Tuesday, 27 February 2018

Our hamlet


Baildon Green is a hamlet that almost looks lost in time, the houses (and a small mill or two) huddled under the escarpment that skirts round Baildon Moor.

I noticed that the Chapel on the Green (in my earlier photo here), which is still in use, has recently had an extension added to the front that looks as though it provides an entrance hall and toilets. I was a bit surprised as I think it is all in a conservation area but I suppose, even so, things need to keep up with the times.

Baildon Green sits in between Saltaire, Shipley and the larger village of Baildon. I think, although some of the hamlet developed around a Victorian textile mill, a few of the properties here are even older. The grassy area is still, I believe, common land (originally where people were allowed to graze animals and forage for firewood).

4 comments:

  1. So peaceful looking, I expect a cow with a bell to come sauntering along!

    ReplyDelete
  2. It does seem like a tranquil sort of place.

    ReplyDelete
  3. I didn't think you still had little hamlets. So oldy worldy

    ReplyDelete
  4. Every place you turn, you find a lovely spot.

    ReplyDelete

No WV here but I've enabled comment moderation on older posts so I don't miss any of your messages. I love reading them - thank you! And thanks for visiting my blog.