Church Lane

Here we follow Church Lane from its starting point near the bottom of Main Street until it meets Ninelands Lane at the top end. Running East-West through what was historically known as Church Garforth, Church Lane contains a mixture of newer houses as well older houses and of course two churches.

Sadly many older and grand houses such as The Grange and Rose Villa as can be seen below were demolished years ago to make way for the Grange estate which went up around the 1960s.

The Parochial School

These images show the Parochial School which stood at the end of Church Lane opposite the Library. The school was closed in 1990 and demolished in 1994 where the medical centre was built in its place. I remember the school standing empty when I was younger, I never went inside as I was at Barleyhill Infants School and then West Garforth Junior School and I don't think I've ever seen a photo of the interior either.

date
c.1910
copyright
Phototype Co.
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2000x1245px · 1.1M ·
postcard
Phototype 1867
date
1910
copyright
Bramley
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1406x854px · 525.7K
postcard
Bramley NN20
date
1972
copyright
Unknown
resolution
790x475px · 228.7K ·

Church Lane Corner

date
Unknown
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Unknown
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769x486px · 212.2K ·

This parade of shops stood where the Library now stands and included Varley’s Hairdressers, Laycock’s newsagents and Shackleton’s bakery [3].

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Unknown
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Unknown
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500x333px · 26.6K ·

Shackleton's Bakery which was situated where Garforth Library now stands.

date
Unknown
copyright
Laycocks
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829x549px · 361.9K
postcard
Laycocks 706
Garforth Church Lane Corner
date
31st May 2021
copyright
Ian Atkinson
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2000x1307px · 1.6M
 
 
Garforth Church Lane Corner
date
c1900
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Unknown
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500x264px · 48.3K ·
date
Unknown
copyright
Lilywhite
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1704x1054px · 928.6K ·
postcard
Lilywhite GFH09

The bottom of Church Lane with the Parochial School on the left hand side.

Church Lane Lower

date
c.1906
copyright
Bramley
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2000x1214px · 1.2M ·
postcard
Bramley B36
Garforth Church Lane
date
30th March 2019
copyright
Ian Atkinson
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2000x1270px · 1.8M
 
 
Garforth Church Lane
date
c.1969
copyright
The Francis Frith Collection
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2000x1273px · 2.4M ·
postcard
Frith GFH42
Garforth Church Lane
date
19th April 2019
copyright
Ian Atkinson
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2000x1353px · 2.2M
 
 
Garforth Church Lane
date
c.1920
copyright
Lilywhite
resolution
2000x1276px · 1.0M
postcard
Lilywhite GFH05

The cricket ground is on the left hand side behind the hedge.

The cricket ground is on the left hand side behind the hedge and the methodist church is on the right with St. Mary's further in the distance.

date
c.1905
copyright
Parkinson & Roy
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2000x1248px · 1.4M ·
postcard
Parkinson & Roy 445
Garforth Church Lane
date
13th April 2020
copyright
Ian Atkinson
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2000x1251px · 2.0M
 
 
Garforth Church Lane

The Grange

The Grange was a large house which stood on Church Lane. The house was demolished in order to make way for the Grange estate, which was of course named after the house [3].

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Unknown
copyright
Laycocks
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500x330px · 65.2K ·
postcard
Laycocks NN04

The Hollies

The Hollies was built in Church Lane by a man named Jabez Wooley who owned a brickworks in Leeds [3]. The Hollies is now a home for the elderly but still retains its original name.

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Unknown
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Unknown
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710x498px · 200.4K ·
Garforth The Hollies
date
19th April 2019
copyright
Ian Atkinson
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2000x1409px · 2.1M
Garforth The Hollies

Church Lane Upper

Numbers 21 to 27 between the methodist thurch and the Hollies

date
c.1912
copyright
Bramley
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2000x1240px · 1.1M ·
postcard
Bramley B29
Garforth Church Lane
date
13th April 2020
copyright
Ian Atkinson
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2000x1244px · 1.8M
 
 
Garforth Church Lane
date
c.1924
copyright
Hoult
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2000x1240px · 1.2M
postcard
Hoult NN02

An almost identical view to the Bramley B29 card.

Near Station Fields showing the tradesmans’ entrance to The Grange in the right of the frame [2].

date
c.1904
copyright
Parkinson & Roy
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2000x1292px · 1.4M ·
postcard
Parkinson & Roy NN16
Garforth Church Lane
date
13th April 2020
copyright
Ian Atkinson
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2000x1292px · 1.8M
 
 
Garforth Church Lane

St. Mary’s church hall, which burnt down in the 1990s. The huts used by the Scouts and the Girl Guides can be seen in the background amongst the trees.

This whole area was flattened in order to build The Mead cul-de-sac.

date
c.1980s
copyright
Unknown
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789x498px · 214.1K ·
Garforth Church Lane
date
29th March 2019
copyright
Ian Atkinson
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2000x1239px · 1.5M
Garforth Church Lane

A view from the 1930s with St Mary’s behind the trees.

date
1930s
copyright
Richards
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788x453px · 212.9K ·
postcard
Richards 8
Garforth Church Lane
date
27th August 2007
copyright
Ian Atkinson
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2000x1360px · 1.5M - reshoot
 
 
Garforth Church Lane
date
c.1910
copyright
Bramley
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2000x1232px · 1.4M ·
postcard
Bramley NN05

The church grounds are on the right hand side and the cottages on the left were demolished in order to make way for Oak Crescent [3].

Looking towards Nineland Lane with the church wall on the right.

date
c.1909
copyright
Phototype Co.
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2000x1226px · 726.1K ·
postcard
Phototype NN06
Garforth Church Lane
date
31st May 2021
copyright
Ian Atkinson
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2000x1227px · 1.6M
 
 
Garforth Church Lane

Looking down Church Lane with the church wall on the left.

The car with registration A4062 appears in quite a few of the Parkinson and Roy cards, I suspect they were all taken on the same day though I don't know who's car it is!

date
c.1905
copyright
Parkinson & Roy
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820x1300px · 686.2K
postcard
Parkinson & Roy 40
Garforth Church Lane
date
31st May 2021
copyright
Ian Atkinson
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824x1300px · 615.3K
 
 
Garforth Church Lane

Looking towards the top of Church Lane from within the end of Oak Cresent. In the left quarter of the frame is Atkinson’s Farm which stood where The Podger now stands [3].

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Unknown
copyright
Unknown
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780x473px · 189.1K ·
Garforth Church Lane
date
29th March 2019
copyright
Ian Atkinson
resolution
2000x1232px · 1.7M
Garforth Church Lane
date
c.1910
copyright
Bramley
resolution
2000x1257px · 1.0M ·
postcard
Bramley B30

A view of Church Lane and St Mary’s from the Bar Lane railway bridge before the Oak Estate was built.

date
c.1915
copyright
Laycocks
resolution
2000x1228px · 1.1M
postcard
Laycocks 632

Rose Villa

Rose Villa stood on Church Lane but was demolished to make way for Rose Court [3].

date
Unknown
copyright
Unknown
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790x518px · 257.3K
date
Unknown
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Unknown
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791x543px · 233.8K

The back of Rose Villa looking past Atkinson’s farm, with St. Mary’s in the background [3].