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Search Aspect ( Brayton )
Location - Leeds & District

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Farndale Court, prior to demolition (Swarcliffe)
Colour imageJanuary 2001. View shows Farndale Court, a block of high-rise flats situated off Farndale Approach, shortly before its demolition which took place in March 2001. This 15-storey, 44 metres high tower block was built in 1966, one of eleven in the area dating back to the 1960s. All but one were demolished in the 2000s. In the foreground is a row of garages and beyond are houses on Brayton Place. Image courtesy of Leslie Cole.
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Langbar Grange Residential Flats. (Swarcliffe)
Colour image2000. Looking towards Langbar Grange flats from the Brayton Estate, possibly Brayton Grove. Langbar Grange, situated in Langbar Approach, is a brick built block with 15 floors, built to a height of 44 metres in 1966. When these houses were originally built they were designed to be all-electric, hence no chimneys.
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Sherburn Road, looking towards high-rise flats (Swarcliffe)
Colour image2001. View looking down Sherburn Road showing the junction with Sledmere Croft on the left. The fire station building is at the bottom of the hill, by the junction with Stanks Drive which runs across from left to right. Beyond this a series of high-rise flats dominate the background. These are (from left) Langbar Towers (top just visible), Langbar Grange, Ash Tree Grange, Pennwell Croft, Ash Tree Court, Brayton Grange and Farndale Court. These were all to be demolished at periods within the next 5-6 years, leaving only Sherburn Court (off the picture to the right) still standing. Image courtesy of Leslie Cole.
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Sherburn Road, looking towards high-rise flats (Swarcliffe)
Colour image2001. This view looking down Sherburn Road towards Stanks Drive show how the landscape of the Swarcliffe housing estate was previously dominated by a number of blocks of high-rise flats. Six are in view here, namely (from left), Langbar Grange, Ash Tree Grange, Penniwell Croft, Ash Tree Court, Brayton Grange and Farndale Court. All these were to be demolished over the next few years as part of a major regeneration of the area. Houses in the foreground remain, where the junction with Sledmere Croft is on the left. Image courtesy of Leslie Cole.
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Sherburn Road, looking towards high-rise flats (Swarcliffe)
Colour image2001. View looking south-east down Sherburn Road towards Stanks Drive with the fire station on the left and a bus shelter in the centre. The background is dominated by 7 blocks of high-rise flats : from left, Langbar Towers, Langbar Grange, Ash Tree Grange, Pennwell Croft, Ash Tree Court, Brayton Grange and Farndale Court. These blocks were all built in 1965-66, some with 12 storeys and some with 15, and all were to be demolished in the early 2000s : Brayton Grange and Farndale Court in 2001, Langbar Towers and Ash Tree Grange in 2003 and Langbar Grange, Ash Tree Court and Pennwell Croft in 2006. Image courtesy of Leslie Cole.
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