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Behind the viaduct is Calderside Mill built in the 1820s by John Whiteley, after whom the viaduct came to be named. Reputedly it had the tallest chimney in the valley.

The bridge over the canal was a very early skew bridge and also one of the very…

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West of Hebden Bridge on the Todmorden road the viaduct was built in 1839/40 on the Manchester and Leeds Railway. An early example of skew arches. The bridge was originally bow string but was replaced about 1940 as a matter of neccesity by the metal…

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West of Hebden Bridge on the Todmorden road the viaduct was built in 1839/40 on the Manchester and Leeds Railway. An early example of skew arches. The bridge was originally bow string but was replaced about 1940 as a matter of neccesity by the metal…

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Heptonstall church is on hte skyline.

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Re-aligned tracks and line of the notorious Charlestown Curve to its left. The curve was built as a temporary detour in 1840 and remained for over 80 years and was the cause of several derailments including a serious accident in 1912 killing four…

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1933. The bowstring bridge over the Rochdale Canal; when built in 1840 by the Manchester and Leeds Railway it was one of the first such in the country. It was replaced in 1939 with the metal trough bridge we see today. To the left Canalside Mill…

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The steel bow string bridge was designed by George Stephenson and was one of the earliest of its type. He was employed by Manchester & Leeds Railway when the line was built in the late 1830's. The line was opened in October 1840 except for the…

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Looking up the valley to Charlestown. The tall chimney is Calderside Mill built in 1824 as a cotton mill but converted to a dyeworks in 1875. It was built by John Whiteley and the neighbouring railway viaduct became known as Whitley Arches. The mill…

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A snow covered view up the Calder Valley over Adelaide Street, Stubbing Holme and dye works and along King Street to Calderside Mill with the railway over Whiteley Arches next to it and onto Charlestown. Far right the terraced houses of Saville…

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HLS05092. Constructed by the Manchester & Leeds Railway in 1840 and named after the Whitleys whose Calderside Mill was adjacent. When built the bow string bridge over the Rochdale Canal along with that at Gauxholme were about the first such bridges…

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HLS05091. Constructed by the Manchester & Leeds Railway in 1840 and named after the Whitleys whose Calderside Mill was adjacent. When built the bow string bridge over the Rochdale Canal along with that at Gauxholme were about the first such bridges…

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An unusual view looking up the Calder Valley towards Calderside Mill with its tall chimney and the railway crossing Whiteley Arches. The road to the right is Burnley Road into King Street. To the left between the Calder and the Rochdale Canal are the…

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Tinted lithograph of Whitely Arches by A. F. Tait from his book 'Views on the Manchester & Leeds Railway' published in 1845. The valley is so narrow at this point with the river, canal and turnpike all squeezed into the valley bottom that with the…

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Calder Valley with Stoodley Pike in the distance

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Looking up the Calder Valley from Hell Hole Rocks above Mytholm. The factory centre left has been demolished and towards the top are Whiteley Arches carrying the railway over the road, canal and river.
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