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[41]George Armitage, brickmaker & quarry owner (Thorpe)
George Armitage, brickmaker & quarry ownerUndated. Image shows a portrait of George Armitage (1814-1891) of Armitage & Sons Brickworks and Quarries. There were several sons named George across the generations, but this is thought to be George son of John Armitage, who joined with other stonemasons in 1824 to work a quarry at Robin Hood. In 1864 George established George Armitage & Sons Quarries, and also began brick making. The company expanded to several locations in the surrounding area, and in 1988 was sold to Marshalls of Halifax, and then on to Hanson Group.
[42]Oulton Coal Board Estate, construction (Oulton)
Oulton Coal Board Estate, construction1950s. Image shows the National Coal Board housing estate, on Wakefield Road, under construction. The land was bought from the Calverley family by the NCB, and from 1953, 214 'Airey' type prefab houses were built. Seen here are the prefabricated materials that could be quickly assembled to create a house with a lifespan of a few decades. By the 1990s only Wordsworth Drive and Sugar Hill Close remained, the rest of the estate having been redeveloped.
[43]Mount St. Mary's Church, interior view (Richmond Hill) (1 comment)
Mount St. MaryUndated. Postcard showing the interior of Mount St. Mary's Roman Catholic Church on Church Road. The church is decorated with flowers, possibly for a Harvest Festival. This Grade II* listed building dates from 1852 and was designed by Joseph Hansom, with the chancel and transepts added by Edward Welby Pugin in 1866. It was built to serve the Irish community who had settled in the area following the Irish potato famine of the late 1840s. The church closed in 1989 due to falling numbers in the congregation and has since become derelict. It was named by the Victorian Society as one of their top ten buildings at risk in September 2018.
[44]Bramley Park, from Westover Road (Bramley) (2 comments)
Bramley Park, from Westover Road1960s. Looking out across Bramley Park from the rear of no. 46 Westover Road, taken sometime in the early 1960s. The unmade road running between the houses and the park is known as Park View.
[45]Bramley Park, from Westover Road (Bramley) (1 comment)
Bramley Park, from Westover Road1960s. View of Bramley Park with a covering of snow, taken from the rear of no. 46 Westover Road sometime in the early 1960s. The unmade road running alongside the park is known as Park View.
[46]Main Street, Swan Hotel (Aberford)
Main Street, Swan HotelUndated. Postcard view of Main Street showing the Swan Hotel in the centre. This Grade II listed former coaching inn has a large stable block at the rear which is also listed. It was built around 1650 with an extension dating from the 1850s. In 2016-17 the inn was converted into two private residences, Swan House and Cygnet House. Adjoining the pub to the left is a row of houses known as Church Terrace, numbered (from left) 1, 2, 3, and 4.
[47]Lingwell Gate Lane (Thorpe)
Lingwell Gate LaneUndated. View looking south along Lingwell Gate Lane, towards the junction with Dolphin Lane, where four rows of terraced houses on Belmont Street and Ashfield Terrace can be seen on the right. Some of the buildings of Robin Hood Quarries are on the left.
[48]Coal Board Estate, construction (Oulton)
Coal Board Estate, construction1950s. View shows the Coal Board Estate, off Wakefield Road and opposite Oulton Park, under construction. The land was bought by the NCB from the Calverley family in the early 1950s, and in 1953 construction started on 214 'Airey' type prefab houses. These were made of concrete panels, were quick to assemble, and had a lifespan of a few decades. By the 1990s only 70 remained, on Wordsworth Drive and Sugar Hill Close, the rest of the estate having been redeveloped. A campaign in 2017 has seen resistance against redevelopment of the remaining streets.
[49]Farm Buildings, Manor Farm (Rothwell)
Farm Buildings, Manor FarmUndated. View shows buildings at Manor Farm, Church Street, prior to demolition in 1976. There were a series of buildings on the farm, built between the 15th and 19th centuries, on the site of a mediaeval manor house.
[50]Fleet Mills Oil Depot (Woodlesford)
Fleet Mills Oil DepotUndated. View shows the oil depot built near the site of Fleet Mills, Fleet Lane in the late 1940s and 1950s. Fleet Mills ground corn and flint and was derelict for many years after a catastrophic fire in the 1920s, and was demolished around the 1960s.
[51]Model of Blenkinsop's Engine (Middleton)
Model of BlenkinsopUndated. Image shows a scale model of John Blenkinsop's rack steam engine, used between the Middleton collieries and the Leeds coal staithes. Colliery owners the Brandlings had built a wooden waggonway in 1758 to carry coal into Leeds, which was upgraded in around 1820 to take heavier locomotives. The line is now a heritage railway run by volunteers.
[52]Woodside Farm, Lofthouse Gate (Lofthouse)
Woodside Farm, Lofthouse GateUndated. Image shows Woodside Farm, Lofthouse Gate, with colliery spoil behind. The buildings are thought to have been off Lingwell Nook Lane, which ran alongside the spoil heaps, known locally as 'The Alps'. The aerial cable can be seen running along the top ridge of the spoil. The farm occupier, a Mr Holmes, was relocated to new buildings on Castle Head Lane, at the west end of Lingwell Nook Lane. The spoil heaps were removed during construction of the M1 motorway in the late 1960s.
[53]Water Wheel, Fleet Mills (Woodlesford)
Water Wheel, Fleet MillsUndated. Image shows one of the water wheels at Fleet Mills, Fleet Lane, Woodlesford. The mill ground corn and flint, and was gutted by a major fire in the 1920s, after which the shell sat derelict for many years. An oil terminal was built on the site in the 1950s.
[54]Wesleyan Methodist Chapel, Oulton (Oulton)
Wesleyan Methodist Chapel, OultonUndated. View shows the Wesleyan Methodist Chapel building on Calverley Road, Oulton, near the junction with North Lane. A smaller chapel was built here in 1826, and the current larger building was constructed around 1874. During the Second World War it was used as a food store by the government, and in 1949 was sold to a paint manufacturing company. The top part of the tower was destroyed by a fire in the 1960s. In 1970 the building was bought by Group Northern Design for use as a design studio, and was refurbished inside and externally.
[55]Andrews & Platt Crane Works (Stourton)
Andrews & Platt Crane WorksUndated. View of Andrews & Platt Crane Works at Hunslet Testing Works, Thwaite Gate, Stourton. The company is now at 10 Pepper Road and dealing in fabrications.
[56]Armitage & Sons Brickworks (Thorpe)
Armitage & Sons BrickworksUndated. View of George Armitage & Sons brickworks, at the junction of Long Thorpe Lane and Lingwell Gate Lane, Thorpe-on-the-Hill. This view looks south and shows the quarry workings and enclosed coal seams.
[57]Carlton Temperance Society (Carlton)
Carlton Temperance Societyc1900. A small crowd of adults and children have assembled for the laying of the foundation stone for Carlton Temperance Society by Mr Hartley, thought to be the man at the front left of the photograph. The precise location is unknown.
[58]9 Farrer Lane, Oulton (Oulton)
9 Farrer Lane, OultonUndated. View of the west side of number 9 Farrer Lane, one of the earliest surviving buildings in Oulton and dating from the 16th century, or earlier. The building is Grade 2 listed, and is constructed from a timber frame encased in sandstone and brick.
[59]Rothwell Urban District Council (Rothwell)
Rothwell Urban District Council1938-39. Pictured are Rothwell Urban District Council members for the year 1938-39. From left to right: Back row: Cllrs Smart, Armitage, Phillips, Simpson, Edwards, Wilson, Cockayne. Middle row: Cllrs Roberts, Tasker, Jones, Holman, Chilton, Moorhouse, Jackson, Caygill, Horner, Holroyd. Front row: Cllrs Slater, Blackburn, Moorhouse, Newsome, Killingbeck, Hoult, Wilkinson, Hollings.
[60]The Railway Inn, Birstall Lane (Drighlington)
The Railway Inn, Birstall LaneAugust 1969. View shows The Railway, a Tetley's public house which was situated opposite Drighlington and Adwalton Station at the junction of Birstall Lane (right) and Moorside Road. Photograph from the David Atkinson Archive.