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Search Aspect ( Middleton )
Location - Leeds & District

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Rockland; home of Francis Martineau Lupton and daughter Olive Middleton (Potternewton)
Black & White imageUndated. Image shows Rockland, built during the 1870s in St. Mary's Road on the Newton Park Estate, which included both Potternewton Hall and Newton Hall. The estate had been owned by the Lupton family since the early 19th century. Rockland, an Arts and Crafts stone built house, was the residence of Francis Martineau Lupton Esq. Francis Martineau had been born on the Newton Park Estate at Potternewton Hall on 21st July 1848 and spent his boyhood there. The Luptons were an old Leeds Family with a strong sense of citizenship. A local politician, Francis' career included the chair of an improvement committee on the City Council, responsible for clearing the insanitary areas of York Street and Quarry Hill. He was an Alderman of Leeds between 1895 and 1916. Francis Martineau married Harriet Albina Davis (1850-1892) and they had two daughters and three sons. Their sons, Francis Ashford Lupton (1886-1917), Captain Maurice Lupton (1887-1915) and Lieutenant Lionel Martineau Lupton (1892-1916) were all killed in the First World War. In 1917 Francis Martineau Lupton gave up Rockland, letting it for the nominal annual rent of £1 for use as a home for the children of soldiers and sailors in memory of his sons. Later, he moved to Fieldhead, Park Avenue, Roundhay; he is listed in the Leeds Directories as residing at this address between 1917 and 1920. Also listed at Fieldhead in the 1920 Directory is solicitor Richard Noel Middleton. In 1914, Noel had married Olive Christiana Lupton (1881-1936) who was born and had grown up at Rockland on the Newton Park Estate. She later boarded at Roedean until 1900. Olive was one of two daughters of Francis Martineau; the other was Anne. Both daughters had inherited the family wool manufacturing business, William Lupton and Sons Ltd., upon their father's death. Olive's husband, Noel (d.1951), would become a managing director of the business which was sold to Hainsworth in 1958. Olive and Noel Middleton were the great grandparents of the present Duchess of Cambridge who, prior to her marriage to H.R.H. Prince William (1st Duke of Cambridge) was known as Catherine Elizabeth Middleton. Francis Martineau Lupton is known to have died from kidney failure at Low Gables, Allerton Park, on 5th February 1921. The house at Allerton Park called Low Gables was later occupied by James Harry Braime of the Hunslet engineering firm (1922 Directory). Rockland survives and is now surrounded by heavy-density housing.
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Back Fraser Mount showing rear of nos. 22 and 24 Middleton Terrace (Burmantofts)
Black & White imageUndated These are the backs of through red brick terraced properties addressed as 22 (left) and 24 Middleton Terrace, seen from Back Fraser Mount. Back doors are approached by a flight of steep steps. The wall enclosing the small yard of number 24 is partially demolished.
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Belle Isle Beck (Beeston)
Black & White image17th August 1949. Picture shows the view of Belle Isle Beck between Westland Road and Middleton Grove. The entrance to the Beck can be seen in the foreground with grass and foliage surrounding it. Above are wooden gates and fences. A building is visible to the right.
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Belle Isle Beck, Parkside (Belle Isle) (1 comment)
Black & White image17th August 1949. iew of the Parkside/Belle Isle area and shows Belle Isle Beck. The track of the Middleton Railway is visible close to the top of Old Run Road, and is not far from its terminus at Middleton Colliery,
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Belle Isle Estate, plan (Belle Isle) (3 comments)
Black & White imageUndated. Plan showing new roads between Middleton Colliery and Belle Isle Estate. Running across the top of the image is Windmill Road with Winrose Drive above it leading to Belle Isle circus right at the top of the image. From Belle Isle Circus almost to the bottom of the image runs Belle Isle Road. Town Street branches off diagonally towards the bottom from Belle Isle Road and Nesfield View is right from this junction. Above Nesfield View are houses built on the incomplete 'Brooms' estate and below it are homes on the partially built Nesfield Estate. Middleton Colliery is marked on the left where Middleton Park is now located. Houses on the Lanshaw estate curve round at the bottom of the image. Just below Windmill Road the footprint of Windmill Primary School is visible but St. Peter's Roman Catholic Church, on a site below the school playing fields, or the houses on the Petersfield Avenue estate are not yet built. Running up the centre, from Town Street, is Aberfield Drive joining Winrose Approach. The road to the left of Aberfield Drive is Newhall Road. Next to Newhall Road the Manor Farm site has still not been built on.
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