In former times, Manor Farm was situated just to the north of Lowtown. The farm had been the home of the Matthewman family of farmers for generations. The old farm house fell into disuse and was demolished in the 1960s and the land was sold to make way for Manor Estate. There are still fields to the east across to Elmwood Estate. There is also a playing field (named after H.M. Queen Elizabeth II). Railway lines run to the west and north. The only vehicular access to the estate is via Manor Road from School Lane in Lowtown.
Fields adjacent to Manor Estate. 
Manor Estate viewed from footpath no. 3, Thorntree Hill. [08 May 2013]
Manor Estate, 10th May 2008.
Manor Estate, January 2001.
The Lock Keeper's Cottage and Waterways Land, photographed 9th May 2004.
The Lower Lock Keeper's Cottage and Waterways Land viewed from Manor Estate. [15 Nov 2013]
The lock keeper's cottage, although in apparent isolation, stands just a few metres from Manor Estate. The, as yet undeveloped, Waterways Land lies beyond towards the distant houses of Elmwood Estate. [January 2001]
View across the Waterways Land towards Walton Social Club. [10 May 2008]
View across the Waterways Land towards Elmwood Estate (on the right) and the East Coast railway line. [10 May 2008]
Waterways Land, Manor Estate, Walton, 10 May 2008. Viewed from the allotments track. The Barnsley Canal route
is in front of the houses on the edge of the cultivated field. The remains of one of the canal locks
is visible. 
Wakefield MDC Local Development Framework, Site Specific Proposals
Submission, February 2011
WATERWAYS LAND, WALTON
The above site is shown on the Proposals Map and is allocated as Safeguarded Land (Protected Areas of Search for Long Term Development).