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Brockwell from Norland

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Brockwell from Norland

View of Brockwell, near Sowerby, from across the Ryburn valley at Norland, West Yorkshire.

Author: Unknown
Date: not dated
Location: Ryburn
Format: Glass Slide
Document ID: 101833
Library ID: 27

The fields near the historic settlement of Brockwell, on the hillside below Sowerby village, are now occupied by late 20th century housing developments. The photograph [possibly 1920s], shows Brockwell house with its woollen mill and dye house. There has been a house at Brockwell since possibly before the 17th century; the present double-fronted house built in 1766 uses elements from the earlier building. John Rawson, living here between 1840 and 1899, planted much of the woodland seen in the Ryburn valley. Still standing in 2003, the house and nearby cottages are Grade II listed buildings.

The glass slide is from the John Bates Slide Collection held at Sowerby Bridge Public Library.

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