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Search Aspect ( Kirkstall forge )
Location - Leeds & District

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Abbey Road (Kirkstall)
Black & White image15th April 1913 Construction of boundary wall to grounds of Kirkstall Forge. Abbey Road can be seen through the gateway, then construction area. Down the banking on the right, some of the Forge plant can just be seen. The Cistercian monks of Kirkstall Abbey began forging metal in 1147. It continued on this site through the centuries. It is now due to be closed 2002/2003.
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Abbey Road (Kirkstall)
Black & White image15th April 1913 Building of perimeter wall to Kirksatll Forge. Men, tools and materials can be seen. This area was first used for forging by the Cistercian monks of Kirkstall Abbey. It is thought that a furnace was built to smelt iron ore for the production of iron for nails and tools during the construction of the Abbey. Through the centuries, metal continued to be produced, the Beecroft and Butler families prominent in the 19th and 20th centuries.
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Abbey Road (Kirkstall)
Black & White image15th April 1913 Construction of retaining wall to grounds of Kirkstall Forge. Shuttering can be seen. The monks of Kirkstall Abbey began forging on this site in 1147, manufacturing tools and nails. It became world famous in the 20th century for the manufacture of heavy axles. Past owners included the Beecroft and Butler families. It is due to close 2002/2003.
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Abbey Road (Kirkstall)
Black & White image15th April 1913 Construction of retaining wall to grounds of Kirkstall Forge, tools and materials can be seen. On the right building is Leeds Corporation Electricity sub-station. The Cistercian monks of Kirkstall Abbey had begun forging metal on this site as early as 1147. The forge has passed through many hands. It was renowned for the manufacture of heavy axles. It is likely to close 2002/2003.
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Abbey Road, Leeds Tramways Department old electricity sub station. (Kirkstall) (4 comments)
Colour image20th May 2007. View of an old electricity sub-station built for Leeds Tramways Department (Hawksworth) in Abbey Road in 1906. It provided power on the route from Woodside Avenue, Kirkstall Road to the Hawksworth Road Terminus, route number 4. It was decommisioned in 1948 when a new power plant opened in Kirkstall Road. The stone building stands opposite the former site of Kirkstall Forge. It was once taken over by a firm dealing in equipment for pool and snooker. Presently, the building stands empty. Image courtesy of Graham Schofield.
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