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Churwell Hill, near the Commercial Inn (Churwell) (4 comments)
Colour imageApril 1968. View looking down Churwell Hill near the Commercial Inn. Coming up Churwell Hill is a number 52 green route bus from Leeds. The Commercial Inn is known locally as 'The Top 'Oil'. The house on the left was originally a toll house which was opened in 1823. Next to that is the Fish and Chip shop which was the site of the old village smithy. Research by Ronnie Barraclough. Photograph from the David Atkinson Archive.
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Churwell, two maps showing 'before' and 'after' the building of the railway viaduct (Churwell) (1 comment)
Colour imagec1900. Image shows two maps of Churwell showing 'before' (top) and 'after' (bottom) the building of the railway viaduct. Construction of the railway line began in 1845. The viaduct is built on foundations that are three metres deep and it runs for 65 metres in length. There are six arches of which some reach a height of 15 metres. The Yorkshire gritstone blocks used to build the viaduct each weigh 10cwt. The railway viaduct crosses Elland Road at the bottom of Churwell Hill, (bottom map, right) and Churwell Station can be seen, which closed in 1940. Description of both maps follows: Top Map: From left to right along Roman Road, shown in red: Zion Chapel, Commercial Inn, Nowells Farm, Point Hall, Inn (on left bend of 'U' shape), Old Chapel 1829, Old Golden Fleece, Croft Farm (on right bend of 'U' shape), Manor Farm. At the very right edge there is a word that is possibly part of 'Nunnery'. The route marked with dots is the 'path of Elland Road". Bottom Map: From left to right: Zion Chapel, Toll Bar, Commercial Inn, Town Hall. The 'U' shape is made up of Victoria Street, left, Back Green, bottom, Little Lane, right. To left of 'U' shape is Point Hall. Bottom right corner of 'U' is Croft Farm. Little Lane continues to become Pump Hill, then Old Road, & Manor Farm is next to the railway line. Elland Road cuts across the centre and Shool (School ?) Street runs between Old Road and Elland Road. The railway line has been built and Churwell Station is marked next to Elland Road. Toll Bar visible towards the right -hand side. Parts of the remaining original Roman Road are marked in red. Photograph from the David Atkinson Archive.
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Commercial Inn and the view down Churwell Hill, Elland Road (Churwell)
Black & White imagec1906. Image shows the Commercial Inn and the view down Churwell Hill, Elland Road. The opening on the left accessed the Blacksmith's shop where horses were shoed. The steps up to the entrance of the Commercial Inn were built by Bobby Peel when he became the landlord. Rock cottages are visible on the right on what was known as Shoulder of Mutton Hill. These are now demolished. Also seen is the tower of Churwell Town Hall which was taken down at a later date.
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Commercial Inn on Churwell Hill (Churwell)
Colour imagec1960. Image shows the Commercial Inn on Churwell Hill. Adverts for the Morley Picture House and Morley Pavilion are shown near the fish shop, just above the public house. They were printed by the Morley firm of Tillotson and Firth. The adjacent buildings to the Commercial Inn housed a smithy, a cobbler's and a fish shop. The fish pans were heated by coal and the high chimney was used to get rid of the fumes. The old buildings were still standing in 1976, as they are marked on an OS map for that year, but were eventually demolished. Research by Ronnie Barraclough. Photograph from the David Atkinson Archive, taken by W.J. Monger.
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Commercial Inn with adverts for Morley Picture House (Churwell)
Black & White image1950s. View of the Commercial Inn in Elland Road. It was originally known as 'The Shuttle' (directory for 1822) and it is thought that there has been an inn on the site since 1750. It was renamed 'The Shoulder of Mutton' but became the Commercial c1853. The two films advertised outside are 'Let's Be Happy' starring Tony Martin and Vera Ellen and 'Stampede' with Alan Ladd and Virginia Mayo. Research by Ronnie Barraclough. Photograph from the David Atkinson Archive.
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