Wellroyd Wood

Private wood surrounding the Woodleigh Hall Nursing Home. The whole area between the river Aire and Rawdon comprises a mosaic of woodlands with fields used for grazing or growing crops. Most of the roads in this area are private and only accessible to the general public by foot or on a bicycle. Due to these restrictions on vehicular access, an alternative route can thus be taken from Calverley Bridge to Apperley Lane which is peaceful and gives southerly views across the Aire valley towards Calverley and Calverley Woods.

Low Mill Chapel was built in 1874 with the money for the construction coming from William Grey (1820-90), who at one time owned Low Mill nearby. It was very small and difficult to see, apart from his family and servants, where the congregation would come from. The building was sold to the Yeadon Wesleyan Circuit in 1924 for £200. Private chapels certainly occurred in Catholic and Anglican circles but was rare among non-conformists. It finally closed in 1979 and was sold for £2,500. Current use is as a private residence.

Wellroyd Wood seen from the south

 

By Knott Lane just south of Wellroyd Wood can be seen the old Low Mill Chapel

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