|||Farnley Hall Park (Farnley)
View of footpaths meandering through Farnley Hall Park part of the Estate which, from the late 15th Century belonged to the Danby family. It is now owned by Leeds City Council and is classed as a 'remnant of Historic Parkland' and a 'Leeds Nature Area'. There is a vehicle and pedestrian access from Back Lane and Pedestrian access from Lawns Lane.
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|||Hall Lane, near the entrance to Farnley Hall Park (Farnley) (4 comments)
View of Hall Lane under a heavy fall of snow close to the entrance to Farnley Hall park, right. The Hall was built by the Danby family and dates back to Elizabethan times (Thomas Danby was the first Lord Mayor of Leeds). When Leeds City Council acquired the estate the grounds of Farnley Hall became a public park. The Fish Pond has existed here (beyond the stone wall, left) since the end of the Napoleonic Wars. It gave employment in the form of construction work to soldiers returning from the wars who would otherwise have been unemployed. The top of Butt Lane is visible in the near distance on the right.
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