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Search Aspect (Tannery )
Location - Leeds & District

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Cookridge Hall, Fish Pond, Known Locally as Paul's Pond (Cookridge) (7 comments)
Black & White image1986. View of Fish Pond, an ornamental lake. Although marked on old maps as the 'Fish Pond' this pond is known locally as 'Paul's Pond'. In 1890 William Paul took up residence at Cookridge Hall and the Paul family remained there until 1954, when the estate was sold by the executors of T. W. Paul. William Paul owned the Oak Tannery at number 91 Kirkstall Road, William Paul Ltd. He was a keen sportsman who raced greyhounds and kept horses and a pack of beagles for hare hunting, which took place on what is now the Holt Park Estate. The pond dates from around 1820 when the Cookridge estate was purchased by Richard Wormald from Robert Sheffield for £77,000. Richard Wormald was a woollen merchant who had specialised in manufacturing uniforms and blankets for soldiers of the Napoleonic Wars, and thus become wealthy. He constructed the pond and surrounded it with a new plantation of trees. He also built a new coach-house, stable and gatehouse. The pond was used to supply ice to the ice-house, which was constructed in grounds to the east side of Cookridge Hall.
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Eller Close, number 50 North Lane, the paddock (Roundhay)
Black & White imageEarly 20th Century. View of the paddock adjoining Eller Close, the substantial stone-built detached property on the left. Two women and a small boy are watching the horse and foal, and cattle. The two women are leaning on the iron fence. When Eller Close was sold in 1931 it had been in the Kitchin family (owners of Cliff Tannery in Meanwood Road) for many years. In the sale particulars it was described as an 'extremely beautiful residential estate' and included a lodge and cottage, outbuildings, gardens and land extending to over 11 acres. Also sold as part of the estate was a 'small plot of well placed building land in Foxglove Avenue.' Laurence Kitchin had been forced to sell Eller Close due to serious ill health. It had been bought by his father, Matthew, between 1881 and 1891. Nowadays the house, located at number 50 North Lane is divided into 6 flats.
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Eller Close, number 50 North Lane, view from the south (Roundhay)
Black & White imageEarly 20th Century. Image shows Eller Close from the south, a substantial, creeper covered stone house once owned by the Kitchin family of the Cliff Tannery in Meanwood Road. In the middle ground is a man holding the hand of a small boy, both wearing straw boaters. Two ladies are seated in the shade beneath the canopy of a large tree. In the foreground there is a ha-ha built in stone. The house was purchased by Matthew Kitchin between 1881 and 1891. His son Laurence continued to live there until 1931 when ill health forced him to sell Eller Close. Eller Close is still standing at number 50 North Lane but is now divided into 6 flats.
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Eller Close, number 50 North Lane, view from the south-east (Roundhay)
Black & White imageEarly 20th Century. Image shows the exterior of Eller Close, a substantial stone-built house located at number 50 North Lane. The view is from the south-east and at the ivy-covered entrance there is a man wearing a straw hat standing near a seated woman. In the foreground there is a small table and two garden chairs. The house was purchased by Matthew Kitchin between 1881 and 1891. His father was Edward Kitchin, a currier, tanner and leather manufacturer who, in 1866, built the Cliff Tannery in Meanwood Road, now a University hall of residence. The 1891 census shows the inhabitants of Eller Close as Matthew Kitchin, aged 41, Tanner, his wife Ada, 42 and his four children; Kathleen 15, Zoe 13, Laurence, 12 and Malcolm 7. They employed a cook and a housemaid. Matthew Kitchin eventually retired to Scarborough and his sons, Laurence and Malcolm continued to run the tannery. Laurence lived at Eller Close until serious illness forced him to sell the house in 1931.
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Eller Close, number 50 North Lane, view from the west (Roundhay) (1 comment)
Black & White imageEarly 20th Century. View from the west showing Eller Close, a large stone built house in possession of the Kitchin family at this time. A man is seated on the lawn, wearing a straw boater, and a woman sits near the creeper-covered entrance. There is a book propped on a cushion in the foreground that, when magnified, the title reads 'My Four Years in Germany'. The author is James W. Gerard and it was published in 1917. There is a cane chair and a small table in the foreground also. The Kitchin's owned the Cliff Tannery in Meanwood Road. It was built by Edward Kitchin in 1866 and his son Matthew continued the business until his retirement to Scarborough. It was Matthew who bought Eller Close between 1881 and 1891. One of his two sons, Laurence, lived here until 1931 when he was forced to sell the house due to ill health. Eller Close is situated at number 50 North Lane and is now divided into 6 flats.
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