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Ryburn Reservoir is a supply reservoir operated by Yorkshire Water close to Ripponden. It lies in the valley of the River Ryburn and is the lower of two reservoirs built to supply Wakefield with water. Started in 1925 it was completed in 1933 and has…

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RIPPONDEN OLD BRIDGE was written about by a former President of the Halifax Antiquairans, the late J. H. Priestley, and his paper appeared in the 1935 Transactions.

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BLACK CASTLE CLOUGH is crossed by a low culvert which was reconstructed in 1932. On the Ripponden side of the bridge is carved ‘RESTORED 1932 J.H. PRICE.’ The bridge, before its reconstruction, is illustrated opposite page 15 of the book ‘A…

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LYRS 6111 - 1965. Ripponden - iron girder overbridge. The branch had closed to all traffic in 1958.

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LYRS 2584 - Ripponden Station - general view of Goods Shed & Yard. The Branch from Sowerby Bridge to Ripponden opened in 1878 and then on to Rishworth in 1881. Although double track only one had ever been commercially used. The original intention…

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LYRS 2583 - Ripponden Station - general view looking towards Sowerby Bridge. Although double track only one had ever been commercially used. The Branch from Sowerby Bridge to Ripponden opened in 1878 and then on to Rishworth in 1881. The original…

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LYRS 2581 - Railmotor Hughes 0-4-0RM at Ripponden Station looking towards Rishworth. Railmotors, short tank engines with a carriage attached, were introduced on the Rishworth Branch in 1907 in response to competition from electric trams. As a result…

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NAME: COMMERCIAL MILLS

LOCATION: Oldham Road, Ripponden

REF: RY 16

GRID REF: 035 192

CLASSIFICATION: D

CONDITION: Mostly used

APPROX DATE OF SITE AND BUILDINGS: Mostly 20C (site earlier)

DESCRIPTION/HISTORY: Most of this site appears…

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NAME: SMALL LEES MILL

LOCATION: Oldham Road, Ripponden

REF: RY 18

GRID REF: 037 196

CLASSIFICATION: B

CONDITION: Mostly used

APPROX DATE OF SITE AND BUILDINGS: Early – mid 19C

DESCRIPTION/HISTORY: This was another cotton mill and was…

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NAME: BARKISLAND MILLS
LOCATION: Beestonely
REF: BB 9
GRID REF: 066 197
CLASSIFICATION: C
CONDITION: Semi used
APPROX DATE OF SITE AND BUILDINGS: Late 19C (site earlier)
DESCRIPTION/HISTORY: A large, five storey stone built mill with the…

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NAME: RIPPONDEN MILL

LOCATION: Ripponden

REF: RY 19

GRID REF: 040 197

CLASSIFICATION: C

CONDITION: Derelict

APPROX DATE OF SITE AND BUILDINGS: Mid – late 19C

DESCRIPTION/HISTORY: To be found in the centre of Ripponden, this is another…

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NAME: SMALL LEES MILL
LOCATION: Oldham Road, Ripponden
REF: RY 18
GRID REF: 037 196
CLASSIFICATION: B
CONDITION: Mostly used
APPROX DATE OF SITE AND BUILDINGS: Early-mid 19C
DESCRIPTION/HISTORY: This was another cotton mill and was built at…

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NAME: Chapel Field Mill, Ripponden
LOCATION: Elland Road, Ripponden
REF: RY 20
GRID REF: 042 197
CLASSIFICATION: D
CONDITION: Fully used
APPROX DATE OF SITE AND BUILDINGS: 20C (site earlier)
DESCRIPTION/HISTORY: The present three storey,…

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NAME: VICTORIA MILLS
LOCATION: Halifax Road, Ripponden
REF: RY 21
GRID REF: 043 203
CLASSIFICATION: D
CONDITION: Semi used
APPROX DATE OF SITE AND BUILDINGS: Mid to late 19C
DESCRIPTION/HISTORY: This is a large six storey, stone built mill…

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The sketch and description are from The Calderdale Sketch Book by J. L. Berbiers, published in 1973 by The Halifax Courier Ltd.

There have been four church buildings near the River Ryburn in the long history of Ripponden. The present spired…

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Samuel Hill of Making Place, Soyland above Ripponden experimented with hand woven finer yarns to compete with Norfolk and South West England. Early in the 18th century he successfully produced fine worsted cloth and by 1747 had an annual turnover in…

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Stone bridge built in 16th century where many trans-Pennine tracks met to cross the River Ryburn.
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