Friday, 27 February 2015

Local history


On the road between Saltaire and Baildon there is a hamlet of old houses called Baildon Green, tucked under the rocky cliffs of Baildon Bank. The area was once quarried for gritstone and clay. There have been dwellings here since medieval times, built on the edge of the Green, an area of common land used for grazing. Most of the existing houses date back to the 18th and 19th century. In the 19th century a small textile mill, Clough's Mill, provided employment. There's a pub too, The Cricketer's Arms (out of shot to the right). The existing pub was built in 1899 but replaced one on the opposite side of the road, now a house. See also here and here.

3 comments:

  1. The landscape in this picture looks just like the area where I live! But not the houses.

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  2. That place on the left covered with vines is what I imagine when I think of pretty English villages and pubs.

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