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Slow Travel Google Map: United Kingdom, West Yorkshire

Author: DavidX
Notes: February 2007. West Yorkshire. This map gives supplementary information to that in my Yorkshire Travel Notes. See my Yorkshire Dales Google Map for more of this area.

Historical Buildings

Bolling Old Hall

Now a museum, this fine old hall, parts of which date back over 500 years is a quite unexpected sight so near the centre of a major industrial city.

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Dobroyd Castle (SV)

A medieval castle? You must be joking. It was built in the 19th century by John Fielden as a home - but his wife didn't like it! Now a Buddhist retreat.

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East Riddlesden Hall (SV)

Owned by the National Trust with particularly good furniture and art objects from the 17th century - the date of the building as well.
Children love the very large duck pond.

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Gibson Mill (SV)

This mill, is situated in hte beautiful countryside of Hardcastle Crags, beside Hebden Water. It was an early 19th century water mill, which was converted early to steam and closed early as well. For a time it was a place of entrtainment with a dance hall, eating place and even a boating lake!

It had become progressively more ruined but it has recently been reconstructed by the National Trust as a sustainable, self-sufficient development, open to the public with teaching about the history of the mill and the area.

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Harewood House (SV)

Harewood House is owned by the Queen's cousin. It dates to the early 18th century
and contains magnificent rooms, furniture and works of art. There are spacious grounds and a bird garden. The house is particularly good in its depiction of life 'below stairs.'

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Lotherton Hall

Owned by the City of Leeds and now run as a museum, this gracious old hall goes back a long way.

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Nostell Priory

In spite of its historical name, this is actually an 18th century mansion. There are delightful walks in the grounds but what makes it really special is the collection of Chippendale furniture - and above all his fabulous dolls house.
I am a man and not over the moon about dolls houses generally but anyone who is not spellbound by the artistry of this one must have a bit missing!

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Temple Newsam House (SV)

An 18th century hall and estate owned by the City of Leeds.

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Waterwheels tower (SV)

The tower is not open and is, indeed, unsafe - but in it is a vertical arrangement of water wheels. The 'read more' site is a picture gallery but it is also interesting to click on 'history.'

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Large Towns

Bradford (SV)

The building in the view is the Victorian Town Hall.

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Calderdale

As an inhabitant of Todmorden, I refuse to show Calderdale's marker in Halifax, though it is widely considered as a sort of Greater Halifax.

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Kirklees

Seems an oddly placed marker but, although the offices are in Huddersfield, the metropolitan borough of Kirklees is usually considered as Huddersfield and Dewsbury plus others.

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Leeds (SV)

The largest city in the area.

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Wakefield

Old county town of West Riding.

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Restaurants/Cafes

Old Bridge Inn (SV)

Labelled as 'probably' Yorkshire's oldest pub, it's certainly pretty old and it provides delicious cooking.

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Monuments

Stoodley Pike (SV)

Memorial to those killed in the Napoleonic Wars - built in the 1850s to replace an earlier round memorial, which was destroyed by lightning

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Museums

Bradford Industrial Museum

This was one of the first industrial museums. There is working textile machinery, a mill manager's house and a separate museum of working horses.

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Cliffe Castle Museum

A particularly pleasing museum in what was a wealthy mill owner's residence. Many different types of trees and exotic bird enclosures outside.

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Parks

Lister Park (SV)

The marker is on Cartwright Hall, which has some exciting exhibitions of art, including interesting exhibitions from the sub-continent. The park is particularly stunning when the crocuses are in flower.

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Yorkshire Sculpture Park (SV)

Outdoor trails and indoor galleries.

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Sights

5-rise locks (SV)

A flight of 5 locks on the Leeds - Liverpool Canal (park in Bingley).

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Cow and Calf Rocks (SV)

These rocks have provided basic training for many a climber. At the height of my prowess, I could just manage the Calf - absolute beginners' stuff.

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Towns

Dewsbury

Second town in Kirklees. Known in the area for its splendid outdoor market.

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Halifax (SV)

From the site marked you have the excellent industrial landscape of the old carpet mill of Dean Clough (picture left).

Hebden Bridge

An interesting town with a number of buildings comprising houses at two levels, an attractive marina on the Rochdale Canal and much pleasant hilly scenery - even though its claims to be 'the Pennine Centre' or 'English Switzerland' may seem a bit over the top.

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Huddersfield

Largest town in Kirklees. It has always enjoyed a musical reputation and the Huddersfield Choral Society's rendering of Handel's Messiah is reckoned to be one of the very best aywhere.

Ilkley

A smart little town in Bradford Metropolitan District, noted for the song about 'Ilkla Moor' that is often said to be Yorkshire's anthem.

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Sowerby Bridge (SV)

The marker is placed on the junction where the Rochdale Canal (from Manchester) joins the Calder and Hebble waterway.

Todmorden (SV)

The centre of the universe - for me!

There are numerous Victorian and other buildings, including the Town Hall and a 19th century 'castle,' now a centre for Buddhism. Most of the mill buildings have now been demolished but at Lumbutts there is an old tower (unsafe and not open) with waterwheels arranged on a vertical basis.

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Transportation

Middleton Railway

This is not only one of the world's oldest preserved steam railways but it contains numerous mementos of engine construction in Leeds.

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Oxenhope Station (SV)

Terminus of Keighley and Worth Valley Light Railway (preserved railway often using steam trains).

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Standedge Tunnel

Highest, longest and deepest in England.

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Villages

Haworth (SV)

The marker is placed beside the church and near the Parsonage Museum, full of Bronte memorabilia.

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Holmfirth

Very pleasing village that was the setting for 'Last of the Summer Wine' TV series.

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Mankinholes

A conservation area with a number of houses dating back to Tudor times.

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