by Joel Beaumont
Today we are running a new feature looking at the history of some of the land marks in our local area. Recently the High Farm pub reported to be extening it’s opening hours, but do you know the history of this historic and acenient land mark
Unsurprisingly enough the High Farm was previously a farm house. The building was first recorded in the history books as a farm back in 1607 and was owned by a Christopher Kirke.
By 1638 Christopher’s son Richard had taken control of the farm and encased the wooden building in stone.
The Leeds Co-op, founded in 1847, had planned to use this farm as one of five as a way to distribute milk to the whole of Leeds. However, the idea never really took off and they sold the farm to the Perkin family.
The farm was taken over in the 1970’s and turned into the pub that we see today. It still contains many of the 17th Century features such as the oak beams.
The pub is still a vibrant part of the community, providing real ale, food and entertainment. The High Farm boasts a Cask Marque emblem outside the pub which means the customer is guaranteed a high quality pint of cask ale.
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