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The northern hillside

Falling Royd

SE0026 : Hebden Royd Footpath 18 at Falling Royd Lodge, Hebden Bridge by Humphrey Bolton
A lane leaves the main road at the western edge of the square. It is the driveway to Falling Royd, and also a public footpath. The house captioned Falling Royd on the 1850 map had become a vicarage by 1895, when a new house called Falling Royd had been built further up the hillside. The vicarage is now called Acacia House.


SE0026 : Old gateway on Hebden Royd Footpath 18, Mytholmroyd by Humphrey Bolton
The footpath is a narrow walled lane, which climbs the hillside towards Burlees Lane.


SE0026 : Hebden Royd Footpath 18, Mytholmroyd by Humphrey Bolton
Looking towards Little Burlees Farm, where the path meets Burlees Lane.
by Humphrey Bolton


SE0026 : Hebden Royd Footpath 17, Mytholmroyd by Humphrey Bolton
A public footpath goes off westwards across fields to May Royd.


Broad Bottom

SE0026 : Hebden Royd Footpath 19 in Broad Bottom Wood, Mytholmroyd by Humphrey Bolton
A footpath leaves the Falling Royd path and goes to Broad Bottom through Broad Bottom Wood.


SE0026 : Hebden Royd Footpath 19 near Broad Bottom, Mytholmroyd by Humphrey Bolton
An invisible path here; it follows the edge of the field on the right.
by Humphrey Bolton


SE0026 : Hebden Royd Footpath 17 at Broad Bottom House by Humphrey Bolton
Broad Bottom Farm has existed since 1300. Broad Bottom Old Hall is a medieval timber-framed aisled hall, encased in stone in the mid-16C. Attached to it is Broadbottom Farmhouse, a timber-framed building encased in stone in the early 18C. The group also includes a house dated 1844.


SE0026 : Broad Bottom Farm by Alexander P Kapp
A view from the eastern end of the buildings. The converted barn in the foreground is inscribed 'rebuilt 1897 J.S.T'.


SE0026 : Hawthorn arch at Wood Side, Mytholmroyd by Humphrey Bolton
Another path called Wood Side leaves the Falling Royd to Burlees Lane path further up the hillside. The field on the right is part of a group of fields called Long Royd, a royd being an area cleared of woodland long ago. The path continues along the bottom of Burlees Wood to Broad Bottom.


SE0026 : Hebden Royd Footpath 19 at Broad Bottom, Mytholmroyd by Humphrey Bolton
From Broad Bottom a path goes up the hillside to Stephenson House.


SE0026 : Hebden Royd Footpath 20 in Redacre Wood, Mytholmroyd  by Humphrey Bolton
A path goes up through Stephenson House Wood to join the one from Broad Bottom.


Redacre

SE0026 : Redacre sewage works, Mytholmroyd by Humphrey Bolton
The house at Redacre is outside this square, but gives its name to the sewage works for Hebden Bridge.



SE0026 : Gate on Hebden Royd FP 17, Mytholmroyd by Humphrey Bolton
Whilst OS maps do not show a fence between Redacre Wood and Stephenson House Wood, the former is 'access land' and the latter not. This is kissing gate is where a footpath goes from one wood to the other.


Burlees Lane

Burlees Lane is one of the many unadopted streets that lead to the scattered houses in the upper Calder valley. Calderdale Council is probably grateful that previous local authorities did not take reponsibility for their maintenance. As usual, this lane is also a public footpath.
SE0026 : Hebden Royd Footpath 15 at Souter House, Mytholmroyd by Humphrey Bolton
The footpath, and the private road that it is on, have been diverted to go around some new houses.
by Humphrey Bolton


SE0026 : Hebden Royd Footpath 15, Mytholmroyd by Humphrey Bolton
On the driveway between Owlers, seen in the distance, and Stephenson House.
by Humphrey Bolton


SE0026 : W aymark on Hebden Royd FP 20 approaching Stephenson House, Mytholmroyd by Humphrey Bolton
Burlees Lane ends at Stephenson House, which was built in the late 18C, with attached barn added in the mid-19C.


SE0026 : Hebden Royd FPs 15 & 17 east of Stephenson House by Humphrey Bolton
Although the lane finishes at Stephenson House, two public footpaths carry on. The right fork goes to Hill House Clough and down to Redacre Wood, and the left fork to City Farm, which is on Raw Lane, another rural unadopted street.


SE0026 : Old gateway to City Farm, Mytholmroyd by Humphrey Bolton
The footpath from Stephenson House, near to City Farm.


SE0026 : View with cattle by Humphrey Bolton
Finally, a view down the northern hillside towards Mytholmroyd town.


Links to old maps

Link to old OS six-inch maps on the Calderdale Council websiteExternal link
Search for Redacre and choose any of the houses from the list. You can adjust the zoom level and change instantly between four editions of the OS six-inch map from 1851-5 to 1934-48.

Link to old OS 1:2500 mapsExternal link
Enter the all-figure grid co-ordinates at the centre of the area you wish to see. The window for 1:2500 maps is approximately 970m wide by 680m high. You cannot pan the maps, but have to re-enter new co-ordinates and wait for the map to reload.

Bibliography

Mike Darke, Mytholmroyd Heritage Walk, Ripponden 2004
Colin Spencer,The History of Hebden Bridge, Hebden Bridge Literary & Scientific Soc. 1991
ed. Bernard Jennings, Pennine Valley - a history of upper Calderale, Otley, 1994
Information has also been quoted from the listed building details on imagesofengland.org.uk .

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