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Location - Leeds & District

Apperley Bridge spanning the River Aire from a watercolour by Fred Swaine (Calverley)
Black & White imageUndated. Image shows a watercolour by Fred Swaine depicting Apperley Bridge. A paved ford had once existed here before the first bridge was built in the late 16th/ early 17th century. The ford was originally the only crossing point of the River Aire between Kirkstall and Bingley. It was used extensively by travellers, including the 'travelling scotchman' packers from the north. The present bridge dates from c1780 to 1800 and is built in stone with two arches. It is Grade II listed. Copyright Fred Swaine.
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Apperley Bridge Station (Rawdon) (6 comments)
Black & White imagePre 1900. View shows Apperley Bridge and Rawdon Station on the Leeds and Bradford Midland Railway line. It opened in July 1846 and closed on March 22nd 1965. Station staff are lined up outside.
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Apperley Bridge, from a watercolour by Fred Swaine (Rawdon)
Colour imageUndated. Watercolour painted by local artist Fred Swaine showing Apperley Bridge with the George and Dragon public house in view, left. The site of Apperley Bridge has been a crossing point over the Aire for centuries when it was originally a paved ford. The first bridge to be built here dated from the late 16th or early 17th century but this was replaced by the stone bridge with two arches, seen here, c1780 to 1800. Apperley Bridge is Grade II listed. The George and Dragon dates back to at least 1587 and was originally built by the Atkinson family of Apperley as a private house. It was first recorded as an inn in 1835 but was probably established as such in the late 18th century, c1780. The George and Dragon retains many of its original features and is also Grade II listed. Copyright Fred Swaine.
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Apperley Bridge, Ox Field Farm (Calverley)
Colour imageUndated. Watercolour painting by local artist Fred Swaine showing Ox Field Farm at Calverley Wood Bottom near Apperley Bridge. Copyright Fred Swaine.
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Calverley Cutting (Calverley)
Black & White imageUndated Calverley Cutting is a road which was cut through sandstone rock to replace the old packhorse way in the 1850s. It was part of a scheme to develop the area for luxury residential which proved unsuccessful. A quote from 1857 describes Calverley Cutting as follows, 'although the new road might be shorter it was so steep that it was almost impossible for a weakly person to ascend it, whereas the old road by winding round the hill was pleasanter to travel and had some of the finest prospects in Yorkshire'. Calverley Cutting went from Carr Road to Apperley Bridge.
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