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Seacroft Hall, view across the lake (Seacroft) (11 comments)
Black & White imagec.1860-70. View of Seacroft Hall from the south, across the lake. The top-hatted gentleman in the foreground is thought to be John Wilson, Esq, but it is uncertain who the lady is. She may be his wife, Anna Maria Isabella, nee McLeod, or possibly his daughter, Constance, who married Rev. Charles John Aylmer Eade. John Wilson was born in 1808 and died at Seacroft Hall on 29th January 1891. He was educated at Rugby School and Trinity College, Cambridge and went on to become a JP for the West Riding of Yorkshire and a Captain in the 2nd West Yorkshire Militia. The Seacroft estate was bought by John Wilson Snr, of Camp Hall, Water Lane (1731-1821). He was in the linen trade. The last owner of the Hall was Darcy Bruce Wilson M.A., Barrister at Law, JP, Captain Yorkshire Hussars, who died, unmarried, at Seacroft Hall on 5th January 1931. The estate was subsequently sold to Leeds Corporation and the Hall was demolished in 1953-4. The lake in view was a large ornamental pond. This was filled in and the land later used as Parklands High School's sports fields. The school opened in 1958. The spire belongs to the Church of St. James on Seacroft Village Green. It was built to designs by Benjamin Russell of Leeds in 1845 and is now a listed building.
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Seacroft Village Green, game of cricket (Seacroft) (2 comments)
Black & White imagec1959. Image shows two young brothers from the Thompson family enjoying a game of cricket on Seacroft village green. In the background, left, the Cricketer's Arms public house is visible. Behind the pub the stone built properties are numbered 4, The Green. Over the wall on the right the buildings belong to Seacroft Grange County Primary School, off York Road. Various period cars can be seen in the car park.
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Stocks Hill, Main Street (Shadwell)
Black & White image1923. View of Stocks Hill Main Street, showing old flagstones and a lack of kerbing. The area where the cottages can be seen was know as Stocks Hill until 1960. They stand on the westerly side of what was originally the village green, where the old stocks were situated. A seat, commemorating the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II, was installed on the site in 1953. The very old stone built cottages are part of a row of eight and nowadays number 138 to 152 Main Street. Numbers 144 to 152 are of an earlier date to the others. The more recent ones were built c1900. The wall on the left belonged to the old pinfold where stray animals were impounded.
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The Village, Village Green (Thorp Arch)
Colour imageUndated. View of Thorp Arch village green on the street named the Village. Cottages can be seen on the left.
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