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Disused, sunken lane leading to the site of Killingbeck Farm (Killingbeck) (2 comments)
Colour imageUndated. Image shows the line of a disused, sunken lane leading south down to the former site of Killingbeck Farm from the old stone bridge crossing Wyke Beck. The bridge was part of the old Foundry Lane, before it was re-routed in the 1930s. The sunken lane is thought to have its origins in the medieval period. The area is recorded in the Yorkshire Hundred Rolls, 1274-1275 in the Wapentake of Skyrack. It was held by the Knights Templar of Newsam with 3 bovates (measurements of land) from the gift of Walter de Kelingbec and 4 bovates from the gift of William de Somervil. Killingbeck was, therefore, part of the Temple Newsam Estate. Image courtesy of John Garnett.
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Headingley Lane, junction with St. Michael's Road and Otley Road (Headingley) (2 comments)
Black & White image1960s. View from Headingley Lane of the junction with St. Michael's Road, to the left, and Otley Road ahead, taken in the late 1960s. Two old public houses, the Original Oak on the right and the Skyrack on the left, have dominated the scene for many years and continue to be popular today, particularly with the local student population. A zebra crossing can be seen in the foregound.
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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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Otley Road, shire oak (Headingley)
Black & White imageUndated. Early black and white view of Otley Road showing the remains of the Shire Oak which was said to have been there for over 1500 years. It was believed to be a meeting place of the Saxon Wapentake, a kind of Local Government. Leeds came under the Wapentake of Skyrack or Shire Oak. The ancient tree collapsed on 26th May 1941. -
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Skyrack Oak, lithograph (Headingley)
Black & White image1854 Print titled 'Skyrack Oak, Headingley, Leeds' by Thomas Sutcliffe. Inscription on mount 'Presented by Frank Kitson, M.A. Leeds.'
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