Books & Sources



100 Years of Hilltop & Valley-Bottom Cricket BookRef 3-338
Peter Davies & David Normanton

The centenary history of the Halifax Cricket League [1914-2014]

Published by Andrew Smith [[May 2014]]

ISBN: 978-09-565251-0

650 Years on the South Pennine MoorsRef 3-313
David Nortcliffe

Weaving, water & more in West Wadsworth

Published by Pennine Pens [2015]

Aisled Houses in the Halifax AreaRef 3-234
Frank Atkinson & R. W. McDowall.

Looks at some of the local aisled houses including

and mentions others, including

Published in 1967

Reprinted from The Antiquaries Journal of 1959

AkroydRef 3-373
Roy Ellwood

A novel based upon the life of Edward Akroyd

Published privately [2019].

Akroydon Heritage TrailRef 3-390
A self-guided walk through Akroydon with details of the major features of Edward Akroyd's model village there

Ambler Thorn Methodist Church: Jubilee BookletRef 3-303
A booklet to mark the Great Jubilee Year [1800-1950] of Ambler Thorn United Methodist Chapel

Ancient Halls in & about HalifaxRef 3-31
Arthur Comfort

The book gives descriptions and illustrations of 52 buildings and other features in the district

1  Barkisland Hall
2  Howroyde Hall, Barkisland
3  New Hall, Elland
4  Clay House, Greetland
5  Crawstone Hall, Greetland
6  Sunnybank, Greetland
7  Piece Hall, Halifax
8  Hope Hall, Halifax
9  Wood Hall, Halifax
10 Backhall, Siddal
11 Broadley Hall, Halifax
12 Willow Hall, Cote Hill
13 Shibden Hall
14 High Sunderland, Halifax
15 Staups House, Shibden
16 Holdsworth House, Holmfield
17 St Giles's House, Lightcliffe

18 Coley Hall
19 Wynteredge Hall, Hipperholme
20 Great House, Midgley
21 Kershaw House, Midgley
22 Mytholmroyd Farm
23 Broadbottom Old Hall, Mytholmroyd
24 Brearley Hall, Mytholmroyd
25 Old Cragg Hall, Mytholmroyd
26 Norland Hall
27 Norland Lower Hall
28 Binroyd, Norland
29 Hazlehurst Hall, Ambler Thorn
30 Goat House, Rishworth
31 Upper Cockroft, Rishworth
32 Shelf New Hall
33 High Bentley, Shelf
34 St Anne's in the Grove, Southowram

35 Walterclough Hall, Southowram
36 Old Haugh End, Sowerby
37 Field House, Sowerby
38 Wood Lane Hall, Sowerby
39 Bentley Royd, Sowerby
40 Asquith Bottom House, Sowerby Bridge
41 Underbank, Sowerby Bridge
42 Clay House, Soyland
43 Bradley Hall, Stainland
44 Jagger Green Hall, Stainland
45 Todmorden Hall
46 Old Town Hall, Wadsworth
47 Great Burlees, Wadsworth
48 Warley House
49 Peel House, Warley
50 The Hollins, Warley

There are also drawings of Lower Cockcroft, Rishworth on the front cover, and The Old School, Rishworth on the back cover.

Published in 1913

The Annals of YorkshireRef 3-7
John Mayhall

Containing in chronological order all the most interesting events that have occurred in, or relate to this important part of the kingdom; from the earliest period to the present time; collected from the works of numerous authors, newspapers, &c., &c.

Published by Joseph Johnson of Leeds [1874]

Anne Lister & the Split SelfRef 3-451
Anne Choma

Published by University of Leeds [1994]

Anne Lister's Ascent of VignemaleRef 3-455
Published [November 1968] by Vivien Ingham in The Alpine Journal [Vol 73, No.316 & 317, pp 199-204].

This was the first publication about Anne Lister since John Lister's series Social & Political Life in Halifax Fifty Years Ago

Anne Lister's Construction of Lesbian IdentityRef 3-452
Anna Clark

Published by Journal of the History of Sexuality [1996]

The Anne Lister PapersRef 3-449
Olive Anderson

Published by History Workshop Journal [1995]

Antiquitie Triumphing over NoveltieRef 3-251
Dr John Favour was strongly Puritanical in his beliefs, and he was frequently called to public debate with – and often carried out the subsequent torture and execution of – priests and others such as Henry Walpole.

In 1619, at the suggestion of the Archbishop of York, he published this controversial [his only] book Antiquitie triumphing over Noveltie which mentions such debates and deaths.

In the book, he condemned

all new and late upstart heresies

Antiquities of EllandRef 3-271
J. W. Clay

The Antiquities of the Town of Halifax in YorkshireRef 3-28
Rev Thomas Wright

of the Town of

Wherein is given an Account of the Town, Church, and twelve Chapels, the Free Grammar School; a List of the Vicars and School masters; the ancient and customary Law, call'd HALIFAX Gibbet-Law, with the Names of the Persons that suffer'd thereby, and the Times when; the public Charities to Church and Poor; the Men of Learning, whether Natives or Inhabitants, together with the most remarkable Epitaphs and Inscriptions in the Church and the Church-Yard. The whole faithfully collected from printed Authors, Rolls of Courts, Registers, old Wills, and other authentic Writings

Published in 1738

Architecture of the Halifax Piece HallRef 3-212
Philip Smithies

ISBN: 0-95-139350-2

Around CalderdaleRef 3-295
A two CD set published by Pathways Video Productions and covering the sights of the Calderdale Way

Around HalifaxRef 3-34
Stephen Gee

Archive photographs

Published by Chalford Publishing Company Limited [1996]

ISBN: 0-75-240396-6

Aspects of CalderdaleRef 3-99
John Billingsley [Ed]

Published by Wharncliffe Books [2002]

ISBN: 1-90-342520-4

At the Foot of the LuddRef 3-305
Sheena Ellwood

A history of Luddendenfoot

Published by Royd Press, Hebden Bridge [2010]

ISBN: 9781-90-719705-5

The Autobiography of James GregsonRef 3-278
Ed: Barry D. Smith

James Gregson's story of growing up in the West Riding of the early 20th century, and his career as an actor, playwright, broadcaster and journalist.

The book uses some of the paintings by Miles Sharp.

Published by E R Smith Publications (Brighouse) [2011]

ISBN: 9780-95-700010-0

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