Malcolm Bull's Calderdale Companion : U



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There have been many reports of sightings of flying saucers and unidentified flying objects in the district.

See Zygmunt Jan Adamski and PC Alan Godfrey

[10??-10??] Father of Gamel

The Ukrainian Club, Halifax
Queens Road.

The Jackie Gibson School of Dancing was here in 1998

Ulph, Robert
[1819-1890] Born in Buxton, Norfolk.

He was an agricultural labourer [1861] / a machine tenter [1872] / an engine tenter [1871].

He married Susannah [1823-1891].

Susan / Susannah was born in Buxton, Norfolk


  1. Sarah [1843-1894] who was a weaver [1871] and never married
  2. Mary Ann [b 1849]
  3. Sophia / Hannah Sophia [b 1852] who was a weaver [1871] and married Isaac Ingham
  4. Matilda [1855-1900] who was a spinner [1871] and never married
  5. Georgeanna / Hannah [b 1858] who was a spinner [1871]
  6. Rose Anna / Roseanna [b 1861] who was a spinner & scholar [1871]
  7. John [1866-1930]

The family lived at

  • Bambridge Corner, Buxton, Norfolk [1861]
  • Providence Place, Midgley [1871]

Robert died in Halifax [Q2 1890] (aged 71).

Susannah died in Halifax [Q3 1891] (aged 69) 

Ulrich, George Alfred
[1862-1909] Silk comber at Brighouse.

On 3rd July 1886, he married Elizabeth Groves at Halifax Parish Church.


  1. Edith [1890-1899]

On Whit Sunday morning, daughter Edith went for a walk along the banks of the Calder in Brighouse. She failed to return home. Some days later, a 7-year-old friend said "Edith fell into the river". Edith's body was found on 1st June 1899

Ulrick, George
[18??-191?] He served in World War I.

He died in the conflict.

He is remembered on the Memorial at Rosemount Iron Works, Elland

The Umbrella Shop
Recorded in 1916 at 30 Crown Street, Halifax.

An advertisement for the business announced

Umbrellas & Walking Sticks
For the Smartest and Best go to
The Umbrella Shop

Umbrellas recovered while you wait, from 1/6

Unanimous Society
Hipperholme friendly society established in 1772

Unattached Material

Under Bank Hall, Todmorden

Owners and tenants have included

An area of Hebden Bridge.

Question: There is some uncertainty in the records about the precise identity of Underbank (the district), Underbank, Stansfield, Underbank House, Hebden Bridge, and Underbank Hall, Hebden Bridge. Please email me if you clarify the situation


Underbank Hall, Hebden Bridge
Underbank Avenue, Charlestown.

Question: There is some uncertainty in the records about the precise identity of Underbank (the district), Underbank, Stansfield, Underbank House, Hebden Bridge, and Underbank Hall, Hebden Bridge. Please email me if you clarify the situation


Built by Christopher Rawdon.

The house is dated C S R 1788 for Sophia and Christopher Rawdon who owned Callis Mill at this date.

Subsequent owners and tenants have included

It is now 2 dwellings

Underbank Hoe, Eastwood

Underbank House, Hebden Bridge

Question: There is some uncertainty in the records about the precise identity of Underbank (the district), Underbank, Stansfield, Underbank House, Hebden Bridge, and Underbank Hall, Hebden Bridge. Please email me if you clarify the situation


Built about 1820 (possibly) for Richard Horsfall.

Subsequent owners and tenants have included

See Higher Underbank House, Hebden Bridge

Underbank, Sowerby Bridge

Undercliffe House, Shibden
Godley Lane.

Owners and tenants have included

Undercliffe, Southowram
Another name for Lower Norcliffe, Southowram

Underhill Farm, Coley

Underhill, Ted
[1939-2012] Born in Manchester.

He was a potter in Mytholmroyd. His pottery was at Mytholmroyd Fire Station.

He had made several commemorative plates.

He died 23rd November 2012

Unidentified People

Unidentified spouses

The Union Bank
Aka Halifax & Huddersfield Union Banking Company

Union Bank, Brighouse
The Brighouse Branch of The Halifax & Huddersfield Union Banking Company Limited stood at 1 King Street, Brighouse, the north-east corner of the junction with Bradford Road.

Recorded in 1897, when John Edward Longbottom was Manager.

The Branch closed in 19??.

The building subsequently became

Union Bank Chambers, Halifax
Office accommodation at Commercial Street [1936]

Union Bank, Elland
The Elland Branch of The Halifax & Huddersfield Union Banking Company Limited.

The specially-built building at Northgate, Elland was opened on 2nd April 1894, on land acquired by Godfrey Beaumont.

The bank later moved to Britannia House at Elland, then The Cross Tavern.

When the branch moved to Britannia House, the building became successively Lloyds Bank, the Caddyshack bar and restaurant and the Gatsby Wine Bar [2013].

Officers of the Bank have included John Hepworth: Manager [at Briggate, 1897] and Arthur Proude: Manager [1905]

Union Bank, Halifax
The Halifax Branch of The Halifax & Huddersfield Union Banking Company Limited.

In 1864, the Bank had

undegone material alterations and repairs. The interior [presented] an appearance which is exceedingly beautiful, and as such is perhaps surpassed by no bank in the country. The work has mostly been done by Messrs Bancroft, plasterers, Halifax and Mr Lee, painter of the same town

In 1897, the Head Office was at Royds' House where Joseph Henry Finlinson was General Manager [1884-1897].

In 1898, they were in the Commercial Street building where Lloyds Bank is currently located

Union Bank of Manchester Limited
Recorded in 1923 at Commercial Street, Brighouse when Ernest W. Barwick was Manager

Union Bank, Queens Road
The Queens Road Branch of The Halifax & Huddersfield Union Banking Company Limited stood at the junction of Gibbet Street and Queens Road. The name can still be seen on the building

Union Bank, Sowerby Bridge
The Sowerby Bridge Branch of The Halifax & Huddersfield Union Banking Company Limited.

Recorded in 1897 at Ryburn Buildings, Sowerby Bridge when Edward Gledhill was Manager

Union Building Society
Established in December 1844 at a meeting at The Temperance Hotel in Halifax. The formation originated in
the efforts then being made by the Anti-Corn Law League to extend the franchise

A plot of land in Green Lane was acquired in 1855, and buildings were erected on the land, with Go-Ahead / Mount Pleasant being the first street to be completed. The houses in that street were said to be of a superior class. Others of a rather inferior order followed.

By 1854, the Society had 168 houses in Mount Pleasant, Freedom Street, Health Street, Temperance Street, Peel Street, Bright Street, and Cobden Street.

On 24th December 1856, a meeting was held in the Great Albion Street School Room for the purpose of winding up the Union or Go-a-head Building Society

Union Cash & Time Recorders Limited
Recorded in 1936

Union Clothing Company, Todmorden
Owned by Percy Horsfall [1906].

See Harry Wallace Wardle

The Union Club
A loyal and patriotic association formed in Halifax at the time of the 1745 Jacobite rebellion, under the auspices of Sir George Savile, the chief patron of the Union Journal

Union Female Society
19th century friendly society in Wadsworth

Union Infirmary, Halifax

Union Jack Stores, Sowerby Bridge
Recorded around 1915

The Union Journal
Or Halifax Advertiser. Weekly newspaper first published by Pressic Darby – under the patronage of Sir George Savile – on Tuesday, 6th February 1759. It was a 4-page paper published on Tuesdays and cost 3d. It contained very little local news, the proprietors assuming that local people knew all about local matters.

It ceased publication around 1763.

See Jacobite Rebellion and Union Club

Union Mills Company, Halifax
They had business at Union Mills, Pellon Lane.

In 1912, the company was served with a notice to abate the nuisance arising from the discharge of black smoke from the chimney at the works

Union of London & Smiths Bank Limited

Union Offices, Todmorden
Hall Street. Dated 1901

Union Society
A friendly society met at the home of Thomas Foster in Midgley from 1817

Union Street Post Office
Recorded in 1905 at 19 Union Street, Halifax. It was then at the same address as the business run by J. W. Aldan, bookseller and stationer

Unitarian Lodge, Todmorden
Honey Hole Road. Built 1868. It adjoins the Unitarian Church.

Until 1992, church meetings were held here

Unitarian Van Mission
In 1911, a horse-drawn van provided Unitarian services for the people of Elland.

See Elland Unitarian Chapel

United Brass Founders & Engineers Limited
Spring Hall Lane, Halifax.

Founded 1910 from the business of Gaukroger, Sykes and other brass founders in Halifax. Richard Edwin Hattersley was Chairman.

The produced munitions during World War I.

An offshoot – United Brass Founders & Engineers Limited (1920) – was formed but this closed in July 1923.

Hattersley acquired the Spring Hall premises and others in Ormskirk to establish Hattersley (Ormskirk) Limited

United Co-operative Yorkshire Band
Based in Brighouse

United District School Board of Todmorden
See Todmorden & Hebden Bridge School Board

United Irish League of Great Britain
Recorded in 1905 at Foundry Street, Northgate, Halifax when the Secretary was R. McHugh, and at 3 Upper George Yard which was described as the Halifax Home Rule Branch.

The Home Rule Branch was recorded in 1917 at Ward's End when J. W. Lawless was secretary.

See Home Rule and Irish in Calderdale

United Order of Druids
Recorded in 1870, when the Good Intent Lodge was mentioned at Southowram

United Society
A friendly society met at the home of John Cockroft in Wadsworth from 1817

United Sunday Schools Peace Commemoration
A celebration of the signing of the Treaty of Versailles at the end of World War I. It was held on Saturday, 28th June 1919 at Thrum Hall. Thousands of people, including teachers and scholars from over 120 local Sunday Schools, gathered for the event

United Yeast Company Limited
Bakers' sundriesmen.

Recorded in 1915.

They were at 5 Westgate, Halifax [1936]

Unsworth, Abraham
[1778-18??] He served with the 2nd Battalion 84th Foot York & Lancaster Regiment in the Peninsular War

Unwin, Herbert

He married Unknown.

They lived at 17 Corlton Street, Sowerby Bridge.

During World War I, he served as a Gunner with No. 4 Depot Royal Garrison Artillery.

He died 6th May 1916.

He was buried at Ripon Cemetery [D 235]

Upfold, George
[1923-1944] Son of Louisa & Ernest Edward Upfold of Greetland.

During World War II, he served as a Sergeant with 626 Squadron Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve.

He died 15th January 1944 (aged 21).

He was buried at the Hanover War Cemetery [6 F 13].

He is remembered on the Memorial at Clay House, Greetland, and on the Memorial at Elland Boys' Brigade

Upper Ashes, Cross Stone
See Higher Ashes, Cross Stone

Upper Beestonhirst, Ripponden
Baitings, Rochdale Road.

See Beestonhirst

Upper Bentley Royd, Sowerby
In Aisled Houses in the Halifax Area [1967], it is described as
now appearing as a row of stone tenements

Upper Birkhouse Farm, Bailiff Bridge
/ Clifton. 2-storey house dated 1647.

It is now 2 separate dwellings: Upper Birkhouse Cottage and Upper Birkhouse Farmhouse.

This is discussed in the book Down the Acres

Upper Booth Dean Reservoir
One of the Booth Dean Reservoirs. It covers 3 acres and has a capacity of 11 million gallons

Upper Booth Reservoir, Rishworth
Built for Wakefield City Council on the Ryburn

Upper Booth, Rishworth
Mentioned about 1750 when the estate at Booth, Rishworth was divided

Upper Brackenbeds, Shelf
Small hamlet off Brackens Lane. Recorded in the 18th century.

It was (possibly) built by Aydon & Elwell for their workers.

People recorded here include

It was abandoned in the 1930s. Only the humps & bumps remain.

See Brackenbeds, Shelf, Lower Brackenbeds, Shelf and Stanage

Upper Brackens
Aka Upper Brackensbed. Coal-mining district north of Shelf. The hamlet which once stood there declined in the 1930s.

See Lion Gate and Smiling Mule

Upper Brandy Hole, Greetland
An area of Greetland.

See Lower Brandy Hole, Greetland

Upper Brea, Shibden
Aka Over Brea. Lies between Hipperholme and Stump Cross. This was a part of the Shibden Hall Estate

Owners and tenants have included

See Lower Brea, Shibden

Upper Brear, Northowram
Owners and tenants have included

See Lower Brear

Upper Brearley Hall

Upper Brockholes
Area to the south of Ogden and 3½ miles north-west of Halifax

Upper Brockholes Farm, Ogden
Owners and tenants have included

See Brockholes Farm, Ogden and Lower Brockholes Farm, Ovenden

Upper Butterworth, Norland
Farmhouse built around 1663.

See Butterworth End

Upper Calder Valley
Informal term for the western end of Calderdale, referring to Todmorden, Heptonstall, and Hebden Bridge.

See Calder Valley, Calder Valley Constituency and Lower Calder Valley

Upper Calico Hall, Halifax
Owners and tenants have included

The building was subsequently known as Savile Green House

See Calico Hall

Upper Clough Foot, Cragg Vale
Early 17th century house.

See Lower Clough Foot, Cragg Vale

Upper Coal Bed, Halifax
The coal here was mined at several places on the Shibden Hall Estate, including Bank Top Farm, Southowram, Flat Field, Shibden and Hanging Hey, Shibden

Upper Cockroft Farm, Rishworth
House cased in stone by George Holroyd and dated G. H. ANNO: DOMI: 1607. The farm is attached to Upper Cockroft Hall by a room built in 1642.

A doorway is dated SEL 1701 for Samuel and Ellen Lees who added a porch.

Owners and tenants have included

See Cockroft Farm, Rishworth and Lower Cockroft Farm, Rishworth

Upper Cockroft Hall, Rishworth
Rishworth New Road.

F-plan house mentioned in 1546 as the home of the Holroyd family.

In 1607, George Holroyd rebuilt the house.

It is dated BBES 1642. Plasterwork shows heraldic devices and is dated IB 1644.

The Hall is attached to Upper Cockroft Farm, Rishworth.

Around 1700, it was owned by Samuel Lees.

This is discussed in the book Ancient Halls in & about Halifax

Upper Dean Head Reservoir
Midgley Moor. One of the Dean Head Reservoirs. Built by J. F. Bateman. Completed in 1872. It covers 10 acres and has a capacity of 63 million gallons

Upper Dove House, Shibden
See Dove House, Shibden

Upper East Lee, Todmorden
East Lee Lane. Early 17th century house

Upper Edge, Elland
Aka Elland Edge. The higher of the two routes – the other is Lower Edge – from Elland to upper Rastrick.

This was created as a part of the turnpike [1781]

See Grantham Park, Rastrick and Scar Edge, Elland

Upper Edge Mink Farm, Fixby
There was a thriving mink farm here. Around 1996, a number of animals escaped and terrorised the domestic and wild life of the district. The business closed in ????. The derelict sheds still remain

Upper Ellistones, Greetland
May be another name for Ellistones House, Greetland

Upper Field House, Triangle
Early 17th century houses.

Owners and tenants have included

Upper Foot
District of Hebden Bridge / Luddendenfoot.

An overflow channel and culvert for the Rochdale Canal are listed

Upper Foot Farm, Luddendenfoot
Hall-and-cross-wing house built around 1659 and later encased in stone.

It is dated E.S.S. 1659, probably for Edward Sutcliffe.

The barn here is dated SM 1753.

Owners and tenants have included

The farm, and a late 18th century building – formerly used as a pigsty and pigeon house and standing to the northwest of the farm – are listed.

Around 1840, when the Lancashire & Yorkshire Railway was being built at Luddendenfoot, there was a public house at the Farm.

This is discussed in the book Our Home & Country

Upper Gaukroger, Sowerby
Houses on Sowerby New Road. Gaukroger Farm was here [1905]

Upper German House
See German House

Upper Goat House, Rishworth
Aka Goat House, Goathouse, Over Goat House.

A farm on this site is mentioned in 1577 when it was occupied by Edmund Firth.

In 1591, John Fryth was at Overgotehouse.

In the 16th century, the Firth family of Rishworth lived here.

The porch is dated 1624, and bears the (barely legible) Greek inscription

Know Thyself

In his will of 1724, John Wheelwright – stepson of George Firth – left £150 to be used to build a school at Rishworth, and he bequeathed Goathouse to be converted for use as a residence for the teachers, matron and children of the school.

By 1724, Goathouse was in a ruinous condition, and a lot of money had to be spent on repairs in the early years.

Richard Wadsworth lived here in 1740.

In 1780, the porch was completed.

It was used as boarding accommodation for scholars until 1828.

Census returns show that there were multiple occupants in the 19th century.

This is discussed in the book Ancient Halls in & about Halifax.

See Simeon Dyson, Goathouse Church, Rishworth, Lower Goat House, Rishworth, Middle Goat House, Rishworth and Okes Farm, Rishworth

Upper Green Farm
Aka Nether House, Hove Edge

Upper Greetland

The civil parish of Elland-cum-Greetland was abolished in 1894 and divided into the parishes of Elland, Greetland and Upper Greetland.

See Elland Urban District Council

Upper Greetland Council Office
Rochdale Road.

This is now a private house. The pediment which identified the Office has been removed

Upper Greetland Pig Club
See Pig club

Upper Greetland Waterworks
Opened on 7th September 1900 by Sir George Armytage.

See Greetland Waterworks

Upper Hal, Illingworth
An area of Hal Lane.

Property named The Hall is recorded here around 1850

Upper Han Royd, Midgley
Heights Road. Laithe-house dated 1876

See Han Royd and Lower Han Royd

Upper Harper Royd, Norland
Correctly, Little Harper Royd. Originally a 17th century cottage dated 1637.

It was owned by Joseph Brooksbank [1699]. See Brooksbank School, Elland.

In 1885, the property was sold

Upper Hathershelf Farm, Boulderclough
Hathershelf Lane. House dated TSG 1687.

Owners and tenants have included

See Hathershelf Farm and Hathershelf

Upper Haugh Shaw House, Halifax

See Garnett & Rhodes and Haugh Shaw House, Halifax

Upper Hazlehurst, Shibden
Aka Hazlehurst, Hazlehurst Hall. House at Upper Shibden / Ambler Thorn.

In 1515, this was owned by George Bairstow.

Dated TER 1724 for Timothy & Elizabeth Ramsden who rebuilt the house.

Baptist meetings were held here between 1771 and 1773. There were the remnants of the old pulpit.

Methodist meetings were held here when it was occupied by David Parkinson. Their meeting were later held at what became Ambler Thorn United Methodist Chapel.

This is discussed in the book Ancient Halls in & about Halifax.

See Hazlehurst

Upper Height, Saltonstall Moor
See Height Farm, Saltonstall Moor

Upper Heys, Warley
17th century house. Datestones show 1674 and 1716

Owners and tenants have included

Upper High Trees, Greetland
The farm is recorded in 1828 as part of the Crowstone Hall estate.

See High Trees Lane, Greetland and Lower High Trees, Greetland

Upper Holmhouse, Barkisland
See Folly, Lower Holmhouse, Barkisland and The Holmhouse, Barkisland

Upper House Farm, Todmorden
Eastwood Lane. A nearby early 19th century barn is listed

Upper Hoyle Green, Warley
See Hoyle Green House, Warley

Upper Ibbotroyd, Stansfield
Owners and tenants have included

See Lower Ibbotroyd, Stansfield

Upper Jack Royd, Wheatley
Wheatley Road. Mid 17th century house dated W E P 1732.

Owners and tenants have included

It is now 2 private dwellings

Upper Knight Royd, Northowram
Farm owned by Elizabeth Wadsworth.

See Lower Knight Royd, Northowram and Popples School

Upper Lane Head Farm, Ovenden
Part of the Brockholes Estate, Ovenden.

See Lane Head Farm, Ovenden

Upper Lee, Hebden Bridge
Lee Wood Road.

Hy Lee is a part of the property

Upper Limed House, Shibden
Recorded in the early 19th century when Thomas Greenwood lived here.

See Limed House, Shibden

Upper Longbottom Farm, Sowerby Bridge
Warley Wood Lane. 17th century house dated I 1641 L.

Owners and tenants have included

A nearby late 18th century barn is listed

Upper Lumb Farm, Sowerby Bridge
Deep Lane. 17th century house.

A cottage was added in the 18th century

Upper Lumb Stone, Cragg Vale
A natural standing stone about 8 ft in height. It has some excellent cup-and-ring marks

Upper Marsh Farm, Southowram
Bank Top.

Late 18th century farm, comprising 2 cottages and a barn.

Owners and tenants have included

  • Jonas Jennings [1852]
  • Notice of Auction Sale of Furnishings and Livestock for Samuel Haigh [1865]
  • James Feather (aged 39) farmer of 29 acres with wife Susey (aged 34) and 5 children
  • Joseph Mann (aged 63) a retired butcher and farmer of 6 acres with his wife Ruth (aged 60) [1881]

See Marsh Farm, Southowram and Upper Marsh, Southowram

Upper Marsh, Southowram
11 Marsh Lane / Common Lane.

In the internal courtyard, there are a carved stone head, a datestone 1678 with illegible initials, and a datestone 1767 with illegible initials on the range.

House owned by Jeremiah Royds.

Subsequent owners and tenants have included

Elkanah Hoyle owned property here until 1768, when he was declared bankrupt and sold the property.

Janie Knight ran a corner shop here in the 1950s.

See Upper Marsh Farm, Southowram

Upper Merry Bent, Soyland
Laithe-house dated 1770

Upper Mytholm Farm, Luddenden
See Bilton Pier, Luddenden Dean

Upper Needless, Hebden Bridge
Wadsworth Lanes.

Aka Higher Needless.

The houses which are now Numbers 1, 3 & 5, Wadsworth Lanes, are listed

The mid 18th century property was once a General Baptist meeting house and day school A plaque is Inscribed


Another plaque is inscribed

L J H Harwood 1 7 5 2

One of the houses has removable floor boards at the pulpit end to enable people on different floors to see the preacher

See Needless

Upper Norcliffe Farm, Southowram
Owners and tenants have included

See Norcliffe, Southowram

Upper Norland Hall
This seems to be a number of houses rather than a large Hall.

In 1841, it was listed between Spark House and Milner Royd, and 8 families were living there.

In 1851, it was listed between Wat Ing and Milner Royd, and 9 families were living there.

In 1861, it had 5 houses, numbered 1 to 5, and was listed next to Upper Norland Hall

Owners and tenants have included

Upper Old Hall Farm, Norland
Norland Town Road.

Stands on the site of Upper Old Hall, Norland / Norland Upper Hall

Upper Old Hall, Norland
Aka Norland Upper Hall.

See Upper Old Hall Farm, Norland

Upper Old House, Sowerby
Owners and tenants have included

See Old House, Sowerby and Sowerby Old House

Upper Pilling, Heptonstall

Upper Place Farm, Southowram
Dark Lane / Barraclough Lane.

The Farm (21 acres) - including a quarry – was listed as a part of the Shibden Estate in a sale catalogue of October 1925.

Owners and tenants have included

See Lower Place Farm, Southowram

Upper Quickstavers, Sowerby
Wine Tavern Lane. Early 17th century farmhouse.

An early 18th century building and a late 18th century barn nearby are also listed.

See Quickstavers, Sowerby

Upper Ranns, Northowram
Owners and tenants have included

Upper Reap Hurst, Warley
17th century farm. It was 2 separate dwellings.

In the 1850s, it was used as a workhouse.

Owners and tenants have included

See Lower Reap Hurst, Warley

Upper Rookes, Norwood Green
The house is dated IW 1589 for John Waterhouse who inherited the house from his father in 1571. He rebuilt the house in 1589.

It remained in the Waterhouse family until 1669.

Subsequent owners and tenants have included

The house was and restored and rebuilt in 1929.

See Rookes Hall

Upper Saltonstall Farm, Warley
Saltonstall Lane. 17th century farm.

See Lower Saltonstall Farm, Warley

Upper Saltonstall Lower Hall, Warley
Aka Lower Saltonstall

Upper Saltonstall, Warley
Aka Over Saltonstall, Higher Saltonstall.

Late mediæval timber-framed house which was cased in stone in the 17th century.

The Saltonstall family lived here.

Edward Saltonstall was the last of the line to live here.

The porch in inscribed

G. D. Built this House 1637. B. P. Built this Poarch, 1768

for Gilbert Deane and Benjamin Patchett.

The building is now derelict.

This is discussed in the books In & About Our Old Homes and Our Home & Country.

See Lower Saltonstall, Warley and Saltonstall

Upper Scholes Farm, Greetland
See Scholes Farm, Greetland

Upper Scout, Shibden
Aka Upper Scout Hall, Upper Scout Farm. Part of the Scout Hall estate.

See Abraham Turner and Thomas Turner

Upper Shaw Booth, Warley

See Shaw Booth, Warley / Lower Shaw Booth, Warley

Upper Shaw Farm, Langfield
New Road. Mid 17th century house.

A nearby late 18th century barn is also listed

Upper Shaw Hill, Halifax
See Shaw Hill House

Upper Shibden Hall
Aka Old Shibden Hall, Over Shibden.

The house stood at the head of the valley, near Shibden Head.

Mentioned in 1277 and owned by the de Shibden family.

Around 1362, it was owned by the Heton family – see Richard de Heton.

Subsequent owners and tenants have included

Around 1800, it was rebuilt by Michael Stocks and was known as Catherine House.

It is now in ruins.

See Lower Shibden Hall and Shibden Hall

Upper Shull, Elland
Land north of Middle Town Field Recorded in 1750

Upper Shutt, Elland
Land north of Low Town Field Recorded in 1750

Upper Siddal Hall

See Siddal Halls

Upper Small Lees, Soyland
Owners and tenants have included

See Small Lees, Soyland

Upper Smith House
Aka Lower Crow Nest, Brighouse

Upper Snape Farm, Sowerby
Mirey Lane. Farmhouse dated AH 1677

Upper Stubbing, Warley
Aka Upper Stubbings Farm. L-plan house built in 1607 by John Murgatroyd

Recorded on maps produced in 1854.

See Lower Stubbing, Warley

Upper Swift Place
See Swift Place

Upper Swift Place, Soyland
Owners and tenants have included

Question: Is this the same as Swift Place, Soyland?


Upper Tinker Hey, Greetland

Stands on North Dean Road, as you continue from Copley Church, beyond Lower Tinker Hey, Greetland

Upper Walterclough
Aka Walterclough Hall

Upper Wat Ing, Norland
Aka Upper Wat Ings.

London Road, Norland.

It was originally a timber-framed house.

In the 16th century, it was owned by the Waterhouse family.

In 1532, Richard Waterhouse of Wat Ing granted certain land in Norland to Edmund Waterhouse.

In 1625, Anthony Waterhouse sold the property to George Towne.

Around 1638, it was cased in stone.

A fireplace is inscribed 16 LAUS DEO (Praise God) 38, and an upstairs window has the date 1638.

In 1668, a west wing was added.

A lintel over a doorway is dated 1668 GT for George Towne.

Subsequent owners and tenants have included

This is discussed in the book Our Home & Country.

See Wat Ing

Upper Westercroft, Northowram
House dated SA WA HIE 1624. Built by Samuel Appleyard. It was owned by Smith Kay

It was demolished around 1900 in order to reach the stone beneath the building.

During quarrying in 1856, a collection of 2 bronze spearheads and 8 bronze axes were found. This may have been a hoard put aside for safekeeping

See Westercroft Farm and Westercroft

Upper Willow Hall, Cote Hill
See Willow Hall, Cote Hill

Question: I suspect that there is some considerable confusion between this, Lower Willow Hall, Sowerby Bridge and Willow Hall, Cote Hill.

Please email me if you can help me out of this maze


Upper Witchfield House, Shelf
Aka Upper Witchfield Farm.

In 1776, John Sugden bought this and Lower Witchfield House, Shelf. His son John inherited both properties.

In 1789, he built Windmill Mill here.

Subsequent owners and tenants have included

See Witchfield House, Shelf

Upper Woodhouse Farm, Pye Nest
Formerly known as Scarr House, Pye Nest

USA & the American Colonies

Utlay, John
[13??-13??] Recorded in 1350 at Halifax when he
drew blood against the peace from Gilbert del Brig

and was fined 3d

Utlay, Laurence
[14??-1459] On 16th April 1459, he was executed on the Gibbet for an assault on Richard Crossley in the preceding November, and for cattle-rustling

Utley & Gray
Civil engineers, surveyors & architects at 10 Waterhouse Street, Halifax, Central Buildings, Sowerby Bridge, and Luddendenfoot.

Partners included Samuel Utley and Walter George Gray.

Their work included Boy Bridge, Luddendenfoot.

The partnership was dissolved by mutual consent [31st December 1896].

The firm was subsequently known as Utley, Hebblethwaite & Utley

Utley, Barker
[18??-18??] Surgeon at Parsonage Lane, Brighouse [1861]

Utley, Hebblethwaite & Utley
Civil engineers, architects, surveyors and valuers at Waterhouse Street, Halifax [1905].

The firm was a later manifestation of Stevenson & Utley and Utley & Gray

Utley, J.
[18??-18??] Registrar of births, deaths and marriages at Sowerby Bridge [1850]

Utley, Jonathan
[1797-1868] Son of Michael Utley.

Born in Stansfield.

He performed several civic duties in Sowerby Bridge, including postmaster [1851, 1861], clerk to the gas-works, Registrar of Births, Deaths & Marriages [1851, 1861], and schoolmaster at a small school in Sowerby Bridge [1841, 1851]

In 1820, he married Mary Barker [1798-18??] from Stansfield, at Halifax Parish Church.


  1. Barker [b 1826] who was schoolmaster at a small school [1841]
  2. James [b 1826]
  3. Sarah Ann [b 1826]
  4. Emma [b 1828]
  5. Lydia [b 1831]
  6. Eliza [b 1832] who was postmistress [1871]
  7. William [b 1834] who was a solicitor's clerk [1851]
  8. Samuel
  9. John [b 1840]
  10. Southwell [b 1841] who was an architect and surveyor [1861]
  11. Mary Elizabeth [b 1844] who assisted in the post office [1861]

The family lived at

Utley, Michael
[1771-18??] He married Sally Southwell.


  1. Jonathan

Utley, Samuel
[1836-1900] Son of Jonathan Utley.

Born in Sowerby Bridge [27th May 1836].

He was employed at an engineering tool works / apprentice to Richard Carter [1854-1857] / an engineer to Bradford Waterworks [1857-1859] / an engineer with the Great Indian Peninsula Railway [1859-1863] / a civil engineer [1871] / a partner in Stevenson & Utley / an architect at Town Hall Street, Sowerby Bridge [1874] / a civil engineer & surveyor [1881] / a partner in Utley & Gray [1882] / a civil engineer, architect & surveyor [1891].

His work included Boy Bridge, Luddendenfoot, Sowerby New Road Primitive Methodist Chapel, and Stainland Road Methodist Chapel, West Vale

On 29th September 1863, he married Alice Morley [1836-1899] at Halifax Parish Church.

Alice came from Sowerby Bridge


  1. Alice Maud Mary [1865-1937]
  2. Frederick Southwell [1866-1938] who was a wool stapler [1891], a wool-broker [1900]
  3. Herbert Morley [1868-1924] who was a designer (worsted cloth) [1891]
  4. Walter Henry [1870-1941] who was an assistant civil engineer and architect [1891]
  5. Margaret Louisa [1872-1947]
  6. William Arthur [1873-1917] who was an assistant civil engineer and architect [1891], a wool-broker [1900]
  7. Ethel Jane [1877-1923]
  8. Kathleen Irene [1879-1930]
  9. Robert M [b 1881]

The family lived at

  • Beverley Terrace, Northowram [1871]
  • 10 Norfolk Place, King Cross Road, Halifax [1881, 1891]

In 1881, Mary, the wife of William Briggs was a Ladies Monthly Nurse staying with the family.

Samuel died at Norfolk Place [7th January 1900].

Probate records show that he left effects valued at £1,716 9/4d; [Resworn £1,916 9/4d].

Probate was granted to his sons William and Frederick Southwell

Utley, William Henry
[1870-19??] Born in Halifax.

He was an architect and surveyor [1901].

In 1897, he married Ann Eliza, daughter of George Henry Radcliffe, in Halifax.


  1. Constance Annie [b 1899]

The family lived at 11 First Avenue, Halifax [1901].

Living with them in 1901 was widowed mother-in-law Anne Radcliffe [aged 64]

The entries for people with the surname Uttley are gathered together in the SideTrack.

The individuals listed there are not necessarily related to each other.

Uttley's: A. & W. Uttley
Cotton spinners at Jumb Mill, Lumbutts around 1803

Uttley & Sunderland
Cotton manufacturers at Hebden Bridge. Partners included Mitchell Uttley and William Sunderland.

In September 1889, the partnership was declared bankrupt

Uttley Brothers
Hardware manufacturers of Hebden Bridge and Manchester.

Recorded in 1906, when Charles Labourn Wray was a traveller for the company

Uttley's: H. Uttley & Company
Fustian manufacturers at Hebden Bridge [1905].

Partners included Herbert Uttley

Uttley, Ingham & Company Limited
Steel and tinplate workers and steel trunk manufacturers at Hebble End Works, Hebden Bridge [1905], and Beehive Works, Hebden Bridge [1962]/

Partners included John D. Ingham.

See Edward Greenwood


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