Newlay Hall, Newlay, Leeds :: Shared Description

Situated between the canal and Newlay Quarry, Newlay Hall was built sometime before 1785. John Pollard, local landowner, was living there at the time he built Newlay Bridge in 1819.

A description of the house in 1866 can be found in local deeds: “...all that mansion house with stabling, coach house and other outbuildings, a garden and pleasure grounds…” Also mentioned is pasture land adjoining said mansion called “the park”. Very different to how it ended up in the 1950s, when one half was used by quarry workers as a canteen and the other as accommodation for managers or foremen and their families. The once beautiful grounds were by then littered with quarry workings.

Between 1841 and 1861 the house was occupied by Joseph Winn, stone merchant, and between 1871 and 1878 by Joseph Baxendale, mineral surveyor. During his occupation Newlay Hall became a “ladies seminary”. It was then taken first by William Billington, followed by the Whitaker family, both owners of the local dyeworks. After this it was occupied by John Leonard Micklethwaite, a local landowner. By 1911 the property had been taken over by the quarry owners.

Today, all that remains of Newlay Hall are a few ruins in Bramley Fall Woods, and a small portion of the garden wall and stone-capped pillars set into the wall a short distance up Pollard Lane
by Mark Stevenson
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SE2436 : Newlay Hall, Newlay, Leeds by Mark Stevenson
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SE2436 : Newlay Hall, Newlay, Leeds by Mark Stevenson
SE2336 : Pollard Bridge, Newlay, Leeds by Mark Stevenson
SE2436 : Newlay Hall, Newlay, Leeds by Mark Stevenson
SE2336 : Pollard Bridge, Newlay, Leeds by Mark Stevenson
SE2336 : Pollard Bridge, Newlay, Leeds by Mark Stevenson
SE2436 : Newlay Hall, Newlay, Leeds by Mark Stevenson
SE2336 : Pollard Bridge, Newlay, Leeds by Mark Stevenson
SE2436 : Newlay Hall, Newlay, Leeds by Mark Stevenson
SE2436 : Newlay Hall, Newlay, Leeds by Mark Stevenson


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Created: Tue, 5 Apr 2016, Updated: Tue, 5 Apr 2016

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