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Pontefract Museum
Pontefract
Pontefract
Museum is a local museum in Pontefract, West Yorkshire, England. The collections cover archaeology, archives, decorative and applied art, fine art, photographs and social history. [1]Contents1 History 2 Collections 3 References 4 External linksHistory[edit] The museum is located in an Art Nouveau
Art Nouveau
building in the middle of the town which was originally a Carnegie library. The library was opened in 1904 and designed by George Pennington. In the 1970s a new library was built and the Carnegie building was converted into a museum. It retains a tiled entrance hall and original 1904 furnishings. Art Nouveau
Art Nouveau
tiling in the entrance hallCollections[edit] Exhibits include information on Pontefract
Pontefract
Castle and Pontefract
Pontefract
Cakes (liquorice sweets)
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East Riddlesden Hall
East Riddlesden
Riddlesden
Hall is a 17th-century manor house in Keighley, West Yorkshire, now owned by the National Trust. The hall was built in 1642 by a wealthy Halifax clothier, James Murgatroyd. The hall is a Grade I listed building.[1] There is a medieval tithebarn in the grounds. East Riddlesden
Riddlesden
Hall perches on a small plateau overlooking a bend in the River Aire
River Aire
on its way downstream from the town of Keighley. Interesting features include well-restored living accommodation on two floors, two Yorkshire Rose windows, walled garden, the ruined Starkie wing and several ghosts (reputedly). A hiding place for Catholic priests was installed during the 16th century.[clarification needed] The property was extended and re-built by James Murgatroyd and his wife Hannah, using local Yorkshire stone, in 1648. He also built other stone manor houses throughout the West Riding of Yorkshire
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Bankfield Museum
A museum (/mjuːˈziːəm/ mew-ZEE-əm; plural musea or museums) is an institution that cares for (conserves) a collection of artifacts and other objects of artistic, cultural, historical, or scientific importance. Many public museums make these items available for public viewing through exhibits that may be permanent or temporary.[1] The largest museums are located in major cities throughout the world, while thousands of local museums exist in smaller cities, towns and rural areas. Museums have varying aims, ranging from serving researchers and specialists to serving the general public
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Baildon
Baildon
Baildon
is a civil parish and town[1] in Northern England. It is part of the Bradford
Bradford
Metropolitan District in the metropolitan county of West Yorkshire
West Yorkshire
and within the historic boundaries of the West Riding of Yorkshire. It lies 3 miles (5 km) north of Bradford
Bradford
city centre. Other nearby suburbs include Shipley to the south and Saltaire to the west
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Heptonstall
Heptonstall
Heptonstall
is a small village and civil parish within the Calderdale borough of West Yorkshire, England, historically part of the West Riding of Yorkshire. The population of Heptonstall, including the hamlets of Colden and Slack Top, is 1,448,[1] increasing to 1,470 at the 2011 Census.[2] The town of Hebden Bridge
Hebden Bridge
lies directly to the south-east
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Bradford
Bradford
Bradford
/ˈbrædfərd/ ( listen) is in the Metropolitan Borough of the City of Bradford
City of Bradford
in West Yorkshire, England, in the foothills of the Pennines
Pennines
8.6 miles (14 km) west of Leeds, and 16 miles (26 km) northwest of Wakefield. Bradford
Bradford
became a municipal borough in 1847, and received its charter as a city in 1897
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Hardcastle Crags
Hardcastle Crags is a wooded Pennine valley in West Yorkshire, England, owned by the National Trust. Historically part of the West Riding of Yorkshire, it lies approximately 2 miles (3.2 km) north of the town of Hebden Bridge and 10 miles (16 km) west of the town of Halifax.[1]Contents1 Gibson Mill 2 Gallery 3 References 4 External linksGibson Mill[edit] Approximately half a mile along the valley there is a 19th century cotton mill called Gibson Mill. The mill was water powered and has been renovated to demonstrate renewable energy sources and a sustainability strategy. It is surrounded by 400 acres (1.6 km2) of unspoilt woodland and crossed by 30 miles (48 km) of footpaths
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Hebden Bridge
Hebden Bridge
Hebden Bridge
is a market town which forms part of Hebden Royd
Hebden Royd
in West Yorkshire, England. It is in the Upper Calder Valley, 8 miles (13 km) west of Halifax and 14 miles (21 km) north-east of Rochdale, at the confluence of the River Calder and the Hebden Water.[1] In 2015, the Calder ward, covering Hebden Bridge, Old Town, and part of Todmorden, had a population of 12,167;[2] the town itself has a population of approximately 4,500.Contents1 History 2 Governance2.1 Hebden Bridge
Hebden Bridge
Town Hall3 Geography 4 Demography 5 Economy 6 Culture6.1 Music7 Transport 8 Notable people 9 References 10 External linksHistory[edit]The old ruined church of Heptonstall.The original settlement was the hilltop village of Heptonstall
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Dean Clough
Coordinates: 53°43′41″N 1°51′43″W / 53.728°N 1.862°W / 53.728; -1.862Dean Clough Dean Clough
Dean Clough
in Halifax, Calderdale, West Yorkshire, England, is a group of large factory buildings built in the 1840s–60s for Crossley's Carpets,[1] becoming one of the world's largest carpet factories (half a mile long with 1,250,000 square feet (116,000 m2) of floorspace).[2][3] After years of declining production it closed in 1983, when it was bought by a consortium led by Sir Ernest Hall which developed the Grade II listed site for various commercial and cultural uses
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Haworth
Haworth (/ˈhæwɜːrθ/)[citation needed] is a village in West Yorkshire, England, in the Pennines 3 miles (5 km) southwest of Keighley, 10 miles (16 km) west of Bradford and 10 miles (16 km) east of Colne in Lancashire. The surrounding areas include Oakworth and Oxenhope
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Saltaire
Saltaire
Saltaire
is a Victorian model village located in Shipley, part of the City of Bradford
City of Bradford
Metropolitan District, in West Yorkshire, England. The
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Halifax, West Yorkshire
Halifax (/ˈhælɪfæks/ HAL-ih-faks) is a minster town[1][2] in the Metropolitan Borough of Calderdale
Calderdale
in West Yorkshire, England. The town has been a centre of woollen manufacture from the 15th century onward, originally dealing through the Piece Hall. Halifax is known for Mackintosh's
Mackintosh's
chocolate and toffee products including Rolo
Rolo
and Quality Street. The Halifax Bank was also founded and is still headquartered in Halifax. Dean Clough, one of the largest textile factories in the world at more than 1⁄2 mile (800 m) long, was in the north of the town
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Ilkley
Ilkley
Ilkley
is a spa town and civil parish in West Yorkshire, in Northern England. Historically part of the West Riding of Yorkshire, Ilkley civil parish includes the adjacent village of Ben Rhydding
Ben Rhydding
and is a ward within the City of Bradford
City of Bradford
Metropolitan District Council. Approximately 12 miles (19 km) north of Bradford
Bradford
and 17 miles (27 km) northwest of Leeds, the town lies mainly on the south bank of the River Wharfe
River Wharfe
in Wharfedale, one of the Yorkshire
Yorkshire
Dales. Ilkley's spa town heritage and surrounding countryside make tourism an important local industry. The town centre is characterised by Victorian architecture, wide streets and floral displays
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Brighouse
Brighouse
Brighouse
is a town within the Metropolitan Borough of Calderdale, in West Yorkshire, England. Historically within the West Riding of Yorkshire, it is situated on the River Calder,[2] 4 miles (6.4 km) east of Halifax. It is served by Junction 25 of the M62 motorway and Brighouse railway station
Brighouse railway station
on the Caldervale Line
Caldervale Line
and Huddersfield
Huddersfield
Line. In the town centre is a mooring basin on the Calder and Hebble Navigation
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Calderdale
The Metropolitan Borough
Metropolitan Borough
of Calderdale
Calderdale
is a metropolitan borough of West Yorkshire, England. It takes its name from the River Calder, whose upper part flows through the borough. Several small valleys contain tributaries of the River Calder. The population at the 2011 Census was 203,826.[5] Calderdale
Calderdale
covers part of the South Pennines
South Pennines
and is the southern-most of the Yorkshire Dales, though it is not part of the Yorkshire Dales National Park. The borough was formed by the merger of six former local government districts, spanning, from east to west, the towns of Brighouse, Elland, Halifax, Sowerby Bridge, Hebden Bridge
Hebden Bridge
and Todmorden
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Keighley
Keighley (/ˈkiːθli/ ( listen) KEETH-lee) is a town and civil parish within the metropolitan borough of the City of Bradford in West Yorkshire, England. Historically in the West Riding of Yorkshire, it is situated 11 miles (18 km) northwest of Bradford and is at the confluence of the rivers Aire and Worth. The town area, which is part of the Brontë Country, has a population of 51,429, making it the third largest civil parish in England.[2] Keighley lies in a fold between the countryside of Airedale and Keighley Moors. The town is the terminus of the Keighley and Worth Valley Railway, a heritage steam branch line which has been restored and runs through the Worth Valley to Oxenhope via Oakworth and Haworth
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