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Location - Leeds & District

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Footpath across Lynchet embankments (Killingbeck)
Colour image23d May 2008. View of a footpath across lynchet embankments from Foundry Lane to the former site of Killingbeck Farm. The lynchet embankments are evidence of farming in the area dating back to medieval times. Image courtesy of John Garnett.
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Lynchet Embankment in a field (Killingbeck)
Colour imageUndated. Image shows a lynchet embankment in a field off Foundry Lane. Lynchets are the result of the ploughing of the slope over centuries and are believed to date back to Medieval times. In 1274-1275, during the reign of Edward I, the Hundred of Skyrack was recorded, part of a country wide survey or investigation taken Wapentake by Wapentake. Farm land in this area was owned by the Templars of Newsam and was gifted by William de Somervil and Walter de Kelingbec, 4 bovates and 3 bovates respectively. A bovate is a medieval measurement of land, named from the Latin Bovata, meaning ox. Another term was the Danish 'Oxgang'. The measurement was arrived at by how much land a single ox could plough in a year. The land was ploughed by teams of 8 oxen. A bovate, depending on the quality of the soil and the shape of the fields, measured roughly 15 acres. At one time the farm here was called Killingbeck Grange Farm and has links to Kirkstall Abbey. ('Grange' means a monastic farm.) Image courtesy of John Garnett.
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Lynchet embankment near Foundry Lane (Killingbeck)
Colour imageUndated. Image show a lynchet embankment near Foundry Lane, important evidence of Medieval strip farming. The lynchet embankments run from Foundry Lane, south-west to the site of the former Killingbeck Farm. In Medieval times the farm that existed here was known as Killingbeck Grange Farm. A grange was a monastic farm and means that this farm had associations with the Cistercian monks of Kirkstall Abbey. In the top, left-hand corner is a high-rise block of flats thought to be Parkway Grange in Foundry Lane. Image courtesy of John Garnett.
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Lynchet Embankment, looking south-west (Killingbeck)
Colour imageUndated. View of lynchet embankment looking south-west. The lynchets are evidence of medieval farming in the area and run from Foundry Lane to the site of Killingbeck Farm. In Medieval times the farm here was part of the Temple Newsam Estate and was known as Killingbeck Grange Farm. A Grange is a monastic farm and meant that it had links with the Cistercian Abbey at Kirkstall. Image courtesy of John Garnett.
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lynchet field, looking south (Killingbeck)
Colour imageUndated. View of lynchet field looking south. Lynchets are old embankments which, in this case, show evidence of strip farming as far back as medieval times. The trees in the background are on the site of an old farm, Killingbeck Farm, which in 1915 became the site of Killingbeck Smallpox Hospital, with the farmhouse being converted to an Administration block. During the medieval period the farm that existed here was known as Killingbeck Grange Farm (described as such in a 1340 survey of Seacroft). A Grange was a monastic farm and Killingbeck Grange Farm had associations with the Cistercian monks of Kirkstall Abbey at one time. In contrast, the tower blocks on the right are Pembroke Grange, left, and Pembroke Towers, right, built in 1964. They are 36 metres in height on 12 storeys and are situated in Wyke Beck Valley Road. Image courtesy of John Garnett.
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