Warren House Farm 1857 – 1980

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Title Warren House Farm
Date Undated
Location Yeadon
Photo ID V167
Comment The dwelling seen here was one of a complex which comprised Warren House Farm, off Cemetery Road. This building dated back to the 17th Century, it was adjacent to Coney Park, a rabbit warren for the town created in 1631. A Coney Lodge is written about in the Parish Register 1649, rabbits were an essential food for many years and supplemented other meats, this became Warren House Farm. In the bottom left corner a stack of what appear to be rabbit hutches are visible. In 1962 the Airport Joint Committee bought the land for £9,000 to create part of a new runway for Leeds Bradford Airport which opened in 1962. Further extensions in the 1980s meant the line of Cemetery Road was altered, Warren House Farm finally disappeared.
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The original farm buildings had a large extension built on by John Farrar Lawson.
From the 1950s the farm was tenanted by Ken and Doreen Lawson who farmed it in tandem with Novia Farm. Part of the tenancy agreement was that should the Leeds Bradford Airport authorities decide that they need the land the tenants would vacate. This proved to be the case when an extension to the runway was planned in the late 1970s early 1980s. Mr and Mrs Lawson moved to Moorside farm in 1982.
The runway extension was constructed to the other side of Warren House Lane, the farmland is now used for airport car parking and office buildings.
Donated by Ken and Doreen Lawson.

Editor’s Note: I just had to enlarge this image to see who was seated in the doorway, sadly a little bit blurry but I think that there is a young girl. JB. 03 Dec 21.

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Warren House Farm is on the left, Warren House Lane runs past the farm and joins Harrogate Road which is in the foreground. Yeadon stoop stone is seen here in it’s original position before it was re-sited a short distance away in 1982.

Donated by Ken and Doreen Lawson.

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Donated by Ken and Doreen Lawson.

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Seen from Warren House Lane, the farm has a notice board with “K Lawson, Warren House Farm” on it.

Donated by Ken and Doreen Lawson.

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A dovecote on the farm wall inscribed 1857 above.

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JH019 – Warren House Farm, 1979.

Warren House Farm – 1979

This photograph was originally taken on a 35mm slide and has been digitally transferred for us by John Hobson.

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Painting of Warren House Farm by E Mortimer.

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Although undated we can see the end of the airport runway , dating this image after 1980.

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A bungalow built on the farm land.

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This image shows the bungalow on the left alongside old farm buildings.

Donated by Andrew Emsley.

Previous Comments:

Julie
Hi, I believe my family once owned Warren farm. Fletchers then Langleys. Would be interested in any info anyone might have.
25 May 2020.

Consolidated by Elaine Ellwood. 03 December 2021.
Last updated: 03 December 2021.

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