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SOYLAND MILL BRIDGE is at Dam Side over the Lumb Clough stream. It is a single-arch, undated, stone bridge. The following entries appear in the accounts for 1741 of John Normanton, the Sowerby Constable:¬
Paid Matthew Nickolson for Soyland Miln…

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LUM BRIDGE is the bridge crossed on the way from the Alma Inn to Soyland. It is a single-arch stone bridge with the date 1866 carved on a stone above the arch on the Sowerby side. An earlier bridge was repaired for 1s 8d according to the accounts of…

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The sketch and description were originally published in The Halifax Courier in 1912-1913. A long, straggling and many-gabled block of buildings, crumbling rapidly to decay. The sketch represents the courtyard in the centre of the ancient pile. …

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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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