Bailiff Bridge Memorial Park

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Bailiff Bridge cenotaph

Bailiff Bridge Memorial Park is situated at the heart of the Bailiff Bridge community. The gardens provide areas of herbaceous, shrub and perennial planting and also include open areas of design grass. The original path network and internal ground modelling are still intact from the original 1921 design. It has won a Green Flag Award® 4 times: The local community at Bailiff Bridge work hard with the Safer Cleaner Greener Lower Valley Team, to bring the Park up to this standard and continue to improve the area for the benefit of all.


Location details


The Bailiff Bridge Memorial Park
Bradford Road
Bailiff Bridge

General information

The unique Portland stone Cenotaph carved in the 1920’s is the centre piece to the park, restored back to its glory and enhanced with ornamental lighting, it is the centre of Bailiff Bridge Memorial day services. The memorial shelter was built in 1921 by the owners of Firth Carpets as a First World War memorial and place for local people to enjoy.

Recent landmark improvements to the park and local area have been driven by the local community and the The Friends of Bailiffe Bridge Memorial Park & Residents Association. The pavilion has been restored back to its original condition, to English Heritage standards. It allows extensive views across the park and four re-established rose beds, with internal lighting installed enabling use throughout the year.

Bailiff Bridge achieved a Green Flag Award for 2014/2015. The Green Flag Award® scheme is the benchmark national standard for parks and green spaces in the UK. The award recognises and rewards the best green spaces in the country. Bailiff Bridge are proud to have won this award 4 times.

The park is often used as a meeting place for the local community and hosts a number of events throughout the year. The park’s notice board will have the most up to date information on upcoming events and community contacts.

Bailiff Bridge Memorial Park is located on Bradford Road to the North of Brighouse town centre. The main pedestrian access to the park is from the 4 entrances surrounding the park centre, two of which are on Bradford Road and two on Victoria Road.

The park is more than 1½ mile from Brighouse and less than a quarter of a mile to the Kirklees and Bradford Boundaries. It is served by all buses from Brighouse to Bradford and Leeds, with a bus stop located directly outside.

Community Contacts

  • Username Brian Mansfield - The Friends of Bailiffe Bridge Memorial Park & Residents Association
  • Email
  • Telephone Malcolm Silkstone, 01484 713880 / 07985 283831


  • Username Safer Cleaner Greener
  • Email
  • Address
    Safer Cleaner Greener Services
    Spring Hall Mansion
    Huddersfield Road
    HX3 0AQ


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