarcliffe)
Black & White imageUndated. Aerial view looking north showing Swarcliffe in the centre, Cross Gates (left) and Manston (right) on the bottom and part of Seacroft on the left. Whinmoor is in the background. York Road winds its way up in an S-Shape on the left, while Ring Road Crossgates runs down from the roundabout just below centre and Barwick Road leads off from it to the right. Stanks Lane runs along the top of the developed area; Stanks Drive and the rest of the Swarcliffe estate are yet to be built.
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Elmet Towers, demolition (Swarcliffe)
Colour image2008. View from Swarcliffe Drive showing the demolition of Elmet Towers flats with the Great Swarcliffe Plantation in the background. Elmet Towers was one of 11 tower blocks built on the Swarcliffe estate in the 1960s, of which all but one were demolished during the 2000s. A large crane is seen picking off pieces from the top of the building. Image courtesy of Leslie Cole.
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Elmet Towers, demolition (Swarcliffe)
Colour image2008. View shows Elmet Towers off Swarcliffe Drive during the process of demolition. The Great Swarcliffe Plantation is seen on the left. Elmet Towers was one of 11 tower blocks built on the Swarcliffe estate in the 1960s of which only one remains today. Image courtesy of Leslie Cole.
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Langbar Grange Residential Flats. (Swarcliffe) (9 comments)
Colour image2000. This photograph is most likely taken from the vicinity of Stanks Drive looking across green space to Langbar Grange, a 15-storey, 44 metre high block of flats built in 1966. This is one of six tower blocks to be demolished as part os a £100M scheme to re-develop the Swarcliffe estate. 710 new homes will be built and 1600 houses and flats will be renovated and refurbished. Swarcliffe has been chosen by the government as a Public Private Finance Initiative.
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Langbar Towers, demolition (Swarcliffe)
Colour image2003. View shows Langbar Towers, a block of high-rise flats situated on Swarcliffe Avenue, in the early stages of demolition with the top having been removed. Langbar Towers was one of a total of 11 residential tower blocks built on the Swarcliffe estate in the mid-1960s; all except one were demolished in the 2000s, leaving Sherburn Court as the only one remaining. Image courtesy of Leslie Cole.
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Langbar Towers, demolition (Swarcliffe)
Colour image2003. View shows Langbar Towers in the process of demolition. This block of high-rise flats on Swarcliffe Avenue was one of ten built on the Swarcliffe estate in the 1960s which were demolished in the 2000s, leaving only Sherburn Court standing. Another block, Langbar Grange, is seen on the right. This was demolished in 2006. Also on the right are nos.127 and 129 Swarcliffe Avenue. A bus shelter is seen in front. Image courtesy of Leslie Cole.
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Leeds Road, aerial view (Swarcliffe)
Black & White imageUndated. Aerial view looking west along Leeds Road towards Stanks and Manston (left) and Swarcliffe (right) with Seacroft in the background. The Leeds and Wetherby Railway Line crosses the road at Stanks Bridge in the centre of the picture. Beyond this Leeds Road becomes Barwick Road, and Penda's Way leads off to the left past the Kelmscotts. Stanks Lane leads to the right, with Stanks Drive leading off this; in between, work appears to be in progress on the building of the Swarcliffe estate. Fields cover the foreground.
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Manston Towers, demolition (Swarcliffe) (2 comments)
Colour imageJanuary 2001. View shows Manston Towers in the early stages of demolition. This block of high-rise flats situated off Eastwood Lane was one of eleven built on the Swarcliffe estate in the mid-1960s. All but one were pulled down in the 2000s. Ash Tree Court, just visible on the right, was one of those demolished in 2006. Image courtesy of Leslie Cole.
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Seacroft and Swarcliffe Estate, Maps and Plans (Seacroft) (2 comments)
Black & White imageUndated. Picture shows the proposed housing developments in Seacroft and Swarcliffe. The site for proposed schools is visible on the map.
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Seacroft Mill and Mill Green View, from Ring Road (Seacroft) (Seacroft) (2 comments)
Black & White imagec1967. View looking east from Ring Road (Seacroft) showing the old Seacroft Mill in the foreground with its windmill to the left, originally used for grinding corn. The other buildings were also once used as part of a farm; these have since been demolished but the windmill remains, though it has now been incorporated ino a hotel. Behind the mill are houses on Mill Green View, with Mill Green Gardens and Mill Green Close further back. The view looks towards the Swarcliffe estate where tower blocks seen in the background are, from left to right : Farndale Court (with part of Langbar Grange seen behind), Brayton Grange (with Langbar Towers barely visible behind), Ash Tree Grange, Ash Tree Court and Pennwell Croft.
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Stanks Lane, School Cottages (Stanks)
Black & White image1951. View of School Cottages on Stanks Lane, in Stanks near the junction with Barwick Road. This building was originally a school, built by the Rev. W.H. Bathurst, rector of Barwick, in 1838. It included a school room and an adjoining master's house. The date 1838 can be seen cut in stone above what was once the porch entrance. John Thirlwall was appointed as schoolmaser and the school continued in use till 1856 when a new larger Manston School was built on Austhorpe Road in Cross Gates. This building was then sub-divided into 4 cottages, but since this photo was taken they were demolished for the Swarcliffe estate to be built, at which time the line of the road of Stanks Lane was changed at its junction with Barwick Road. Originally Stanks Lane joined Barwick Road opposite Penda’s Way forming a crossroads, but the junction was moved further towards Leeds, leaving Stanks Garth on the original alignment of Stanks Lane.
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Swarcliffe Avenue, demolition of Langbar Towers (Swarcliffe)
Colour image2003. View looking north-east along Swarcliffe Avenue towards the high-rise flats of Langbar Towers in the process of demolition. A huge crane is seen which can reach to the top of the 15-storey tower block. This was one of 10 out of 11 blocks of flats on the Swarcliffe Estate that were demolished in the 2000s as part of a major redevelopment scheme for the area. Image courtesy of Leslie Cole.
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Swarcliffe Estate (Swarcliffe) (1 comment)
Black & White image22nd December 1952. icture shows a muddy area reserved for the Swarcliffe Estate in Seacroft. Rectangular plots have been dug out but are filled with water. Various industrial vehicles are parked all over the photo. Trees are also visible.
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Swarcliffe Estate (Swarcliffe)
Black & White image22nd December 1952. Large muddy area visible, reserved for the Swarcliffe Estate. Gas cylinder and metal post can be seen. Trees line the horizon.
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Swarcliffe Estate (Swarcliffe)
Black & White image22nd December 1952. Picture shows the area planned for the Swarcliffe Estate before the building work has begun. Large muddy area with a pump in the centre draining the flooded foundations. Trees line the horizon.
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Swarcliffe Estate, before building (Swarcliffe)
Black & White image22nd December 1952. View shows area for the proposed Swarcliffe Estate before building. The area is waterlogged and very muddy.
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Swarcliffe estate, flats (Swarcliffe)
Colour image2001. View shows flats on the Swarcliffe housing estate. In the foreground are small blocks of flats which are addressed as Whinmoor Way. In the background are the high-rise flats of Langbar Grange (left, in the distance), Ash Tree Grange (centre) and Langbar Towers (towards the right). All these were to be demolished as part of a regeneration programme for the area. Image courtesy of Leslie Cole.
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Swarcliffe Parade, Southwood Road, a little girl with her doll's pram (Swarcliffe) (1 comment)
Black & White image1964. Image shows a tiny girl with her doll's pram at Swarcliffe Parade, located between Southwood Road and Swarcliffe Drive. She will have been on a shopping trip here with a parent. Swarcliffe Parade had a number of shops that served the needs of the people on the surrounding Swarcliffe Estate, built in the late 1950s. The surname of the child in the picture is Thompson.
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