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Potternewton Park Mansion, Harehills Lane (Chapeltown) (6 comments)
Black & White imageThis June 1965 image shows the neo-classical mansion from the side. Built c.1817 for James Brown, Woollen Merchant, it was originally Harehills Grove. In 1861 it was bought by the Jowitt family and the 750 acre estate was sold to build back-to-back terraced houses while the 30 acre park at the front of the mansion was kept. In 1900 the house and park were bought by the Leeds Corporation and Potternewton Park was created. In 1906 the house officially opened with a fine stuffed bird collection and cafe. In 1929 the house reopened as the Leeds School for Crippled & Delicate Children, becoming Potternewton Mansion School after World War II, with places for 100 children. In the 1960s the Mansion was opened as an annex to Park Lane College. The Mansion and park gained historical status on 1st October 1999 when the Leeds North East MP Fabian Hamiltion unveiled a Leeds Civic Trust Blue Plaque.
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Potternewton Park Mansion, Harehills Lane (Chapeltown) (4 comments)
Black & White imageUndated. This 1965 image shows the front of the neo-classical mansion, originally Harehills Grove. The house was built around 1817 for the woollen merchant James Brown. When built the house stood on a 750 acre estate with a 30 acre park at the front of the house. Between 1861 & 1900 the property belonged to the Jowitt family who kept the park and sold off the estate in smaller plots for the building of back-to-back terraced houses. In 1900 the mansion and car park were bought by the Leeds Corporation creating Potternewton Park. In 1906 the mansion opened as a Museum and Picture Gallery, offering for view, a collection of stuffed birds and a cafe. In 1929 the mansion became home to the Leeds School for Cripples & Delicate Children, becoming Potternewton Mansion School after World War II, with places for 100 children. In the 1960s the school became an annex of Park Lane College.
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