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Billiard Room, Cookridge Tower (Cookridge)
Black & White imagec1894. Interior view taken within the single storey tower of the 19th century residence, Cookridge Tower located off Hospital Lane, Otley Old Road. The tower was built onto the house in the 1870s by the then resident Alfred Wilberforce Sykes so as to install the Billiard Room, seen here, for the use of his family. He was a woollen and worsted manufacturer and merchant for the firm of Hudson, Sykes and Bousfield of 19 Wellington Street, Leeds and Low Hall Place, Holbeck. The 1891 Census records Alfred Sykes at Cookridge Tower with his wife Alice, sons, Cyril, aged 22 and Leslie, aged 16. The family employed four servants including a butler, cook, housemaid and kitchen maid. Cookridge Tower was demolished c1970 and housing in Ireland Crescent now occupies the site.
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Coodridge Tower, entrance (Cookridge)
Black & White image16th July 1894. Image shows the stepped entrance to a nineteenth century residence known as Cookridge Tower, located near Otley Old Road, off Hospital Lane. At the time of the photograph it belonged to the Sykes famiy and it was Alfred Wilberforce Sykes who built the single tower to house a billiard room for his family. Prior to that Cookridge Tower had been named The Manor House (1867 Directory) and Cookridge Lodge when it was first built by architect, surveyor and land agent, James Fox c1861. A woman stands in the doorway wearing a maid or nurses uniform of long, white pinafore and starched cap. She wears a blouse with leg of mutton sleeves beneath her apron. The gentleman is seated in dressing gown and slippers. His left arm is supported in a sling. The people in the photograph have not been identified.
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Cookrdige Tower, Garden (Cookridge) (1 comment)
Black & White imagec1894. View of the garden of Cookridge Tower, a nineteenth century residence situated off Hospital Lane near Otley Old Road. At this time the house was owned by the Sykes family. Alfred Wilberforce Sykes, born in c1833, was a woollen and worsted manufacturer and merchant of the firm Hudson, Sykes and Bousfield of 19 Wellington Street, Leeds and Low Hall Place. A bearded gentleman, wearing a hat, can be seen, possibly one of the gardeners.
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Cookridge Tower Estate, plan (Cookridge) (13 comments)
Black & White image22nd November 1943. ayout of a proposed development west of Otley Old Road and South of Tinshill Lane. This area is now occupied by roads with the prefixes 'Grove' and 'Haven'. The scale is 1/2500th. The area was once the site of a large house known as Cookridge Lodge, built in the 1860s for James Fox, architect and surveyor. A subsequent owner, Albert Sykes, woollen merchant, added a single tower to it, to provide a billiard room for his children. This became known as Cookridge Tower. The building was demolished in 1970.
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Cookridge Tower, Alpine Garden (Cookridge)
Black & White imagec1894. View of the Alpine Garden at Cookridge Tower, a nineteenth century residence located off Hospital Lane, near Otley Old Road. The house was originally called Cookrdige Lodge and was built c1861 by architect, surveyor and land agent, James Fox. Later resident, Alfred Wilberforce Sykes, built an extension in the form of a single storey tower to house the family's billiard room and the house was renamed Cookridge Tower. The site is now occupied by housing in Ireland Crescent.
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