Steeton, West Yorkshire
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Steeton shown within West Yorkshire
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|Metropolitan borough||City of Bradford|
|Metropolitan county||West Yorkshire|
|Region||Yorkshire and the Humber|
|Sovereign state||United Kingdom|
|EU Parliament||Yorkshire and the Humber|
In 1752-3 the Keighley and Kendal Turnpike followed Hollins Bank Road with the Toll Bar situated at the bottom of Steeton Bank. An Inn named “The Pack Horse” was located nearby.
The first toll gate on the turnpike was set up in 1753 at "Steeton Cross" at the foot of the hill. When the new road under Hawkcliffe was made, the bar was removed to what is now called "Old Bar-house" to intercept the traffic by Old Bar-house Lane as well as that by the new road.
Nos. 14 –20 High Street, during the second half of the 18th century, used to be an inn called The Star, but is license and name were moved to a new building at the road junction on the main turnpike road to the north, the present A629.:p.24
Nos. 44 and 46 Upper School Street, built in the Queen Anne period, during 1770s became "The Goat’s Head" on the original route of the Keighley to Kendal turnpike down. Following it realignment the inn name and license was moved to its present building opposite the Station Road junction. The second location, with quoined angles, gable stacks and integral canted bay windows, was probably built as a farmhouse in the mid-18th century.:p.25
According to the 2001 review, there were 4,277 residents in Steeton.
The village has a major hospital (Airedale General Hospital), a butcher shop, a news agency, 3 hair dressing saloons, a fruit shop, a Chinese takeaway, a transport cafe, two parks, three pubs, a bowling green, a war memorial, two village greens, a football pitch, a cricket pitch, a graveyard, a primary school, a Church of England church and a Methodist church.
- Brigg, John J (1927). The King’s Highway in Craven, with sketch maps.
- Steeton Conservation Area Assessment Transportation Planning and Design Department, The City of Bradford Metropolitan District Council. Accessed 18 October 2012
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