Miscellaneous Places

Here we see a few old buildings or places which don't fit neatly into one of the eight main pages.

Multiview Postcards

date
c.1915
copyright
Bramley
resolution
2000x1239px · 1.0M
postcard
Bramley NN09

containing cards B32 (Isabella Pit), NN12 (Gaping Goose), NN14 (Town End), NN15 (Station Road) and NN13 (Church)

date
c.1907
copyright
Bramley
resolution
2000x1256px · 1.1M
postcard
Bramley NN19

containing cards B2 (Church), NN23 (Rectory), B7 (Briggate), B8 (Briggate) and NN11 (Church)

date
c.1913
copyright
Bramley
resolution
2000x1237px · 1.1M
postcard
Bramley NN22

containing cards B9 (Briggate), B22 (Lidgett Lane), NN01 (Station), NN08 (Barrowby Hall) and NN11 (Church)

date
c.1909
copyright
Phototype Co.
resolution
2000x1278px · 1.2M
postcard
Phototype 2076

containing cards 1876 (Wesleyan Chapel), NN03 (Lidgett Lane), NN04 (Primitive Methodist Chapel), NN08 (United Methodist Free Chapel), NN06 (Church Lane), NN07 (St. Mary's Church) and NN05 (Briggate).

Barrowby Hall

Barrowby Hall is a country house on Barrowby Lane to the West of Garforth which still exists today.

The hall is a grade II listed building originally built in 1677 and remodelled in 1720.

When I was younger it used to be possible to walk or ride a bike along the path in front of the hall towards Austhorpe but these days the road is gated and marked private at both ends so sadly you can't get up close to the building any more.

date
c.1910
copyright
Bramley
resolution
2000x1226px · 1.2M ·
postcard
Bramley NN08
date
c.1906
copyright
Parkinson & Roy
resolution
2000x1241px · 1.5M
postcard
Parkinson & Roy 562

Sturton Grange

Sturton Grange still exists today by name and is the location of the Makins fruit farm on the top of Garforth Cliff which is now all modern buildings.

As can be seen on some of the old maps there used to be some woods and a moat there so I expect it was quite a nice farm originally.

date
c.1904
copyright
Parkinson & Roy
resolution
2000x1257px · 1.2M
postcard
Parkinson & Roy NN07

Manor Farm

Manor Farm was owned by the University of Leeds and was used for dairy and agricultural experiments. It was leased in 1898 and finally closed down in 1928 when it was replaced by Askham Bryan near York, but was not demolished until 1978 [2][3].

Although it would seem an odd subject for a postcard by today's standards for some reason there seem to have been lots available at the time!

An aerial photograph showing the position of Manor Farm in Barwick Road. As you can see in the modern image new buildings stand there now with the same name.

date
Unknown
copyright
Unknown
resolution
793x475px · 251.8K
Garforth Manor Farm
date
2019
copyright
Google
resolution
793x475px · 169.8K
Garforth Manor Farm
date
c.1934
copyright
Lilywhite
resolution
2000x1206px · 1.2M
postcard
Lilywhite GFH17

Looking towards Barwick down Barrowby Road with the farm away to the left.

date
1899
copyright
Unknown
resolution
806x600px · 172.6K

A plan showing new buildings to be built for Manor Farm when it was taken over for education.

date
1916
copyright
n/a
resolution
407x632px · 230.2K

A postcard sent by one of the girls studying at Manor Farm in the dairy unit in 1916. The dairymaids were accommodated at Stoneleigh in Wakefield Road.

date
1907
copyright
n/a
resolution
838x1300px · 608.4K

Another postcard sent by one of the girls studying at Manor Farm from Stoneleigh in 1907. The card reads:

“There are seven girls and one boy we are so sorry for him, he was very shy the first day but not now”

…I imagine the lad couldn't believe his luck once he'd settled in!

Exterior

date
Unknown
copyright
Lilywhite
resolution
1390x867px · 502.6K
postcard
Lilywhite GFH22
date
c.1905
copyright
Parkinson & Roy
resolution
2000x1200px · 1.0M
postcard
Parkinson & Roy 41b
date
unknown
copyright
Parkinson & Roy
resolution
1575x953px · 437.2K
postcard
Parkinson & Roy 41a
date
c.1905
copyright
Parkinson & Roy
resolution
1522x961px · 778.9K ·
postcard
Parkinson & Roy 42
date
c.1905
copyright
Parkinson & Roy
resolution
2000x1253px · 1.3M
postcard
Parkinson & Roy 433
date
c.1909
copyright
Parkinson & Roy
resolution
1357x840px · 388.2K
postcard
Parkinson & Roy 571
date
Unknown
copyright
Laycocks
resolution
2023x1271px · 667.4K
postcard
Laycocks 629
date
Unknown
copyright
Unknown
resolution
790x487px · 222.1K ·
date
Unknown
copyright
Unknown
resolution
779x484px · 277.0K ·

Experimental plots of grass to be used as cattle feed.

Interior

date
c.1905
copyright
Parkinson & Roy
resolution
2732x1680px · 1.2M
postcard
Parkinson & Roy 435
date
c.1905
copyright
Parkinson & Roy
resolution
2732x1658px · 1.0M
postcard
Parkinson & Roy 437
date
c.1905
copyright
Parkinson & Roy
resolution
2732x1742px · 807.5K
postcard
Parkinson & Roy 461
date
c.1905
copyright
Parkinson & Roy
resolution
2732x1702px · 889.7K
postcard
Parkinson & Roy 463
date
Unknown
copyright
Unknown
resolution
791x510px · 209.7K ·

The dairy unit

Events

date
1920s?
copyright
Bramley
resolution
2000x1260px · 1.1M
postcard
Bramley B2alt1

People dressed up for a carnival.

Unknown Locations

date
Unknown
copyright
Laycocks
resolution
2000x1249px · 1.3M
postcard
Laycocks NN03

This is maybe Wakefield Road or Aberford Road? There is a chimney stack visible on the left which could be one of the pits.

date
17th Feb 1898
copyright
Unknown
resolution
2000x1362px · 1.2M

This image is marked 'Tadcaster rural, Garforth, peat trenches, 17.2.98' in pencil on the reverse. It was in a set with another photo of a sewage outlet which makes me think they were some kind of survey photos being done by the council of the time.

I am struggling to work out the exact location of the picture though, the church spire can be seen faintly to the right of the brick shed which makes me think this was possibly somewhere around Barleyhill playing fields or the bottom of Lyndon Avenue?

I can't think where else the type of housing would have been at the time which can be seen other than on Barleyhill Road.