Advertiser Mag :: 2018 #06

During the twentieth century the Gascoigne family, like many other large UK landowners were required to address their changed circumstances, especially after the Great War. Taxation and particularly death duties brought into stark focus the need to divest yourself of long held assets to raise funds to satisfy the voracious taxman.… Read the full article

Advertiser Mag :: 2018 #05

The Flyline, Parlington Hollins, route of the Railway

Previous episodes have detailed the route along Parlington Lane to the Gamekeeper’s Cottage, beyond, the lane continues westward down the hill to Throstlenest Farm, over the Cock Beck and on to Long Lane. The route of the former railway, known locally as the ”flyline” passes through Hollins and is a right of way, so we will trace its route towards Garforth.… Read the full article

Advertiser Mag :: 2018 #04

Last month we concluded our look at Parlington lane at the Gamekeeper’s lodge. Amongst the recent changes at Parlington has been the heritage listing of various buildings and structures, these are Home Farm, the nearby Stallion Pens, Barwick Lodge, Wakefield Lodge, the Ice House and jointly listed the Light and Dark Arches, all Grade II.… Read the full article

Advertiser Mag :: 2018 #03

Eastern Entrance of the Dark Arch
Eastern Entrance of the Dark Arch

Continuing our walk to the Gamekeeper’s Lodge. After leaving behind the small bridge which incidentally gets its name by being one of two archways along the route, the other being the Dark Arch. The bridge is not much wider than the roadway above that it supports, and so is always, “light”, whereas the second arch is some 80 yards long and is in contrast “dark”.… Read the full article

Advertiser Mag :: 2018 #02

Parlington Lane, Looking Towards the Light Arch

A walk along Parlington Lane, from Aberford opposite Lotherton Lane, the road rises quite steeply before levelling off after about 30 metres. It does this because in the past it was the terminus of the Aberford Railway, and if you wander over to the right you will find a large retaining wall, above the former coal staithes, which separates the landscape, running along the line of the lane for a good distance.… Read the full article

Advertiser Mag :: 2018 #01

Old Roadway downhill from site of Barnbow Hall

After introducing Parlington in the last edition, it seems reasonable to provide some background information about where the Gascogne family lived before moving to Parlington, especially as the location of their earlier home was in the Barwick, Scholes vicinity. Where was it? Follow Parlington Lane where it leaves the Parlington Estate at Long Lane, but continues as Ellis Lane and follows along the south end of Garforth Golf Course, adjacent to the Cock Beck and later it forks where the road used to enter the World War One Munitions site, and former location of Barnbow village.… Read the full article

Advertiser Magazine Article (Long Version) February 2018

Triumphal Arch

Parlington? A place to some of historic significance, to others a scenic venue to enjoy a country walk. But to many a place unheard of… sorry did you say Darlington? Geographically speaking the Parlington Estate is situated between Aberford to the east, Barwick in Elmet to the west and Micklefield and Garforth to the south.… Read the full article

Posting Here Again

The recent pandemic which has caused the modern world to go into a paroxysm of isolation and lock down, has also brought to a temporary halt my monthly articles on Parlington for the Advertiser. I did think of putting them on FaceBook but I find articles in the history are difficult to get to beyond a few back.… Read the full article

The recent pandemic which has caused the modern world to go into a paroxysm of isolation and lock down, has also brought to a temporary halt my monthly articles on Parlington for the Advertiser. I did think of putting them on FaceBook but I find articles in the history are difficult to get to beyond a few back.… Read the full article