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[21]Oulton Hall Mental Hospital (Oulton)
Oulton Hall Mental HospitalUndated. Rear view of Oulton Hall, probably taken when it was in use as a mental hospital. Oulton Hall was the home of the Calverley family, and was built in 1855 by John Calverley after a fire in 1850 destroyed the previous building. After his death in 1900, the family did not live there again, and during WW1 it was used as a hospital and convalescent home. In 1925 it was sold to West Riding Council, and from 1928 to 1972 it was in use as a mental hospital. In 1974 the hall was bought by West Yorkshire Police, with plans to convert it to their headquarters, bit due to lack of resources, this never took place. The hall was bought by DeVere Hotels in 1991, who undertook a £20 million restoration to a five star hotel, with gardens, golf course and spa.
[22]Oulton Hall Mental Hospital (Oulton)
Oulton Hall Mental HospitalUndated. View shows Oulton Hall seen from the south-east, likely during the time it was in use as a mental hospital. Oulton Hall was the home of the Calverley family, and was built in 1855 by John Calverley after a fire in 1850 destroyed the previous building. After his death in 1900, the family did not live there again, and during WW1 it was used as a hospital and convalescent home. In 1925 it was sold to West Riding Council, and from 1928 to 1972 it was in use as a mental hospital. In 1974 the hall was bought by West Yorkshire Police, with plans to convert it to their headquarters, bit due to lack of resources, this never took place. The hall was bought by DeVere Hotels in 1991, who undertook a £20 million restoration to a five star hotel, with gardens, golf course and spa.
[23]Oulton Hall Mental Hospital (Oulton)
Oulton Hall Mental HospitalUndated. View of the main entrance to Oulton Hall, which was probably in use as a mental hospital when this photograph was taken. Oulton Hall was the home of the Calverley family, and was built in 1855 by John Calverley after a fire in 1850 destroyed the previous building. After his death in 1900, the family did not live there again, and during WW1 it was used as a hospital and convalescent home. In 1925 it was sold to West Riding Council, and from 1928 to 1972 it was in use as a mental hospital. In 1974 the hall was bought by West Yorkshire Police, with plans to convert it to their headquarters, bit due to lack of resources, this never took place. The hall was bought by DeVere Hotels in 1991, who undertook a £20 million restoration to a five star hotel, with gardens, golf course and spa.
[24]Former School, Westgate Lane (Lofthouse)
Former School, Westgate Lane1950s. Image shows building just off Westgate Lane, Lofthouse, which housed a school at some point in the past.
[25]Rothwell Grammar School, Longthorpe Lane (Lofthouse)
Rothwell Grammar School, Longthorpe LaneUndated. Image shows Rothwell Grammar School and grounds, on Longthorpe Lane, where there was once a Romas fort and Saxon homestead. The land was sold in 1925 by Benjamin Saville of Lofthouse Hall, and the school was built in 1933. It later became a comprehensive, and is now Rodillian Academy.
[26]Farmhouse, Farrar Lane (Oulton)
Farmhouse, Farrar Lane1954. View shows part of an old timber framed farmhouse, at numbers 9-13 Farrar Lane, Oulton. The building is thought to date from the sixteenth century or earlier, with the timber frame being cased in sandstone and handmade brick. It is one of the two earliest surviving buildings in Oulton, the other being the Nookin on Leeds Road.
[27]Dandy Row and Skelton Grange Power Station (Stourton) (1 comment)
Dandy Row and Skelton Grange Power Stationc1950s. View shows the cottages at Dandy Row, Thwaite, alongside the River Aire. Dandy Row housed workers at Thwaite Mills, and was effectively an island, surrounded by the River Aire, the Aire & Calder Navigation, and the mill stream. They feature id displays at Thwaite Mills, now a museum, and were demolished in 1968. Skelton Grange 'A' power station is visible behind the cottages, with two cooling towers at this time. Four more towers were added when the 'B' power station was built in the early 1960s, although one was demolished around 1982. The power station closed in 1995 and was then dismantled, but the associated substation still remains.
[28]Thwaite Mills Wharf (Stourton) (1 comment)
Thwaite Mills Wharfc1950s. View shows the boat 'Elma B' and others at Thwaite Mills Wharf on the River Aire, looking east. The wharf was just to the east of the old swing bridge, and the crane seen on the left is still in situ and part of Thwaite Mills Museum.
[29]River Aire and Aire & Calder Navigation (Rothwell)
River Aire and Aire & Calder NavigationUndated. View of the Aire & Calder Navigation, looking north. The River Aire can be seen winding north from the canal - further to the left, out of shot, it turns south to meet the canal again. The river was diverted to a new permanent course running alongside the Aire & Calder Navigation in the 1990s, to allow opencast mining to take place in the area, which has since been turned into a nature reserve
[30]Lock House, Fishponds Lock (Rothwell)
Lock House, Fishponds LockUndated. View of the Lock House ans Fishponds Lock, to the north of Rothwell, on the Aire & Calder Navigation. The River Aire can be seen passing behind the house, which has now been demolished.
[31]St John's Church, spire (Oulton)
St JohnUndated. Image shows the spire of St John's Church, Oulton. The church is located off Leeds Road, at the edge of Oulton Park, and was built around 1828.
[32]Fishpond Lock (Rothwell)
Fishpond LockUndated. View shows a boat passing through Fishpond Lock, on the Aire & Calder Navigateion, just to the east of Bullough Lane. The image was taken just north of the railway line and Waterloo Colliery sidings, and looks north, The area in the foreground is The Goit, previously a channel running alongside the canal, but now a marshy area. The River Aire can be seen beyond the canal.
[33]The Nookin, Leeds Road (Oulton)
The Nookin, Leeds RoadUndated. Image shows a small group of people outside the Nookin, a timber framed building and local landmark. The date on one of the beams is 1611, although this is thought to be the date of a restoration, with the original building being much older.
[34]Thwaite Mills Wharf (Stourton)
Thwaite Mills Wharfc1950s. View shows boats at the wharf near Thwaite Mills, on the River Aire. Beyond the boats is the Row of cottages known as Dandy Row, which housed workers at Thwaite Mills, and were effectively on an island, being surrounded by the River Aire, the Aire & Calder Navigation, and the mill stream. They feature in displays at Thwatte Mills mow a museum, and were demolished in 1968. In the background is Skelton Grange 'A' power station, with two cooling towers visible. Four more towers were added when the 'B' power station was built in the early 1960s, one of which was later demolished around 1982. The power stations closed in 1995, and were then dismantled, but leaving behind the associated substation.
[35]City of Leeds Training College, Group Photograph (Headingley)
City of Leeds Training College, Group Photographc1925. Pictured is an un-named group, thought to be members of staff, outside one of the halls at City of Leeds Training College, Beckett Park. City of Leeds Training College was opened in 1913 on the grounds of the former Kirkstall Grange Estate, sold by the Beckett family in 1908 to Leeds City Council. Used as a military hospital in WW1 and WW2, it merged with Carnegie College of P.E. in 1968. It became Leeds Polytechnic in 1976, then Leeds Metropolitan University in 1992 and Leeds Beckett University in 2014.
[36]City of Leeds Training College, Hockey Team 1925-6 (Headingley)
City of Leeds Training College, Hockey Team 1925-61925. Image shows a hockey team from City of Leeds Training College, Beckett Park. From left are: Tommy Lord, Mabel Percival, Ida Abrahams, Dot Townend, Mararet Gossop, A.Kinnison, A.Johnson, L.Burton, Winnie Robinson, Blodwin Wright, Winnie Fitton. City of Leeds Training College was opened in 1913 on the grounds of the former Kirkstall Grange Estate, sold by the Beckett family in 1908 to Leeds City Council. Used as a military hospital in WW1 and WW2, it merged with Carnegie College of P.E. in 1968. It became Leeds Polytechnic in 1976, then Leeds Metropolitan University in 1992 and Leeds Beckett University in 2014.
[37]City of Leeds Training College, Tennis Players 1926 Season (Headingley)
City of Leeds Training College, Tennis Players 1926 Season1926. Pictured are tennis players from City of Leeds Training College. Back row, from left, are: Daisy Wallbank, Violet Roberts, Alda Kinnison. Front, from left: Ida Abraham, Annie Johnson, Margaret Gossop. City of Leeds Training College was opened in 1913 on the grounds of the former Kirkstall Grange Estate, sold by the Beckett family in 1908 to Leeds City Council. Used as a military hospital in WW1 and WW2, it merged with Carnegie College of P.E. in 1968. It became Leeds Polytechnic in 1976, then Leeds Metropolitan University in 1992 and Leeds Beckett University in 2014.
[38]City of Leeds Training College, Swimming Team 1925-6 (Headingley)
City of Leeds Training College, Swimming Team 1925-61925. Pictured outside Macaulay Hall at City of Leeds Training College, Beckett Park, are a team of swimmers. Back row: Hilda Noble, Annie Ashworth. Front Row: Margaret Dresser, Violet Roberts, Daisy Wallbank, Alda Kinnison, Enid Lindsay. City of Leeds Training College was opened in 1913 on the grounds of the former Kirkstall Grange Estate, sold by the Beckett family in 1908 to Leeds City Council. Used as a military hospital in WW1 and WW2, it merged with Carnegie College of P.E. in 1968. It became Leeds Polytechnic in 1976, then Leeds Metropolitan University in 1992 and Leeds Beckett University in 2014.
[39]City of Leeds Training College, Prefects 1925-6 (Headingley)
City of Leeds Training College, Prefects 1925-61925. Pictured are a group of prefects at Leeds City Training College, Beckett Park. They are, from left: Madge Ashworth, Ida Rukin, Marion McUttie, Winnie Fitton. City of Leeds Training College was opened in 1913 on the grounds of the former Kirkstall Grange Estate, sold by the Beckett family in 1908 to Leeds City Council. Used as a military hospital in WW1 and WW2, it merged with Carnegie College of P.E. in 1968. It became Leeds Polytechnic in 1976, then Leeds Metropolitan University in 1992 and Leeds Beckett University in 2014.
[40]City of Leeds Training College, Seniors 1925-6 (Headingley)
City of Leeds Training College, Seniors 1925-61925. Image shows a Senior group outside Macaulay Hall, on the Beckett Park campus of leed City Training College. Names of some of those pictured are: Miss W Fitton, Miss Rukin, Miss Reid (matron), Miss Grey, Miss Wood, Miss Parker, and Miss McUttie. City of Leeds Training College was opened in 1913 on the grounds of the former Kirkstall Grange Estate, sold by the Beckett family in 1908 to Leeds City Council. Used as a military hospital in WW1 and WW2, it merged with Carnegie College of P.E. in 1968. It became Leeds Polytechnic in 1976, then Leeds Metropolitan University in 1992 and Leeds Beckett University in 2014.