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Listener
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01/05/2015 : 13:47:54      reply with quote


Someone asked if i remembered anything about Silsden House.

It was maybe above where the Cornwall Avenue housing estate is now.

Anyone any knowledge, or better still photos of it, i had never heard of it?
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01/05/2015 : 14:45:28      reply with quote


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Yes your right it was above Cornwall Ave. If you look on google maps the driveway on Skipton Road after Dell Croft is "Silsden House Gardens". Might be a picture in Neil Cathays book I think
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01/05/2015 : 15:07:40      reply with quote


There is a photograph in the A4 version of Neil's book. I remember my father telling me it was pulled down during one of his leaves for the army, so if correct that must put is about 1943 is. And that the rubble was used to form the foundations, when the river bridge was widened.
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01/05/2015 : 16:04:46      reply with quote


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I was told there was a big white house with a large gateway and drive somewhere a bit higher than the new Crossfield housing. It was maybe knocked down in the war or had the gardens all turned into allotments in the Dig for Victory campaign. There is still a stream that runs through Cornwall Avenue which was used for water by the people working these patches. These were then turned into houses, Cornwall, Gloucester etc. My auntie remembers her father and uncle having one of these allotments.
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01/05/2015 : 17:26:01      reply with quote


This map shows it in 1938

www.silsden.net/useful/artwork/Silsden_map_1938.pdf
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01/05/2015 : 18:00:46      reply with quote


2012 Google map, Silsden Gardens Pinpointed.

Drag about, zoom in and zoom out, thanks Googlehappy :)

www.google.co.uk/maps/place/Silsden+House+Gardens,+Silsden,+Keighley,+West+Yorkshire+BD20+9QZ/@53.9151467,-1.9490255,113m/data=!3m1!1e3!4m2!3m1!1s0x487bf1c0c64309a7:0x90f30ade92317f61
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02/05/2015 : 15:53:21      reply with quote


I Once did a geography project at school about it and I included a photo of the old Silsden house, I must have found it in Silsden Library.
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06/05/2015 : 14:31:30      reply with quote


Posted on behalf of Jim

Can you please post these two links in the Silsden House thread, the first map there is a slider that shows 'now and then' but only works on some browsers:
maps.nls.uk/geo/explore/#zoom=15&lat=53.9154&lon=-1.9425&layers=6


then this map is just an old map
maps.nls.uk/view/102344854

PS Use mouse and shift to zoom map

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07/05/2015 : 15:37:11      reply with quote


Thank you Jim and Peter for the link.
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07/05/2015 : 16:18:49      reply with quote


There are lots of interesting things to note on this map:

The school on Bolton Road is shown
The Methodist Chapel, now the Catholic Church
No park
No extension at the back of the Town Hall
A lack of housing estates

and I'm sure you will find lots more.
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