Existing Historic Buildings
Many building in Baildon that are still standing have a history. They don't need to be old for them to have a story and a history. I don't have any details of a history for some of the buildings listed here but they are Pubs, Inns or Hotels and so have been features of Baildon. You can read about historic buildings of Baildon that no longer exist here.
Several Pubs and Inns are mentioned in the Baines Directory of 1822 (which gives the Baildon population as 2679) 
- Cross Keys (John Holmes, vict.),
- Roebuck (Mary Kendallm vict.),
- Bay Horse (Matthew Stead, vict.),
- Angel (William Wainman, vict.) and
- Malt Shovel (Nicholas Walker, vict.).
Buildings with their Own Page
List of buildings with their own pages
Photos with links to their pages
- 1 Buildings with their Own Page
- 2 Other buildings
- 2.1 Baildon Moravian Church
- 2.2 Baildon Old Hall
- 2.3 Baildon Reservoirs
- 2.4 Batley House
- 2.5 Butler House, Butler Cottage and Butler Farmhouse. Butler Lane (south side)
- 2.6 Cross Keys
- 2.7 Hoyle Court
- 2.8 Liberal Club
- 2.9 Old Glen House
- 2.10 Old Village Stocks at Baildon
- 2.11 Potted Meat Stick
- 2.12 Robinson's Sweet Hut
- 2.13 Sandal First School, Cliffe Avenue
- 2.14 Trench Farmhouse
- 2.15 Barn 10 metres north of Trench Farmhouse
- 2.16 Wesley House
- 2.17 Westgate House
- 2.18 Westgate warehouse
- 2.19 Westgate, No 25
- 3 Listed list
- 4 References
These buildings as yet don't have their own pages.
Baildon Moravian Church
Listed Building description
Moravian Church. C1868 by Samuel Jackson (Bradford). Dressed stone, Welsh blue-slate roof. Simple Gothic Revival style. The north gable has main entrance with pointed-arched doorway with inner chamfered jambs with cusped lintel. This is flanked by cusped lancets. Above doorway are a pair of plate tracery 2-light windows with trefoils to heads, flush with relieving arches in gable which is coped with kneelers and surmounted by bellcote. Return walls have 4 bays of 2-light cusped windows with trefoils; corbelled gutter brackets. Steeply-pitched roof with 4 gabled vents with pierced work to arches of louvres. Interior: note inspected.
Baildon Old Hall
A house sometimes called Baildon Old Hall is on the left at the top of Westgate. It is also known as Stead Hall as that old Baildon family built it in the 17th century. The Stead famliy are first mentioned in documents in 1432 and appear in the parish registers until the mid 18th century. The Stead family also appear to have had trouble during the reign of Charles I. William Steads senior and junior were each fined £10, a large sum in those days, for not appearing at his coronation to take up knighthoods. For most of the 18th century the Butlers lived at Stead Hall. Anne Butler married Isaac Hollings of Bradford and she leased the Hall to Richard Goldsborough a worsted stuff manufacturer. His descendants lived there until the early 20th century.
|Thomas Robinson||Head||53||Male||Baildon, Yorkshire||Married||Coal Merchant|
|Sarah Ann Robinson||Wife||45||Female||Norwood, Otley, Yorkshire||Married||Assisting in the business|
|Anne Mary Robinson||Daughter||24||Female||Baildon, Yorkshire||Single||Burling in Wool Pieces|
|Sarah Jane Robinson||Daughter||20||Female||Bingley, Yorkshire||Single||Burling in Wool Pieces|
|Thomas Robinson||Son||11||Male||Bingley, Yorkshire||School|
|Walker Goldsbro' (Goldsborough)||Head||60||Male||Baildon, Yorkshire||Unmarried (?)||Farmer of 40 acres|
|Elizabeth Goldsbro'||Housekeeper||30||Female||Cumberland||Unmarried||Housekeeper dom|
|John Goldsbro'||Son||9||Male||Baildon, Yorkshire||Scholar|
|Richard Goldsbro'||Son||6||Male||Baildon, Yorkshire||Scholar|
Some research has been done into the Goldsborough family and though on the 1881 census Elizabeth was down as Goldsborough it is believed she was Elizabeth Cawley - they were not married. The 1881 census seems to say "Unmad" or similar. But they did have the 2 sons. Elsewhere the sons seem to have taken the name Goldsborough Cawley - see Certificate for Disposal for John Goldsborough Cawley aged 76 dated 12 February 1949. District Bradford. Sun-district: Bradford South. Form identified with No. 211049 - 26. Entry No.: 311
Listed Building Entry
SE1539NW BAILDON WESTGATE (east side)
Francis Goldsborough 1798-1877 > Son. Walker Goldsborough 1822-1899
10/43 Old Hall 25.5.66 (formerly listed as Old Hall Westgate (2 dwellings) GV II
House. Mid C17 with early C18 alterations dated 1715 and 1717 with replacement crosswing dated 1908 in keeping. Coursed dressed stone, stone slate roof. 2 storeys. 3-room plan with 3-gable frontage, wing to right projecting. All are double-chamfered mullioned windows. First 2 cells have 3 windows of 3 lights to ground floor and 2 windows to 1st floor of 3 lights and 6 lights with hoodmould. Set between 1st and 2nd cells is inserted doorway with architrave and keystone initialled and dated " JB " 1717 with entablature joining moulded band which carries over ground-floor windows. Coped gables with rainwater spout set between valley and finials to apex and valley. Tall lateral stack to left corner, one other stack to rear range. Crosswing has Cl7-style fenestration, reused sundial in apex of coped gable with kneelers and finials and lateral stacks, one to each side. Rear has doorway with deep lintel initialled and dated " JB " 1715 composite jambs and stop-chamfered cyma-moulded surround. Hoodmould over door with decorative stops. Set above is cross-window with hoodmould perhaps indicating the original position of the stair. Rear of 1st cell has cross-window with hoodmould with spiral stops and 3-light window to 1st floor. Rainwater spouts set in valleys with lantern finials which are decoratively carved. Gables, the central one having large stack with moulded cornice.
Interior: little of interest except some oak-panelled doors with arched heads.
Prominently sited in the town.
Listing NGR: SE1538339592
For details of the Baildon Reservoirs have a look here Baildon Reservoirs
Batley House was built on Hallcliffe in 1837 by William Scholefield and lived in by a few Baildon folk well known in their day including William Wainman Holmes 1st (of Baildon Milland the Moravian Church) and Nicholas Walker (of the Airedale Tannery that bore his name); in due course it was lived in by Mrs Frederick Holmes in the 30’s and lastly by her Son William Wainman Holmes 3rd.
William Scholefield was married to Miss Mary Wainman in Chapelry of Baildon 21 December 1817 by John Chapman witnessed by William Wainman and Thomas Holmes. William was buried aged 70 in Baildon 3 Sept 1852 - William Fawcett officiating minister.
Something is not quite right here. If in 1852 William was 70 as stated on page 94 entry 751 of burials then he would not have been 50 in the 1841 census. But looking at the writing on the census form it quite definitely says 50. I need more records to check against. I think perhaps his birth date is around 1781 and not 1791.
Until recently the land extended to Holden Lane but newer houses have now been built on the land - Batley Court.
|William Scholefield||Head||50||Male||Yorkshire||Worsted M|
|John Holmes||15||Male||Yorkshire||Wool sorter|
|Betty Furnish||15||Female||Yorkshire||Free Servant|
1881 Census Data
|William W. Holmes||Head||62||Male||Baildon, Yorkshire||Widower||Worsted Spinner & Manufacturer|
|William H. Holmes||Son||22||Male||Baildon, Yorkshire||Home duties (Domestic)|
|Arthur Holmes||Son||19||Male||Baildon, Yorkshire||Articled Or Solicitor (Law Clerk)|
|Ann Elizabeth Bloxam||Servant||24||Female||Manea, Cambridgeshire||House Keeper (Dommestic)|
1911 Census Data
|Frederick Holmes||Head||54||Male||Baildon, Yorkshire||Married||Tanner & Currier|
|Ellen Mason||Servant||45||Female||Dent, Yorkshire||Single||Cook (Domestic)|
|Grace Dobson||Servant||52||Female||Baildon, Yorkshire||Single||Housemaid (Domestic)|
Butler House, Butler Cottage and Butler Farmhouse. Butler Lane (south side)
Listed Building description
Late C18 or early C19. Hammer-dressed stone, stone slate roof. 2 storeys. 2-cell plan doubledepth. Raised quoins, plinth and sill bands, moulded eaves cornice. 3-bay symmetrical facade. Doorway with pilasters, entablature and open pediment has fan-light and 6-panel door. To either side 2-light flatfaced mullioned windows with slightly recessed mullions. Those to ground floor have lowered sills. Singlelight window over doorway. All windows formerly sashes. Coped gables with stacks. Built in to wall to left of front door is decorative date plaque initialled and dated “ TB ” 1726 reused from an earlier cottage when it was demolished nearby.
Butler Cottage and Butler Farmhouse.
Also known as No 35 and 37 Church Hill. House, now 2 dwellings. Mid C17. Hammer-dressed stone, dressed quoins, stone slate roof. 2 storeys with single-storey outshut to rear. 2-cell, gable-entry plan. Three 1 st-floor windows. All are double-chamfered mullioned windows, those to ground floor have hoodmoulds. 1st cell (Butler Cottage) has former 5-light window with lowered sill altered to 2 lights and with inserted doorway. 3-light window above. 2nd cell has 6-light window (lacking a mullion), 4-light window above; inserted doorway with French windows to left of 2-light fire-window (lacks mullion) with 4-light window above. Coped gable with kneelers and stack to right. Rear has low sweeping roof with 2-light window (blocked) to left of doorway with tie-stone jambs (blocked). Other 2-light window (blocked) and 2 later inserted windows. Right-hand return wall has wide doorway with tie-stone jambs (blocked) forming original gable-entry. Set above is taking-in-door with tie-stone jambs, partly blocked to window. To left, doorway with tie-stone jambs.
Interior: Cottage has stop-chamfered spine-beam and moulded beam with groove to its soffit for board-and muntin panelling a small section of which survives. Basket-arched fireplace with stop-chamfered surround. King-post truss with single-angle struts. 1st-floor chamber has C18 fireplace (probably when Butler House (q.v.) was built) with architrave and moulded shelf with a 2-light double-chamfered mullioned window now blocked by Butler House. Farmhouse has the continuation of same chamfered spine-beam as in cottage. This has scarf-joint to north-east end, evidence of former bressumer.
12 Northgate used to be one of the earliest alehouses in Baildon - The Cross Keys.
The building originally belonged to the Lord of the Manor and in 1794 it had John Holmes listed as tenant. By 1797 John was listed as yeoman and publican. John Holmes along with William Thompson of Kirk Hammerton bought the building and several pieces of land. On his death the Cross Keys was left to his son Benjamin and on his death his widow married James Clark who carried on the business. The licencee in 1838 is listed as Richard Holmes - son of Benjamin.
By 1850 it was no longer an ale house and appears to be a private house owned and lived in by Dr James Steel.
Hundred: Skyrack (Upper Division) Reg Dist: Otley Sub-Dist: Baildon
Piece 1314 Book 3 Folio 23 Page 13
I am not sure about the last 2 here. Benjamin is described later as being interested in the butchery business after the Cross Keys was left to him by Richard. Page 100 Was the Cross Keys also a butchers? The next house on from here has Stephne Hudson as head. Hannah Hudson is 10 years old but listed here as a Nurse.
Hoyle Court Road (north side) this was a Mill owner's large house, now Masonic Lodge.
Hoyle Court website Initialled and dated “E. B.” 1912.
Can anyone give me more any history about Hoyle Court Hall? I know the Ambler family had something to do with it. I am getting married there and would like a bit of history to include with my invites. --Julia 13:31, 24 October 2007 (BST)
Listed Building description
Snecked dressed rubble with ashlar dressings, hammer-dressed stone to rear, stone slate roof. Edwardian Baroque style. 2½ storeys. South front: symmetrical facade, U-shaped with projecting wings. 11 bays to ground floor, 5 bays of windows to 1st floor. Wings have quoins and 2 ground-floor windows with architrave, keystone, projecting sill and apron. Above and set between is 3-light window with broken pediment set over central light which has apron under with carved bracket. Shaped gabled dormer with keyed oculus and carved bracket. Hipped roof with lateral stack to both wings. Slightly set-back hall range has 3 ground-floor windows either side of doorway with Gibbs surround and triple-keystone. 1st floor has 3 windows of 3 lights the central one with broken triangular pediment flanked by broken segmental pedimented windows. Parapet with Lombard frieze rising to central feature with carved urn. Original dormer windows with hips. Hipped roof with 3 stacks with alternate raised and flush quoined angles. Rear has main feature of porch with elaborate doorcase with triple keystone, Ionic pilasters with raised blocks, architrave, pulvinated frieze, cornice and open triangular pediment, parapet surmounted by carved urn. Set back 1 st-floor window has broken segmental pediment with keyed oculus above, shaped gable flanking piers with brackets.
Interior: Stair-hall has fine closed-string open-well staircase with wreathed and ramped handrail, fluted newels with Corinthian capitals and alternate fluted and twist balusters, 2 to each riser, with brackets. Opposite doorways have flanking Doric pilasters the doorcase with architrave and console keystone. Plaster cornice with egg-and-dart moulding. Walls have large rectangular panels. 2 main reception rooms, now opened into one room, have moulded cornices; the northern most room has heavy modillioned cornice and egg-and-dart moulding, fluted pilasters flanking large double doors of 2 panels; the other has dado-rail with Vitruvian scroll decoration, dentil cornice with foliage enrichment with palmette and urns. A 3rd room has fine doorcases with stepped architrave, pulvinated frieze decorated with egg-and-dart moulding and cyma-moulded cornice. Richly decorated fireplace has carved Bacchanalian scene with cherubs and donkey, the sides decorated with carved devils' heads and fruit and foliage, modillioned cornice, marbled surround with original iron grate the apron fretted with Greek Key ornament, carved overmantel with a copy of the original painting.
A building at 13 Northgate that was built in 1912 and has many carved foundation stones in its base laid by people of the village.
Kelly's Directory for Leeds of 1893 has Thomas Ferand as the secretary. 
This building was often known as the Towngate Rooms and for many years the ground floor of this was used by a Baildon group until Bradford Council increased the rent. The upper floor was often rented for children's parties.
In 2007 the Parish Council looked at the building with a view to it becoming offices for the council. The asset could have been transferred to Baildon Parish Council but they decided not to take it on.
This photo is of BPC considering the Towngate Rooms Ruth Batterley (clerk), Mark Fisher (chair) Val Townend, Roger L'Amie, Joanne Crowther and Debbie Davies (+ children). With Paul Marfell (vice-chair) taking the photo.
Old Glen House
Kelly's Directory of 1893 has James P. Dewhurst as manufacturer of lemon cheese etc. & refreshment house keeper. There are also entries for British Temperance House (Miss Mary Ann Cooper, proprietress) The Glen. Formerly at the Old Glen house; first one on the Glen; established 1845. And a separate entry for Mary Ann Cooper (Miss), refreshment rooms, British Temperance house, The Glen. 
Old Village Stocks at Baildon
The Story of Baildon by John La Page has a section on the Stocks, Cross and Fountain where it is said that an old woman who had died 'recently' (the book was written in 1951) could remember the stocks being used. The last remembered case was where a man was condemned (sic) to sit in the stocks during November from 10am to 6pm. The offender had to sit on the cold base of the stone pillar in Towngate and several people, including Raphael Ambler, using his cap, tried to put something under him. However the village constable was vigilant and apparently made him take it back. The book also mentions that in 1904 William Scruton said the name of the last person in the stacks was in dispute. The suggestions are - a coal hawker from Wibsey or Throup Lilley, a Shipley carter, put in the stocks for ill treating a horse.
The Story of Baildon also mentions that in 1862 Baildon chose the drinking fountain over a carillon of bells for the church. So that the fountain could be erected the Baildon Board pulled up the stocks and sent them, as scrap stone, to help build the reservoir on the moors. The side pillars were not broken up. In 1904 it was decided to restore them and John Wilks remembered his father telling him where they were. William Scruton, John Wilks and others recovered the stone from the south west corner of the lower reservoir and returned it to Towngate. It is mentioned in the book that over the years the stocks have suffered damage, mainly by heavy traffic, and it is thought that little of the original stone remains.
See this note from the minutes of Baildon Board about the Stocks that fits with the above.
The following has been submitted as from Bradford Antiquary 1888
The stocks which stood for ages adjourning the old cross at Baildon were removed a few years ago by order of the Board and not one stone of them was left standing. I have made frequent enquiries and was informed that they were removed to Baildon moor and used in construction of the last reservoir made by the local Board. I writes so it may be recorded as to what has become of the old stocks that once existed in Baildon
The following is taken from the Bradford Antiquary website. One Hundred Years Of Local History by J. Reynolds & W.F. Baines, 1978 in the section on William Scruton
Like any good local historian, he spent many hours browsing around the district; on one such ramble, he came across the ancient Baildon stocks embedded in the walls of a reservoir and saw to it that they were restored and placed where they now stand in the centre of the village.
However it has also been suggested that the stocks currently (2011) in Baildon centre are replica ones that were made by someone in the Ellis family.
Potted Meat Stick
The Potted Meat Stick is a reminder of the Holdens, a leading Baildon family. It was given to Baildon in 1862 by Lord Justice Amphlett of Wychbold Hall, Somerset (Richard Paul Amphlett) (?Baron Amphlett of Somerset) and his wife, Mrs Amplett, as a memorial to Mrs Amphlett's mother, Frances Ferrand. Frances was the younger daughter of William Holden.
Baildon had the choice of a gift of a carillon of bells for the church, or a drinking fountain for Towngate. A drinking fountain was chosen. For the erection of the fountain to proceed the Local Board pulled up the stocks in Towngate and sent the stone to be used to build the reservoirs on the moors.
There is reference to an agreement for the erection of a fountain in the notes from the minutes of the Baildon Local Board for 18 March 1862
The fountain bears the following inscriptions:-
THIS FOUNTAIN WAS ERECTED AND PRESENTED TO
THE INHABITANTS OF BAILDON BY RICH : PAUL
AMPHLETT, ESQ., AND HIS WIFE FRANCES, IN
MEMORY OF HER MOTHER, 1862.
TO THE MEMORY OF FRANCES, WIDOW OF EDWARD
FERRAND, ESQ., OF S. IVES AND DAUGHTER OF
WILLIAM HOLDEN, ESQ., OF THIS PLACE.
Jesus stood and cried, saying, If any man thirst let
him come unto me and drink. S.John, 7th 37th.
Worship him that made Heaven and Earth and the
Sea and the Fountains of Waters. Rev., 14th 7th.
There is strong evidence that the fountain never actually worked and the term potted meat stick suggests some derision. Perhaps it was felt that it was given by a foreigner. In 1925 the Council decided it stood in the way of the buses that were making Towngate their terminus and an attempt was made to move it to the left-hand side of the moor road almost opposite the Golf House. However the fountain had become a valued part of the village, so much so that Baildoners objected to the move and by force majeure prevented the contractors from carrying out the work. The fountain became the bus terminus.
It was not so lucky in the 1960s when it was removed during changes to the village centre and ended up in pieces. It was found, restored and put in its present position using money from Mechanics' Institute Funds in 1986. Colin S Michallat says that the late Bernard Stubbs played a part in saving the Potted Meat Stick for Baildon, Colin remembers seeing it firstly in the Council yard off Otley Road, then on a Council tip off Tong Street, then next to the one at Dock Field, only a few feet from it falling into the river. Colin says the late Cllr Fred Atkinson found the hidden money to rebuild it, and that his memorial stone is hidden by the flowers surrounding the statue.
An excellent video of the reconstruction of the fountain can be seen on YouTube here
Its location can be seen here.
Robinson's Sweet Hut
The sweet hut dates back to just after the First World War. When Freddie Lambert returned from the First World War he was severely shell shocked. I have been told by the current proprietor (2004) that the members of the Baildon British Legion paid for the shop to be built by a Shipey carpenter for Freddie. It was then brought up to the common land, Pinfold, Mill Hill by horse. The wheels have been left on the hut so that it is exempt from rates; though the wheels are now half buried in the tarmac.
Proprietors have been:-
- Fred Lambert (1918 - ?)
- Jack Clark (? - ?)
- Fred Light (brother-in-Law to Jack Clark) (? - ?)
- Mr Weighton (? - ?)
- Mrs Robinson ( - 2017)
As of early 2018 the hut was shown as To Let by Bradford Council.
Unverified comments on facebook 2018: Mrs Robinson has retired (2017) and the hut reverted to ownership of CBMDC. £400 rent per quarter was going to still need paying if not. Hut can be bought for £30k.
- I thought the British Legion was not started until later?
Sandal First School, Cliffe Avenue
Converted to apartments after the Bradford schools reorganisation of Local Schools
Listed Building description
Includes: Sandal First School, GREEN ROAD. Board School, 1893-94. Minor C20 alterations. Rock-faced stone with ashlar dressings and plain tile roofs and shouldered and coped rear and side wall stacks. Perpendicular Gothic style. Sill bands, coped gables with ball finials. 2 storeys: 1:4:1 bays. Rectangular central range, with recessed side wings and paired rear wings. Windows have stone mullions and transoms. Major windows have 4-centred arches and tracery. Central block has 4 cross-mullioned windows flanked by single lights. Above, 2 large through-eaves dormers with 3-light windows, flanked by single lights. Return gables have single cross-mullioned windows flanked by single lights, that to the left gable converted to a door. Above, a 3-light pointed arched window and flanking single light. Left side wing has a 3-light flat-headed window. Right wing has doorway with pointed arched overlight. Above, each has two 2-light pointed arched windows. Left return has 2 large openings to left, with late C20 glazing, and to right, a cross-mullioned window with an inserted door. Right return has a cross-mullioned window flanked to left by a single lights, and to right by an opening with C20 glazing. Above, each return has a central through-eaves dormer with a tall transomed light, flanked by single lights. These windows are partly reglazed. Rear gables have 3 large flat headed openings, and above, a 2-light window. Paired rear wings have 4 large flat headed openings, and above, large 3-light pointed arched windows with sidelights. On each side, a flat roofed square porch with door and overlight, approached by a ramp with C19 railing.
INTERIOR: Ground floor rooms have late C20 ceilings and matchboard dados. Entrance hall has plain open well stair, and crossbeam on cast iron column with elaborate scroll brackets. First floor hall has matchboard dado and arch-braced roof on corbels, with glazed screens and half-glazed doors to adjoining classrooms. Classrooms have similar roofs and detailing, one with roof partly exposed.
OUTSIDE: Rock-faced stone boundary wall encloses rectangular site. Gabled and flat coping on each side, chamfered ashlar coping to front and rear, with renewed railing. 2 original gates at rear, one pair to front, with cross-gabled square gate piers.
The photo is taken from the side. The font of the house faces on to Higher Coach Road but is obscured by bushes and trees.
Listed Building description. Grade II
Higher Coach Road (north side, off) (formerly listed as Trench House)
House. Mid C17 with addition initialled and dated “ H ” I E 1697 Hammer-dressed stone, rubble to rear, stone slate roof. 2 storeys. 2-cell plan, double-depth. L-shaped. 5-bay symmetrical facade has rusticated quoins, plinth and band. Doorway has pilasters with moulded capitals, stilted-arched lintel with raised keystone and daisies carved in the spandrels. Above in oval plaque is date stone under circular window. To either side cross-windows with slightly recessed flat-faced mullions in a raised plain stone surround with a roll moulded edge matching door jambs. Coped gables with kneelers and finely sculpted finials and gable stacks with moulded cornice. Rear has 4-light double-chamfered mullioned-and-transomed window to left of cross-window at mezzanine level probably to light the original stair. Kitchen wing breaks forward on right and has blind coped gable with kneelers, finials and stack. Side walls have 2-light window to left and 5-light window with 4-light above to right. Right-hand return wall of main house has 3-light window to 1st floor. The house is of interest as it shows a concious breaking away from the local vernacular tradition with classical elements to its front facade. RCHM (England) report.
Barn 10 metres north of Trench Farmhouse
Listed Building description. Grade II
Barn. Probably contemporary with house, mid-late C17. Hammer-dressed stone, dressed quoins, stone slate roof. L-shaped. Tall cart-entry set in junction between the 2 ranges has pent porch and monolithic lintel. To left, 2 chamfered ventilators with arched heads. To right, basket-arched doorway with composite jambs and chamfered surround, other doorway with monolithic jambs has chamfered lintel. This doorway has weathered dated inscription read “ SH ” 1669 illustrated in Baildon, p240. Window set between to each floor. Rear of this range has basket-arched doorway (blocked) and 3 bays of arched ventilators, some with sunken spandrels. South gable has other arched ventilators. W P Baildon, Baildon and the Baildons, Vol I, 1913, following p240.
This building, built by John Binns, was owned and tenanted by members of the Methodist Society. John Wesley (founder of Methodism) preached from the arched upper window on his 4th and last visit to Baildon on Saturday 22 July 1786. A plaque next to the window records this fact. The building became known as Wesley's House and is Grade II listed. Members of the Rhodes family were tenants for a long time. At the rear of the building next door is an arch with an 1855 date stone.
Written in 1951 - Up to a few years ago the Wesley house was a good specimen of an 18th century country village shop with fine bay windows filled with old glass.
Read more in the Baildon Village Walk Heritage Trail
2017: 9 Browgate is The Balti House Restaurant
Prior to it becoming the Balti House it was David Murgatroyd's.
In 1939 the building was Slade's Gents High Class Hairdressing Saloon.
The building also features in a drawing by Roy Lorraine Smith that is part of the Baildon Village Walk Heritage Trail#Bedlam_Steps_to_the_Moravian_Church
Listed Building description
No 9 Browgate (west side)
Also includes Nos. 11 and 13.
Former Wesleyan Methodist preaching house now restaurant (No 9) (2007), attached to 2 cottages now workshop and office. No 9 and No 11 dated 1755, No 13 early C19. Hammer-dressed stone, stone slate roof. 2 storeys. Forms a U-shaped block with No 13 to left. This has 2 bays. Doorway with tie-stone jambs in 2nd bay. All windows have plain stone surrounds, 4-paned sashes to 1 st floor, former shop window to ground floor. Stack to left gable. Set back No 11 has 3 bays. 1 st bay has doorway with monolithic jambs, 3rd bay has segmental-arched doorway with voussoirs and skew-backs, bears date and initials “JB”. Set between bays is window with plain stone surrounds. Above, three 16-paned sashes. Stack to rear of this range. No 9 breaks forward, gable fronted. Quoins. Ground floor has side shop window and doorway with wooden surrounds of indeterminate date. 1st floor has tall semicircular-arched window with voussoirs and skew-backs. Coped gable with kneelers. Stack to rear of this range. Attached to left is small 1½ storeyed gabled outshut possibly containing staircase originally. Interior: 3-bay roof with 2 king-post trusses with deep cambered tie-beams, single angle struts and stop-chamfered curved braces to the ridge. John Wesley is said to have preached from the 1st-floor window on his last visit to Baildon on Saturday, 22nd July, 1786 (LA Page, p 83).
Another prominent family in the woollen industry, the Amblers, built Westgate House in 1814. Westgate House has been used as Feather's Bakery and cafe and in 2018 is "nine" cafe.
The front of the building that has a name plate of Westgate House has 3 doors. On the left is, in 2018, "nine" restaurant. The centre door has the Westgate House plate and the right hand door 8a Westgate in, in 2018, Assembly Marketing.
There has been a suggestion that the left hand section was the warehouse and the building to the right of the house the mill.
The Amblers, in addition to Westgate House, also owned the warehouse next to it. In the 20th century this warehouse was used by M Barraclough for their lemonade/soda business. It was then used as a bar/bistro and has had several names and refits.
- O'Donnel's (German lad called Clause was the chef when it first opened. Gordon had the bar downstairs)
- Dibby's (Simon Dibb)
- Kirby's Bar and Bistro
- Suburban Style Bar
- Jeremiah's Bar and Grill
- The Mill.
There has been a suggestion that the left hand section of Westgate House, the next building going up Westgate, was the warehouse and the building on the right of the house the mill.
The building still (2018) retains the door through which the wool was hoisted into the warehouse/mill.
In the 1840s Jeremiah Ambler was possibly the richest man in Baildon, having more servants than anyone else. He was a wool merchant. Farmers brought their wool on donkeys to sell to him. It was said that if a half soveriegn rolled down Northgate it would turn itself up Westgate to Ambler's.
Westgate, No 25
This building on Westgate at the entrance to Binswell Fold was used by Baildon Local Board of Guardians for their meetings until they moved to the Historic_Buildings_of_the_Past#Mechanics_Institute
This is the Heritage List (AKA the National Heritage List for England) with a search criteria of "Baildon" applied. Several of them have more details in the sections above on this page. The link is to the entry on the Historic England website.
BAILDON HOUSE, STATION ROAD, Baildon, Bradford. See above. - https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1199362
BAILDON HALL, HALLFIELD DRIVE, Baildon, Bradford. See above. - https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1199151
BAILDON MORAVIAN CHURCH, BROWGATE, Baildon, Bradford - https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1133400
Roadblock, Bracken Hall Green, Baildon Moor. Glen Road, North of Bracken Hall Green, Baildon Moor, Baildon, Bradford, BD17 5EB, Baildon, Bradford - https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1420929
Round cairn on east flank of Baildon Hill - https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1012676
Round barrow and L-shaped earthwork on Baildon Golf Course - https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1012687
Cup marked rock 180m north of the covered reservoir at Baildon - https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1011738
Rock with one cup mark north east of the Cricketers' Arms, Baildon Green - https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1011739
Cup and ring marked rock east of Eaves Crag, Baildon Moor - https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1011740
Cairnfield including ring cairn and carved rocks on Low Plain, Baildon Moor - https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1012686
STOCKS, NORTHGATE, Baildon, Bradford. See above. - https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1199245
CROSS BASE AND SHAFT OF CROSS, NORTHGATE, Baildon, Bradford. See above. - https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1133409
BARN ATTACHED TO THE REAR OF THE ANGEL PUBLIC HOUSE, NORTHGATE, Baildon, Bradford - https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1133410
4-STOREY MILL WAREHOUSE FORMING PART OF THE PREMISES OF JOHN PEEL AND SON LIMITED, NORTHGATE, Baildon, Bradford - https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1314287
Saltaire, World Heritage Site - https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1000099
MILESTONE SET ON TOP OF WALL APPROXIMATELY 10 METRES NORTH EAST OF HOLLINGS HILL GARAGE, OTLEY ROAD, Baildon, Bradford - https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1199300
MOORFIELD, JENNY LANE, Baildon, Bradford - https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1199206
2 AND 4, BROOK HILL, Baildon, Bradford - https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1133398
WEST SHELTER, ROBERTS PARK, Baildon, ROBERTS PARK, Bradford - https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1133412
MILESTONE OPPOSITE RECEPTION OFFICE OF SHIPLEY PAINT COMPANY, OTLEY ROAD, Baildon, Bradford - https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1283441
BARN 10 METRES OF TRENCH FARMHOUSE, HIGHER COACH ROAD, Baildon, Bradford - https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1199183
MALT SHOVEL PUBLIC HOUSE, NORTHGATE, Baildon, Bradford - https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1283473
EAST SHELTER, Baildon, ROBERTS PARK, Bradford - https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1199311
NORTH SHELTER, ROBERTS PARK, Baildon, ROBERTS PARK, Bradford - https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1199313
22, 24 AND 26, BROOK HILL, Baildon, Bradford - https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1133399
THE OLD MILL RESTAURANT, WESTGATE, Baildon, Bradford - https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1133416
COTTAGE APPROXIMATELY 10 METRES NORTH WEST OF FAWEATHER GRANGE, LOW SPRINGS, Non Civil Parish, HIGH ELDWICK, BINGLEY,BAILDON, BINGLEY, Bradford - https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1314281
24, 26, 28 AND 30, NORTHGATE, Baildon, Bradford - https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1283491
ICE HOUSE, APPROXIMATELY 10 METRES NORTH EAST OF FAWEATHER FARMHOUSE, LOW SPRINGS, HIGH ELDWICK, Non Civil Parish, HIGH ELDWICK, BINGLEY,BAILDON, BINGLEY, Bradford - https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1199646
ASH HOUSE FARMHOUSE, SCONCE LANE, Non Civil Parish, BAILDON, BINGLEY,LOW SPRINGS, BINGLEY, Bradford - https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1200309
BUTLER HOUSE, BUTLER LANE, Baildon, Bradford - https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1133402
GILL BECK BRIDGE, ESHOLT LANE, Baildon, SHIPLEY, Bradford - https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1133405
14, LOW FOLD, Baildon, Bradford - https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1133408
CROWTREE, 40, STATION ROAD, Baildon, Bradford - https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1133415
WESLEY HOUSE, 9, BROWGATE, Baildon, Bradford - https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1133401
MIDGLEY FARMHOUSE, THOMPSON LANE, Baildon, BAILDON GREEN, Bradford - https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1314252
1 AND 2, GHYLLBECK FARM, ESHOLT LANE, BAILDON, BD17 7RJ, Baildon, Bradford - https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1133404
WOODLANDS - 1, 2 AND 3, ROUNDWOOD ROAD, Baildon, Bradford - https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1199322
BROOKHILL STORES, 29, STATION ROAD, Baildon, Bradford - https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1199360
LODGE AT EAST ENTRY TO PARK, Baildon, ROBERTS PARK, Bradford - https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1133411
STATUE OF SIR TITUS SALT SET IN CENTRE OF MAIN TERRACE OF PARK, Baildon, ROBERTS PARK, Bradford - https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1133413
TEA ROOM, BALUSTRADE AND FLANKING STEPS, ROBERTS PARK, Baildon, ROBERTS PARK, Bradford - https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1314250
GATEPIERS AND FLANKING WALLS AND LODGE TO THE WOODLANDS, ROUNDWOOD ROAD, Baildon, Bradford - https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1314251
16, LOW FOLD, Baildon, Bradford - https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1314286
CHURCH OF ST JAMES, OTLEY ROAD, Baildon, Bradford - https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1314288
27 AND 27A, STATION ROAD, Baildon, Bradford - https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1133414
FORMER STABLE BLOCK AND COTTAGE TO LANGLEY HOUSE, LANGLEY COURT AND LANGLEY LODGE, STATION ROAD, BAILDON, BD17 6SE, Baildon, BAIDON, Bradford - https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1265472
ROUNDWOOD GRANGE, ROUNDWOOD ROAD, Baildon, Bradford - https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1199328
OLD HALL, WESTGATE, Baildon, Bradford - https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1199367
BUTLER COTTAGE AND BUTLER FARMHOUSE, BUTLER LANE, Baildon, Bradford - https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1133403
BRACKEN HALL FARMHOUSE AND ATTACHED BARN, GLEN ROAD, Baildon, Bradford - https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1314284
TRENCH FARMHOUSE, HIGHER COACH ROAD, Baildon, Bradford - https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1314285
FAWEATHER GRANGE AND ATTACHED BARN, LOW SPRINGS, HIGH ELDWICK, Non Civil Parish, BINGLEY, Bradford - https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1283261
Cup-marked rock on slight bank north east of Glovershaw quarry - https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1009724
CHURCH OF ST JOHN THE EVANGELIST, HALL CLIFFE LANE, Baildon, Bradford - https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1133406
LANGLEY HOUSE, STATION ROAD, Baildon, Bradford - https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1134144
Cup and ring marked rock at Hoyle Court Drive, Charlestown - https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1013373
Cup-marked rock between road and public toilets at Bracken Hall Green - https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1134144
HOYLE COURT, HOYLE COURT ROAD, Baildon, Bradford - https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1133407
Cup marked rock and round cairn south east of Dobrudden caravan park - https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1012681
Cup and ring marked rock 42m south of Dobrudden caravan park - https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1012677
Rock with large number of cup marks south of Dobrudden caravan park - https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1012678
Rock with single cup mark south of Dobrudden caravan park - https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1012679
Carved rock in spoil of shaft mound south east of Dobrudden caravan park - https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1012680
Cup marked rock 71m south east of Dobrudden caravan park - https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1012682
Cup and ring marked rock north of Pennythorn Hill - https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1012684
Rock with single cup mark between road and Pennythorn Hill - https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1012685
Carved bedrock close to road north east of the public toilets on Bracken Hall Green - https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1009700
Cup-marked bedrock near Old Glen House - https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1009701
Cup-marked rock close to road south east of a small car park south east of Bracken Hall Farm. - https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1009716
Carved rock in field behind Bracken Hall Farm - https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1009717
Carved rock above Bracken Hall Crag, north of the bottom of the track to Mitton Spring - https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1009719
Cup and groove-marked rock on east edge of Glovershaw quarry - https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1009720
Small carved rock in path east of Glovershaw quarry - https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1009721
Small cup-marked rock 30m east of Glovershaw quarry - https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1009722
Carved rock near north east corner of Glovershaw quarry - https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1009723
Southernmost of two cairns east of Glovershaw quarry - https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1009725
BANK WALK HOUSE, BANK WALK, Baildon, Bradford - https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1133440
Round cairn and curving bank on Pennythorn Hill - https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1012683
Northernmost of two cairns east of Glovershaw quarry, including adjacent cup-marked rock - https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1013408
SANDAL FIRST SCHOOL, GREEN ROAD, Baildon, Bradford - https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1389485
Baildon, ROBERTS PARK, Bradford - https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1001226
Enclosed settlement known as `Soldier's Trench' including a cup-marked rock - https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1009718
Ferniehurst Farm, Ferniehurst, Baildon, West Yorkshire, BD17 5QS, Baildon, Bradford - https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1429341
- 1822 Baines History and Directory, West Riding.
- Baildon and The Baildons. W Paley Baildon
- D Linstrum, West Yorkshire Architects and Architecture (1978) p379.
- Info from Nick Holmes. 2018.
- The Story of Baildon. John La Page.
- Kelly's Directory for Leeds of 1893. Page 459, 460 & 461
- Page 11 2002 Baildon Community Handbook