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Former site of Killingbeck Farmhouse (Killingbeck)
Colour imageUndated. This spot is the former site of Killingbeck Farmhouse which was later converted to the administration block of the new Smallpox Hospital built c1915. This was on a separate site to the main Killingbeck Hospital which at the same time was converted for the specialist treatment of tuberculosis. Farming in this area goes back centuries and is evidenced by the lynchets running between Foundry Lane and the farm site. Lynchets are banks of earth left by continued ploughing of the slope over many years. Killingbeck Farm once provided eggs and poultry for the patients of Killingbeck and Seacroft Hospitals. Image courtesy of John Garnett.
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Killingbeck High Tech Site (Killingbeck)
Black & White imageAutumn 1982. Image show the site reserved for the construction of a High Technology Park on the former grounds of Killingbeck Hospital. It shows the pond on marshy land which was to be drained for the development scheme to commence. The park was to be called Acorn Business Park and the council was hoping to attract businesses in the field of computers and electronics with the aim to create a wealth of new jobs. In the background, left, Brecon Court and Brecon Rise are visible. These are two blocks of highrise flats constructed in 1965 on 12 floors to a height of 36 metres.
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Killingbeck 'High Tech' site (Killingbeck)
Black & White imageAutumn 1982. View of the site ear-marked for Killingbeck 'High Tech' site, a High Technology Park to be built on the former grounds of Killingbeck Hospital. In this image, Killingbeck Drive has already been laid, right, and drainage has been carried out. In the background, right, are two blocks of highrise flats, Brecon Court, left, and Brecon Rise, right. They were built in 1965 to a height of 36 metres and each contain 46 flats. They are situated in Brecon approach. The High Technology Park was to be named Acorn Business Park. The council was keen to attract new industries to the area, with particular regard to computing an electronics. It was hoped that hundreds of new jobs would be created, helping to redress the balance after the decline of the textile industry and small engineering firms. The main access to the site is via the new Killingbeck Drive from York Road.
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Killingbeck Hospital (Killingbeck) (1 comment)
Black & White image28th July 1914 Foundations of Killingbeck Hospital, farm buildings on left. The Killingbeck Hall Estate had been sold by Mrs Meynell Ingram in December 1898. The hospital had opened in 1904 to deal with cases of smallpox. From 1913, it became known as Killingbeck Municipal Sanatorium and specialised in cases of tuberculosis. It was extended again in 1936. Killingbeck was to become a treatment centre for heart and lung diseases, until it was closed in 1997. Killingbeck Hall had been demolished in 1978.
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Killingbeck Hospital (Killingbeck)
Black & White image3rd March 1938 Lodge house at entrance to Killingbeck Hospital.
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