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Location - Leeds & District

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Lynchets in a field looking towards Seacroft Estate (Killingbeck)
Colour imageUndated. Image shows the distinct outline of Lynchets, agricultural terraces formed by the prolonged ploughing of the slope. The lynchets are thought to date back to at least the Medieval period. The lynchets stretch south-west from Foundry Lane towards the site of an old farm, Killingbeck Farm, which was later to become the site of Killingbeck Smallpox Hospital, built in 1915. The farmland was once part of the Temple Newsam Estate but a farm here was at one time called Killingbeck Grange Farm, 'Grange' meaning that it was a monastic farm with links to the Cistercian monks of Kirkstall Abbey. In the background there are three blocks of flats that can be clearly seen. These are, left, Parkway Towers in Brooklands Crescent, Parkway Court in Foundry Lane, centre, and Parkway Grange also in Foundry Lane, right, all built in 1967. The view is looking towards Seacroft Estate. Image courtesy of John Garnett.
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Lynchets in a field near Parkway Grange (Killingbeck)
Colour imageUndated. View of Lynchets in a field near Parkway Grange in Foundry Lane. The lynchets can be clearly seen as raised mounds of earth, right. The lynchets have been caused by early farming methods on the slope, at least as far back as the medieval period. The term 'lynchet' comes from the old word of 'lynch' meaning an 'agricultural terrace.' The farmland would have been ploughed by teams of 8 oxen in the Middle Ages and the lynchets are likely to have been created by the plough over a long period of time. In the background, left, part of Parkway Grange can be seen. It is a tower block containing 87 residential units on 15 floors and was constructed in 1967. Image courtesy of John Garnett.
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Lynchets in the winter-time, looking towards tower blocks in Foundry Lane (Killingbeck)
Colour imageUndated. Image shows a heavy frost covering the lynchets in this wintry scene. Lynchets, seen in the background, right, are a series of raised mounds of earth caused by sustained ploughing of a slope over many years. It is thought that this evidence of early farming dates back to at least medieval times. According to the Yorkshire Hundred Rolls of 1274-1275, an investigation carried out during the reign of Edward I, farmland in this locality was owned by the Knights Templar of Newsam. It had been gifted to them by William de Somervil and Walter de Kelingbec. In the background two tower blocks are visible in Foundry Lane. Partially seen at the left edge is Parkway Court and then Parkway Grange. These blocks of flats were built in 1967 to a height of 44 metres on 15 floors, each housing 87 residential units. Image courtesy of John Garnett.
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View of lynchets looking towards Foundry Lane (Killingbeck) (1 comment)
Colour imageUndated. View of lynchets looking towards Foundry Lane. The lynchets are raised banks of earth caused by ploughing of the slope over a long period of time. The lynchets are thought to be centuries old, dating at the very least to the Medieval period. The photograph was taken looking from the direction of former Smallpox Hospital site which prior to 1915 had been the site of Killingbeck Farm. In the background the two high rise blocks of flats are, Parkway Court, left, and Parkway Grange, right, both situated in Foundry Lane. They were constructed in 1967, each containing 87 flats over 15 floors. Image courtesy of John Garnett.
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