Existing Historic Buildings

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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) [1]

  • Cross Keys (John Holmes, vict.),
  • Roebuck (Mary Kendallm vict.),
  • Bay Horse (Matthew Stead, vict.),
  • Angel (William Wainman, vict.) and
  • Malt Shovel (Nicholas Walker, vict.).


Angel Hotel

The Angel

This is a pub at 9 Northgate, Baildon and would have originally faced close onto Towngate.

You can see more details of this building and its barn here - Angel Hotel and Barn

Barn attached to the rear of Angel Hotel

Listed building at 11/24 Northgate (east side, off)

You can see the listed building description of this building, and details of its pub here - Angel Hotel and Barn

Baildon Hall

Baildon Hall has its own page here

Baildon House

A house on Station Road that is rather difficult to see behind its high stone wall. It was built in 1724 by Robert Holden. Through the Holdens the house has links to the Potted Meat Stick.

Listed Building description. Grade II

Cottage and house, now single residence. Cottage initialled and dated “ R H M ” 1 7 1 5 (Holden family); House initialled and dated “ RH ” 1724

Hammer-dressed stone, stone slate roofs, 2 storeys. A long range with cottage to left. This has two 1stfloor windows. Doorway with tie-stone jambs with 2-light flat-faced mullioned window above; tripartite sashed windows with same above; doorway (blocked) with date stone over and semicircular-arched window (blocked). Coped gable with kneelers and weathervane to left. Large stack to right gable. Linking passage to house, breaking forward, has 3-light window to each floor. House: 3-room plan with four 1 stfloor windows. Quoins. Outer bays have mid-C20 canted bay windows with 4-light window above. 2nd bay has altered doorway with date stone over in decorative plaque with single-light window above. 3rd bay has 5-light window to each floor. 1st-floor windows have recessed flat-faced mullions with an inner chamfer. Moulded eaves cornice, coped gables with stacks. One other stack to ridge. Rear of house has arched stairwindow with impost blocks and keystone and 2-light double-chamfered mullioned window. Left-hand return of house has porch, carried on cast-iron columns, to wide doorway with monolithic jambs and lintel. 2-light window above with single-light 16-paned sashed window to attic.

Interior: most rooms have richly moulded cornices. Stairhall has closed string staircase with wreathed and ramped handrail, slender turned balusters, 2 to each riser, pair of cast-iron columns the capitals enriched with acanthus decoration. Semicircular-arched doorway with impost, architrave and keystone.

1881 Census

Dwelling: Baildon House

Census Place: Baildon, York, England

Source: FHL Film 1342036. PRO Ref RG11 Piece 4339 Folio 79 Page 10

Name Status Age Gender Birthplace Relationship Occupation
John ROUSE Married 33 Male Bradford, York, England Head Worsted Manufacturer Employing 1000 Hands
Mary J. ROUSE Married 26 Female Epsom, Surrey, England Wife
Lois M. ROUSE 5 Female Baildon, York, England Daughter Scholar
Caroline N. ROUSE 4 Female Whitby, York, England Daughter
L. Alice M. ROUSE 3 Female Baildon, York, England Daughter
Margaret ROUSE 1 Female Baildon, York, England Daughter
Sarah E. BRIDGIT Unmarried 30 Female Bristol, Gloucester, England Visitor
Catherine ANDERSON Unmarried 24 Female Scotland Serv Waiting Maid (Dom)
Jane E. LISTER Unmarried 25 Female Bramham Moor, York, England Serv Cook (Dom)
Annie MILLER Unmarried 18 Female Bradford, York, England Serv Housemaid (Dom)
E. Kate HARYOTT Unmarried 25 Female Cowfold, Sussex, England Serv Head Nurse (Dom)
Bella B. HARRISON Unmarried 18 Female Scarborough, York, England Serv Under Nurse (Dom)

1947 Electoral Role

Baildon House

William J Roach SJ

Agnes E Roach

Anne Culleton

Catherine Mackey

Baildon Lodge

Thomas Briggs

Eileen Briggs

Laura Healey

Baildon Methodist Church

Baildon Methodist Church

The following information has been taken from the Baildon Methodists Website.[2]

Architect Mr Hubert Isitt

The previous Methodist chapel was often founf to be too small so in order to accommodate 450 people, mainly in the body of the Church, an additional plot of land was bought from the Baildon Industrial Co-operative Society. This land is the area on which the front part of the present Church and Sanctuary now stands.

The report of Mr Isitt was accepted and on May 3 1890, a stone laying ceremony was held. The proceedings were led by the minister of the Church, the Rev. Charles Crawshaw and the reading was given by the Circuit Superintendent, the Rev. William H Clogg. The Chairman of the Halifax and Bradford District, the Rev. Featherstone Kellett, was also present and it is interesting to note that in those insular days, the prayers were led by the Moravian minister, the Rev. J W Davey.

The corner stone was laid by Mr John Reddihough, who provided £735, half the cost of the building. This corner stone included a bottle in a central cavity, containing a copy of the Methodist Recorder, a copy of Joyful New Experience, a Circuit plan, the names of the Trustees and the Building Committee, a ‘short historical account of Baildon Wesleyan Methodism since 1740’ a ‘circular of that day’s proceedings’ and two copper coins. He was presented by Mr Charles Burrell, secretary of the Trustees, with a commemorative silver trowel and an oak mallet made from the wood of the old Church.

Mr John Denby, who had given £50, then laid the first memorial stone and was presented with his trowel and mallet by Mr Crawshaw. Mr James Boocock laid a stone on the right of the main entrance, after which the children who had been collecting for the Building Fund, placed their contributions on Mr Boocock’s stone. These amounted to £19.11s.1d. He was presented with a hymnbook and an oak mallet by Mr Pickles Constantine. The stones in the lintels of the door were laid by two ladies. Miss Thresh, who had given £10, received her presentation from the Superintendent and Miss Craig (£25) was presented with her trowel and mallet by Mr Crawshaw; Mr George H Hodgson (£10) by the District Chairman and Mr John H Beaver (£10) by Mr Joseph Curtis. After the collection was taken, an address was given by the Chairman of the District. Tea was served in the Sunday School, followed by a public meeting, at which Mr Thomas Craig presided. Proceeds for the day amounted to £170.

The opening service should have taken place on October 28. Various notable preachers were approached, including the President and Secretary of Conference. None were able to make this date, but the Secretary of Conference in his reply said that if the opening was moved to December 2 he would come. This was done and the Church was opened on that day at 3pm by Mrs Reddihough. The sermon at the Dedication Service was preached by the Rev. D J Waller, Secretary of Conference. The service was followed by tea in the Moravian Sunday School.

The total cost of the Church was £1470.4s. This was made up as follows : Mr Thomas Myers (mason) £595; Mr Deacon (joiner) £499; Mr R D Taylor (plumber) £134; Mr Hartley (slater) £80; Wilks & Sons (plasterers) £66.10s; Mr E W Walker (painted) £24; extra moulding in ceiling £15; architect £70; land and associated costs £36.14s. Before building began the Church had received subscriptions or firm promises amounting to £904.2s. In addition to Mr Reddinhough’s £735, the subscribers included Mrs Burwin and Mr John H Beaver, £50 each; Mr Nutt, Mr P Constantine, Mr William Nutt and Mr Charles Burrell, £10 each; Miss Thresh and Mr Joseph Booth, £5 each; Mr Thomas Denbigh £3; Mr John Bentley £2.2s; Mr Davenport £2 and 12 donations of £1. Miss Craig’s £25 and the £50 from Mr Denby were not included in this list for some unexplained reason.

The foundation stones mentioned above can be seen in this gallery.

Baildon Moravian Church


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.

Particularly prominent hill top site with terraced approach. Replaces a church of 1806.[3][4]

Baildon Old Hall

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.

1911 Census

Name Relationship Age Gender Birthplace Status Occupation
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

1881 census

Name Relationship Age Gender Birthplace Status Occupation
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


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

Baildon Reservoirs

For details of the Baildon Reservoirs have a look here Baildon Reservoirs

Batley House

Batley House

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.[5]

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.

1841 Census Data

Name Relationship Age Gender Birthplace Status Occupation
William Scholefield Head 50 Male Yorkshire Worsted M
Mary Scholefield 50 Female Yorkshire
John Holmes 15 Male Yorkshire Wool sorter
Betty Furnish 15 Female Yorkshire Free Servant

1881 Census Data

Name Relationship Age Gender Birthplace Status Occupation
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

Name Relationship Age Gender Birthplace Status Occupation
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)

Bay Horse Inn

An Inn at the bottom of Browgate at the junction of Green Road.

You can see more details of this building on its own page - Bay Horse

Bay Horse. Drawing by Roy Lorraine Smith.

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.

Cross Keys

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.

1841 Census

Hundred: Skyrack (Upper Division) Reg Dist: Otley Sub-Dist: Baildon

Piece 1314 Book 3 Folio 23 Page 13

Name Relationship Age Gender Birthplace Status Occupation
Richard Holmes 20 Male Yorkshire Innkeeper
Hannah Holmes 30 Female Yorkshire
Benjamin Holmes 10mo Male Yorkshire
John Brashaw 20 Male Yorkshire Butcher
Hannah Hudson 10 Female Yorkshire Nurse

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.[6] 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.

Fleece Inn

Halfway House

Fleece Inn, Otley Road, Tong Park, Baildon later became The Halfway House. It is close (?) to the milestone on Otley Road that shows Otley 5 Miles, Bradford 5 Miles.

Kelly's 1893 Directory has Seth Smith, Fleece P.H. Otley Road. [7]

Location coordinates 53.846248, -1.751835 Google Maps - location

1881 Census for Fleece Inn Otley Rd Source: FHL Film 1342036 PRO Ref RG11 Piece 4339 Folio 99 Page 17
Name Status Age Gender Birthplace Relationship Occupation
Walter CHAMBERLAIN Married 57 Male Nottingham, England Head Innkeeper Licensed Victl
Ellen CHAMBERLAIN Married 49 Female Bulwell, Nottingham, England Wife
Sidney CHAMBERLAIN Unmarried 23 Male Bulwell, Nottingham, England Son Railway Stoker (Unemployed)
Alfred E. CHAMBERLAIN 14 Male Bulwell, Nottingham, England Son

Hoyle Court

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.

Junction Pub

Junction Pub.

The Junction Pub is at the bottom of Baildon Road at its junction with Otley Road.

You can read about The Junction on its own page here - The Junction Pub

Liberal Club

Liberal Club

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. [7]

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.

Malt Shovel Public House

Malt Shovel

Northgate (east side)

The Baines 1822 Directory has Nicholas Walker as victualler.[1]

The 1893 Kelly Directory has Alder Walbank, Malt Shovel P.H. Northgate. [7]

1841 Census

Name Relationship Age Gender Birthplace Status Occupation
Nicholas Walker 65 Male Yorkshire Innkeeper
Hannah Walker 65 Female Yorkshire
Hannah Walker Jr. 30 Female Yorkshire
John Smith 20 Male Yorkshire Wool sorter
Martha Mawson Servant 20 Female Yorkshire Servant
William Mason Lodger 55 Male Yorkshire

Listed Building description. Grade II

Public house. Late C17 or early C18 with mid-C20 alterations. Hammer-dressed stone, dressed quoins, stone slate roof. 2½ storeys. 2-cell gable-entry plan, double-depth. Gable end to street has left half breaking forward. Right half has wide external stack with quoined angle and offsets. Set in the angle between is Tudor-arched doorway with sunken spandrels (blocked) with oval window with leaded lights above. 2-light double-chamfered mullioned window to right of stack at attic level. Coped gable with kneelers and L-shaped stack with 5 chimney pots. Rear gable is coped with kneelers and stack. Righthand return wall has 2 inserted C20 flat-roofed bay windows with mullioned window set between. 1 st floor has former 6-light double-chamfered mullioned window (partly blocked) and 4-light window lacking 2 mullions. Interior: 2 rooms have stop-chamfered spine beams and floor joists. One large fireplace with segmental arch and stop-chamfered surround; the other room has fireplace of C18 character with monolithic jambs and lintel carried on corbels with moulded surround. Prominently sited in the town.

New Inn

New Inn Otley Road

1911 Census Data Sched 203

Name Status Age Gender Birthplace Relationship Occupation
James Haley Head 41 Male Baildon, Yorkshire Married Innkeeper
Julia Haley Wife 41 Female Guiseley, Yorkshire Married Assisting in the Business
Fred Clifford Haley Son 18 Male Saltaire, Yorkshire Single No occupation
Edmund Haley Son 12 Male Saltaire, Yorkshire
Linda Ann Preston Wife's Sister 45 Female Guiseley, Yorkshire Single Domestic Help

1881 Census for Dwelling: New Inn Otley Rd

Census Place: Baildon, York, England

Source: FHL Film 1342036 PRO Ref RG11 Piece 4339 Folio 99 Page 17

Name Status Age Gender Birthplace Relationship Occupation
Joseph R. YATES W 61 Male Dewsbury, York, England Head Inn Keeper
Emma YATES Unmarried 31 Female Baildon, York, England Daughter
Samuel YATES Unmarried 25 Male Shipley, York, England Son Painter
John R. YATES Unmarried 23 Male Baildon, York, England Son Carter A L
William YATES Unmarried 20 Male Baildon, York, England Son Carter A L
Elizabeth YATES Unmarried 18 Female Baildon, York, England Daughter Worsted Weaver
Eleanor YATES Unmarried 14 Female Baildon, York, England Daughter
Alice SMITH 2 Female Idle, York, England Grand Daughter

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. [7]

Old Village Stocks at Baildon

The Stocks

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

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.[8]

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.[9]

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:-[8]


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.[9]

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.[10] 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.

Queen's Hotel


1911 Census for Queen's Hotel, 20 Otley Road. Sched 108

Name Status Age Gender Birthplace Relationship Occupation
Lillie Bland Head 42 Female Shrewsbury, Shropshire Widow Licensed Victualler
Clara Bland Daughter 23 Female Keighley, Yorkshire Single Assistant to Licenced Victualler
Fred Collins Son in Law 33 Male Wyke, Yorkshire Married Cab Proprieter
Alberta Collins Daughter 22 Female Keighley, Yorkshire Married Assisatant to Licenced Victualler
Annie Wordsworth Boarder 21 Female Hoyland Common Single Dressmaker

1881 Census for Dwelling: 9 Queen Street (Queen Hotel)

Census Place: Baildon, York, England

Source: FHL Film 1342036 PRO Ref RG11 Piece 4339 Folio 127 Page 20

Name Status Age Gender Birthplace Relationship Occupation
Elizabeth PLEWS Widowed 43 Female Holbeck, York, England Head Publican Innkeeper
Ada PLEWS Unmarried 17 Female Holbeck, York, England Daughter
James PLEWS Unmarried 13 Male Holbeck, York, England Son
Minnie PLEWS 7 Female Holbeck, York, England Daughter Scholar
Mary PLEWS 5 Female Baildon, York, England Daughter Scholar

Alehouse Licences - Petty Sessional Division of Otley [11] Owner Joshua Tetley & Son Ltd, The Brewery, Leeds. Ownership Confirmed 26 January 1954 Licence - Alehouse Dates 6 Mar 1903 to 4 Feb 1910 Harry Ramsden, Abraham Bland, Lillie Bland Dates 3 Feb 1911 to 4 Feb 1921 Lillie Bland Dates 4 Feb 1938 to 31st October 1955 Lillie Bland, Alberta Collins, John Norman Baxter 31st October 1955 - transferred to Bingley Petty Sessional Division

Electoral Register 2003-2004 Mr Austin W Gill 2008-2009 Mr Anthony D Towriss

Robinson's Sweet Hut

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)
Sweet Hut To Let

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

Photo after school closure and before conversion. Photo after conversion to apartments. Note the houses now built on what was the play ground facing Cliffe Avenue.

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.

St James's Church, Otley Road, Baildon

St James Church, Baildon

This painted tongue and goove timber church, which is now a Grade II listed building, was moved to Baildon from Great Warley, Essex in 1905. The Revd N R Bailey, rector of Great Warley, had property in Baildon and hoped to retire there. However his obituary was published in Nov 1900 before he retired. I don't know how that then resulted in the church being moved.

The Historical Interest Map on the Baildon Village site here shows its location and links to a photo.

REPORT ON ST.JAMES'S CHURCH July 2007 (Presented to Baildon Neighbourhood Forum 19 July 2007)

Following approval of the St. James's project by the diocesan registrar in the summer of 2006, the land was put on the market by Dacre, Son and Hartley. The firm Hudson's of Pudsey tendered the highest bid and were given the contract to build 10 houses on the site.

The firm Harrisons's of Cononley have been given the contract to renovate the church, which entails taking it down piece by piece and rebuilding it 30 metres to the west. Special cedar wood is being used to replace rotten timbers, heat pumps under the ground will provide eco-friendly energy for heat and light. A meeting room, new kitchen and toilets will be built adjoining the church, and inside the church will be restored with new flooring, lights, storage space, furniture and art hanging. Around the outside a Biblical garden has been planned which will have plants mentioned in both Old and New testaments. It is hoped people will find it a restful place to be.

The church will have a multi-purpose use. There will be the usual services, plus some modern innovations, and a space for toddlers, cubs, brownies, the art group, the Tai Chi group, whist drives and other activities. For example, there could be a drop-in coffee shop and a mid-week luncheon club.

The work will take about 8 months and we hope to be back by January 2008. It will provide an attractive social centre for all the community.

Meanwhile the present congregation has been given the use of a room at Denso Marston's for Sunday Eucharist and Hoyle Court School will be used for services on Sun.9 Sep. Sun.7 Oct. (Harvest) and Sun 2 Dec. ( Toy service).

We appreciate the generosity of both Marston's and Hoyle Court School during the renovations.

(Joan Edbury, Church Warden, July 2007 )

Listed Buildin Description. Grade II

Church. Mid-late C19 re-erected on present site c1905. Timber-framed with weatherboarding, pantile roof. Nave and chancel continuously roofed, north transceptal chapel, south porch, short belfry tower to west end. 5 bays articulated by buttresses, which are continuation of principal rafters of A-frame, with quatrefoils set in angle with wall. Simple gabled transcept and porch. Lateral windows are square-headed and plain. East and west windows are of 4 lights with traceried heads. Tower has 3 quatrefoils in belfry with pyramidal roof. Gable cross. Interior: Single-vessel. 6 internal bays with collar trusses. That at junction with chancel is arch-braced. Simple chancel screen with curved spandrels to uprights infilled with quatrefoils. Chancel roof is boarded. Small transceptal chapel with boarded roof. 3 windows with diamond panes and coloured glass. Originally erected at Great Warley in Essex; it was given, together with land for the site, by the Trustees of the late Rev. H. R. Bailey, sometime Rector of Warley. Prominent in the landscape.

Extract from The Essex Society for Archaeology and History website

The following text has been extracted from the The Essex Society for Archaeology and History Winter 2004 Newsletter that can be found here - webpage. Permission to publish this has been granted by Michael Leach (Hon Secretary, Essex Society for Archaeology and History) (2 June 2008)


On 17 July, members were introduced to Great Warley with an informative introduction to the history of the village by Peter Proud, churchwarden. The original church and manor house were at the southern end of this long thin parish. Both before and after the Conquest, the manor was in the hands of the abbess of Barking and remained so until the dissolution. On the suicide of a subsequent lay owner, and the manor was divided between his daughters. John Evelyn acquired the manor in 1649 but, apart from attending a few manorial courts, he had no involvement in the village. From 1741, Warley Common became an important site for the militia camp. Dr Johnson attended as an observer in 1778 and was impressed by the musket firing. Later that year, George III attended and his stay with Lord Petre at Thorndon necessitated the employment of 60 upholsterers. In 1806 permanent barracks were built on the Common where there was also a racecourse. Soon after the arrival of the railway at Brentwood in 1840, 116 acres of Warley Common was sold for housing development and in 1855 additional land was sold for the construction of the Essex Lunatic Asylum. The railway also brought new owners and new wealth to Warley. Edward Ind (son of the founder of Romford Brewery) built Coombe Lodge in 1866. Evelyn Heseltine (died 1930) built a large new house for himself in the village in 1876 (later converted into a hotel) and at the same time Frederic Willmott bought and enlarged Warley Place. His daughter Ellen was to become one of the most famous plantswomen in the country.

In 1892, the parish church was still at the far southern end of the parish, inconveniently sited for most parishioners, many of whom to go in the Brentwood direction to the new church of St Michael, Warley, built in 1855. The rector of Great Warley decided to address this problem by constructing, at his own expense, a substantial wooden church behind the rectory with seating for 140. This proved popular but on his death this privately owned church was bequeathed to the parish of Baildon in Yorkshire, where it is still in use. This move did not suit the parishioners of Great Warley who had become accustomed to the convenience of a church in the village, and Evelyn Heseltine put up £5000 for a new church and rectory, in memory of his brother Arnold (died 1897). The architect chosen was Charles Harrison Townsend (1852-1928), already noted for his Art Nouveau designs of the Bishopsgate Institute, the Whitechapel Art Gallery and the Horniman Museum. A decade earlier he had refronted All Saint’s, Ennismore Gardens, South Kensington, working with Heywood Sumner (1853-1940), one of the leading designers of the Arts & Crafts movement.

Dedicated in 1904, the simple roughcast exterior of the church that Townsend designed at Great Warley belies the rich Art Nouveau detail within. He again collaborated with Heywood Sumner (who designed the stained glass in the apse) but also, more significantly, with William Reynolds-Stephens (1862-1943). Reynolds-Stephens’s training as an engineer led him to try out new techniques at Great Warley, such as the electroplating of the Christ figure, and the use of aluminium leaf pressed into plaster. Electric lighting was used from the outset, and the electroliers were made of galvanised iron embellished with enamel panels and glass beads. Other artists were involved too; Louis Davies designed the baptistery windows, and Reginald Hallward the chapel ceiling. All the interior fittings, even the pews and the wall panelling, were designed for the church and are a surprising and remarkable tribute to the innovative and under-appreciated talent of the time. Recent restoration has enabled much of the craftsmanship to be seen again in its original glory. Sadly much of the stained glass was lost due to bomb damage, and some of the post-war replacements now seem inappropriate. However it was very pleasing to see that one has recently been replaced to an original design. Those in charge of looking after this church are to be congratulated for their energy and enthusiasm in preserving and enhancing such an unusual building.

After tea, a small group went to Warley Place to look at the remains of Ellen Willmott’s house and garden, now managed by the Essex Wildlife Trust as a nature reserve. Many unusual features of the garden, and its plants, have survived.

Michael Leach

Shoulder of Mutton

Shoulder of Mutton

Kelly's 1893 Directory has Shaw Robinson, Shoulder of Mutton, P.H. Otley Road.[7]

The Shoulder of Mutton became The Little Blue Orange in 2013 and was demolished in 2017/2018 to make way for housing on the site. There are several planning applications that have been approved for the site. One being 17/03032/MAF. As of 2018 you can get to this application on the Bradford Council Public Access site by using this link. This application is for demoshing the existing pub and building 10 houses.

1911 Census data for Shoulder of mutton. Reg Dist. 491 Reg Sub-dist 5 Enum Dist 3 sched 140

Name Relationship Age Gender Birthplace Status Occupation
Septimus Hodgson Head 50 Male Lancaster, Lancashire Married Hotel Keeper
Isabella Hodgson Wife 49 Female Slyn, Lancashire Married
Lillian Sykes Daughter 23 Female Lancaster, Lancashire Married
Annie Hodgson Daughter 19 Female St Ellens, Lancashire Single
Elisabath Remmington Servant 21 Single Dalton in Furness Single Housemaid (Domestic)

1881 Census for Dwelling: Shoulder Of Mutton

Census Place: Baildon, York, England

Source: FHL Film 1342036 PRO Ref RG11 Piece 4339 Folio 102 Page 23

Name Status Age Gender Birthplace Relationship Occupation
Thomas FORREST Married 34 Male Bradford, York, England Head Licensed Victualler (Innkeeper)
Clara B. FORREST Married 27 Female Bradford, York, England Wife
Edith FORREST 2 Female Manningham, York, England Daughter
Clara Louise FORREST 4m Female Baildon, York, England Daughter
Annie WATSON Unmarried 17 Female Bradford, York, England Half Sister
Mary A. STOCKDALE Unmarried 19 Female Thirsk, York, England Serv House Maid (Domestic)
Elizabeth A. HOLROYD Unmarried 16 Female Barnsley, York, England Serv Kitchen Maid
Thomas EVERITT Unmarried 21 Male Ely, Cambridge, England Serv Hostler (Domestic)

Trench Farmhouse

Trench House.

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.

Wesley House

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.[12]

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).

Westgate House

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.

Westgate warehouse

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)
  • Zorba's
  • Kirby's Bar and Bistro
  • Suburban Style Bar
  • Jeremiah's Bar and Grill
  • Westgate
  • 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

Listed list

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


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