2014: A book presented by the author Judith
Gardiner to the AHS in October 2014.
Building commenced on Knottfield House in early 1846, John
Dawson of Kirkstall Brewery originally lived there, it became the Mitchell
Memorial Home after WW1 for ex-servicemen suffering from Tuberculosis. When the
need for this facility waned it was taken over by the West Riding County Council
as a home for boys, the house was demolished in 1959. Rawdon Crematorium is now
on the site (July 2015), all that remains of Knottfield House is a flight of