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Search Aspect ( Potternewton Hall )
Location - Leeds & District

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Potternewton Hall, entrance gates (Potternewton)
Black & White imageUndated. Image shows the piers and entrance gates (c.1720) to Potternewton Hall after a heavy snowfall. The Hall's owner, Francis Lupton Esq. and his brother, Leeds Mayor Darnton Lupton, had raised their families at Potternewton Hall since the early 19th century. The Hall was demolished in 1935. The estate's entrance gates, urns and statuary were offered to the University of Leeds by William Lupton and Sons Ltd, Whitehall Mills, Leeds. In 1921, Mrs Olive Middleton and her sister, Miss Anne Lupton, inherited both the woollen cloth manufacturing business from their father, Francis Martineau Lupton, and a stake in another firm, the New Briggate Arcade Company. The company had been formed in the late 19th Century to build a new shopping and entertainment centre in Leeds city centre - The Grand Arcade - on land owned by the Lupton family since the 18th century. By 1925, the New Briggate Development Company owned a half share in the Newton Hall/Potternewton Hall Estate which was owned by the Lupton family". The Lupton family had been major benefactors to numerous educational institutions, including Leeds Grammar/Girls' High School, the Royal Russell School in Surrey, Lady Margaret School in Parsons Green and the University of Leeds at which Francis Martineau's brother - Dr A. G. Lupton - had been the founding Pro-Chancellor. Olive's husband, solicitor Mr R. Noel Middleton was a graduate from Leeds University and worked at William Lupton and Sons Ltd.
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Potternewton Hall, Potternewton Lane (Potternewton) (1 comment)
Black & White imageUndated. Image shows a five bayed early Georgian Mansion built in the early 1700s by the Barker family. This was originally the site of Mauleverer's old seat. The Hall was demolished in 1935 to make way for housing development. Riviera Gardens, flat roofed white painted housing from the inter-war years, was built on the site of the hall and gardens. Immediately to the west of Potternewton Hall there was another substantial house called Newton Lodge which was demolished to make way for Newton Lodge Drive. In October 1935 G.F. Greenwood a York Antique Dealers offered for sale an 'old pannelled room from the Georgian Mansion Potternewton Hall c.1720'. The room was bought and reassembled at Sutton Park as a morning room.
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Potternewton Hall, Potternewton Lane (Potternewton) (3 comments)
Black & White imageUndated. View of Potternewton Hall in Potternewton Lane. By the early 1700's, the Barker family had acquired a substantial acreage from the Earl of Mexborough and built Potternewton Hall (c.1720). By 1860, the Barker family had sub-divided their estate with Potternewton Hall and 13 acres being sold to Francis William Lupton, a "gentleman" whose family had lived at Potternewton Hall since the early 19th century. The Lupton family had been landowners since the 18th century, owning and developing many properties in and around Leeds, including the Newton Hall Estate, which was adjacent to Potternewton Hall. By 1935, both Newton Hall and Potternewton Hall had been sold and demolished; the land being further sub-divided. The Lupton family sold their family seat, Beechwood, in neighbouring Roundhay in 1998 - much of the farmland having been sold by the 1950's to create the Leeds township of Seacroft. In October 1935, G.F. Greenwood, a York Antique Dealer, offered for sale an "old panelled room from the Georgian mansion, Potternewton Hall c.1720". The room was bought and reassembled at Sutton Park, near York, as a morning room.
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Potternewton Hall, Potternewton Lane (Potternewton)
Black & White imageUndated. Image shows Potternewton Hall, located in Potternewton Lane and built in the early 1700s. White urns and seating are arranged around a lawn with a central fountain. In 1860, the Hall was owned by Francis Lupton Esq. In 1870, the adjoined estate, Newton Hall, was sold to Francis Lupton (of Beechwood Estate, Roundhay) and his brother Darnton by their first cousin Unitarian minister Arthur Lupton (died 1881) who had owned the Newton Hall estate since the early 19th century. From 1860, Arthur Lupton was leasing the adjacent Potternewton Lodge from the Barker/Ray family. By 1910, the New Briggate Development Company bought a half share in the Lupton-owned estates. The will of Francis Lupton's son - Francis Martineau Lupton (died 1921) - does not list all the property he had put into trust but reveals it will benefit from the income from "real or leasehold properties" which his trustees should "generally manage...according to their absolute discretion". By 1927, Agnes Lupton and the New Briggate Development Company had sold the site to United Newspapers (est. 1918) Ltd. The Yorkshire Post had, in October 1933, advertised that "the Newton Hall Estate is the largest private building enterprise in Leeds". In 1921, Francis Martineau Lupton's daughters, Olive and Anne, had inherited both a stake in the New Briggate Development Company and the family woollen manufacturing business - William Lupton and Sons Ltd. - which had been managed by Olive's husband, solicitor Richard Noel Middleton (died 1951). When Olive Middleton died in 1936, her will shows that she left a personal estate of £52,031. Olive's will also discloses that by 1936 there were three separate family trusts in operation controlling the bulk of her and her family's fortune. Olive's will does not discuss her specific investments, but suggests they included "railway and other company shares" held in the trust. William Lupton and Co. Ltd. was sold to Hainsworth in 1958.
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