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Search Aspect ( Old Foundry Lane )
Location - Leeds & District

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Sketch Map of Killingbeck Farm and Smallpox Hospital (Killingbeck)
Colour imageUndated. Image shows a sketch map of the former site of Killingbeck Farm, taken from the OS map of 1933. In c1915 it became the site of Killingbeck Smallpox Hospital, centre, and the old farmhouse was converted to the administration block. At the same time the main Killingbeck Hospital was converted to a sanatorium for the treatment of tuberculosis cases and part of this site is seen to the right. Wykebeck Valley Road runs up the left-hand side joining Foundry Lane at the top. The old route of Foundry Lane is also visible as it crosses Wyke Beck over an old stone bridge. Wyke Beck meanders along the line of Wykebeck Valley Road. Stretching south-west from Foundry Lane to the site of the old farm are a series of lynchets. These are evidence of cultivation of the land in the form of banks of earth left by continued ploughing over many years. They are believed to date back to at least Medieval times. Thre is also an ancient sunken lane which is still visible running between Old Foundry Lane and the farm site. Image courtesy of John Garnett.
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Wyke Beck and the stone bridge crossing Old Foundry Lane (Killingbeck)
Colour imageUndated. View of Wyke Beck where Old Foundry Lane crosses by way of an old stone bridge. The view south-east towards high rise flats in Wykebeck Valley Road. This part of Foundry Lane was re-routed in the 1930s and the bridge became disused and over-grown. Image courtesty of John Garnett.
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Wyke Beck from the old stone bridge on Old Foundry Lane (Killingbeck)
Colour imageUndated. View from the old stone bridge which carried Old Foundry Lane across Wyke Beck prior to the 1930s, before Foundry Lane was re-routed. On the east side of the Beck Old Foundry Lane shortly was to join an old sunken lane which is still visible today. The lane is thought to date back to at least medieval times and gave access to a farm, the site of which eventually became Killingbeck Smallpox Hospital. Ancient farming in the locality is also evidenced by the lynchets, banks of earth left behind by centuries of ploughing the slope. Farmland once belonged to the Knight's Templars of Newsam and Kirkstall Abbey also had connections with the working of the land here. Image courtesy of John Garnett.
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Wyke Beck looking south from Old Foundry Lane (Killingbeck)
Colour imageUndated. View of Wyke Beck looking south from Old Foundry Lane from the old stone bridge. This part of Foundry Lane and the bridge are now inaccessible to vehicles as the road was re-routed in the 1930s. From here Wyke Beck meanders southwards following the line of Wyke Beck Valley Road. It skirts the site of the old Killingbeck Smallpox Hospital which once existed on the former site of Killingbeck Farm. Killingbeck Smallpox Hospital is now demolished but there is still evidence of its presence to be seen. To the left of the beck, but not visible here, is an old sunken lane, thought to date back to at least medieval times. It leads down to the site of the Smallpox Hospital which had formerly been the site of Killingbeck Farm. Farm traffic would have regularly used this land to and from Old Foundry Lane. The stone bridge is very wide and would have been suitable for horse-drawn farm vehicles.
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