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Abbey Gatehouse, north of Kirkstall Abbey, lithograph (Kirkstall) (2 comments)
Black & White imageAugust 1820 Image shows a lithograph from 1820 depicting the gatehouse to the north of Kirkstall Abbey. This was before the new turnpike road was built in 1827. The gatehouse was first converted to a residence by John Ripley, the last abbot, who lived there until his death in 1568. For the next three hundred years it existed as a farmhouse and this is how we see it in this lithograph. Later, it became a gentlemans residence and was occupied by the Butler family. Eventually, Colonel Thomas Walter Harding of the Tower Works, Holbeck owned the gatehouse until he sold it to Leeds City Council in 1925. It is now part of Abbey House Museum and has only recently undergone a £2.3 million restoration, including additions to the Victorian Streets and shops.
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Abbey Road, Kirkstall Abbey (Kirkstall)
Colour imageUndated. View looking towards Abbey Road and Kirkstall Abbey, taken from the gardens to the side of Abbey House Museum. Photograph courtesy of Stephen Howden.
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Abbey Road, Kirkstall Abbey (Kirkstall)
Colour imageUndated. View looking towards Abbey Road and Kirkstall Abbey from the gardens to the side of Abbey House Museum, with trees in the foreground. Photograph courtesy of Stephen Howden.
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Abbey Road, Kirkstall Abbey (Kirkstall)
Colour imageUndated. View looking towards Abbey Road and Kirkstall Abbey from the gardens to the side of Abbey House Museum, showing trees in the foreground. Photograph courtesy of Stephen Howden.
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Abbey Walk (Kirkstall)
Black & White image4th January 1926 Abbey Walk, junction with Abbey Road. The ruins of Kirkstall Abbey can be seen through the trees. The Abbey was separated from the gatehouse when turnpike road was built in 1827. The former gatehouse was extended over the centuries, became a private residence, latterly for Beecroft and Butler families who also operated Kirkstall Forge. It was sold to Leeds City Council in 1925 and opened as Abbey House Museum in July 1927. Recently extensive renovation took place. This is a side view of the museum.
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