Thursday, 19 July 2018

Brearley, West Yorkshire

Brearley is a small hamlet that sits between the mainline railway and A646 Burnley Road between Luddendenfoot and Mytholmroyd, West Yorkshire.

Brearley features a former Baptist Chapel which opened in the 1800's although closure of the mills led to the congregation falling as people left the area. Eventually the church closed and was converted to apartments. Not far from here on the route 66 cycleway in the direction of Mytholmroyd is a memorial to William Deighton, he was a tax inspector who became responsible for the Halifax area in April 1759. He noticed that his collections often contained clipped coins and having investigated, he began to pursue the notorious Cragg Vale Coiners, 2 of which Robert Thomas and Matthew Normington shot and killed Deighton in November 1769 in Swires Road, Halifax. They were acquitted the following August, but justice was eventually served when charged and executed for highway robbery in 1774.

There are 2 18th century bridges at Brearley, 1 over the River Calder and another over the Rochdale Canal.

These pictures were taken in August 2016 using a Nikon d3300 SLR camera. There are a total of 18 pictures to view with 12 available here and on Flickr and 6 exclusive to Clickasnap.

Brearley. August 2016.
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River Calder and Brearley Bridge.

Woodland Opening

House at Brearley.
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