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Keighley

Several different Land branches were from the parish of Keighley.

  1. Dinsdale: Law Land was the son of John Land and the grandson of Charles Lewis Land and Ann Dinsdale. Ann Dinsdale was born in Keighley in 1796. The Dinsdales do not appear to have been in the parish very long. The records for them are very limited and it would appear that they were only there for a few years around the birth of Ann. Subsequent records for the family are in Leeds. See Dinsdale now or at the bottom of the page.

  2. Ann Dinsdale's mother, Peggie Mitchel, was born in Kieghley in in 1775. Peggy's father, John Mitchell, was born in Kieghley in 1754. See Mitchel now or at the bottom of the page.

  3. Charles Land born 1852, the son of John Land by his first marriage to Mary Dyson, married Hannah Gomersal in Batley. They spent a few years in Glouseter and then moved to Kieghley sometime before 1885. They were listed in the 1901 census in Keighley. See John Land and family now or at the bottom of the page.

  4. Stell: Elizabeth Sykes Land was the daughter of George Stell Sykes, the granddaughter of Ann Stell, the great-granddaughter of George Stell, the gg-granddaughter of Joseph Stell, and the ggg-grandaughter of John Stell born 1690. The Stell was from Fell Lane (Fellane), in the parish of Keighley Although I can't make the connections because of gaps in the records there were Stells in Fell Lane ( Fellane) from 1541. There are Stell record in the parish going back to 1446. See Stell now or at the bottom of the page.
  5. John Stell (1690) married Mary Jackson. They were the parents of Joseph (c1721) who married Mary Sharp. Joseph and Mary were the parents of George Stell. I have not yet been able to determine the parents of either Mary Jackson or Mary Sharp.

The hamlets in Keighley in 1858 were: Braithwaite, Bogthorn, Dockroyd, Exleyhead, Fell Lane (Fellane), Harehill, Ingrow, Knowle (Knoll), Laycock, Newsholm, Oakworth, Slipperyford, Sykes and Utley .

The parish church was entirely rebuilt in 1805. It was rebuilt again on the same spot starting in 1846 and completed in 1848.

There were not many trees in the area and in the days before coal heat, peet was used as a source of fuel.

In 1858 Sharp was one of the most common names in the area.


Thanks

Thanks to:

  • Tracy who shared a photo of Hebden Village, January, 2006

  • John Newhill for corrections and comments January 2008


The maps shows Fell Lane in relation to the town of Keighley. The North Beck (stream) was an important source of water power for mills in Keighley. Joseph Stell


Fell Lane looking towards the town of Keighley, 2002

Fell Lane sits on a hill southwest of the town of Keighley.

Older houses on the left, new houses on the right.

Photo by Tom Blanck, 2002

Fell Lane looking towards the town of Keighley, 2002

All of the older houses were on the north side of Fell Lane

Photo by Tom Blanck, 2002

Fell Lane looking towards Stell Hill, 2002

At the end of the section marked "Fell Lane" on a current map of Keighley is an area marked "Stell Hill". Stell Hill is the highest point on this part of the road which continues out across the moors.

Photo by Tom Blanck, 2002

Where the North Beck enters the town of Keighley, 2002

The beck was not visible because of the vegetation.

Behind the gate is a mill.

Photo by Tom Blanck, 2002
"The town of Keighley had as its cradle slice of land around the North Beck and the River Worth. The Aire was then a distant river."

One Hundred Years The Parish of Keighley 1848-1958 by Harry Bancroft, Asa Briggs and Eric Treacy, 1948

The town grew rapidly with the advent of the industrial revolution in part because it was situated near the Aire Gap one of three gaps in the Pennine chain. The gap allowed for the easier construction of canal, railroad and roads that connected Lancashire and Yorkshire as the industrial north developed.
"The Leeds and Liverpool Canal, of which the Keighley portion was opened in 1773, helped to put the town on the map. The railway followed in 1847, when the Leeds to Bradford line was extended a far as the town. Two years later, a key link-up was made when the local line was joined on to East Lancashire Railway at Colne."

One Hundred Years The Parish of Keighley 1848-1958 by Harry Bancroft, Asa Briggs and Eric Treacy, 1948


One Hundred Years The Parish of Keighley 1848-1958 by Harry Bancroft, Asa Briggs and Eric Treacy, 1948, book collection of Maggie Land Blanck

Parish Church, Keighley, 1848 In the mid 1800s the town clustered around the Church "as the village had done for centuries"*

*One Hundred Years The Parish of Keighley 1848-1958 by Harry Bancroft, Asa Briggs and Eric Treacy, 1948 As the town grew and developed it's center moved away from the church.


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Parish Church, Keighley


Me in the churchyard in Keighley, 2002

Every church we visited had old grave markers or memorial stones used as pavers. I am standing on such a paver.

Photo by Tom Blanck, 2002

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A Bit of Old Keighley


After a Water Color by Harry Turner from One Hundred Years The Parish of Keighley 1848-1958 by Harry Bancroft, Asa Briggs and Eric Treacy, 1948, book collection of Maggie Land Blanck

The town increased dramatically after 1841 "out of all proportion to the increase over the kingdom as a whole, and scores of new workers came in from other places"*

The population swelled from 5,745 in 1851 to 18,258 in 1851 and 41,564 in 1901.

The first cotton mill, Low Mill was built in 1780. By the mid 1800s there were over thirty mills and "cotton had given way to worsted as the basic textiles industry*

*One Hundred Years The Parish of Keighley 1848-1958 by Harry Bancroft, Asa Briggs and Eric Treacy, 1948

The parish records indicate that there were cloth makers in the town as early as 1571 when John Hartley, a clothier, was buried .

The wool combing trade is indicated in to 18th century records: Peter Hall yarn dealer was buried in 1724 and Abraham Binns wool comb make was buried in 1725.


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Skipton Road, Keighley, posted 1928


Holme House Wood Keighley

Holme House Wood is directly below Stell Hill in Fell Lane.

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Holme Mill, Keithley

"Holme Mill built in 1816 by Thomas Binns.

Holme Mills has been making paper tubes since 1892, when John Stell moved his Keighley business into this "substantially-built worsted mill, with very valuable water power" beside the North Beck.

A disastrous fire described as "the most spectacular blaze in the district for many years" occurred early in 1945"

From Mills and Work Places

A page in an informative website on Keighley Vale and Dale — Keighley


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Holme Mill and Laycock, Keithley


Postcard image courtesy of Tracy Foulds

In January 2006 Tracey Foulds graciously shared this fabulous postcard of Hebden Village which is located on the moors north of Keighley.

Tracy writes:

I cannot see the date on the stamp mark but it would have been posted before 1932ish. Because of the wording on the back you can tell she is talking to a little girl. My Grandmother was born 1922 and that is who it was posted to.

Ilkley Moor from Skipton Road, Keighley

"Ilkla' Moor baht 'at" is the unofficial national anthem of Yorkshire.

John Newhill, January 2008

For the words to the song go to Ilkley.org

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The Golf Links Utley, Keithley


River Aire (from Stockbridge) Keighley

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On the River Aire, Keighley


Cliffe Castle, Keighley

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Keighley and District, no date


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Keighley, no date


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Keighley and District, postmarked 1964


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View at Goyts Bridge, posted 1906


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Newsolme Dene, Keighley, posted 1905


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Lover's Walk, Utley Near Keighley


Image courtesy Richard A Stride February 28, 2012

Dawslack, Utley Near Keighley


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Posted 1907

In January 2010 IFREAR wrote:

"It looks more like the bridge on Swine Lane where it crosses the Leeds Liverpool Canal, looking towards East Morton, rather than nearer Keighley crossing the Aire at Stockbridge. If you check some of the other photos on the website you can see the old Bar House at Stockbridge, at the end of Bar Lane. This, I feel, should be seen on your postcard where the road curves off to the right at the top of the picture. The Bar House is still there."
I have seen this images labled "Stock Bridge".

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Crimble Clough, postmarked Keighley 1958


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Hollins Lane & Jubilee Tower, Keighley, not posted


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Moorland Road, Haworth

Written on back:

"Sep 5, 1910

In memory of a very happy day with "her"!"

Haworth is south southwest of Keighley.

The only access to the area in olden times was paths across the high barren moors.


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--worth (maybe Haworth) from the moor

"But give me back my barren hills,
Where colder breezes rise"

Emily Bronte


30 Views of Keighley and District

30 views of Keighley and District undated, published by T. Johnson, Lithographer and Printer, 16 Cooke Lane, Keighley is a 16 page booklet of images of Keighley and some near-by villages. There is no date and no text.

The book must be dated 1904 or later as there is an image of the "Free Library" AKA Carnegie Library which opened in 1904.

Impressively there is only one automobile (actually a truck) in the 30 images of Keighley. The image in question is that of North Street. There are very few people on the streets. There are no images that clearly depict women which could help to date the images.


Town Hall and Post Office, Keighley

Town Hall Square, Keighley

Parish Chrurch, Keighley Exterior

Parish Church, Keighley, Interior

Free Library, Keighley

The Technical Institute, Keighley

The Temperance Institute, Keighley

The Temperance Institute of Keighley was built in 1896. It is now the home of the Livery Rooms, a Wetherspoon pub. Try the alternative": the built heritage of the temperance movement", Andrew Davison, 2006


Cavendish Street, Keighley

North Street, Keighley

The name on the store on the extreme left reads Waddington.


Low Street, Keighley

The second store from the left was H. Driver, watchmaker and jeweler. Henry Driver clock and watchmaker age 64 was listed on Queen street Keighley in the 1881 census. In the 1871 the same Henry Driver was listed on Low Street. He was also listed in 1851. He does not appear to have had children. Henry Driver died in 1882.

The sign on the store on the right says "M. Blakey" cannot read next word "Wallpaper"

The third store in on the right has a sign reading "P Ward"


Hollins and Bar House Lane, Keighley

Cliffe Castle, Keighley

The history behind Cliffe Castle Park


The Jubilee Tower, near Keighley

The Jubilee tower was built in 1897.


Stell Connection Page

The Stells of Fell Lane (Fellane) Going Back to John Stell Born Circa 1541

For more information on the the early records of Stells in Keighley, click on the photo of Goyts Bridge.


John Stell (1690)

For more information on John Stell, click on the photo of Fell Lane, Keighley Parish


Joseph Stell (1721)

For more information on Joseph Stell, the son of John Stell and the father of George Stell, click on the picture of Newsolme Dene


George Stell (1752-1809), son of Joseph

For more information on George Stell, click on the picture of old Keighley


Independent Congregation, Keighley

For more information on the Independent Congregation in Keighley, click on the photo of Fellane.


Keighley and Fell Lane

For more information on the parish of Keighley and the village of Fell Lane, click on the photo of Fell Lane.


Dinsdale

for information on the Dinsdales, click on the photo of Newsolme Dean


Keighley History and Old Photos at Vale and Dale

Keighley History


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