Aireborough Historical Society

Wills Gill

Wills Gill
Wills Gill
Title
Wills Gill
Date Undated
Location Guiseley
Photo ID
X183 & X183A
Comment
Top: Looking across fields at the bottom of Wills Gill which retains the linear pattern of Medieval field strips or croft plots.
Fields to the left belonged to the Busfield family who owned the Albion Dyeworks, the Busfields built two houses on this land.
The Albion Dyeworks dominates the right side of the image, the tower of St Oswalds Church can be seen in the background

Bottom: In the foreground the fields are part of Wills Gill, a rare example of a series of Medieval field strips or croft plots which run from Carlton Lane to the present Queensway.
The Town Street side of Wills Gill has seen some housing being built but the fields are now (February 2014) in a conservation area so this precious remnant of Guiseley's history is protected to some degree. Albion Dyeworks can be seen in the background with the tower of St Oswald's Church to the right.



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July 2016: Located on Queensway is this series of Medieval field strips called Wills Gill.

Photographer Edwy Harling

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8th September 2016: Wills Gill seen from Town Street, photographer Edwy Harling

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