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Search Aspect ( St. Stephen''s )
Location - Leeds & District

Boyles' Quarry to Burmantofts Works. (Burmantofts)
Black & White imageUndated. View of the quarry belonging to brick manufacturers J & C. Boyle Ltd. of St. Stephen's Road. In the background the chimneys of Burmantofts Works are visible. This was the Leeds Fireclay Co. Ltd. until it's closure in the 1950s. Torre House Road. Photograph courtesy of Terry Cryer.
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Boyles' Quarry. (Burmantofts) (1 comment)
Black & White imageUndated. View of Boyles' Quarry owned by brick manufacturers' J & C Boyle of St. Stephen's Road. Photograph courtesy of Terry Cryer.
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Burmantofts Works from the quarry of J & C Boyle, brick manufacturers. (Burmantofts) (2 comments)
Black & White imageUndated. Image shows the chimneys of Burmantofts Works of the Leeds Fireclay Co. Ltd, in Torre Road. In the foreground is the quarry of brick manufacturers', J & C. Boyle Ltd. of St. Stephen's Road. Photograph courtesy of Terry Cryer.
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Richard Oastler, portrait , engraved by J. Posselwhite from a painting by B. Garside (Unknown)
Black & White imageUndated. Portrait of Richard Oastler, the Leeds-born campaigner for factory reform known as the 'Factory King'. Born on 20th December 1789, he was the youngest of 10 children of linen merchant Robert Oastler; his education took place at Fulneck Moravian School before he began training to be an architect, which he was forced to quit due to failing eyesight. After a spell as a commission agent he succeeded his father as steward of Thomas Thornhill's estate at Fixby near Huddersfield. He had long been an advocate of the abolition of slavery but it was a meeting with Bradford worsted manufacturer John Wood in 1830 that led to the campaigning he is most noted for, that of the reform of the factory system, particularly in regard to the employment of children; he supported the 10-hour movement which sought to restrict children to a 10-hour working day. Despite being a staunch Tory his campaigning did not go down well with many of his peers as it led to him being sacked by Thomas Thornhill and sent to the Fleet Prison for unpaid debts in 1840. It was three years before his supporters had raised the funds to secure his release. He continued to campaign afterwards and achieved some success with the Factory Act of 1847 which restricted children employed in cotton mills to a 10-hour day, but it was not until after his death that this was extended to include children's employment in all factories. Oastler died in Harrogate in 1861 and was buried in St. Stephen's Church at Kirkstall.
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St. Agnes, interior view (Burmantofts) (5 comments)
Black & White imageUndated. Interior view of the church of St. Agnes, situated in Stoney Rock Lane. It was designed in 14th century Gothic style by architects, Messrs. Kelly and Birchall. The reredos, seen here, is made in terracotta faience and was presented by the Burmantofts Company. The church of St. Agnes was consecrated in 1889 and was built to seat 650 persons. In 1939 it amalgamated with St. Stephen's in Nippet Lane when the church building of St. Stephen's was demolished.
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