SD8216 : Owd Betts

taken 9 years ago, near to Cheesden, Rochdale, Great Britain

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Owd Betts
Owd Betts
This stone building, overlooking Cheeseden Valley, was built in 1796 by Richard and Mary Ashworth, probably as a farmhouse. By the time that the building passed to their son, John, and his wife, Betty, in the mid 1800s, it had become an inn named the 'Hare and Hounds.’ Following the death of her husband Betty continued to run the inn alone and it was probably during this period that it became known as ‘Owd Betts.’

After Betty died, the pub continued to be affectionately known as ‘Owd Betts’, although it was not until the 1950s that, in deference to the grand lady, its name was officially changed from the 'Hare and Hounds’ to that by which it is known today, ‘Owd Betts.’ (LinkExternal link

The Inn sign is a painting of Betty Ashworth. (SD8216 : This is Owd Bett).

Owd Betts is a Grade II Listed Building. (LinkExternal link English Heritage)

See also SD8216 : Owd Betts
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Date Taken
Friday, 12 February, 2010   (more nearby)
Friday, 12 February, 2010
Geographical Context
Village, Rural settlement  Uplands  Historic sites and artefacts  Business, Retail, Services 
Public house > Public house   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SD 829 160 [100m precision]
WGS84: 53:38.4361N 2:15.5452W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SD 829 160
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NORTH (about 0 degrees)
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Public House  Pub  Inn  English Heritage  Grade II  Listed Building  Farmhouse  18th Century  Stone  Eighteenth Century 

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