Historic Elland

Historic Elland is surrounded by several other smaller communities and therefore we have divided this page into the following sections.

  • Elland - West Vale to Elland Bridge (this page)
  • Elland - Westgate and Hullen Edge
  • Elland - Southgate
  • Elland - Victoria Road towards Holywell Green and Blackley
  • Elland - Ainleys
  • Elland - Old Earth and Dewsbury Road

Huge thanks go to Steaven Heppener for allowing the use of his huge collection of photographs of Elland and surrounding areas. 

1. Elland from Halifax, West Vale and Elland Bridge

The bottom road approaching Elland Bridge from the West Vale direction, the top road approaching the top of Westgate.

We have now reached Elland Bridge(left of shot) but we are now going to approach this same point from the Exley side of Elland Bridge.


View from Exley

The Barge and Barrel is far right. Elland town centre is out of sight, top left

Elland Bridge left. Straight ahead towards Salterhebble

Elland Bridge taken from the 'The Royal' or 'The Bridge' side.

Elland New Hall


Elland Bridge to the left (where the cows have come from).

Elland Bridge again

This will be the start of the "Elland - Huddersfield Road and Ainleys" page which would be to continue along this main road, OR you can tour to the right of the distant telegraph pole and up past "Elland - Westgate and to Hullen Edge".


Elland - Westgate and Hullen Edge


2. Elland - Westgate and Hullen Edge

The Cross

Another Picture of The Cross

Coming down Westgate towards The Cross 

Westgate. There was a house here in 1680. It was rebuilt by the local Smithies familyJoseph Smithies died here [1889].

In the 1930s, George Wainwright gave the house for use as Elland Library. It is now an NHS clinic (thanks to Malcolm Bull for info).


Elland - Southgate

Southgate facing The Cross

Thanks to Steaven Heppener


Elland - Victoria Road towards Holywell Green and Blackley


Elland - Huddersfield Road (and end of Southgate) to Ainleys

Elland Town Hall

Elland Jail

All Saints off Savile Road


Elland - Dewsbury Road and Old Earth


Woodside Flour Mill

Where in Elland was this pub? - The Friendly


Elland Historic Society webpage

The Story of the Elland Feud



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