Until detailed work on this great dispute has been undertaken the exact relationship of the numerous causes cannot be established; they are listed here in chronological order under the main grouping; King versus local authorities, King versus individuals, suits between party and party arising out of this.
Actions Concerning the Packway or Temple Lane from Leeds to Pontefract
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- ReferenceGB 205 LC000TN/4/49
- Former ReferenceGB 205 WYL100/L/49
- Dates of Creation1664-1694
- Physical Description25 items
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Administrative / Biographical History
The maintenance of this highway led to a long series of actions, concerning its status as a Highway, obstructions on it, and the burden of repair. The basis of these seems to have been a feud between the Lowthers of Swillington and the Ingrams, and involved the Corporation of Leeds and the inhabitants of Temple Newsam and Whitkirk and the tenants of the respective contenders.