Welcome to the Baildon Wiki
Read a bit more about this Wiki here. What is it? Why is it here?
The Wiki uses photos, maps and drawings to help clarify the information on here. It is also nice to just browse through photos. The wiki will therefore have several pages that are just for photos and the way to get to them will be from these pages - Photos, Maps, Drawings and Files
Though many of the older photos are not very clear, there are some that are and they show details such as posters and adverts of the time. Some of these have been looked at in some detail and various pieces of information pulled together. These photos can be seen on this page - Photo Details
Baildon is a civil parish and town in Northern England and is part of the Bradford Metropolitan District in West Yorkshire. It is situated on a hill to the north of the River Aire and the Leeds and Liverpool Canal with Shipley on the south of the river. The B6151 links Shipley and Baildon.
Baildon lies to the north east of Bradford and to the north of Baildon lies Baildon Moor, a part of Rombalds Moor. Across Baildon Moor is the village of Menston, the town of Ilkley and Ilkley Moor.
Baildon is 13 miles from Leeds city centre, 5 miles from Bradford city centre and 5 miles from Otley.
It has a station on the electrified Wharfedale line (originally part of Midland Railway) with services to Ilkley and Bradford, the first stops on the line at Shipley and Guiseley allow links to Leeds, Skipton and other places.
Baildon Administration - Baildon Local Board of Guardians, Baildon Urban District Council, Baildon Community Council, Baildon Parish Council, Baildon Town Council, Bradford Metro District Council, Members of Parliament.
Baildon Areas - brief details of particular Baildon areas
Miscellaneous - a collection of pages related to Baildon but with, as yet, no other home.
Because Baildon has been around quite a long time there are building with quite a bit of history. Older buildings are not always fashionable/desirable and over the years many were allowed to deteriorate. Fortunately several people or groups have been prepared to invest in some of the buildings. During the 1960s the centre of Baildon was developed and several iconic buildings were demolished to make way for the Ian Clough Hall and car park, and several commercial buildings. Fountain Buildings were demolished, including the Mechanics Institute, shops and houses along Kelcliffe/Browgate were demolished to allow the road to be widened.
Existing Historic Buildings - have a look at this page for details on some of the buildings still in Baildon. It includes details of listed buildings and structures in Baildon.
Historic Buildings of the Past - on this page you will find some details about buildings in Baildon that no longer exist.
Reminiscing - memories of various people's time in Baildon.