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Aerial View, Outer Ring Road, Otley Road, Weetwood Lane (Weetwood) (1 comment)
Black & White imageUndated. The Weetwood section of the Outer Ring Road runs from top to bottom on the right of this view. Weetwood Lane begins in the centre of the bottom edge and curves around to the left, with houses in the Foxhill estate visible beneath. Some of the properties are still under construction, visible on the left edge. In the centre of the estate, surrounded by trees, is Weetwood Grove. Moving back are the Leeds University Athletic grounds with the rugby pitch, pavilion and running track all clearly visible. In the top right-hand corner, Lawnswood School (formerly Leeds Modern) can be seen at the junction of the Ring Road and Otley Road which continues to the left and right. In the top left corner, part of Headingley Waterworks are in view.
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Bardon Hall, entrance gates (Weetwood) (5 comments)
Black & White image30th January 1906 On Weetwood Lane, built on land which had been part of the Weetwood Hall estate. Thomas Simpson commissioned his cousin John Simpson to design Bardon Hall. It was built between 1873-75 in Victorian Gothic style. Thomas Simpson died in 1898, the property was purchased by Joseph Pickersgill in 1899. Pickersgill was a millionaire, having made his fortune as a race-horse owner and turf commissioner. He was also a partner in Chorley and Pickersgill printers who had the Electric Press building in Cookridge Street. His contribution to the development of Bardon Hall was the building of a magnificent stable block. He died in 1820 aged 71. The house was purchased by the Roman Catholic Church and became the Bishops' House, residence for the Bishops of Leeds. Between 1951-1956 it was home to Cardinal Heenan. It then became Our Lady's Primary School c. 1960s to 1980s, and St. Urbans School in the 1990s. In 1999, the house and land were sold to a developer and were made into private apartments. The stables were demolished.
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Bardon Hall, entrance gates (Weetwood) (7 comments)
Black & White image30th January 1906. On Weetwood Lane, built on land which had been part of the Weetwood Hall Estate. Thomas Simpson commissioned his cousin John Simpson to design Bardon Hall. It was built between 1873 and 1875 in the Victorian Gothic style. Thomas Simpson died in 1898 and the property was purchased by Joseph Pickersgill in 1899. Pickersgill was a millionaire, having made his fortune as a race-horse owner and turf commissioner. He was also a partner in Chorley and Pickersgill printers who had the Electric Press building in Cookridge Street. His contribution to the development of Bardon Hill was the building of a magnificent stable block. He died in 1920 aged 71. The house was purchased by the Roman Catholic Church and became the Bishops' House, residence for the Bishops of Leeds. Between 1951 and 1956 it was home to Cardinal John Heenan. It then became a primary school and was latterly called St. Urbans School. In 1999, the house and land were sold to a developer.
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Bodington Hall, Adel Lane (Weetwood) (1 comment)
Black & White imageUndated. Image shows this Leeds University hall of residence built on part of the Weetwood Hall Estate. Named for Sir Nathan Bodington, Justice of the Peace and 1st Vice Chancellor of Leeds University, 1904 - 1911. He married Eliza Barren the daughter of Major John Barran. Bodington Hall was opened in November 1961.
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Bridge over mill stream (Weetwood)
Black & White image27th January 1925. View of wooden bridge over mill stream in The Hollies.
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