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RastrickRef 34-10
District of Calderdale to the south of Brighouse and on the opposite side of the Calder.

See Population, Parish statistics and Manor of Wakefield

Rastrick & Brighouse Horticultural SocietyRef 34-7
The Leeds Mercury [21st September 1839] reported

On the 18th September 1839, the first exhibition of the Rastrick & Brighouse Horticultural Society was held at the above Rastrick & Brighouse British School.

Mr Joseph Travis Clay was the Chairman


See Brighouse Horticultural Society

This & associated entries use material contributed by Andy Eccles

Rastrick BeckRef 34-715
Flows down into the Calder at Bridge End.

See The beck that runs through Rastrick

Rastrick Board of GuardiansRef 34-1552
A part of the Halifax Poor Law Union.

Those who have served on the Board of Guardians for Rastrick township have included

  • John Taylor – a licensed victualler [1869]

Rastrick Botanical Naturalists' SocietyRef 34-1112
19th century society. Held their meetings at the Dyers' Arms, Birds Royd

Rastrick Bowling ClubRef 34-1079

Rastrick Bowling Green Company LimitedRef 34-1098
Established in 1902 for the purpose of constructing a bowling green and, if necessary, a tennis court in Rastrick.

The directors were

with J. Barlow of Brook Grain Hill [Secretary]

They took a 15-year lease on a plot of land – Robinson's Field – near the bottom of Toothill Bank, Rastrick, and proposed to make a bowling green 45 yards by 40 yards

This & associated entries use material contributed by Alan Longbottom

Rastrick BridgeRef 34-107
The early name for the main Calder crossing between Brighouse and Rastrick.

It was a house which stood near this bridge which gives Brighouse its name.

This is discussed in the book Our Home & Country.

See Brighouse river crossing

Rastrick BrighousesRef 34-43
An old name for Bridge End

Rastrick British RestaurantRef 34-137
British restaurant opened at New Road Sunday School, Rastrick

Rastrick Building Company LimitedRef 34-1122
Company formed to build St John's School, Rastrick

Rastrick Burial BoardRef 34-161
See Rastrick Cemetery and Thomas Sheffield

Rastrick CarnivalRef 34-103
Ended in the 1960s

Rastrick CemeteryRef 34-6

Rastrick: Churches & ChapelsRef 34-3

Rastrick ChurchwardensRef 34-136
See Churchwarden and Churchwardens & Precentors for Rastrick-cum-Brighouse at Elland Church

Rastrick Common Post OfficeRef 34-1315
Recorded in 1940.

See Rastrick Post Office

Rastrick constablesRef 34-1281
The Foldout lists some of the people who have served as Police Officers in Rastrick

Rastrick Constitutional ClubRef 34-1106
7 Church Street. Built in 1897.

In 1917, George Crowther was secretary.

In 1973, there were reports of poltergeist activity at the club.

See Sam Blackburn

This & associated entries use material contributed by Alan Longbottom & Kai Roberts

Rastrick Co-operative StoreRef 34-1113
There were several branches of the Brighouse District Industrial Society in and around Rastrick:

This & associated entries use material contributed by David Nortcliffe & Malcolm Terry

Rastrick Cricket ClubRef 34-596
Established in 1863.

There is record of a match between The Eighteen of Rastrick and The Eleven of Lascelles Hall at Grantham Park, Rastrick [22nd September 1860], for £5 a side. The Rastrick team disputed the umpire's decision on two occasions in the game. Lascelles Hall were so disgusted at their ungentlemanly behaviour that they walked off the field and went home. The stakeholder awarded the tie and the prize money to Lascelles Hall.

A new pavilion was opened on 15th April 1905 by Sir Thomas Brooke-Hitching.

Recorded in 1917 at Round Hill Rastrick when Johnny Booth was secretary

See Spence Ormerod

This & associated entries use material contributed by Andy Eccles & Alan Longbottom

Rastrick CrossRef 34-141
By the entrance to the churchyard of St Matthew's Church, Rastrick, there is the base of a cross – of the 9th/10th/11th century, possibly Anglian or Saxon

Recorded in 1602.

See Henry de la Croix, Hanna del Crosse and Crowtrees monolith

Rastrick-cum-FixbyRef 34-113
This is mentioned in the 16th century.

See Fixby

Rastrick Finishing CompanyRef 34-1384
Slade Lane

Rastrick Fire StationRef 34-1688

In 2011, it was announced that this, Brighouse Fire Station, Elland Fire Station, and would close and the resources be combined into a single new unit at Rastrick

Rastrick Free LibraryRef 34-158

Rastrick Free Wanderers Football ClubRef 34-570
Established in the 1880s. The club joined the Yorkshire Union in 1890

Rastrick Gas CompanyRef 34-1102
Birds Royd.

The gas company was formed in the 1850s.

In 1874, J. Tetlow was Manager.

It was sold to Rastrick Local Board in August 1895, shortly after Rastrick became a part of the new Borough of Brighouse.

In 1896, Brighouse Town Council raised £100,000 with the sale of their

Brighouse Corporation 3% Redeemable Stock

to buy the Rastrick gas undertaking, to pay for the improvement of the water supply, and for sewerage work.

Production ended in 1917 and the site was bought by Blakeborough's.

See Thomas Sheffield

Rastrick Glee & Madrigal SocietyRef 34-494
Musical society established in 1864

Rastrick HallRef 34-111
This was the manor house for the Manor of Rastrick.

Owners and tenants of the Hall have included

Rastrick Handloom WeaversRef 34-277
With other workers, they formed a co-operative at New Road, Rastrick in 18??, bringing the co-operative movement to Brighouse. They were associated with the Sowerby Bridge Flour Society.

See Handloom

Rastrick HouseRef 34-213
In the 18th century, William Rastrick was recorded at a house called Rastrick House.

In 1813, a house was built for John Clay on land which he bought from the Fryer family.

Owners and tenants have included

In 1941, the house was used to accommodate evacuees from Coventry.

The house was demolished in early 1972 to build a housing estate.

The remaining gates and railings of the house are listed.

The coach house stood on the Foxcroft Estate, but was demolished [around 2010] after a fire caused by vandals.

The gate lodge can be seen at the end of Field Top Road and Field Lane

This & associated entries use material contributed by Andy Eccles

Rastrick House LodgeRef 34-1574
The lodge to Rastrick House stands at the end of Field Top Road and Field Lane, Rastrick

Rastrick Liberal ClubRef 34-1198
Recorded in 1917 at Greenhead Lane, New Hey Road, when Albert Broadbent was secretary

This & associated entries use material contributed by Alan Longbottom

Rastrick Library, Crowtrees LaneRef 34-182
The Library opened on 22nd November 1912, superseding the earlier library on Ogden Lane.

John William Clay gave 2,250 sq yards of land, and William Smith gave the building and the grounds.

A house and a garden for the librarian were built behind the Library.

Rastrick War Memorial stands in the gardens of the library.

See Rastrick Free Library

This & associated entries use material contributed by Susan Hawkes

Rastrick Library, Ogden LaneRef 34-150
In 1912, it was superseded by the new library on Crowtrees Lane

Rastrick Local BoardRef 34-138
Formed in 1863. The Board replaced the earlier Highway Commissioners. The offices were in Ogden Lane / Stack Garth at Rastrick.

Those who served on the Board included Dr Frederick Fielding Bond, James Bottomley, Thomas Bottomley, George Helm, John Edward Blackburn Howe, Hanson Ormerod and Thomas Sheffield.

In 1891, Brighouse Local Board and Rastrick Local Board proposed incorporation of the 2 boards. It became a part of the Borough of Brighouse in 1893.

See John Exley Dyson, Local Board, Rastrick Gas Company and Rastrick Lockup

Rastrick Local History GroupRef 34-1712
The Group meets on the 2nd Tuesday of each month at Rastrick Library

Rastrick Lock-UpRef 34-1307
This was in the former Rastrick Local Board offices in Ogden Lane, Rastrick.

It is now a private house.

See Rastrick Police Station

Rastrick, Manor ofRef 34-18
The manor was held by the Earls of Warren. It subsequently passed to the Thornhill family, the Toothill family, and C. C. Thornhill [18??].

See Rastrick Hall

Rastrick Mechanics' InstituteRef 34-1078
A Mechanics' Institute formed on 23rd August 1860. Meetings were held at Rastrick National School

Rastrick: MillsRef 34-1

Rastrick Musical SocietyRef 34-8
Recorded in a newspaper report

The Twenty-Fifth Annual Concert & Ball of the Rastrick Musical Society will take place at the
Red Lion, Rastrick on Friday evening November 10th, 1837

This & associated entries use material contributed by Jeffrey Knowles

Rastrick [No 4885] Masonic LodgeRef 34-1561
Masonic Lodge.

They were at the Masonic Rooms, Brighouse [1937]. They met on the first Wednesday of the month [1937].

Masters and members of the Lodge have included

  • R. Townson – Master [1937]

Rastrick or Brighouse?Ref 34-1433
There is some confusion as to whether a particular location is in Brighouse or in Rastrick. Old documents were not always clear. Strictly, Brighouse lies north of the Calder and Rastrick lies on the south.

Nevertheless, many of the places which are shown here as Brighouse should really be shown as Rastrick, and vice-versa

Rastrick Overseers of the PoorRef 34-276
The Foldout lists some of the people who have served as Overseer of the Poor for Rastrick

Rastrick Parish CentreRef 34-118
Built in 1971 on the site of St Matthew's Church School.

Like St Matthew's Church, it is a joint effort of the Anglicans and the Methodists

This & associated entries use material contributed by Richard Kay

Rastrick Parish ChurchRef 34-135

Rastrick Police StationRef 34-1110
See Brighouse Police Station and Rastrick Lock-Up

Rastrick Post OfficeRef 34-1116
In 1845, Joseph Walker was postmaster.

In 1861, William Walker was postmaster.

In the early 1900s, this was at 8 Church Street.

The letter box is still set into the wall there.

See Rastrick Common Post Office

Rastrick Private Subscription Bowling ClubRef 34-1199
Recorded in 1917 at Toothill Bank, when John Barlow was secretary

This & associated entries use material contributed by Alan Longbottom

Rastrick: Pubs & InnsRef 34-2

Rastrick Rugby ClubRef 34-9

Question: Does anyone know anything about such a Club?


Rastrick School BoardRef 34-159
School Board set up in July 1881 with A. T. Clay as chairman.

There were several board schools in Rastrick: John Street Board School, New Road Board School and Gooder Lane Board School.

See Thomas Sheffield

Rastrick: SchoolsRef 34-4

Rastrick Society for the Prosecution of FelonsRef 34-1117
Prosecution society established on 17th November 1806, to protect the inhabitants of Rastrick. They published a list of rewards which would be paid

to any person – other than members – who shall give information which leads to apprehension or conviction of offenders

Rastrick StationRef 34-32

Rastrick Surveyor of the HighwaysRef 34-5
Those who held the post of Surveyor of the Highways for Rastrick included:

Rastrick Viaduct, Bridge EndRef 34-96
This 6-arch viaduct opened in 1840 to take the Lancashire & Yorkshire Railway over the road at Bridge End, Rastrick.

See The beck that runs through Rastrick

Rastrick, Vicars ofRef 34-74

Rastrick Ward, HalifaxRef 34-1345
One of the Electoral Wards of Halifax.

See Craig Whittaker

Rastrick Water CompanyRef 34-1099
See Thomas Sheffield

Rastrick WorkhouseRef 34-139

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