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Search Aspect ( Knights Templar )
Location - Leeds & District

Colton Road, looking north towards Selby Road (Whitkirk) (3 comments)
Black & White image20th October 1949. w looking north along Colton Road towards Selby Road. To the left is the listed Churchyard wall to the east of St. Mary's Church which probably dates from the nineteenth century. It is of dressed stone with rounded stone coping. The gate piers have gabled heads. In the foreground, right, are the ruins of late eighteenth century stables, also grade II listed. There is a large elliptical arch carriageway. On the centre keystone of the arch a Knights Templar's Cross is carved. The other properties seen in the background are grade II listed and are numbered 1 to 5 Selby Road.
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Colton Road, numbers 2 - 5 (Whitkirk)
Black & White image20th October 1949. View looking south east along the east side of Colton Road showing numbers 2 to 5. On the wall of the cottages, in the centre under the eaves, can be seen the Knights Templar's Cross and the date 1732. This indicates that the properties belonged to the Manor of Whitkirk, one of the manors of Temple Newsam. All these properties are Grade II listed.
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Disused, sunken lane leading to the site of Killingbeck Farm (Killingbeck) (2 comments)
Colour imageUndated. Image shows the line of a disused, sunken lane leading south down to the former site of Killingbeck Farm from the old stone bridge crossing Wyke Beck. The bridge was part of the old Foundry Lane, before it was re-routed in the 1930s. The sunken lane is thought to have its origins in the medieval period. The area is recorded in the Yorkshire Hundred Rolls, 1274-1275 in the Wapentake of Skyrack. It was held by the Knights Templar of Newsam with 3 bovates (measurements of land) from the gift of Walter de Kelingbec and 4 bovates from the gift of William de Somervil. Killingbeck was, therefore, part of the Temple Newsam Estate. Image courtesy of John Garnett.
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Headrow nos. 17 - 21, (Lowerhead Row) (City Centre) (3 comments)
Black & White image1891 View of what was then called Lowerhead Row, July 1891. In the centre of the photo (right side) a sign can be seen for oysters, this was outside number 17 Richardson and Cousins Oyster Rooms. To the right is the entrance to the Marquis of Granby Yard. Next 18 was the premises of Herman Wolfe, a wardrobe dealer (who would be selling clothes). Between 18 and 19 is an alley leading into the Unicorn Yard. The Unicorn public house is number 19, licensee Rueben Schofield. The next shop is that of James Brown, practical watchmaker at 20, last on the right and partly in view, 21 was another clothing shop, business of June Towler. Four of these properties are marked with Templar Crosses. There is one to the left of the Oyster sign on 17, above the window of 18 is a notice with a cross directly above it. Between the two upper windows of the Unicorn Inn another can be seen and to the right of the upper window of number 20 a cross is clearly visible. Crosses are displayed on property which was once part of the Manor of Whitkirk. The order of the Knights Templar was founded in 1118/9, during the Crusades, their primary role was to protect pilgrims on the road to Jerusalem. The Church and Manor of Whitkirk was given o the Templars who established a preceptory and founded the Temple Newsam estate in 1155 it included property in the town of Leeds. There were 6 crosses on the Lowerhead Row and Lady Lane, 10 on Templar Strreet, in all 19 crosses were displayed in the city.
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The Church of St. Mary off Selby Road (Whitkirk) (1 comment)
Colour image2000. View of the Church of St. Mary at Whitkirk. A church was recorded in this vicinity in the Domesday Survey of 1086 and it is likely that the site has remained unchanged. The present building was erected in 1448-9, but underwent a substantial restoration in 1856. During the Middle Ages, the Knights Templars and Knights Hospitallers were patrons of the advowson of the vicarage. This right passed to the Master, Fellows and Scholars of Trinity College, Cambridge, and eventually, in 1898 to the Meynell Trustees. This view is from the north side of the church and shows the western tower with a leaded and slated medieval spire.
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