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A general view from Holebottom showing the railway cutting across the centre of the town. Clearly visible on the right are Christ Church and its Vicarage. The former Ridgefoot Mill complex can be seen abutting the viaduct.

From a lithograph by…

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The skew bridge passing over the Rochdale Canal at Gauxholme with a clear span of 101 ft. The castellated abutments of solid masonry were brought from Knowlwood Quarry. Along with Whiteley Arches at Charlestown this was one of the first bow string…

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The Todmorden viaduct, laid out on a curve, comprising nine spans. The stone came from Lobb Quarry, near Dobroyd Castle. Drawing by A F Tait

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A painting by Alfred Bayes, the Lumbutts-born artist, depicts a packhorse train travelling along the moorland causey stones, which still exist in many places today. The horses, led by a drover, were disciplined to follow the sound of bells fastened…

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Handloom weavers, as depicted by the artist A.W. Bayes of Lumbutts.

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Slide 6: In another bedroom inside the Hall is a fine white marble matelpiece, beautifully carved and of pleasing design. Note the two candle holders on top of the mantelpiece, carved out of the solid marble.

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Slide 5 - In one of the Bedrooms is a fine four post bedstead carved and draped in the orthodox fashion of bygone days. It is called the 'Duke of York's bed', but for what reason, and on what special occasion it was so named, I am unable to say.

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Slide 4 - The house is rich in portraits of the Cholmleys and the Yorkshire families with which they have intermarried.

Amongst other curious relics inside the house is a large model of a warship of the time of Charles the First, fully rigged and…

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Slide 6 - In the same name and family through a succession of Viscounts, these estates continued till1825, when Lady Anne, second daughter and eventual heiress of Henry, last Earl of Fauconberg, married Sir George Wombwell, second Baronet and thus…
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