Bradley, North Yorkshire
|Bradley shown within North Yorkshire|
|OS grid reference|
|• London||185 mi (298 km) SSE|
|Sovereign state||United Kingdom|
|EU Parliament||Yorkshire and the Humber|
Bradley is a village in the Craven district of North Yorkshire, England. The village is situated between Skipton and Keighley. It is approximately 1⁄2 mile (800 m) from the A629 and 2 miles (3 km) from the nearby town of Skipton. Bradley is divided into two parts; High Bradley and Low Bradley, known collectively as Bradleys Both although traditionally the village used to be named Bradley Ambo. While physically in North Yorkshire and under the council of North Yorkshire, it has a West Yorkshire postal town and dialling code.
The Leeds and Liverpool Canal passes through the village. The Bradley section of the canal was completed in 1775. Upon entering the village there is a swing bridge crossing the Leeds and Liverpool Canal. A coal business was eventually established on the left of the swing bridge, complete with a wharf and weighbridge, while a coal stay and canal wharf occupied a large area to the right. Coal barges pulled by boat were a regular sight.
Bradley Mill constructed in the 1860s was renovated into 28 homes in 2005, developed by Novo Homes.
The primary school, Bradleys Both Community Primary School, was built in 1914. The name derives from the fact that the village is divided into two parts - Low Bradley and High Bradley.
On 22 April 2007, a Polish war memorial was unveiled by the canal, in memory of seven Polish airmen who died when their plane crashed near Skipton in 1943.
In the mid-1860s, industry started to develop in Bradley in the form of spinning and weaving mills. Weaving was carried out at Rose Shed Mill, which was redeveloped into Browns Court in the late 1990s.