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Search Aspect (Low Green )
Location - Leeds & District

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Cliffe Lane, view from (Rawdon)
Black & White image9th December 1980. View from Cliffe Lane, foreground, showing the rear of stone properties fronting Leeds Road, left. The two storey adjoining building at the extreme left edge is Low Green Stores, a grocers. In the centre there is a walkway between the properties and Friends' School opened on 2nd April 1832 and was founded by the Society of Friends (Quaker Movement). The locality is known as Low Green and is a Conservation area.
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Friends' School, Low Green (Rawdon)
Black & White image9th December 1980. View of the former Friends' School which opened on 2nd April 1832. It was mainly funded by the Society of Friends and was converted from an old wool warehouse. The stone building with porch, left, is number 4 Low Green. Low Green is now a conversation area. At the time of the image the premises were in use as light industrial units.
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Friends' School, Low Green (Rawdon)
Black & White image9th December 1980. Image shows a stone gable end with missing and broken window panes. The building is part of the former Friends' School which was established here by the Society of Friends in 1832. It closed as a school in 1921 and the 43 pupils were transferred to Ayton. Now small business operate from the buildings at Low Green and has been designated a conservation area.
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Friends' School, Low Green (Rawdon)
Black & White image9th December 1980. View of the former Friends' School established in 1832 in the locality of Low Green off the main Leeds Road. It catered for boys initially but girls began to be admitted by 1836. Several extensions were added over the years and the school celebrated it's Golden Jubilee in 1882. The Superintendent of the school and his wife, Charles and Mary - Ann Barnard, retired from their posts after 22 years service and were presented with a gift on the occassion of the jubilee, 31st May, 1882. The school continued for a further 40 years before closing in 1921 due to financial considerations. Small businesses have more recently moved into the premises and Low Green is now designated as a conservation area.
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Friends' School, Low Green (Rawdon)
Black & White image9th December 1980. Image shows vehicles parked next to the former Friends' School at Low Green. The properties now house small firms and businesses. A sign on the gable end of the School building reads 'Richardson & Barrett, joiners, builders aand cabinet makers'. The school had a long history here from the date it was established in 1832 to when it finally closed in 1921. The Society of Friends (Quakers) identified a need for education with religious guidance for the children of families who attended meetings of worship. These families were not members of the Society but Samuel Tuke, a pioneer of education stated that 'These children do not come under the notice of any other body of Christians. If we do not care for them'. The premises were converted for the purpose from an old wool warehouse purchased for the sum of £1,600 from Jonas Thompson of Rawdon. The buildings were extended to include a new Girls' Wing in 1848 and the Boys' Wing was rebuilt in 1864-5. On the right Springfield Cottage is visible which fronts the main Leeds Road.
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