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Burlees Lane and Raw Lane

Two rural unadopted streets that give access to two rows of farms and houses along the upper part of the northern side of the Calder Valley.

SE0027 : Snowdrift by Stephen Craven
Living in the countryside off the public highway network is peaceful, but has occasional disadvantages!

Wadsworth Lane and Height Road

This is part of an ancient route from Halifax to Lancashire via Luddenden, Midgley, Hebden Bridge and Heptonstall.

SE0027 : Wadsworth Lane and Rowland Lane, Hebden Bridge by Humphrey Bolton
Wadsworth Lane leads down to the Dodd Naze housing estate and Hebden Bridge town centre, whilst Rowland Lane is a bridleway to Chiserley. In the centre a triangular wood has seats and makes a pleasant place for a picnic. This was Butts Delf (sandstone quarry) on the 1850 map. On the horizon there is the mill at Chiserley on the right, and Heptonstall church tower on the left.
by Humphrey Bolton

The woodland is the site of Butts Delf, a sandstone quarry shown on the 1850 map.

SE0027 : Footpath near Birchfield by Chris Wimbush
This is Rowland Lane. Old Town Mill can be seen in the distance.

SE0027 : Manor House cottage and barn, Mytholmroyd by Humphrey Bolton
Climbing the hill eastwards, we come to a derelict house with attached cottage and scant remains of a barn.

SE0027 : Upper Needless by Alexander P Kapp
Further up the hill, we pass a house that was used for Baptist meetings in the 18C - see next image.

SE0027 : Daisy Bank, Wadsworth Lane, Mytholmroyd by Humphrey Bolton
Then there is a recent housing development next to Saughes Farm.

At the top of the hill there is a road junction with an old guidestone. Neither have been geographed yet. The left turn is Height Road and leads to Chisley ('Chiserley' on current OS maps), Old Town and on to join the Keighley road at Pecket Well. The house next to the junction was the Mount Skip Inn.

SE0027 : Golf Club sign, Mytholmroyd by Humphrey Bolton
The road eastwards to Midgley is also Height Road. It passes the Hebden Bridge Golf Club course.

SE0027 : Hebden Bridge Golf Club by Mark Anderson
The clubhouse is in Great Mount, shown on the 1850 map and presumably originally a farm. There are extensive disused sandstone quarries on Cock Hill behind the building.

SE0027 : The view from Height Road by Gordon Hatton
Height Road runs along the edge of the moor, allowing fine views to the south over Calderdale towards the hills on the south side. The town in the centre of this shot is Mytholmroyd.
by Gordon Hatton

Mount Skip to Chiserley

SE0027 : Track over Little Moor by Alexander P Kapp
This is one of the old quarry tracks, now public footpaths, off Height Road.

SE0027 : Far Nook Farm by Paul Rudge
Far Nook Farm is waiting patiently for someone to rescue it.

SE0027 : Nook, Wadsworth by Humphrey Bolton
The road layout, with sudden bends such as this one, suggests that there was a network of unsurfaced lanes, footpaths or packhorse tracks of which only a few became public roads. The track straight on is Dike Lane, and at the bend the road name changes from Height Road to Nook Lane,

SE0028 : The Hare and Hounds, Chiserley, Wadsworth by Humphrey Bolton
The grid lines goes through the next road junction, with Lane Ends Lane, and through the Hare and Hounds public house.

Lane Ends Lane and Sandy Gate Lane

SE0027 : Towards Chiserley by Mick Garratt
This lane passes houses seemingly placed at random on the outskirts of Chiserley, which was originally a just few houses around Chisley Hall but became a small village when a housing estate was built. For some reason the name was changed to Chiserley.

SE0027 : Walker Lane, Ibbot Royd by Alexander P Kapp
At the end of Lane Ends Lane, Walker Lane goes off northwards through Chiserley to Old Town, passing Ibbot Royd Farm.

SE0027 : Walker Lane, Ibbot Royd by Alexander P Kapp
Looking back down Walker Lane.

SE0027 : Ibbot Royd, Chiserley, Wadsworth by Humphrey Bolton
From the road junction, road to the west, towards Hebden Bridge, is Sandy gate Lane although formerly called Ibbot Royd Lane. There is a view across Ibbot Royd Clough to Ibbot Royd, where there is a modern house in front of the barn, and a large 19C house. The chimney of Old Town Mill is on the skyline.

Links to old maps

Link to old OS six-inch maps on the Calderdale Council websiteExternal link
Search for Rowland Farm 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.


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

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