Wakefield Road

Here we follow Wakefield Road from Garforth Bridge up towards Town End at the top of Main Street where it then becomes Aberford Road. Wakefield Road bounds the West side of Garforth and as another old and original road includes some old properties as well as some of the larger Victorian terraces to be found in the town.

Over in the fields towards Leeds also lies Barrowby Hall. This lands forms the barrier of countryside between Garforth and Leeds and is what keeps Garforth separate from the general sprawl and suburbs. It will be a real shame if this area is ever filled in with housing such that Garforth then merges into Austhorpe and Cross Gates.

The larger house on the right is The Beeches and the row of terraced houses beyond is Dar Villas Cottages

date
c.1910
copyright
Bramley
resolution
2000x1285px · 1.5M
postcard
Bramley B20
Garforth Wakefield Road
date
30th March 2019
copyright
Ian Atkinson
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2000x1272px · 1.6M
 
 
Garforth Wakefield Road
date
c.1920
copyright
Lilywhite
resolution
2000x1249px · 923.2K ·
postcard
Lilywhite GFH02

Dar Villas is incorrectly spelt ‘DARYILLAS’ on the postcard

date
c.1924
copyright
Lilywhite
resolution
2000x1246px · 866.2K
postcard
Lilywhite GFH20

The card is written ‘My hotel is in the middle’ revealing one of the buildings to be a hotel at the time (four houses are shown).

The picture is taken from a similar position to the the Milton NN04 card but before the two large houses were built.

The fields to the right are where Queensway now stands and Barleyhill Road can be seen beyond.

date
c.1930
copyright
Milton
resolution
2000x1264px · 853.4K ·
postcard
Milton NN04
Garforth Wakefield Road
date
30th March 2019
copyright
Ian Atkinson
resolution
2000x1313px · 1.1M
 
 
Garforth Wakefield Road
date
unknown
copyright
Unknown
resolution
2000x1221px · 941.0K
postcard
Unknown NN06

The same houses as above from the other side of the road

These houses are the ones between where the petrol station used to be and Cyprus Road.

date
c.1914
copyright
Laycocks
resolution
2000x1236px · 1.5M
postcard
Laycocks 1050
Garforth Wakefield Road
date
24th June 2020
copyright
Ian Atkinson
resolution
2000x1234px · 1.5M - reshoot
 
 
Garforth Wakefield Road

The entrance to Cyprus Road is in the right of the frame. The closest two houses (the one adjacent to Cyprus Road is named Stoneleigh) used to be used as lodgings for the dairymaids at Manor Farm [3].

date
c.1907
copyright
Bramley
resolution
2000x1226px · 1.2M ·
postcard
Bramley B19
Garforth Wakefield Road
date
30th March 2019
copyright
Ian Atkinson
resolution
2000x1233px · 1.6M
 
 
Garforth Wakefield Road
date
c.1907
copyright
Bramley
resolution
2000x1280px · 2.0M
postcard
Bramley B19 Tinted
date
1910
copyright
Richards
resolution
2000x1226px · 1.2M
postcard
Richards 20

Just below De Grey House. The leftmost house is called North View and the property next door is Moorfield House Surgery.

Moorfield House has been a surgery since at least the early 1900s so given the age of the properties it may always have been used for this purpose.

date
c.1909
copyright
Phototype Co.
resolution
2000x1262px · 1.4M
postcard
Phototype 1885
Garforth Wakefield Road
date
4th June 2021
copyright
Ian Atkinson
resolution
2000x1262px · 1.6M - reshoot
 
 
Garforth Wakefield Road

This image at the top of Wakefield Road near Town End shows De Grey house in the centre left of the frame, which was demolished in 2018 to make way for the new flats.

date
c.1905
copyright
Parkinson & Roy
resolution
2000x1274px · 2.0M ·
postcard
Parkinson & Roy NN04
Garforth Wakefield Road
date
4th June 2021
copyright
Ian Atkinson
resolution
2000x1265px · 1.4M - reshoot
 
 
Garforth Wakefield Road
date
Unknown
copyright
Laycocks
resolution
1980x1350px · 1.5M ·
postcard
Laycocks 1032