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Streets in Calderdale



Radcliffe Lane, Luddendenfoot

Raglan Court, Halifax

Raglan Place, Boothtown
One of a number of streets parallel to Boothtown Road, between Grantham Road and Rawson Street North.

Raglan Street, Halifax

See Back Raglan Street, Halifax, Crossley Garden Estate, Halifax, Halifax Brush Works, Raglan Street, Raglan Street Dye Works, Halifax and Raglan Street Works, Halifax

Raglan Street, Todmorden

Ragley View, Hebden Bridge

Railes Close, Luddendenfoot

Railes Cottages, Luddendenfoot

Rails Lane, Luddenden

See Mill House, Luddenden and Pepper Hill Mill, Luddenden

Railway Street, Brighouse

Railway Street, Todmorden

Railway Terrace, Brighouse

Railway Terrace, Copley
Numbers 117 to 136 St Stephen's Street. A part of Copley model village

Railway Terrace, Halifax
Recorded in 1874 off Pineberry Hill

Railway Terrace, Luddendenfoot
Houses here were built by the Whitworths for their workers.

Owners and tenants of the houses here have included

On 14th November 1935, windows in the houses were damaged by the heat from a fire at nearby Holme Royd Mills, Luddendenfoot

Railway View, Hebden Bridge

Railway View, Rastrick

Railway View, Todmorden

Rake Bank, Mixenden

Raleigh Street, Halifax

Ramsden Lane, Walsden

See North Ramsden Farm, Todmorden

Ramsden Street, Halifax

Ramsden Street, Wheatley

See School Terrace, Wheatley

Ramsden Wood Road, Walsden

Some of the buildings here are listed

Ramsden's Yard, Halifax
Recorded in 1874 off Gibbet Street

Ramsgate Street, Halifax

Randolph Street, Halifax
Recorded in 1921

Range Bank, Boothtown
Notoriously steep road up the hillside from the northern end of North Bridge, and one of the old routes northwards out of Halifax to Bradford – by way of Swales Moor and Catherine Slack.

Several streets are listed as off Range Bank, including Abbey Street, Halifax Bank Street, Halifax Clive Street, Halifax Cockroft's Buildings, Halifax Cotton Street, Claremount Dirk Carr, Halifax High Royd, Halifax Horsfall's Yard, Halifax John Street, Claremount Long Range Terrace, Halifax Lower Range Terrace, Halifax Middle Street, Halifax Pearson's Buildings, Halifax Portland Road, Claremount Senior's Buildings, Halifax Smith Street, Halifax Springfield Place, Halifax Sunnyside, Halifax.

It is now just a footpath and largely obscured by Burdock Way

Range Bank Top, Halifax

Range Court, Halifax
With Haley Court and Akroyd Court, this is one of 3 blocks of flats at the bottom of Haley Hill.

The flats were built when old mine shafts prevented new housing being built when the nearby New Bank area was cleared

Range Gardens, Claremount

Range Lane, Halifax

See Ellenroyd Street, Halifax

Range Street, Boothtown

Raspberry Passage, Warley
The popular name for an alley leading off from the centre of Warley Town, between Nos 17 & 18 Warley Town.

There have been several suggestions for the origin of the name

  • that a lady who lived there in Victorian times was known for her home-made raspberry jam
  • that there was a dye-house there and the water from the dyeing of red military uniforms often flowed down the alley

Rastrick Common, Rastrick
An annual fair was held here.

This is now more a road than common land

Houses here are listed

Ratten Row, Halifax
Aka Ratton Row

Ratten Row Road, Hubberton Green

Ratton Row, Halifax
Aka Ratten Row. The street was in the slum area north of Halifax Parish Church, near Cripplegate. Recorded in 1874.

The property was demolished in 19??

The name – and the form Rotten Row – is found in many parts of Britain, and may be derived from a reference to an infestation of rats in the area. Another possibility is that it is a form of Routine Row, referring to the Catholic ritual of carrying the elements of the Mass around the streets near the church

Raven Bank, Luddendenfoot

Raven Street, Halifax

Ravenstone Drive, West Vale

Ravenswood, Greetland

Raw Bottom Terrace, Sowerby Bridge

Raw End Lane, Warley

Raw End Road, Luddenden

See Haigh House, Warley

Raw Hill, Rastrick

Raw Lane Bottom, Sowerby Bridge

Raw Lane, Halifax

Raw Lane, Illingworth

Raw Lane, Mytholmroyd

See Hill House, Mytholmroyd and Wadsworth Banks Farm, Mytholmroyd

Raw Lane, Wadsworth

See Raw Farm, Hebden Bridge

Raw Royd, Elland

Rawroyds Road, Holywell Green

See Holywell Green Viaduct

Rawroyds, West Vale

Rawson Avenue, Halifax

See Beechfield, Halifax

Rawson's Court, Halifax
West of Stead Street

Rawson Place, Sowerby Bridge

Rawson's Road, Lee Mount

Rawson Street, Boothtown
Recorded in 1874.

See Rawson Street, Halifax and Rawson Street North, Boothtown

Rawson Street, Halifax
The street was originally within the garden of Royds' House.

The row of small shops immediately in front of the house, were built by William Gray in 1902. The shops were demolished in 2007 when Somerset House was restored.

Wade's Bookshop at the southern end of the west wing of Somerset House was built in 1926.

See Rawson Street, Boothtown, Rawson Street North, Boothtown and Rawson's Bank

Rawson Street North, Boothtown
Runs off Boothtown Road, south of Grantham Road.

See Rawson Street, Boothtown and Rawson Street, Halifax

Rawson Wood, Sowerby

Rawtenstall Bank, Hebden Bridge

Rayner Drive, Brighouse

Rayner Road, Brighouse
24 houses – in the lower section of the road – were built around 1890 by the Brighouse Co-operative Society on land bought from the trustees of Mark Blackburn. The houses cost around £240 each to build, and were sold to members at cost price.

Named for the Rayner family.

See Harriet Street and William Pollard

Recreation Lane, Elland

Recreation Road, Sowerby Bridge

Red Acre, Mytholmroyd

Red Beck Road, Halifax

Red Brink Lane, Hubberton Green

Red Lion Alley, Halifax
Recorded in 1761 running from Cheapside to Silver Street – roughly parallel to Woodhead Alley

Redcar Street, Halifax

Reddyshore, Todmorden

Reeth Road, Rastrick

Regal Close, Rishworth

Regal Drive, Rishworth

Regent Court, Halifax
Recorded in 1874 off Orange Street

Regent Parade, Sowerby Bridge

Regent Place, Hebden Bridge

Regent Place, Sowerby Bridge

Regent Street, Halifax
Area of King Cross Street

Regent Street, Hebden Bridge

Regent Street, Todmorden

Regent Terrace, Halifax

Regents Close, Rastrick

Regents Place, Elland
Westgate. The area was cleared for redevelopment in the 1960s

Reins Road, Rastrick

Reservoir Road, Pellon
Named for Albert Reservoir, Halifax

Rhodes Street Court, Halifax

Rhodes Street, Halifax
Area of Hopwood Lane. Recorded in 1871.

See Back Rhodes Street, Halifax and Cross Rhodes Street, Halifax

Rhodes Terrace, Southowram
Recorded in 1881

Rhodesia Avenue, Halifax
Run north off Dryclough Lane

Rhondda Place, Halifax

Ribstone Street, Mytholmroyd

Richard Place, Brighouse

Richard Street, Brighouse

Richardson's Court, Halifax
Recorded in 1874 off Grove Street

Richardson's Row, Southowram
Terrace of houses off Towngate.

Recorded in November 1928, when houses numbers 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5 were judged to be unfit for human habitation

Richardson Street, Halifax
Recorded in 1905 off Green Lane

Richmond Avenue, Sowerby Bridge

Richmond Close, Halifax
See Halifax Police Station

Richmond Gardens, Sowerby Bridge

Richmond Road, Halifax

Richmond Street, Halifax

Richmond Street, Todmorden

Richmond Street, West Vale
Recorded in 1905 It later became Exchange Street.

Richmond House is here

Richmond Terrace, Luddendenfoot

Ridge Bank, Todmorden

Ridge Hill, Rastrick

Ridge Lea, Rastrick

Ridge Road, Todmorden

Ridge Steps, Todmorden

Ridge Street, Todmorden
Recorded in the 1830s

Ridge View, Elland

Ridge View Road, Rastrick

Ridgeway Gardens, Brighouse

Riding Head Lane, Luddenden
See Riding Head, Luddenden

Riding Hill, Shelf
The road crosses Blackshaw Beck.

Two early 19th century cottages – Numbers 5 and 6 – on Riding Hill are listed

Riding Lane, Illingworth

Ridings Close, Brighouse

Riley Buildings, Halifax
Southowram Bank. Recorded in 1880

Riley Lane, Holmfield

Riley Lane, Illingworth

Ringby Terrace, Akroydon

Ringstone, Barkisland

Ringstone Hill Lane, Luddendenfoot

Ringwood Edge, Elland

Ripley's Buildings, Hipperholme
Recorded in 1901

Ripley Street, Lightcliffe

Built in the 1880s by Jeremiah Gomersall on the site of a farm on the estate of Sir Henry William Ripley, and named for the Ripley family.

The street leads to Jasper Hill, Lightcliffe

Ripley Terrace, Luddendenfoot

Ripon Street, Halifax

Ripon Street, Halifax
Recorded in 1905 off Hopwood Lane

Ripon Terrace, Akroydon

Many of the 19th century buildings here are listed

  • Numbers 1 to 11
  • Numbers 13 to 27
  • Numbers 29 to 43

See Back Ripon Terrace, Akroydon

Ripponden Bank, Barkisland

Ripponden New Bank, Ripponden
Superseded Ripponden Old Bank when the Rochdale to Halifax & Elland Turnpike was constructed

Ripponden Old Bank, Ripponden
Fern Lee, Ripponden [Number 8], Chapel Farmhouse, Ripponden [10], and Croft Cottage, Ripponden were originally an early 17th century house.

See Foresters' Hall, Ripponden and Ripponden New Bank

Ripponden Old Lane, Ripponden

Ripponden Old Road

Ripponden Road

Rise Lane, Todmorden
Todmorden Railway Station is here

The Rise, Northowram

Rishworth Buildings, Halifax
Wheatley Lane Recorded in 1891

Rishworth Hall Close, Sowerby Bridge

Rishworth Mill Lane, Sowerby Bridge

Rishworth New Road, Sowerby Bridge

See Upper Cockcroft Hall, Rishworth

Rishworth Road, Barkisland

Rishworthian Court, Copley

River Street, Brighouse

See Blakeborough's Bridge and Drury's Soap Works

River Street, Hebden Bridge

River Street, Todmorden

River Walk, Sowerby Bridge

Riverwood Drive, Halifax

Road End, West Vale

The Old English word rad comes from ridan, meaning to ride.

In 1675, John Ogilby published Britannia, the first road book to be based on scientific survey of the British road system.

See Bridge, Causey and Highways

Robert's Buildings, Halifax

Robert Street East, Claremount

Robert Street, Lee Mount

Robert Street North, Claremount

Robert Street, Ovenden

Robertshaw Road, Hebden Bridge
Named for Robertshaw's who were at Calder Mill

Robertson Avenue, Rastrick

Robin Hood Way, Brighouse

Robinwood Terrace, Todmorden
Housing for the workers at Robinwood Mill. The larger Manager's House stands on the hillside

Rochdale Road, Greetland
/ West Vale.

Once known as Stainstret.

The main road – now the B6113 – runs from Elland over Brow Bridge through Greetland – where it becomes Greetland Road – and on to Ripponden – where it becomes Elland Road.

Owners and tenants have included

Rochdale Road, Halifax

See Allangate, Halifax

Rochdale Road, Sowerby Bridge
Created in 1792.

See Mill House Chimney, Triangle

Rochdale Road, Todmorden

Some of the buildings here are listed

Rochdale Road, Walsden

Rochdale to Halifax & Elland Turnpike
Turnpike constructed around 1760 under an act of 1735. It came via Blackstone Edge. This was the main road through Sowerby Bridge.

In 1814, a notice proposing to continue, enlarge, alter, amend, repair and widen the road described it as

[running] from the town of Rochdale, leading over a certain craggy mountain called Blackstone-Edge, and then to the towns of Halifax and Ealand ... passing through the several townships, hamlets, districts, or places of Huddersfield, Wardleworth, Wuerdle and Wardle, Blatchenworth, and Calderbrook in the parish of Rochdale, and of Soyland, Sowerby, Warley, Skircoat, Halifax, Barkisland, Greetland, and Elland-cum-Greetland in the parish of Halifax

See William Binns, Bolton Brow, Sowerby Bridge, William Greame and Manchester & Leeds Railway

Rochdale Yard, Halifax

Rochester Place, Elland

Rock Court, Ovenden
Recorded in 1905 off 310 Ovenden Road

Rock Hill, Stainland

Rock Street, Brighouse

Rock Terrace, Halifax

Rock Terrace, Todmorden
A large 18th century grindstone circle and grindstone in the rear garden of Number 12 are listed.

The device was used for grinding sand from the sandstone outcrop at Knowlwood Delph Quarries

Rock View, Stainland

Rockcliffe Mount, Luddendenfoot

Rocks, Causeway Foot

Rocks Lane, Causeway Foot

Rocks Road, Halifax

Rocks View, Halifax

Rockville Terrace, Halifax

Roebuck Yard, Halifax
Recorded in 1874 off Northgate.

See Jackson & Clayton and Roebuck, Halifax

Roger Gate, Mytholmroyd

Rogerson Square, Brighouse
Named for Roger Flather Rogerson

Roils Head Road, Norton Tower

Roiston Hill, Ovenden
Recorded in 1851, when it was between Hatchet Hall & Broadley Laithe

Rookery, Halifax

Rookery Lane, Siddal

Rookery Place, Brighouse

Rookes Lane, Norwood Green

Rookes Lane Top, Norwood Green

Rookes View, Norwood Green

Rooley Banks, Sowerby

Rooley Court, Sowerby Bridge

Rooley Heights, Sowerby

Rooley Lane, Sowerby Bridge

Roomfield Lane, Langfield
Now Halifax Road, Todmorden.

See Knur & spell

Roomfield Street, Todmorden

Rope Walk, Wainstalls
Leads from Lumb to Square Mill.

Probably named for the manufacture of rope which is believed to have been carried out at the Mill.

See Rope walk

Roper Gardens, Mixenden

Roper Green Lane, Wheatley

Roper Green, Mixenden

Roper Lane, Bradshaw

Rose & Crown Yard, Warley

See Rose & Crown, Warley

Rose Bank, Pye Nest

Rose Bank Road, Todmorden

Rose Cottages, Stainland

Rose Grove, Hebden Bridge

Rose Grove, Luddendenfoot
/ Warley. Recorded in 1871

Rose Grove, Mytholmroyd

Rose Grove, Sowerby Bridge

Rose Heath, Illingworth

Rose Hill, Sowerby Bridge

Rose Mount, Skircoat

Rose Place, Luddendenfoot
Houses here were built by George Mitchell and William Gaukroger, members of the Loyal Rose Lodge [No 808]

Rose Street, Halifax

Rose Street, Todmorden

Rose Terrace, Lee Mount

Rose Terrace, Skircoat

Rose Villas, Mytholmroyd

Rosebank Road, Todmorden

Roseberry Terrace, Halifax

Rosebery Avenue, Siddal

Rosebery Street, Elland

Rosebery Street, Todmorden

Rosegrove Lane, Sowerby Bridge

Roselea Close, Southowram

Roselee Close, Siddal

Rosemary Close, Rastrick

Rosemary Hall, Causeway Foot

Rosemary Hill, Halifax

Rosemary Lane, Rastrick

Rosemary Lane, Siddal

See Rosemary Farm, Siddal and Rosemary Hill, Siddal

Rosemary Place, Rastrick

Rosemont, Bradshaw

Rosemount Avenue, Elland

Rosemount Terrace, Elland

Rothery Court, Halifax
Recorded in 1894 at Orange Street

Rothwell Drive, Halifax

Rothwell Mount, Halifax

Rothwell Road, Halifax
Constructed around 1866.

Property here included

Rough Bottom, Mytholmroyd

Rough Hall Lane, Wainstalls
Named for Rough Hall.

The 1920s/1930s houses at the top of the lane were built by Calvert's for their senior employees

Rough Hey Wood, Triangle

See Rough Hey Wood, Triangle

Rough Side Lane, Todmorden

Roughside Lane, Todmorden

Round Bank`Sowerby Bridge
Tuel Lane. Recorded in 1891, 1901 and 1911

Round Hill Close, Illingworth

Round Hill, Illingworth

Row Lane, Sowerby

Rowan Drive, Clifton

Rowland Lane, Hebden Bridge

There are a great many properties with names like Bairstow's Buildings, Clough's Court, Hanson's Passage, Richardson's Row Walker's Square and Nichol's Yard.

Many of these were slums and poorer housing from the 19th century, possibly built by a mill-owner for his workers. Later offices and administrative buildings were given similar names, such as Princess Buildings.

The Foldout collects some of these names.

Roy Street, Todmorden

Royal Fold, Mytholmroyd
Houses here were cleared in the 1980s. The Good Shepherd Catholic Church, Mytholmroyd, now stands here

Royd Crescent, Halifax

Royd Crescent, Mytholmroyd

Royd Drive, Ripponden

Royd Lane, Illingworth

Royd Lane, Ripponden
Leads to Priest Lane.

See The Royde, Soyland

Royd Lane, Sowerby Bridge

Royd Lane, Soyland

Royd Lane, Todmorden

Royd Mount, Halifax

Royd Park, Sowerby Bridge

Royd Place, Claremount
Off Claremount Road.

The small road of terraced houses which has survived the clearance of the area in the 1960s.

See Back Royd Place, Claremount

The Royd, Ripponden

Royd Road, Todmorden

The Royd, Sowerby Bridge

The Royd, Stainland
Recorded in 1851

Royd Street, Todmorden

Royd Terrace, Halifax

Royd Terrace, Hebden Bridge
Popularly known as Birkenhead in the 19th century.

Some of the buildings here are listed

  • Numbers 1 to 19 – cottages dated 1848
  • Numbers 29 & 31 – cottages dated 1852

Royd, Todmorden

Royd View, Mytholmroyd

Royd Villas, Hebden Bridge

Roydlands Street, Hipperholme

Roydlands Terrace, Hipperholme
The Hipperholme Police Sergeant's home was here

Royds Avenue, Bailiff Bridge

Royds Crescent, Brighouse

Royds Farm, Sowerby

The Royds, Halifax

Royds Hall Lane, Low Moor
Part of the old packhorse route between Halifax and Bradford

Royds Terrace, Halifax
Recorded in 1874 at Savile Park

Royston Road, Halifax
Mentioned in Anne Lister's journal [23rd December 1818]. Does anyone know where – or what – this could have been?

On 25th February 1819, she says

By Blackwall & Royston Road to King Cross ...

Ruby Street, Halifax
Recorded in 1891

Rud Lane, Cragg Vale

Rufford Place, Halifax

Rufford Road, Elland

Rufford Road, Halifax

Rufford Villas, Halifax

Rugby Avenue, Ovenden

Question: Does anyone know why there are so many roads and streets called RUGBY in the area? Could they be named for Ovenden Rugby League Football Club who had their grounds nearby?


Rugby Drive, Ovenden

Rugby Gardens, Ovenden

Rugby Mount, Ovenden

Rugby Terrace, Ovenden

Rushton Hill Close, Pellon

Rushton Street, Halifax
Recorded in 1874 off Queens Road

Rushworth Street, Lee Mount

Ruskin Street, Lee Mount

Ruskin Terrace, Lee Mount

Russell Street Arcade, Halifax

Russell Street, Halifax
Named after Lord John Russell.

Merged with Petticoat Lane when the area was redeveloped in 189?

See Russell Street Arcade, Halifax and Saddle, Halifax

Russell Street, Todmorden

Rustic Avenue, Southowram

Ryburn Buildings, Sowerby Bridge
Built in 1884 at West End on the site of a row of shops and houses which included Hollow's Dining Room

See Godfrey Alan Riley, Sowerby Bridge Constitutional Association & Club, Sowerby Division Conservative Union, Union Bank, Sowerby Bridge, Sowerby Bridge Victoria Club and Water Street, Sowerby Bridge

Ryburn Court, Halifax

Ryburn Lane, Sowerby Bridge

Ryburn Street, Sowerby Bridge

Ryburn Terrace, Halifax

Ryburn Terrace, Sowerby Bridge

Ryburn View, Halifax

Ryburn View, Sowerby Bridge

Ryburndale Road, Sowerby Bridge

Ryburndale, Sowerby Bridge

Rydings Avenue, Brighouse

Rydings Close, Brighouse

Rydings Drive, Brighouse

Rydings Walk, Brighouse

Rye Croft, Holmfield

Rye Lane, Halifax

Ryecroft Crescent, Pellon

Ryecroft, Illingworth

Ryecroft Lane, Highroad Well

Ryecroft Lane, Rastrick

Ryecroft Terrace, Pellon


© Malcolm Bull 2017 / [email protected]
Revised 14:05 on 3rd December 2017 / s240_r / 65