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Search Aspect (Killingbeck Hill )
Location - Leeds & District

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Footpath to Killingbeck Hill (Killingbeck)
Colour imageUndated. View of a footpath to Killingbeck Hill. Image courtesy of John Garnett.
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Lynchets along slopes of Killingbeck Hill (Killingbeck)
Colour imageUndated. View of lynchets along slopes of Killingbeck Hill. Lynchets are raised mounds of earth which occur when ploughing has taken place over a sustained period of time on a slope. These lynchets are thought to date back to at least medieval times, and are stong evidence of early farming in the locality. In the background, left, is Parkway Grange in Foundry Lane, a residential tower block built in 1967 to a height of 44 metres. Image courtesy of John Garnett.
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Smallpox isolation ward under construction, Wykebeck Valley (Killingbeck)
Black & White image27th August 1914. View looking south. This ward, under construction and nearing completion and situated on the slopes of Wykebeck Valley, was the single "temporary" ward of the Smallpox Hospital. The walls of corrugated iron sheets and the drainage system can be seen. The unit was near to but distinctly separate from the main hospital sanatorium on Killingbeck Hill. The Smallpox compound included Killingbeck Farm, a small new mortuary and a new administration block. All the buildings were demolished during the 20th century and the site is now mostly woodland. In 1913 it was decided to convert the main hospital for the treatment of Tuberculosis patients. It was thought that fresh air away from the pollution of cities aided the recovery of TB sufferers. Additional information supplied by John Garnett (Source: The 50th Anniversary booklet of the opening of Seacroft and Killingbeck Hospitals, 1954.)
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Ward of the new Smallpox compound under construction (Killingbeck)
Black & White image27th August 1914. The ward under construction is likely to be the single storey, single ward of the new Smallpox compound, which included the buildings of Killingbeck Farm on the slopes of Wykebeck Valley. This location was near to the main Killingbeck Sanitorium on Killingbeck Hill, and both were within the old Killingbeck Estate. At the same time as the Smallpox isolation ward was being built, the main hospital was being converted for the treatment of Tuberculosis in accordance with the National Health Insurance Act. It became known as Killingbeck Sanatorium. Additional information supplied by John Garnett (Source: The 50th Anniversary booklet of the opening of Seacroft and Killingbeck Hospitals, 1954.)
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