Fine and expensively built residences


For the wealthy elite of the city who could afford the luxury of their own motor car, Alwoodley offered many delights, not least the clean air, miles away from the smoke pollution of the central districts. The inter war years saw many high class residences built in the district, often occupied by keen golfers who liked to live near their club. Oakdene, built on Alwoodley Lane in 1934, was typical. Its sale particulars noted that:

bathroomThis outstanding property has full South aspect, overlooks and adjoins Moortown Golf Club. Delightful views are obtained from all the principal windows. Moortown, Sand Moor and Alwoodley – all famous 18- hole golf course, are within easy walking distance. The accommodation on two floors comprises:

Vestibule with oak door, tiled floor. Half tiled Cloakroom. An attractive square Entrance Hall, which is three-quarters panelled in oak, delft rack, oak boarded. Concealed tubular heating. Lounge 24ft x14ft…Dining Room 15 ft x 14ft…Sun Lounge 12ft x 10ft 9in, Kitchen 14ft x12ft with Triplex range, very fine fitted cupboards and nests of drawers…a Scullery and splendid Pantry.



Upstairs were five bedrooms, two bathrooms and a photographic room completely equipped with galvanised sink and running water. This house could support spacious luxury living! There was a garage with space for two care and the gardens and grounds were beautifully landscaped including an extensive putting lawn, Alpine rockeries, herbaceous border and ‘a most delightful running stream with lily pond, fish pond and fountain.’ 124


1933 map

124. WYAS LPBS 2242.

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