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Location - Leeds & District

St. Stephen's Church, inscribed stone dedicated to the grave of Richard Oastler (Kirkstall)
Colour image1990. Image shows a stone inscribed with the words 'Beneath this arch is the grave of Richard Oastler.' This is to be found at St. Stephen's Church in Morris Lane. Richard Oastler (1789-1861) was dedicated to the improvement of conditions and the reduction of hours for the many children working in factories and mills. He was leader of the Ten Hour movement which highlighted their plight and led to the Factories Act of 1847. Richard Oastler became known as 'The Factory King' because of his tireless campaigning.
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St. Stephen's Church, Morris Lane, noticeboard (Kirkstall)
Colour image1990. View of the noticeboard belonging to the parish church of St. Stephen in Morris Lane. It gives the times of the services and other information relevant in the year 1990.
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St. Stephen's Church, Nippet Lane (Burmantofts)
Black & White imageUndated. Early postcard view of St. Stephen's Church in Nippet Lane, but unfortunately the image is of poor quality. The church was built to designs by John Dobson, a Leeds Architect, in the Geometrical Decorated style and cost £3,000. It was consecrated on 9th November 1854. It is possible to make out the large, circular traceried window over the western porch. There is an octagonal turret with a spire containing 2 bells. In 1939 St. Stephen's underwent demolition and the ecclesiastical parish which had been formed in 1851 out of St. Peter's, then became part of the parish of St. Agnes. The church of St. Agnes dates from 1889 and is situated in Stoney Rock Lane.
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St. Stephen's Church, tomb of Richard Oastler (Kirkstall) (1 comment)
Colour imageUndated. Image shows the tomb of the Oastler family, where 'The Factory King', Richard Oastler (1789-1861) is buried. He was a strong campaigner for change in the working hours and conditions for the many children forced to work in the factories and mills. He became leader of the 10 hour movement which led to the passing of the Factories Act of 1847. This was to reduce hours of labour to 58 per week or 10 hours per day (to include a shorter working day on a Saturday.) The tomb of Richard Oastler is located at St. Stephen's Church in Morris Lane.
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