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Moor Grange Farm, farmhouse


Moor Grange Farm, farmhouse
Description:
4th August 1949. View of old farmhouse at Moor Grange Farm. Long building with a couple in the doorway and a dog outside. Farm buildings are visible in the background. This was once a Kirkstall Abbey grange and was a tenanted farm belonging to the Manor of Headingley, owned by the Cardigan estate. It was later sold as building plots.

User Comments:

Name:
Florence Bonfield

Comment:
This was where Rawson's dairies was based. I lived there from Feb. 1952 to June 1953 with my husband who was in part ownership of the dairy with the farmer John Walton, John's wife Margaret was the daughter of the original owner. The farm was taken over for the building of Moor Grange Estate round about 1955.The house was divided into two and we lived in the far section.

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Terry Johnson

Comment:
I own a map from 1908 of the Horsforth and West Park areas and I guess this farm was in the area that is now occupied by Latchmere Walk and/or Latchmere Gardens. Any confirmation will be greatfuly received.

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Marcia McGuinness

Comment:
I lived at Moor Grange for 20 years, and in response to Terry Johnson's comment,the farmhose building was actually located at the top of Latchmere Avenue, which was Old Farm Cross. We gained this information from an elderly neighbour, who remembered what it was like before the estate was built.

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Terry Johnson

Comment:
Thanx for the correction Marcia. I lived on Old Farm Drive and it was only a guess as to the location. Once again thanx for the update.

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Pat Burns

Comment:
I lived on moor grange view from being 2 years old till I was 5 and at the time our house backed onto a field which you could walk over to clayton woods to watch the train, i suppose Moor grange farm was somewhere in that area

Date:
27-Jan-2010

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Name:
Ron Davies

Comment:
Rawsons delivered our milk from here, but if we ran out I had to walk up Spen Lane from the top of Queenswood Drive for an extra bottle or two. The farm was where Latchmere Close is now built. I am almost certain the owner of the farm moved the business to Manor Farm, which is off Otley Road near The Lawnswood Arms. According to an old map,this farm was the home of Headingley Golf Club from 1892 to 1906, the very first in the city,but it was only a nine hole course. The bungalow-type clubhouse adjoined the farm. It seems from the text accompanying the old map, that the club was instrumental in the improvement of the public transport to West Park. The Tramways Manager and Chairman of the Tramways Committee were both members of the club,and the Corporation was soon persuaded to re-route some of the Far Headingley-Adel buses to the course. There were plans by the club to make this an 18 hole course, but the impending development of this area thwarted this plan,and the club moved to Adel in 1906.

Date:
02-Feb-2010

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rondavies66@googlemail.com

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John Bean

Comment:
I lived on Fillingfir Rd from 1959 till 1973 and watched Abbey Grange school being built. This is the first time I have dicovered why it was called 'Abbey Grange'.

Date:
16-Nov-2012

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