Potternewton is bounded by Scott Hall Road to the west, Roundhay Road to the east and Harehills Lane to the north. The main thoroughfare is Chapeltown Road. The suburb is often considered to be part of Chapeltown. On older maps, Potternewton included the Chapeltown and Scott Hall areas and parts of Harehills. Potternewton is an historic village and many older maps prioritise the name Potternewton over Chapeltown.
As Lords of the Manor of Potternewton, the Earl of Mexborough and Earl Cowper had released parts of their estates by the 1700s and were in and out of court up until 1801 disputing who had legal entitlement to the land each of them occupied. Around this time, James Brown, a Mesne lord under Earl Cowper, owned the copyhold of much of the area of what became known as Chapeltown.
By the early 19th century a number of mansions, some with extensive grounds, had been established around Potternewton and Chapeltown roads: James Brown owned Harehills Grove (later named Potternewton Park Mansion), the Scott family owned the mid-18th century Scott Hall and the copyhold and leasehold of Potternewton Lodge, Potternewton Hall and the adjacent Newton Hall Estates were all owned by the Lupton family. Old deeds and maps of sale plans of the Earl of Mexborough's Potternewton landholdings show that in 1845, the copyhold of the Newton Hall estate was owned by Arthur Lupton, a Mesne lord under the earl. The map shows that surveyor Henry Teal had divided the land remaining in the earl's possession into lots for sale.
In 1870, the Potternewton township, covering 1,667 acres about two miles north of Leeds, comprised the villages of New Leeds and part of Buslingthorpe, and the hamlets of Gipton, Harehills, and Squire-Pastures. Part of its name is from supposedly Roman, "very ancient pottery", found in the vicinity. Coal was mined and stone was quarried. Over time the manor belonged to the Mauleverers, the Scotts of Scott Hall, the Hardwicks and in 1870 belonged to the Earl of Mexborough.
The Lupton family's Newton Park Estate, Potternewton Hall and Newton Green Hall
Potternewton Hall was a country house built by the Barker family c. 1720. In 1838, it was the residence of Darnton Lupton, his wife Anna and Darnton's daughter from his first marriage. Darnton and Anna had five boys of their own.
Darnton Lupton's brother Arthur acquired the adjacent Newton Hall and its surrounding parkland, farmhouse, fields, farm, stables and cottages in the 1840s. Darnton's brother Francis lived at Potternewton Hall from 1847, purchasing the freehold of the estate by 1860. Francis raised his family at the hall until c1860. In 1870, Francis and Darnton purchased the adjoining Newton Hall estate from their brother.
Arthur Lupton arranged for a Congregationalist chapel to be built on his land in 1847. In 1870, he sold the estate to his brothers who built a new chapel on Chapeltown Road. Following Darnton Lupton's death in 1873, Francis inherited the bulk of the estate and oversaw the building of the Anglican St Martin's Church in 1879 near the Newton Hall Lodge. When Francis Lupton died in 1884, his wife Frances refused to take up the position of executor which passed to her four sons. The family chapel was grandly re-built in 1887 as the Newton Park Union Church.
Published diaries of Katherine Roubiliac Conder (1860–1948), granddaughter of Sir Edward Baines, record that her father, Eustace Conder, preached at Newton Park Chapel in 1874 where Herbert Gladstone, 1st Viscount Gladstone was worshipping in May 1880. In March 1880, Gladstonian liberalism was at its peak at Newton Park; in 1880, Sir John Barran talked of himself and Herbert Gladstone, the Liberal M.P. for Leeds in 1880, as being "one man". Sir John Barren laid the foundation stone of the Newton Congregational Chapel in 1870 and its successor, the Newton Park Union Church in 1887. His son, Sir Rowland Hirst Barran was the M.P. for North Leeds (the Newton Park area) from 1902 to 1918.
On the opposite side of Chapeltown Road was the Georgian Newton Green Hall and estate which, in the 1930s, remained a part of Newton Park. In the years prior to his 1847 marriage, Francis Lupton was living with his mother Ann at Newton Green Hall which adjoined both Potternewton Hall and Newton Hall, the homes of his brother's Darnton and Arthur respectively.
Olive Middleton (née Lupton) grew up at Rockland in Potternewton. Her father, politician Francis Martineau Lupton, developed his family's estate and built a shopping parade built on Chapeltown Road in 1891. Some months after her birth in 1881, Olive Middleton's great grandfather, Dr Thomas Michael Greenhow, died at Newton Hall as did his second wife, Anne Greenhow (née Lupton) in 1905.
Potternewton Park Mansion and park
Harehills Grove, a country house, was built around 1817 for the woollen merchant James Brown. The Jowitt family owned it in 1861 and they later sold the 750 acre estate and back-to-back terraced houses were built on it. The house and its 30-acre park were bought by the Leeds Corporation to create Potternewton Park in 1900. By 1906 the house had been renamed Potternewton Mansion and was opened to the public in 1906. After 1929 the house was used for educational purposes.
Transport Direct uses the names Potternewton and Chapeltown for separate areas. Potternewton is the small area around the north of Scott Hall Road around the Scott Hall Road/Potternewton Lane roundabout as most of the area is classified today as Chapeltown. WYMetro and Transport Direct also identify the area as being in this location. Potternewton Lane is served by bus service 7.
Millfield Primary School, formerly known as Potternewton Primary, is located on Potternewton Mount.
St Martin's Church
St Martin's Church, the Anglican parish church, off Chapeltown Road was built in 1879–1881 on land owned by the Lupton family. The formation of the parish was the result of a meeting held at the Leeds Church Institute in April 1876, presided over by the Vicar of Leeds, Dr Gott. The site for St Martin's had been confirmed in June 1876. The church was designed by Adams & Kelly of Leeds was consecrated in 1881. It was built of stone from local quarries.
People of Potternewton
- Sir Charles Holroyd (1861–1917) Artist and museum curator
- Joyce Gould, Baroness Gould of Potternewton
- Lupton family
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Here are the details of maps for Leeds (Leeds North, i.e. Newton Park) and Chapeltown....This map covers several districts, and is centred on what we now know as Chapeltown... Our maps show the area as it was being developed, with large mansions such as Potternewton Hall.....Newton Hall....and The Mansion...
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...the 1379 Poll Tax suggests that it had become part of Potter Newton by the fourteenth century. Potter Newton: The mesne lordship of Potternewton was probably held by ....
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But Mr Brown surmises that the condition of their lordships order was not complied with, for in the above clause, Lord (Earl) Cowper set the deeds aside....CS1 maint: multiple names: authors list (link)
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Scott Hall – Grade II listed mid-18th century house...Queen Anne style off Scott Hall street...
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In Chancery.....the matter of an undivided MOIETY of freehold and leasehold estates, devised by the will of Henry Belward Ray....for the sale to Arthur Lupton Esq. of undivided moiety of certain leasehold tenements called Potternewton Lodge...and that....(Mr) Wynne might be at liberty to proceed to sell the testator's undivided moiety in the rest of the Potternewton property, in the petitioned mentioned.....
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SARAH DARNTON wife of the aforesaid Darnton Lupton, Born 3RD March 1806, Died 4TH April 1834. And moreover.....His second wife was Anna Jane Busk (another excellent match: she was from a wealthy family). They married in 1838 and lived at Potternewton Hall with their six children. The brass inscription .....
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.....1890, at Leeds, Florence, elder da. of Edward, Baron von Schunck, of Gledhow Wood, co. York, by Kate, only daughter of Darnton Lupton....
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1839 – Darnton Lupton, Potternewton Hall
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....comprising about 50 acres, consists of the park, the farmstead, and the meadow fields, all in a ring fence front of the house: closely adjoining a Farm, of about 10 acres, with a good farmhouse, stables, and cottages: a small field of about one acre, called...(also,...Leeds Intelligencer West Yorkshire, England – 21 January 1860 – PRELIMINARY ADVERTISEMENT. POTTERNEWTON HALL ESTATE.— This valuable Estate, consisting of Potternewton Hall, and about 47 Acres of Land, lying in elevated....)
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Sir John Barren laid the foundation stone of the Newton Park Union Church in October 1887
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Edmund Henry Barker was considered the next heir to the Barker Estates....Miss Barker had heard that the House (Potternewton Hall) had been erected on copyhold land belonging to Lord (Earl) Cowper...the lower House was shut up and Miss Barker went to live with Mrs Ray – then known as Miss Barker – at the upper House...
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Potternewton Preaching Room (Congregational chapel), erected 1847
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A Congregational Chapel, on the Newton Hall Estate, Leeds, for the use of the Potternewton congregation, was opened in 1847....(John Mayhall, 1848)
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1884 – Francis Lupton (owner of the Newton Park Estate) dies leaving his wife Frances as Executor a position she refuses to take up and passes to her sons.....1886, 30th Nov. – Arthur Currer Briggs buys the second plot of land adjacent to the house from Francis Martineau Lupton (owner of Rocklands), Arthur Greenhow Lupton, Charles (Chas) Lupton and Hugh Lupton (owners of Newton Park Estate).
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In October 1887 Edward Crossley had laid the foundation stone for the grandly re-built Newton Park Union Church.
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(page 146) Mr (later Sir John) Barran talked of himself and Herbert (Gladstone) as being "one man".
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Newton Park had a real family investment in Gladstonianism (page 149).....March 1st, 1874: Papa preached at Newton Chapel....May 10th, 1880: met Rose and Emily who sat opposite Mr Herbert Gladstone in Church yesterday.....(page 158): Sir John Barren laid the foundation stone of both the Newton Congregational Chapel in 1870 and that of it's grand successor, the Newton Park Union church in 1887
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Newton Green Hall, Newton Park, Leeds
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Francis Martineau Lupton was a wealthy mill owner and industrialist turned philanthropist who owned Potternewton/Newton Hall (Estate) in Leeds...
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or demands against the estate of Mrs. Anne Greenhow (née Lupton), late of Newton Hall, Chapel Allerton, in the city of Leeds, Widow of Dr Thomas Michael Greenhow, ... Majesty's High Court of Justice, on the 6th day of May, 1905, by William Walter Lupton, Francis Martineau Lupton and...
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Mrs Anne Greenhow of Newton Hall, Chapel Allerton...died 5th April 1905, aged 95 years, daughter of William Lupton of Leeds and widow of Dr Thomas Michael Greenhow.....
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OBITUARY, THOMAS M. GREENHOW, M.D., F.R.C.S. ON October 25th, in his ninetieth year, died at Newton Hall,...
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