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One of six Kirkstall subjects from this sketchbook, this sketch records a view of the sluice gates on the River Aire to the south-east of Kirkstall Abbey at the take-off for Kirkstall Mill. Finberg does not appear to have noticed the tower of Kirkstall Abbey given faintly beyond the tree at the right.
Kirkstall Abbey stands on the banks of the River Aire about three miles west of the centre of Leeds. It was founded in 1152 for a community of Cistercian monks and was dissolved in 1539. It stands now in a public park.