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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 was born and had grown up at Rockland on the Newton Park Estate. 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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Carmet Nurseries, near Potternewton Hall (Potternewton) (5 comments)
Black & White image28th February 1935. View of gateway to Carmet Nurseries from an acces road between the nurseries and Potternewton Hall. Caption beneath photo reads, Metcalfe, Market Gardener. Photo shows stone wall with a doorway in it. On the door is a notice reading, Carmet Nurseries, plants and vegetables for sale. Old store building in the background.
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Chapeltown Road, St. Martin's Church (Potternewton) (2 comments)
Black & White image23rd September 1946.View of St. Martin's Church, off Chapeltown Road, Potternewton.
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Chapeltown Road, west side, numbers 281A, the Sikh Temple (Gurdwara) (Potternewton) (2 comments)
Black & White image22nd January 2006. View of The Sikh Temple (Gurdwara) at number 281A Chapeltown Road. The Grade II listed building was originally the Newton Park (Union Church) Congregational Baptist, built in 1887 to designs by Leeds Architect, Archibald Neill. The church is in the Gothic Revival Style and on the west side the three light gabled central window can be seen. The 520 seater church was built at a cost of £6,500 in front of the site of the former chapel. On an Ordnance Survey map dated 1952 it was no longer a church but was in use as the Royal Airforce Association Club. The original old chapel at the rear was the premises of the Old Central Hebrew Congregational Synagogue at this time. The building in the photograph became The Sikh Temple c1963. It has the Khanda, the emblem of the Sikh religion, above the porch. The Khanda is a double edged sword representing the separation of truth from falsehood. The circle symbolises the perfection of God, who is eternal and is called the Chakar. The two outer curved swords, or Kirpans, remind a Sikh of the equal importance of spiritual aspirations and obligations to society. Photograph courtesy of James William Bell.
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Lodge to Potternewton House, Potternewton lane (Potternewton)
Black & White imagec1904. Image shows an old stone built lodge belonging to Potternewton House,located on Potternewton Lane. It is constructed on one storey and has arched windows. There is a gateway to the left, with a capped stone pillar, and a larger gate to the right which crosses Potternewton Lane. A man wearing a flat cap and overcoat can be seen standing near the low stone wall on the left. He is a member of the Barker family. Adolphus Parkin Barker was a keen amateur photographer and was known to have lived in the Meanwood and Little London area. In the background a chimney is visible which is thought to be part of the Parisian Laundry (1908 map)at number 2 Henconner Lane.
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