Aireborough Historical Society

Long Stoop 1900

Long StoopLong Stoop 1900
The Long Stoop
Long Stoop
Date 1900
Location Yeadon
Photo ID
A230 & R056
The base of this monument is original, the shaft is a replacement dating from about 1836.
This is the junction of Warren House Lane to the left and Victoria Avenue (Harrogate Road) to the right.
In 1983 when the Stoop was moved because of an extension to Leeds Bradford Airport Aireborough Civic Society provided an information plaque for the base of the Stoop.
The young trees were 3 of many planted along the newly named Victoria Avenue to commemorate the Diamond Jubilee of Queen Victoria in 1898.
The two huts in the background were later replaced, the new ones were used as a farm labourers home and a tea shop run by John William Hudson

Middle: The Long Stoop at the junction of Warren House Lane and Victoria Avenue (Harrogate Road), the cart is just turning into Warren House Lane.
A man is sat astride the Long Stoop, Warren House Farm is on the left.




The 'new' Long Stoop was put in place in 1836. The previous one had been damaged. There was a ceremony on the 8th August 1836 which John Yeadon (1764- 1843) attended. He kept a diary. This is part of the entry for that day. "The old Conelodge stone Stoop being destroyed sometime back by deprecators, which has stood hundreds of years. A new one was set up this day with music and rejoicing". Each time I visit Yeadon I make a point of driving by, and remember this diary entry.
25 August 2013
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