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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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Headingley Lane, junction with St. Michael's Road and Otley Road (Headingley) (2 comments)
Black & White image1960s. View from Headingley Lane of the junction with St. Michael's Road, to the left, and Otley Road ahead, taken in the late 1960s. Two old public houses, the Original Oak on the right and the Skyrack on the left, have dominated the scene for many years and continue to be popular today, particularly with the local student population. A zebra crossing can be seen in the foregound.
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Headingley Lane, looking north-west (Headingley)
Black & White image1988 Looking north-west along Headingley Lane to the junction with St Michael's Road on the left, after which it becomes Otley Road as it turns the corner. Two public houses are seen, the Skyrack on the left and Original Oak in the centre, while on the right are three telephone boxes.
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Headingley Lane, looking north-west (Headingley)
Black & White image1988 View looking north-west along Headingley Lane towards the junction with St Michael's Road on the left, after which the main road continues on as Otley Road. Two public houses can be seen, the Skyrack Hotel on the left and the Original Oak on the right.
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Lynchet Embankment in a field (Killingbeck)
Colour imageUndated. Image shows a lynchet embankment in a field off Foundry Lane. Lynchets are the result of the ploughing of the slope over centuries and are believed to date back to Medieval times. In 1274-1275, during the reign of Edward I, the Hundred of Skyrack was recorded, part of a country wide survey or investigation taken Wapentake by Wapentake. Farm land in this area was owned by the Templars of Newsam and was gifted by William de Somervil and Walter de Kelingbec, 4 bovates and 3 bovates respectively. A bovate is a medieval measurement of land, named from the Latin Bovata, meaning ox. Another term was the Danish 'Oxgang'. The measurement was arrived at by how much land a single ox could plough in a year. The land was ploughed by teams of 8 oxen. A bovate, depending on the quality of the soil and the shape of the fields, measured roughly 15 acres. At one time the farm here was called Killingbeck Grange Farm and has links to Kirkstall Abbey. ('Grange' means a monastic farm.) Image courtesy of John Garnett.
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