Talk:Arthington Priory

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Photo request[edit]

Although I have added an image showing the hall which was built on the site, I have not removed the photo request in the hope that an old archive drawing or map of the site may be found. We still have no picture of Arthington Priory itself.--Storye book (talk) 20:07, 1 February 2011 (UTC)

I have now removed the photo request because there appears to be no surviving drawing of the original priory as it was before the Dissolution of the Monasteries. There is no such image at Leeds Library local studies department, although there still may be a drawing (perhaps on an old map?) at West Yorkshire Archive Service.--Storye book (talk) 15:49, 17 September 2013 (UTC)

Putative pictures of the nunnery building[edit]

This page on the Leodis site contains links to archive pictures said to be of the nunnery building. It looks like a weaver's establishment to me, but I'd be interested to see your comments. --Storye book (talk) 20:27, 1 February 2011 (UTC)

Update: The following information is in Harry Speight, "Lower Wharfedale" (Elliot Stock, London 1902). A copy of the book is held in the Local History library at Leeds, West Yorkshire. It appears that the house called the Nunnery (see my link to Leodis above) was very likely built on the foundations and lower courses of the Priory church, and that the farm buildings associated with this house were probably built over the convent buildings. Arthington Hall is apparently on the site of the Priory's attached land. However Speight appears to think that this information is likely but not definite, and it would be interesting to know what the local archaeological society has to say on this matter (Leeds archaeological societies links). It is certainly true to say that the article wrongly conflates Arthington Hall and the house called the Nunnery.--Storye book (talk) 15:50, 13 September 2013 (UTC)
I have now updated the article to take in the above information. --Storye book (talk) 15:49, 17 September 2013 (UTC)

"Old money"[edit]

I had put back an edit done by someone else because I didn't know what the command "nowrap" does. It didn't seem to do much of anything to my eye. Did I miss something? Daniel the Monk (talk) 16:26, 9 January 2012 (UTC)

The "nowrap" template is used to make sure that the text inside appears all on one line; it won't be obvious unless the text appears at the end or start of a line. I think the idea is that splitting up £11 8s could be confusing. In the example you gave I don't think it's particularly likely but I think it is encouraged to use the template as it has a similar function to non-breaking spaces (which are covered in the Manual of Style). I wouldn't lose any sleep over the template to be honest, most people won't notice the difference. Nev1 (talk) 16:38, 9 January 2012 (UTC)
Ah, okay, thanks! I can see why the original editor used it, given three elements to the sums. Going back to sleep now. ;-) Daniel the Monk (talk) 16:52, 9 January 2012 (UTC)