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Search Aspect ( Matthew Murray )
Location - Leeds & District

Beeston Hill, View from (Beeston)
Colour imageFebruary 2007. View from Beeston Hill looking towards the redbrick streets of Holbeck. Matthew Murray High School is in the centre. St. Bartholomews Church in Armley is on the skyline, left of centre.
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Buckton Street, Beeston Hill (Beeston) (4 comments)
Black & White image1969. View of old red brick, back-to-back terraced homes in Buckton Street. The main block in the foreground is numbered, from left to right, 24, 22 and 20. Buckton Street was situated off Cemetary Road close to Holbeck Cemetary. The view in the background is north-east across Holbeck to Leeds city centre. Among more distant landmarks are the clock tower of Leeds Town Hall, the Merrion Centre and the spire of Trinity Church (in from the right).
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Dueling Pistols, with case and accessories, formerly property of John Blenkinsop (Unknown)
Black & White imageUndated. View of a pair of duelling pistols complete with case and accessories, formerly the property of John Blenkinsop of Middleton. They were made in Alnwick and have the makers name and emblem inside the lid. John Blenkinsop worked for the Brandlings in Tyneside before being appointed as steward to the Middleton Estate where he took on responsibility for several coalmines and hundreds of workers. He resided at Middleton Hall between 1808 and his death in 1831. Blenkinsop was to make his mark in Leeds for designing and patenting the rack pinion rail in 1811, which was used for the first steam locomotives built by Matthew Murray of the Round Foundry, Water Lane, Holbeck.
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Foundry Street, Round Foundry (Holbeck)
Colour image2011. View of Foundry Street showing part of the Round Foundry complex. This former engineering works was built in 1795-97 by James Fenton, Matthew Murray and David Wood with finance from William Lister. The firm of Fenton, Murray and Wood later became Fenton, Murray and Jackson. Matthew Murray in particular went on to great success as an engineer, producing the first commercially viable steam locomotive, the twin cylinder Salamanca, here in 1812. This was built for John Blenkinsop, manager of Middleton Colliery, utilising his rack and pinion system, and was used on the Middleton Railway, the world's oldest continuously working railway.
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Holbeck Cemetery, view towards Armley (Holbeck)
Colour imageFebruary 2007. View towards Armley from the elevated position of Holbeck Cemetery on Beeston Hill. The white building in the foreground is JTF Wholesale Warehouse. Behind the building with blue panels is Matthew Murray High School, in the process of being demolished. In the background, left of centre is St. Bartholomew's Church.
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