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Construction of Gledhow Valley Road (Gledhow) (2 comments)
Black & White image16th October 1925. Raised woodland to the left. Five small wood rods stick out of the earth where the road is being built. Two mounds of earth to right. Makeshift tracks head off north in two directions. Dense woodland to the right.
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Gledhow Beck, near Gledhow Valley Lake (Gledhow)
Black & White image5th April 1956. View of Gledhow Beck which feeds Gledhow Valley Lake and runs along and beneath Gledhow Valley Road. The stone-lined beck appears to be undergoing repair and two weirs can be seen. The semi-detached houses in the background are in Gledhow Valley Road.
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Gledhow Hall at the Junction of Gledhow Lane and Lidgett Lane, 'Little Switzerland (Gledhow) (10 comments)
Black & White imageUndated, A view of Gledhow Hall possibly early 1900s. The land was originally monastic and was purchased from Elizabeth I by the Thwaites family. The Hall eventually came into possession of Liberal, James Kitson the first Lord Mayor of Leeds and head of the Monkbridge Iron and Steel Company. It was used as a military hospital during the First World War.
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Gledhow Hall, Sir James Kitson (Gledhow)
Black & White image1907 SIr James Kitson in his study at Gledhow Hall. In this year he was elevated to the peerage as Lord Airedale, after serving as a Liberal MP for the Colne Valley from 1892 to 1907. He was chairman of the family firm, Kitson and Company Limited, Airedale Foundry and the Monkbridge Iron and Steel Works. He died in Paris, on 16th March, 1911 and death duties came to £150,000
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Gledhow Hall, Sir James Kitson (Gledhow) (2 comments)
Black & White image1905 Sir James Kitson with a group of family and friends stand beside a chauffeur driven car outside Gledhow Hall, Roundhay. Sir James Kitson Bt. was raised to the peerage in 1907 as Lord Airedale, 1st Baron Airedale of Gledhow. Sir James is seen in the foreground with top hat. Standing either side of him is his son Albert (also in top hat) and daughter-in-law Florence - later Lord and Lady Airedale; in 1911, Albert inherited his father's Barony, including Gledhow Hall. Behind Florence is her mother, Baroness von Schunck (nee Kate Lupton) of the adjacent Gledhow Wood Estate. Family (daughters) and friends are also seen to the left. Gledhow Hall was painted by Turner in 1816 and was used as a VAD (Military) hospital during WW1. Lord Airedale, 1st Baron Airedale was one of the leading industrialists of his age and chairman of the family firm Kitson and Company limited, Airedale Foundry and the Monkbridge Iron and steelworks. Other country estates surrounding Gledhow Hall were Gledhow Grange and Hawkhills, Gledhow Lane - both the homes of solicitor William Middleton Esq. Gledhow Mount Mansion was home to wealthy wool manufacturer William Lupton Esq. The Lupton family seat "Beechwood" was also nearby, the estate remaining in the Lupton family until 1998.
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