Eldwick

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Coordinates: 53°51′40″N 1°48′40″W / 53.861°N 1.811°W / 53.861; -1.811

The Acorn pub in Eldwick.

Eldwick is a small village near Bingley, West Yorkshire. It is split up into two main parts, Eldwick, the main populated part, and High Eldwick, the larger but less populated section, situated on Bingley Moor.

Landmarks[edit]

High Eldwick is the site of Olympic jockey Harvey Smith's stables, and the locally famous Dick Hudson's pub.[1]

In Eldwick, the most notable place is the Memorial Hall, built from old bricks from the textile mill.[2] The bell has never been found, and a popular local mystery surrounds this case.

Geography of the area[edit]

The town has Eldwick Beck running through it flows through the pedestrian-only thoroughfare of Spa Lane. The name has come to refer to the part of the village just before entry into High Eldwick, near the Methodist Church and The Acorn Pub. Much of the village is situated upon a steep hill, with the steepest part accessible to vehicles is 17%, indicated by a sign near the top and bottom. The Prince of Wales Park runs past this part of the hill. The road follows a sharp curve around the area, making the road dangerous to navigate in the wet.

Transport[edit]

The village is served by the 622 and 623 bus services,[3] and a turnaround in High Eldwick serves as the terminus for both of these routes. They have a three buses per hour frequency in either direction, with buses taking passengers to Bingley and beyond. The nearest railway station is Bingley.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The Dick Hudsons". Retrieved 2009-11-28. 
  2. ^ "Eldwick Memorial Hall". Retrieved 2009-11-28. 
  3. ^ Firstgroup.com