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Location - Leeds & District

Calverley Cutting, top, from a watercolour by Fred Swaine (Calverley)
Black & White imageUndated, Watercolour by local artist Fred Swaine (1858-1942) showing the top of Calverley Cutting. The cutting, carved through solid rock, was designed to replace the old packhorse track that winded its way through the wood between Calverley and Apperley Bridge, parts of which can still be seen today. The Thornhill family had developed a grandiose scheme to build large, private villas in the wood so in 1856 Calverley Cutting was constructed. Local people objected to the loss of the old route and complained about the steepness of the cutting as it dropped down into the valley. The housing scheme in the wood, however, failed and was never completed. Copyright Fred Swaine.
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Calverley Wood, Hanging Stone (Calverley) (2 comments)
Black & White imageUndated View of the Hanging Stone in Calverley Wood, similar in formation to Brimham Rocks. A huge boulder of Millstone Grit perches precariously on thin beds of weak rock, eroded due to extreme changes in the climate.
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Calverley Wood, South Lodge from a sketch by Fred Swaine (Calverley)
Black & White imageUndated. This image from a sketch by Calverley resident, Fred Swaine (1858 - 1942), shows South Lodge. It was built in Calverley Wood in the 1850s as part of a prestigious residential development. There were three other lodges built also. The scheme failed, however, and was never completed. Copyright Fred Swaine.
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Calverley Wood, The old Smithy (Calverley)
Black & White imageUndated View of the old single storey smithy in Calverley Wood which operated for the benefit of the quarried here over a 24 acre site from 1830 until 1905. The quarries were re-opened brifly from 1955-1960 when stone was needed for road construction.
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Calverley Wood, the old smithy, from a watercolour by Fred Swaine (Calverley)
Colour imageUndated. View of the old blacksmith's shop in Calverley Wood. It was in use between 1830 and 1905 when stone was quarried on the 24 acre site. As well as the smithy there was stabling for six to eight horses and a cart shed. The stone was dressed in a stone yard before being lifted on to carts by crane. Thomas Clough & Sons worked the quarrys from 1896 to 1905. The watercolour painting is the work of Fred Swaine. Copyright Fred Swaine.
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