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Batter Lane 1947
J440 Photographer Marmaduke Milner donated by the Swain family of Rawdon
Batter Lane looking towards Harrogate Road with Baildon Moors in the background.
The name Batter Lane is unusual. Nothing to do with cricket or frying fish. In my opinion it derives from a construction term, batter means off the perpendicular i.e. sloping which certainly applies to this road.
15 August 2017
Mr E. Jackson the headmaster of Rawdon Littlemoor School in 1953 explained to us that the word batter is originally a Scandinavian word from the time of the Danelaw ca. 800+ AD meaning a slope.
26 June 2019
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