Aireborough Historical Society


Crow Trees
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Crow Trees
Date Undated
Location Rawdon
Photo ID
E011 + E012 & J017
Top: Originally the building dated from around 1600, John Venimore Godwin of Micklefield House had the property rebuilt 1864-5 using stone from the original building and siting it 100 yards further back.
Thomas Harper, a farmer of Esholt was the landlord about 1838, assisted by his son Charles and granddaughter Mary Harper who acted as a servant.
In 1861 the landlord was Henry Harper.

Middle: At some point it seems that the Inn was divided into two .
On the 1861 Census both sides were occupied by the Harper family, the landlord then was henry Harper.

Bottom: The second house to be erected on the site the first being built around 1600.
The building seen here is attributed to John Venimore Godwin and that stone from the original building was used for the construction.
It was divided into 2 halves, one being the Crowtrees Inn.


I was very excited to see these photos as Thomas Harper, the landlord and farmer, was my Great, Great, Great Grandfather.

16 November 2014
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