|||Leeds University, Oxley Hall Room (Weetwood)
|25th May 1955
Miss Muriel Moss works in her combined study/bedroom, Oxley Hall of Residence. The lamp is of the 1950s 'contemporary design'.
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|||Oxley Hall, Leeds University (Weetwood) (1 comment)
A view of Oxley Hall on Weetwood Lane, a residential hall for women students of Leeds University, formerly Elm House. It was gifted to the University by Leeds banker James W. Oxley in 1920 and included nearly 8 acres of land. When it opened in October 1921 it raised the total number of Halls of Residence for women to 5, between them providing accommodation for 186 students. A new wing was added in 1928 after a brief closure and the hall re-opened with 65 students in residence. By the 1950s the number had risen to 138.
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|||Oxley Hall, Leeds University of Residence (Weetwood)
Originally Weetwood Villa, this neo-gothic mansion on Weetwood Lane was built around 1861 by John Simpson for Henry Oxley. Oxley had bought seven acres of the former Englefield Estate to build his home. He lived there for almost thirty years. James Walker Oxley inherited the property when his father died in 1890 and leased it to tenants. In 1920 he gifted the house (now called the Elms) to Leeds University, when it became Oxley Hall.
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