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.

Garforth Parochial School

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c1910
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Garforth Parochial School

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1910
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Garforth Parochial School

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1972
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Church Lane Corner

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

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Garforth Church Lane

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5th August 2007
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Garforth Church Lane

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Garforth Church Lane Corner

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Garforth Church Lane

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c1900
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Garforth Church Lane

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

Garforth Church Lane

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

Church Lane General

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Garforth Church Lane

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30th March 2019
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Garforth Church Lane

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c1969
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Garforth Church Lane

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19th April 2019
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Garforth Church Lane

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

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Garforth Church Lane

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27th August 2007
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Garforth Church Lane

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c.1912
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Garforth Church Lane

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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.

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c.1980s
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Garforth Church Lane

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29th March 2019
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Garforth Church Lane

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

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1930s
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Garforth Church Lane

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27th August 2007
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Garforth Church Lane

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].

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Church Garforth

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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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Garforth Church Lane

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29th March 2019
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Garforth Church Lane

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c1924
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The cricket ground is on the left hand side behind the hedge

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c1905
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Garforth Church Lane

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Garforth St Marys Church

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c1910
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A view of Church Lane and St Mary’s from the Bar Lane railway bridge before the Oak Estate was built.

Garforth St Marys Church

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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].

Garforth The Grange

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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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Garforth The Hollies

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19th April 2019
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Garforth The Hollies

Rose Villa

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

Garforth Rose Villa

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Garforth Rose Villa

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

St. Mary’s Church

St. Mary’s was built in 1844 and was mostly funded by the Gascoigne family. This is probably the third church to be built on this site [2]. Every postcard series seems to have photos of the church so there are many different images to enjoy.

From Church Lane

It's not possible to take quite the same image of the front of the church now as there are houses in the way so I have taken the best view that I can as a general comparison.

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c1930s
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Garforth St Marys Church

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30th March 2019
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Garforth St Marys Church

Garforth St Marys Church

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c.1904
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Garforth St Marys Church

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1914
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Garforth St Marys Church

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From the Graveyard

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c1913
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Garforth St Marys Church

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19th April 2019
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Garforth St Marys Church

Garforth St Marys Church

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1909
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Garforth St Marys Church

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Garforth St Marys Church

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Interior

Garforth St Marys Church

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c1920
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Garforth St Marys Church

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c.1913
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The Rectory

Garforth Rectory

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Garforth The Rectory

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c.1912
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Garforth Rectory

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Wesleyan Chapel (Methodist Church)

The Wesleyan Chapel in Church Lane was built in 1872 and is now the Methodist Church.

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Phototype 1876
Garforth Wesleyan Chapel

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29th March 2019
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Garforth Wesleyan Chapel

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Garforth Wesleyan Chapel

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25th August 2007
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Garforth Wesleyan Chapel

Garforth Wesleyan Chapel

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1920s
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