|||Kippax Branch Library, Cross Hills (Kippax)
View of the newly built Kippax Branch Library in Cross Hills. It was a West Riding County Library and was opened on 15th November 1973 by County Alderman T. Batty. The construction work was contracted to Messrs. R.W. Chapman Ltd. of Leeds and it was completed in 17 months. The library is faced in handmade Windsor Grey bricks and riven slate cladding panels above and below the main windows. The West Riding County Council began operating a library service in Kippax in 1923. Then shop premises were converted to house a stock of 3,700 books in 1948. The new library is built on three levels to provide 3,000 square feet of space. Westfield Lane is to the right.
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|||Kippax Branch Library, number 13 Cross Hills. (Kippax)
View of Kippax Branch Library at number 13 Cross Hills. Cross Hills is to the left and the junction with Westfield Lane to the right. The library was opened on 15th November 1973 by County Alderman T.Batty and was designed by the Departmental Staff of the County Architect, K.C. Evans, DipArch, ARIBA, in consultation with the County Librarian, W.J. Murison, FLA, FLAI. The building work was contracted to Messrs. R.W. Chapman Limited of Leeds. The former library had been in converted shop premises since 1948 at number 13 Cross Hills but the new building was to provide 3,000 square feet of space on three levels. The designed makes use of natural light due to large windows. Florescent lighting is also provided. In the background, Smith's Chemist can be seen at number 10 Cross Hills.
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|||Leeds Road, Kippax Library, rear view (Kippax)
|20th November 2007.
View of Leeds Road showing the rear of Kippax Branch Library, the front of which faces onto Westfield Lane, seen on the right of the photo. Beyond this is the old Kippax Infants School building, which closed in July 2005.
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|||Westfield Lane (Kippax)
Image shows houses with private gardens lining Westfield Lane. Visible beyond the two bungalows. In the foreground on the right is the entrance to Westfield Avenue.
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|||Westfield Lane, ford (Thorner)
View shows the ford of the Mill Beck at Westfield Lane, by the junction with Main Street. Visible in the distance are houses off Carr Lane.
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