Bolton and Undercliffe

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Bolton and Undercliffe
Bolton and Undercliffe Ward 2004.png
2004 Boundaries of Bolton and Undercliffe Ward
Bolton and Undercliffe is located in West Yorkshire
Bolton and Undercliffe
Bolton and Undercliffe
Bolton and Undercliffe shown within West Yorkshire
Population 16,365 (ward.2011)
OS grid reference SE175350
Metropolitan borough
Metropolitan county
Region
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town BRADFORD
Postcode district BD2
Dialling code 01274
Police West Yorkshire
Fire West Yorkshire
Ambulance Yorkshire
EU Parliament Yorkshire and the Humber
UK Parliament
Councillors
List of places
UK
England
Yorkshire
53°49′N 1°44′W / 53.81°N 1.73°W / 53.81; -1.73Coordinates: 53°49′N 1°44′W / 53.81°N 1.73°W / 53.81; -1.73

Bolton and Undercliffe is an electoral ward in the City of Bradford Metropolitan District Council, England. The population of the ward at the 2011 Census was 16,365.[1] Bolton and Undercliffe covers the area east of Bradford Beck, between Shipley & Wrose to the north and central Bradford to the south. It is a largely urban area.

Bolton[edit]

Bolton was a former village north of Bradford, but merged with Bradford in the 19th century. Bolton is made of localities such as Bolton Outlanes, Bolton Villas, Bolton Woods, and Swain House.[2]

Bolton is similar in meaning to Bolton, Greater Manchester; its name is from Old English bothl/boōl-tun "village with buildings". The name was recorded as Boltetone in 1186.

Landmarks[edit]

There are a number of listed buildings in Bolton. On Idle Road in Bolton Outlanes there is Ivy Hall, a small 17th century hall[3] and Ivy Place, a mid 18th century house now subdivided.[4] Down Myers Lane (formerly named Owl Lane) in Bolton Outlanes is Hodgson Fold, a group of 17th century buildings.[5] On Bolton Lane there is Walnut Cottage and the 18th century Walnut Tree Farmhouse and barn.[6] Also on Bolton Lane is Bolton First School a church school dating from circa 1860.[7] On Lister Lane is Bolton House a former modest country house,[8] and there are listed park lodges, memorials and sculptures in Peel Park. In Wrose is Bolton Old Hall, a timber framed building largely rebuilt in 1672, and an attached cottage.[9]

There are some five public houses scattered throughout Bolton[10] and in the north west of Bolton is Bolton Wood Quarry a large stone quarry near Gaisby.[11]

Churches

On Bolton Road is the Grade II listed Church of Saint James[12] and Bolton Methodist Church is further up Bolton Road in Bolton Outlanes.[13]

Saint James's Church,* Bolton Road 
Bolton Wood Quarry 
Bolton Old Hall, Wrose* 
*listed building

Undercliffe[edit]

Undercliffe means "below the cliff", referring to a village below a hill-spur. The name was recorded as Indreclif in 1038.

History[edit]

The Robin Hood public house.

The Dudley Hill to Killinghall turnpike of 1804 came through Undercliffe, and the former Robin Hood public house was a toll office for the turnpike.[14]

Cinema history
The former Oxford Cinema

The 750 seat purpose-built Oxford Cinema on Dudley Hill Road was of a stone construction, and opened in 1914. Sound was installed by 1930 and it closed briefly again in 1955 for refurbishment. In 1962 it became a bingo club for three days of the week and a cinema the rest. It closed temporarily for alterations in 1965 but closed permanently as a cinema early the next year reopening as a bingo club, now the Oxford Bingo and Social Club.[15]

The Coronet Cinema on Otley Road near Peel Park was purpose-built and opened in 1923. For many years it was known as the Coronet Picture House. Sound was installed around 1930 and a new wide screen in 1954. The cinema suffered a serious fire in 1955 and after recovering closed finally in 1958. The building was stripped and re-purposed as a wholesale food distribution warehouse but was destroyed by fire in 2003 and had to be quickly demolished.[16] A terrace of new houses now stand on the site.

The purpose-built brick and stone Tennyson Cinema was located to the south between Dacre Street, North Wing and Otley Road. and opened in 1923 as the 1166 seat Tennyson Picture House. Sound was installed in 1930, and in 1954 Cinemascope was installed while seating was further reduced to 1095. The Tennyson Cinema closed in 1961. The premises reopened as the Tennyson Bingo and Social Club, but later the building was demolished for road widening.[17]

Landmarks[edit]

In the south of Undercliffe is Peel Park a public park named after prime minister Sir Robert Peel. Also in the south of Undercliffe is Bradford (Undercliffe) Cemetery. The houses/small mansions of Guy's Cliffe on nearby Undercliffe Lane dating from circa 1850 are listed buildings[18] as are several memorials in Undercliffe Cemetery. There are a couple of public houses in Undercliffe.[19]

Churches

On Otley Road stands Saint Andrew's Methodist Church[20] and Saint Augustine's Church.[21]

Sports[edit]

Undercliffe Cricket Club, established in 1875, has a cricket ground on Intake Road[22] near Fagley.[23] Undercliffe joined the Bradford Cricket League when it was formed in 1903 with twelve clubs and is one of only two (Undercliffe and Bankfoot) of the inaugural twelve that are current members.[22]

Undercliffe Cricket Club pavilion 
St Andrew's Methodist Church, Otley Road 
The Green Man public house, Otley Road 
St Augustine's Church, Otley Road 

Governance[edit]

Councillors

Bolton and Undercliffe ward is represented on Bradford Council by three Liberal Democrat councillors, Rachel Sunderland, Michael Stelling and David Ward.[24]

Election Councillor Councillor Councillor
2004 David Weston Gray (Lib Dem) Howard Middleton (Lib Dem) Robert Christopher Hargreaves (Lib Dem)
2006 David Gray (Lib Dem) Howard Middleton (Lib Dem) Robert Christopher Hargreaves (Lib Dem)
2007 David Gray (Lib Dem) Howard Middleton (Lib Dem) Margaret Chadwick (Lib Dem)
2008 David Gray (Lib Dem) Howard Middleton (Lib Dem) Margaret Chadwick (Lib Dem)
2010 David Gray (Lib Dem) Howard Middleton (Lib Dem) Margaret Chadwick (Lib Dem)
2011 David Gray (Lib Dem) Howard Middleton (Lib Dem) Margaret Chadwick (Lib Dem)
2012 David Gray (Lib Dem) Howard Middleton (Lib Dem) Tracey Leeming (Lib Dem)
2014 Rachel Emma Sunderland (Lib Dem) Howard Middleton (Lib Dem) Tracey Leeming (Lib Dem)
2015 Rachel Sunderland (Lib Dem) Michael Andrew Stelling (Lib Dem) Tracey Leeming (Lib Dem)
2016 Rachel Sunderland (Lib Dem) Michael Stelling (Lib Dem) David Ward (Lib Dem)

     indicates seat up for re-election.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "City of Bradford population 2011". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 21 February 2016. 
  2. ^ Leeds & Bradford AZ (4 ed.). Geographers' A-Z Map Company. 2013. ISBN 978-1-84348-889-7. 
  3. ^ "Ivy Hall". British Listed Buildings. Retrieved 18 August 2016. 
  4. ^ "Ivy Place". British Listed Buildings. Retrieved 18 August 2016. 
  5. ^ "Hodgson Fold Barn on Corner of Fold to East of Numbers 11, 12 and 13". British Listed Buildings. Retrieved 18 August 2016. ; "Hodgson Fold on Corner of Fold to East of Numbers 11, 12 and 13". British Listed Buildings. Retrieved 18 August 2016. ; "Hodgson Fold Number 14 and Adjoining Barn". British Listed Buildings. Retrieved 18 August 2016. ; "Numbers 17, 18 and Integral Barn to Rear". British Listed Buildings. Retrieved 18 August 2016. ; "Hodgson Fold". British Listed Buildings. Retrieved 18 August 2016. 
  6. ^ "Walnut Cottage Walnut Tree Farmhouse". British Listed Buildings. Retrieved 18 August 2016. ; "Number 34 and Adjoining Barn to Rear". British Listed Buildings. Retrieved 18 August 2016. 
  7. ^ "Bolton First School". British Listed Buildings. Retrieved 18 August 2016. 
  8. ^ "Bolton House". British Listed Buildings. Retrieved 18 August 2016. 
  9. ^ "Bolton Old Hall". British Listed Buildings. Retrieved 18 August 2016. ; "Bolton Old Hall Cottage". British Listed Buildings. Retrieved 18 August 2016. 
  10. ^ "Pubs in Bolton". Pubs Galore. Retrieved 18 August 2016. ; "Pubs in Swain House". Pubs Galore. Retrieved 18 August 2016. ; "Pubs in Bolton Outlanes". Pubs Galore. Retrieved 18 August 2016. 
  11. ^ "Bolton Woods Quarry, Bradford". BBC - Domesday Reloaded. 1986. Retrieved 18 July 2013. 
  12. ^ "Church of St James". British Listed Buildings. Retrieved 18 August 2016. 
  13. ^ "Bolton Methodist Church". Bradford North Circuit. 1 September 2012. Retrieved 18 July 2013. 
  14. ^ Eccleshill Local History Group (January 1990). Memories of Eccleshill. Department of External Studies, University of Leeds. 
  15. ^ Sutton, Colin (2008). "Oxford Cinema History". Bradford Timeline. Retrieved 18 August 2016. 
  16. ^ Sutton, Colin (2003). "Coronet Cinema History". Bradford Timeline. Retrieved 18 August 2016. 
  17. ^ Sutton, Colin (2008). "Tennyson Cinema History". Bradford Timeline. Retrieved 25 August 2016. 
  18. ^ "Guy's Cliffe". British Listed Buildings. Retrieved 18 August 2016. 
  19. ^ "Pubs in Undercliffe". Pubs Galore. Retrieved 18 August 2016. 
  20. ^ "St Andrew's Methodist Church". The Methodist Church. September 2012. Retrieved 21 July 2013. ; "St. Andrew's Methodist Church". Bradford Districts Faiths Forum. 2013. Retrieved 21 July 2013. 
  21. ^ "St Augustine's Church". Church Contacts. Retrieved 21 July 2013. ; "St. Augustine". Church of England. 2013. Retrieved 21 July 2013. 
  22. ^ a b "Club History". Undercliffe Cricket Club. Retrieved August 26, 2017. 
  23. ^ "Undercliffe Cricket Club". iBegin. Retrieved 13 July 2013. 
  24. ^ "Your councillors by ward". bradford.moderngov.co.uk. City of Bradford Metropolitan District Council. Retrieved 22 September 2017. 
  25. ^ "Councillor Rachel Sunderland". bradford.moderngov.co.uk. City of Bradford Metropolitan District Council. Retrieved 22 September 2017. 
  26. ^ "Councillor Michael Stelling". bradford.moderngov.co.uk. City of Bradford Metropolitan District Council. Retrieved 22 September 2017. 
  27. ^ "Councillor David Ward". bradford.moderngov.co.uk. City of Bradford Metropolitan District Council. Retrieved 22 September 2017. 

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