Sowerby Bridge



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General Notes on Sowerby Bridge

The town of Sowerby Bridge lies to the west of Halifax, where the river Ryburn joins the Calder.

In former times, it was a part of Warley, and has been listed as a part of Skircoat.

The valley-bottom town gets its name from the bridge – mentioned in 1314 – which was erected over the river, and it was originally the crossing point for traders from the older Sowerby which stands on the hillside nearby. This is now known as the County Bridge.

A stone bridge is mentioned in 1517.

In the late 18th/early 19th century, the busy canal basin served as a trans-shipment point between the Calder & Hebble Navigation and the Rochdale Canal. The main items carried by the barges included raw wool, cloth, coal, stone, corn and lime. The basin is now used for pleasure craft.

On 8th September 1906, there were festivities to celebrate 50 years of local government at Sowerby Bridge. Click here to see some photographs of the celebrations

On 18th July 1962, a Local Government Commission proposed that the built-up area of Sowerby Bridge should merge with Halifax and the rest of Sowerby Bridge with Hebden-Hepton Rural District Council

The Albert Wood Lock was opened in 19??, and the two waterways were linked once again on 3rd May 1996 after extensive works on the Tuel Lane link tunnel under the main road.


Pronunciation: the first word is pronounced sor-bi – as is Sowerby – with the stress on the first syllable
 

Some sites, sights and other entries for Sowerby Bridge

Addersgate Farm, Northowram
Addersgate Farm, Sowerby Bridge
Albert Buildings, Sowerby Bridge
Albert Wood Lock, Sowerby Bridge
Alexandra Reservoir, Sowerby Bridge
Allan Gate, Sowerby Bridge
Allan House, Sowerby Bridge
Allan Park, Sowerby Bridge
Allan Wood, Sowerby Bridge
Asquith Bottom House, Sowerby Bridge

Bank Buildings, Sowerby Bridge
Bank House, Sowerby Bridge
Beech Recreation Ground, Sowerby Bridge
Beechroyd Chapel of Rest, Sowerby Bridge
Blackwall Farm, Sowerby Bridge
Bogden, Sowerby Bridge
Bolton Brow, Sowerby Bridge
Bolton Brow Co-Op, Sowerby Bridge
Bolton Brow Literary Society, Sowerby Bridge
Brearley Upper Lock, Sowerby Bridge
Broadgates, Sowerby Bridge
Brockwell Lane Chimney, Sowerby Bridge
Brockwell, Sowerby Bridge
Brow Hike, Sowerby Bridge
Bull's Head Smoke Club, Sowerby Bridge

Calder Carbonising Company, Sowerby Bridge
Calder House, Sowerby Bridge
Canal Road Bridge, Sowerby Bridge
Cavendish Buildings, Sowerby Bridge
Cawsey House, Sowerby Bridge
Central Buildings, Sowerby Bridge
Chain Bridge, Sowerby Bridge
Claremont House, Sowerby Bridge
Clough Buildings, Sowerby Bridge
Clough House, Sowerby Bridge
Coal Drops, Sowerby Bridge
Coleman House, Sowerby Bridge
Cosy Cinema, Sowerby Bridge
County Bridge, Sowerby Bridge
Croft House, Sowerby Bridge
Crow Wood Mansion, Sowerby Bridge
Crow Wood Park, Sowerby Bridge

Daisy Bank, Sowerby Bridge
Dearnley's Yard, Sowerby Bridge
Drill Hall, Sowerby Bridge
Ducking stool, Sowerby Bridge

Electric Cinema, Sowerby Bridge
Essoldo Cinema, Sowerby Bridge

Fall Lane Railway Bridge, Sowerby Bridge
Freemasons' Hall, Sowerby Bridge
Friendly Band
Friendly Working Men's Club, Sowerby Bridge

Gas Works Road Bridge, Sowerby Bridge
Gladstone Buildings, Sowerby Bridge
Grange House, Sowerby Bridge
The Greeasy Chin Club

Helm's Yard, Sowerby Bridge
Hoey's Yard, Sowerby Bridge
Hollas Bridge, Sowerby Bridge
Hollas Lane Bridge, Sowerby Bridge
Hollings House, Sowerby Bridge
Hollins Dam, Sowerby Bridge
Hollins House, Sowerby Bridge
Hollins Lane Well, Sowerby Bridge
Hollins Royd, Sowerby Bridge
Hollow's Dining Room, Sowerby Bridge
Holme House, Sowerby Bridge
The Homestead, Sowerby Bridge
Houghton Towers, Sowerby Bridge

Joel House, Sowerby Bridge
Jolly Sailor Club, Sowerby Bridge
Jubilee Buildings, Sowerby Bridge
Jubilee Café & Rink, Sowerby Bridge

Kirkham Turn, Sowerby Bridge

Ladstone Towers, Sowerby Bridge
Liberal Club Debating Society, Sowerby Bridge
Lloyds Bank, Sowerby Bridge
Lock Hill House, Sowerby Bridge
Lock House, Sowerby Bridge
Long Tunnel, Sowerby Bridge
Long Tunnel, Sowerby Bridge
Longbottom, Sowerby Bridge
Longfield House, Sowerby Bridge
Lower Bairstow, Sowerby Bridge
Lower Beck Farm, Sowerby Bridge
Lower Willow Hall, Sowerby Bridge

Martins Bank, Sowerby Bridge
Masonic Hall, Sowerby Bridge
Mayroyd Mill Lock, Sowerby Bridge
Mearclough Bridge, Sowerby Bridge
Mearclough House, Sowerby Bridge
Mearclough
Mill Bank Bridge, Sowerby Bridge
Mill House Estate, Sowerby Bridge
Milner Royd Hospital, Sowerby Bridge
Milner Royd Junction, Sowerby Bridge
Moor Bottom Farm, Sowerby Bridge
The Mount, Sowerby Bridge

New Inn Smoke Club, Sowerby Bridge
Nichol's Yard, Sowerby Bridge
The Nook, Sowerby Bridge

Orrell House, Sowerby Bridge

Palace Cinema, Sowerby Bridge
Picture Palace, Sowerby Bridge
Princes Hall, Sowerby Bridge
Public Library & Technical Institute, Sowerby Bridge

Raven Lodge, Sowerby Bridge
Raw Pickle, Sowerby Bridge
Regent Cinema, Sowerby Bridge
Rockcliffe, Sowerby Bridge
Rose Mount, Sowerby Bridge
Rough Hey Farm, Sowerby Bridge
Roxy Cinema, Sowerby Bridge
Royal Hotel Livery Stables, Sowerby Bridge
Royal Studio, Sowerby Bridge
Ryburn Art Gallery, Sowerby Bridge
Ryburn Buildings, Sowerby Bridge

Saint John's Ambulance Brigade, Sowerby Bridge
Salt Warehouse, Sowerby Bridge
School Field Croft, Sowerby Bridge
Shackleton's Clock, Sowerby Bridge
Sowerby Bridge
Sowerby Bridge Vicarage
Sowerby Bridge War Memorial
Spoutfield Farm, Sowerby Bridge
Spring Ram Bathrooms PLC
Station Road Surgery, Sowerby Bridge
Steps Barn, Sowerby Bridge
Steps Tavern Club, Sowerby Bridge
Sterne Bridge, Sowerby Bridge
Stirk Bridge, Sowerby Bridge
Stump Cottage, Sowerby Bridge
Styes, Sowerby Bridge
Sutcliffe Buildings, Sowerby Bridge

Throstle Nest, Sowerby Bridge
Tower Hill Bridge, Sowerby Bridge
The Towers, Sowerby Bridge
Town End Bridge, Sowerby Bridge
Town Hall Chambers, Sowerby Bridge
Towpath Walk, Sowerby Bridge
Trams & buses: Sowerby Bridge
Tuel Lane Bridge, Sowerby Bridge
Tuel Lane Link Tunnel, Sowerby Bridge
Tuel Lane Lock, Sowerby Bridge

Union Bank, Sowerby Bridge
Upper Longbottom Farm, Sowerby Bridge
Upper Lumb Farm, Sowerby Bridge

Vale House, Norland
Victoria Assembly Rooms, Sowerby Bridge
Victoria Bridge, Sowerby Bridge
Victoria Club, Sowerby Bridge
The Victoria Livery Company, Sowerby Bridge
Victory Rink, Sowerby Bridge

Wakefield Road Toll Gate, Sowerby Bridge
Washington House, Sowerby Bridge
Watson Crossing, Sowerby Bridge
Watson Mill Bridge, Sowerby Bridge
West End Working Men's Club, Sowerby Bridge
West End, Sowerby Bridge
Westfield Children's Home, Sowerby Bridge
Westfield House, Sowerby Bridge
Wet Dock, Sowerby Bridge
Wharf Garage, Sowerby Bridge
Wharf House, Sowerby Bridge
Wharf Inn Smoke Club, Sowerby Bridge
Wharf Lodge, Sowerby Bridge
Wharfinger House, Sowerby Bridge
Willow Clough, Sowerby Bridge
Willow Hall Dam, Sowerby Bridge
Willow House, Sowerby Bridge
Willow Lodge, Sowerby Bridge
Wood's Court, Sowerby Bridge
Woodleigh, Sowerby Bridge
Wool Store, Sowerby Bridge

Yew Trees, Sowerby Bridge
Yorkshire Penny Bank: Sowerby Bridge

Zodion Lighting, Sowerby Bridge
The Walker family of Sowerby Bridge
The Waterhouse family of Sowerby Bridge
The Wilson family of Sowerby Bridge

Cemetery Tunnel, Sowerby Bridge


See Population and Calder Registration District



© Malcolm Bull 2018
Revised 14:59 /16th March 2018 / kk_169 / 18735

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