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Streets in Calderdale



Rising to an altitude of 1,220 feet above sea-level, the M62 is Britain's highest motorway – the motorway in the clouds.

The Windy Hill to Outlane section opened in December 1970.

The 1½ mile long Outlane to Ainley Top section opened in December 1972.

The motorway was formally opened by HM The Queen in October 1971.

Local access is via

The Hartshead Moor service station lies just outside Brighouse – between Junction 25 and Junction 26 – and was started in 1971.

Scammonden Bridge is the largest single-span bridge in Europe, and Scammonden Dam is the largest earth-filled dam in Europe. The motorway was designed by Colonel Stuart Maynard Lovell.

See Friendly Inn, Fixby, Pennine Way bridge, Rockingstones Interchange, Scammonden Reservoir and Stott Hall Farm, Ripponden

Mabel Street, Mytholmroyd

Machpelah Yard, Hebden Bridge
Block of tenements. Built around 1805. Stands behind Machpelah, Hebden Bridge.

Some of the buildings here are listed

  • Numbers 1, 5, 7 & 9
  • Number 3 – originally a fustian warehouse

Mackintosh Street, Halifax
Recorded in 1905 off Thomas Street South.

Mackintosh's Kingston Confectionery Works, Halifax was here

Mackrell Street, Ovenden
Recorded in 1936

Mackrill Street, Northowram
Recorded in 1901

Madni Close, Halifax
Lister Lane. Near the Madni Mosque

Magson House Road, Luddendenfoot

See Cooper House, Luddendenfoot

Main Street, Heptonstall

Maitland Close, Todmorden

Maitland Street, Todmorden

Major Street, Todmorden

Malham Avenue, Rastrick

Malham Road, Rastrick

Malt Shovel Yard, Halifax
The yard of the Malt Shovel Inn, Northgate.

Recorded in 1881.

There were Common Lodging Houses here [1904]

Maltings Road, Halifax

Maltings Road, Ovenden
Housing development on the site of Webster's Fountain Head Brewery

Malton Street, Claremount

Malton Street, Sowerby Bridge

Manger Gardens, Wheatley
Built in 2011. Named in honour of Kenneth Manger

Mankinholes Bank, Mankinholes

Mankinholes, Todmorden

Manley Street, Brighouse
Bonegate. Built around 1875 on land owned by George Manley and the Manley family

Manley Street Place, Brighouse

Manor Close, Halifax

Manor Croft, Hebden Bridge

Manor Drive, Hebden Bridge

Manor Drive, Savile Park
Off Free School Lane.

See Leicester Terrace, Halifax

Manor Heath, Halifax

Manor Heath Road, Halifax

Manor Street, Lee Mount

Mansion Lane, Halifax

Maple Street, Halifax

Maple Street, Todmorden

Margaret Street, Halifax
The Crossley Almshouses dominate the west side of the street

Margate Street, Sowerby Bridge

Marina Gardens, Sowerby Bridge

Marion Street, Brighouse

Mark Lane, Todmorden

Market Arcade, Halifax
Aka Russell Street Arcade

Market Balcony, Halifax

Market Place, Halifax

Market Stall, Halifax

Market Street Balcony
10 houses on the eastern side of Halifax Borough Market overlooking Market Street.

See Southgate Balcony

Market Street, Brighouse
The town market stood here around 1910

Market Street, Halifax
Runs along the east side of Halifax Borough Market, from Westgate to Old Market.

See Prints by J. R. Smith and West Riding Magistrates' Office

Market Street, Hebden Bridge
Created around 1771 when the turnpike came through Hebden Bridge. Those who built property here included

Some of the buildings here are listed

Market Street, Todmorden

Marlborough Avenue, Halifax

Marlborough Grove, Hebden Bridge

Marlborough Road, Hebden Bridge

Marlborough Terrace, Hebden Bridge

Marldon Road, Northowram

Marlen Road, Hipperholme

Marling Road, Elland

Marquis Street, Halifax
Recorded in 1874 off Gibbet Street

Marsden Gate, Sowood

Marsh Delves Lane, Southowram
Bank Top.

See Marsh Delves Quarry, Southowram

Marsh Delves, Southowram
Bank Top.

See Sion Branch Congregational Sunday School, Bank Top

Marsh Grove, Mytholmroyd

Marsh Lane, Blackshawhead

Marsh Lane, Southowram
Bank Top. Aka Bolton Lane.

Many of the properties here – odd-numbered 3 to 21 – are listed.

Marsh, Sowerby Bridge

Marshaw Bridge, Cragg Vale

Martin's Court, Halifax
Recorded in 1829 off 57 Northgate

Martin Green Lane, Greetland

See Ellistones Lane Toll House

Martin Street, Boothtown
Recorded in 1895. This was one of a number of streets which ran parallel to Boothtown Road, between Grantham Road and Rawson Street North. The property was demolished in the 1970s. Rawson Junior, Infants' & Nursery School was built on the site

Luther Street is the next street to the west

Martin Street, Brighouse
Built around 1875 on land owned by Martin Manley and the Manley family.

See Liverpool Fresh Meat Company, Model Lodging House, Brighouse, New Mission Hall, Brighouse, St Joseph's Catholic Church, Brighouse and Spiritualists Lyceum, Brighouse

Marton Heights, Sowerby Bridge

Marvel's Court, Halifax
Recorded in 1874 off Wesley Street

Marvell's Gallery, Halifax

Recorded in 1861 and 1871, when John Pickles & family were living here

Question: Does anyone know where Marvell's Gallery was?


Mary's Court, Halifax
Crossley Terrace.

Recorded in 1914

Mary Lane, Southowram
Recorded in 1867

Mary Street, Brighouse

Maryard Street, Halifax
Recorded in 1874 off Lister Street

Maryville Avenue, Hove Edge

Mason Green, Ovenden

Mason Square, Halifax

Mason Square, Ovenden
Ovenden Post Office moved here

Mason Street, Claremount
Ran off Prospect Street and Range Bank, and parallel to New Bank.

Recorded in 1874 and 1936

The street and its houses were lost when Claremount Road and New Bank were redeveloped in the 1960s

Mason Street, Hebden Bridge

Masonic Street, Halifax
Parkinson Lane. Recorded in 1901

Master Lane, Halifax

Matlock Street, Lee Mount

Maude Buildings, Sowerby Bridge
Scarr Head.

Recorded in 1911

Maude Crescent, Sowerby Bridge

Maude Lane, Sowerby Bridge

Maude Street, Ovenden

Maude Street, West Vale

Maurice Avenue, Brighouse

Mawson Place, Barkisland

May Street, Lee Mount

Mayfair Avenue, Sowood Green

Mayfield Avenue, Bailiff Bridge

Mayfield Avenue, Halifax

Mayfield Drive, Halifax

Mayfield Gardens, Halifax
Built on the site of Mayfield House

Mayfield Gardens, Sowerby Bridge

Mayfield Grove, Brighouse

Mayfield Grove, Halifax

Mayfield, Hipperholme

Mayfield Mount, Halifax

Mayfield, Norwood Green
Area of Parkinson Lane

Mayfield Road, Hebden Bridge

Mayfield Terrace, Halifax

Mayfield Terrace South, Halifax

Mayroyd, Lightcliffe

Mayster Grove, Rastrick

Mayster Road, Rastrick

McBurney Close, Boothtown

McClellan's Court, Halifax
Recorded in 1905 off Back Clarence Street

McKnight's Buildings, Halifax
Recorded in 1861 and 1891

McLelland's Court, Halifax
Clarence Street.

Recorded in 1911

Meadow Bottom Road, Todmorden

Meadow Close, Shelf

Meadow Court, Brighouse

Meadow Crescent, Wheatley

Meadow Croft, Barkisland

Meadow Drive, Wheatley

Meadow Lane, Wheatley

Meadow Street, Todmorden

Meadow View, Todmorden

Meadow Walk, Wheatley

Meadowcroft Lane, Ripponden
When Victoria Mills, Ripponden were demolished, the lane was named for the Meadowcroft family who had occupied the mills

Mearclough Road, Sowerby Bridge

See Mearclough House, Sowerby Bridge

Mechanic Street, Todmorden

Melbourne Road, Todmorden

Melbourne Street, Hebden Bridge

Melbourne Street, Lee Mount

Mellor Mill Lane, Stainland

See St Helen's Square, Holywell Green

Mellor's Mill Yard, Holywell Green

Mellor Square, Brighouse
off Mill Lane.

(Possibly) named for Henry Mellor.

Recorded in 1881, when Henry Mellor lived here. Recorded in 1907

Mellor Street, Todmorden

Mellor Terrace, Halifax

Melrose Street, Lee Mount

Melrose Terrace, Elland

Melrose Terrace, Greetland
Saddleworth Road. Situated above Grove House, Greetland.

This is similar in design to Heywood Terrace, Greetland

Melville Place, Halifax
Pellon Lane

Merrion Crescent, Southowram
Bank Top.

See Old Close Farm, Southowram

Merrion Street, Southowram
Bank Top.

The houses were built by Mr Whiteley

Merrybents Street, Todmorden

Metz Street, Ovenden
Recorded in 1905 off Lime Street

Miall Street, Halifax
Recorded in 1874 off Pellon Lane. The street runs parallel to, and east of, Queens Road

Mid Birk, Mytholmroyd

Middle Dean Street, West Vale

Middle Nook, Hebden Bridge

Middle Street, Halifax
Recorded in 1874 off Range Bank

Middle Street, Halifax
Area of King Cross Street / 21 King Cross Street.

Built during the 18th century.

Hanson says that this – and South Street – were the first rows of houses to be erected in the town, and that some of the houses had Venetian windows

Middle Street, Sowerby Bridge

Middle Swineshead, Todmorden
Recorded in 1681, when Abraham Fielden died here.

See Lower Swineshead, Todmorden and Swineshead, Lumbutts

Middle Terrace Street, Halifax
New Bank.

Recorded in 1891 and 1901

Midgehole Road, Hebden Bridge

See New Bridge, Hebden Bridge

Midgley Road, Mytholmroyd
Number 11 – Kimbo Cottage – stands next to the former Old Huntsman Pub and is dated JSH 1762.

There is a cattle trough here

Mile Cross Gardens, Halifax

Mile Cross Place, Halifax

Mile Cross Road, Halifax

Mile Cross Terrace, Halifax

Mile Thorn, Halifax
Area of Gibbet Street

Mile Thorn Street, Halifax

Miles Street, Claremount
Recorded in 1874 off Horley Green Road

Milk Street, Halifax
Recorded in 1874 off Waterhouse Street. It ran east-west and was a part of The City

Milking Hill, Southowram
Formerly known as Heald Lane, Southowram. It later became known as Ashday Lane

Mill Bank Close, Mill Bank

Mill Bank Road, Sowerby Bridge

Mill Bank, Sowerby

Mill Field End, Luddendenfoot

Mill Fold, Sowerby Bridge

Mill Fold Way, Sowerby Bridge

Mill Grove, Brighouse

Mill Hill Lane, Brighouse

Mill Hill, Luddendenfoot

Mill Lane, Boothtown

Mill Lane, Brighouse
In 1868, it was renamed Parliament Street for a short time, but the locals object to the name and it reverted to Mill Lane in 1869.

See Five Lane Ends, Brighouse and Henry Mellor

Mill Lane, Halifax
An early name for Mulcture Hall Road. The manorial corn mill on Hebble Brook stood here

Mill Lane, Holywell Green

Mill Lane, Luddenden

Mill Lane, Mixenden

Mill Lane, Wadsworth

See Wadsworth Old Town Hall

Mill Royd Street, Brighouse
The location of Brighouse Baths and Sugden's Flour Mills.

See Swan Fold, Brighouse

Mill Street, Brighouse
In 1860, when the Armytage family sold the land here for the construction of mills, the street was to be called Mill Street, but when Grove Mills were built, the street became Grove Street

Mill Street, Copley

Mill Street, Todmorden

Mill Wood, Todmorden

Millwood Lane, Todmorden

Miln Lane, Halifax
Recorded in 1761 running north off Well Street and Shelder Gate

Milne's Yard, Brighouse
Area of Brighouse along Briggate. The area was cleared in the 1960s. This was the site of the building which was built on the site of the Astoria and subsequently occupied by Hillard's, Tesco's, and currently Wilkinson's

Milner Close, Greetland

Milner Gate, Luddendenfoot

Milner Lane, Greetland

Milner Place, Luddendenfoot

Milner Street, Halifax
Recorded in 1874 off Hanson Lane

Milton Avenue, Sowerby Bridge

Milton Place, Halifax
Off Hopwood Lane

Milton Place North, Ovenden

Milton Place, Sowerby Bridge

Milton Street, Halifax
Part of West Hill Park. Named for Lord Milton

Milton Street North, Ovenden

Milton Street, Sowerby Bridge

Milton Terrace, Halifax
Part of West Hill Park. Named for John Milton.

See John Briggs and Alfred Fletcher

Miners Way, Southowram
Housing development which were built on the site of Yew Trees, Southowram

Minsted Avenue, Elland

Minster Close, Greetland

Mirey Lane, Sowerby Bridge

See Upper Snape Farm, Sowerby

Miry Lane, Sowerby

Mission Street, Rastrick
The street was named for Birds Royd Lane Wesleyan Mission Church, Brighouse

Mitchell's Buildings, Greetland
Cross Hill.

Owners and tenants have included

Mitchell Street, Brighouse

Mitchell Street, Hebden Bridge

Mitchell Street, Ovenden

Mitchell Street, Sowerby Bridge

Mixenden Close, Halifax

Mixenden Court, Halifax
One of 6 blocks of high-rise flats built at Mixenden in 1965: Cragg Court, Mixenden, Dodge Holme Court, Halifax, Hebble Court, Mixenden, Jumples Court, Mixenden and Wheatley Court, Mixenden

Mixenden Crag, Mixenden

Mixenden Green, Mixenden
This is discussed in the book Our Home & Country A group of buildings north-west of Mixenden Reservoir

Mixenden Lane Ends, Halifax

Mixenden Lane Ends, Mount Tabor

Mixenden Lane, Illingworth

Mixenden Road, Mixenden

Mixenden Stones, Halifax

Moffatt Close, Ovenden

Mona's Terrace, Todmorden

Mons Road, Todmorden

Montague Street, Sowerby Bridge

Montreal Street, Todmorden

Montrose Buildings, Hebden Bridge

Montrose Terrace, Hebden Bridge

Moor Bottom, Halifax

Moor Bottom Road, Illingworth

Moor End Gardens, Halifax

Moor End, Halifax

Moor End Lane, Norland

Moor End Lane, Shelf

Moor End Road, Pellon
There is a horse trough here

Moor End, Sowerby Bridge

Moor End View, Halifax

Moor Grove, Shelf

Moor Hey Hill, Stainland

Moor Hey Lane, Stainland
The early 19th century cottages here are listed

Moor House View, Hebden Bridge

Moor Lane, Ovenden

Moor Royd, Halifax

Moor Stone Place, Shelf

Moor Street, Siddal

Moor Top Gardens, Illingworth

Moor Top, Illingworth

Moor Top Road, Norton Tower

Moorbottom Lane, Greetland

See Bents Farm, Norland and Norland War Memorial

Moorclose Lane, Ambler Thorn

Moore Street, Siddal
Recorded in 1911

See Lincoln Place, Siddal

Moore's Yard, Halifax
Recorded in 1874 off New Bank

Moorend Avenue, Halifax

Moorend Lane, Norland

Moorfield Estate, Old Town

Moorfield, Hebden Bridge

Moorfield Street, Halifax

Moorfields Road, Krumlin

Moorgate Street, Halifax

See Thorn Tree Street, Halifax

Moorhouse Buildings, Halifax

See Old Lane Inn and Thomas Wilson

Moorhouse Terrace, Boothtown

Moorland Close, Ovenden

Moorland View, Sowerby Bridge

Moorlands Avenue, Ovenden

Moorlands Court, Greetland

Moorlands Crescent, Ovenden

Moorlands Drive, Wheatley

Moorlands Place, Halifax

Moorlands Road, Greetland

Moorlands View, Halifax

Moorside Gardens, Ovenden

Moorside, Ovenden

Moorside, Wainstalls

Moravian Terrace, Hipperholme

Morley Hall Lane, Luddendenfoot

See Morley Hall, Luddendenfoot

Morley Hall Terrace, Luddendenfoot

See Morley Hall, Luddendenfoot

Morley View, Siddal

Mornington Terrace, Halifax
Recorded in 1874 off Crossley Terrace

Morpeth Street, Halifax
Recorded in 1851, 1874, 1905 and 1936 off Charlestown Road

Morphet Street, Halifax
Recorded in 1841 and 1874 off Charlestown Road

Morton's Close, Siddal

Morton Street, Ovenden

Morton Terrace, Rastrick

Moselden Lane, Rishworth

Moss, Causeway Foot

Moss Drive, Illingworth

Moss Lane, Hebden Bridge
Named for Moss's Academy which was established here by a member of the Moss family

Moss Lane, Illingworth

Mostyn Mount, Ovenden

Mount Avenue, Halifax

Mount Crescent, Halifax

The Mount, Hipperholme

Mount Lane, Cornholme

Mount Pellon, Halifax

Mount Pellon Road, Halifax

Mount Place, Todmorden

Mount Pleasant Avenue, Halifax
Off Pellon Lane.

See Beech Hill Junior & Infant School, Halifax and Beech Hill, Halifax

Mount Pleasant Drive, Mytholmroyd

Mount Pleasant, Luddendenfoot

See Mount Pleasant, Midgley

Mount Pleasant, Ogden
In 1906, the Mount Pleasant Refreshment Rooms & Pleasure Gardens advertised
excellent accommodation ... school, picnic and private parties specially treated ... donkeys, swings and roundabouts

The proprietor was E. Hawkridge

Mount Pleasant, Rastrick

Mount Pleasant, Ripponden

Mount Pleasant, Southowram
Group of houses off the top of Cain Lane.

Recorded in 1936, when numbers 1 to 12 were listed.

Owners and tenants have included

Mount Pleasant, Sowerby Bridge

Mount Pleasant Street, Todmorden

Mount Pleasant, Todmorden

Mount Royal, Stainland

Mount Street, Halifax
Recorded in 1837, 1874 and 1936. Formerly called Cow Green Alley. It ran west from Cow Green to Stead Street

Mount Street, Sowerby Bridge

Mount Street, Todmorden

Mount Terrace, Luddendenfoot

Mount Terrace, Pellon

Mount Terrace, Sowerby Bridge

The Mount, Todmorden
The terrace of 6 houses was built in 1900 by Tommy Nudger with stone from his quarry which was nearby. Because the quarry was so conveniently near, the houses were known as Klondyke

Mountain View, Illingworth

Mountfields, Lightcliffe

Moverley Street, Todmorden

Mozeley Drive, Illingworth

Mozeley, Holmfield
Recorded in 1905 off Moor Bottom Road

Mucky Lane, Bradshaw
Recorded in 1905 at Clough Lane / Cold Edge Road.

In 19??, the residents banded together to repair the road and renamed it Perseverance Road

Mucky Lane, Holywell Green

Mulcture Hall Road, Halifax
Originally called Mill Lane. The road was constructed in 1865.

See Halifax Gas Works, Halifax Gas Works Offices and Mulcture Hall

Murgatroyd Building, Midgley
10 Lane Ends. Recorded in 1871

Musgrave Street, Halifax
Godley Bridge.

Recorded in 1905, when it was off Lister's Road

Mutton Fold, Northowram
Recorded in 1905 off Towngate.

The houses here are part of the Shoulder of Mutton Inn

Myrtle Avenue, Ovenden

Myrtle Bank, Halifax

Myrtle Drive, Ovenden

Myrtle Gardens, Ovenden

Myrtle Grove, Hebden Bridge

Myrtle Grove, Mount Tabor
In 1852/1854, this is recorded as Grove Row

Myrtle Grove, Mytholmroyd

Myrtle Grove, Ovenden

Myrtle Grove, Rastrick
Rastrick Common

Myrtle Grove, Sowerby Bridge
Recorded in 1837 as being at King Cross Street

Myrtle Place, Ovenden

Myrtle Road, Elland

Myrtle Street, Todmorden

Myrtle Terrace, Sowerby Bridge

Mytholm Bank, Hebden Bridge

Mytholm Close, Hebden Bridge

Mytholm Court, Hebden Bridge

Mytholm Street, Hebden Bridge

Mytholmroyd Bridge & Blackstone Edge Turnpike
Aka Cragg Vale Turnpike. Turnpike established in 1815
to open a better and more easy communication than there is at present between the very populous and manufacturing town or villages of Hebden Bridge, Heptonstall, Mytholmroyd and other places in the vicinity thereof with Rochdale, Manchester and Oldham

The road runs from County Bridge, Mytholmroyd and up Cragg Road to link with the Halifax to Blackstone Edge turnpike over Blackstone Edge to Rochdale.

Tolls were discontinued on 1st November 1873.

This was the last road to be turnpiked and the last to be freed from tolls.

See Hamlet Bent and James Pearson Sutcliffe


© Malcolm Bull 2017 / [email protected]
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