Saturday, 27 August 2016

1483 : Briggate, Elland


BRIGGATE, ELLAND, AUGUST 2016 : 1608C43

Briggate means the road to the bridge and appropriately enough Briggate leads down to Elland Bridge. There has been a bridge over the River Calder hereabouts since the twelfth century, but most of the early ones were made of wood and were destroyed during river flooding. The current one is made of stone, but it didn't do it much good : part of it was washed away in the flooding last Christmas.

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