Tuesday, 27 February 2018
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).