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
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
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.