Potternewton Mansion Heritage

A 19th Century Landmark

Harehills Grove was home to three generations of the Brown family who rose from wool merchants to the office of M.P. for Malton. The Harehills Grove estate of some 700 acres came to the market 1882. In 1900 the property and 35-acre park were sold to Leeds City Council and later became a museum.

Schools and Colleges

 In 1929 Harehills Grove opened as a School for disabled Children admitting 66 children over the age of seven. The school’s mantra was ‘every child should become a self-supporting citizen’. Potternewton Mansion School as it became known set the benchmark in the education of children with a disability.

A Sikh Temple

In 2006 the mansion became a Sikh Gurdwara. The Sanghat quickly set about restoring the mansion. A Nishan Sahib or holy flag is visible at the entrance to the Gurdwara. The Nishan Sahib symbolizes  a banner of welcome to all the visitors, without distinction of religion, gender or ethnicity.

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