Shoulder of Mutton

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Shoulder of Mutton
Address 30 Otley Rd
Postcode BD17 7QA
Building Date
Early Licence
Last Licence Demolished 2017
Brewery Tetleys
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This building was The Shoulder of Mutton, a pub/restaurant at 30 Otley Road, Baildon until 2018, .

This Inn was built by Mr Michael Lambert and was occupied by him for many years. Mr Lambert was born at Low Hill, Moorside, Baildon, and was apprenticed to a Blacksmith, and carried on with this business besides his role of Inn Keeper, he retired in 1882. Mr Lambert’s parents kept the Three Horse Shoes at High Fold, Baildon.[1]

Notes from the Local Board minutes for 15 May 1866 state that Mr Michael Lambert's alterations to his Brewhouse were approved. No address is mentioned.

Local Board minutes for 16_Aug_1887 state that Mr Lambert was ordered to provide better urinals at the Shoulder of Mutton Inn.

Note that Edward Lambert was licencee of The Fleece/Halfway House around 1872.

The Shoulder of Mutton became The Little Blue Orange in 2013 and was demolished in 2017/2018 to make way for housing on the site. There are several planning applications that have been approved for the site. One being 17/03032/MAF. As of 2018 you can get to this application on the Bradford Council Public Access site by using this link. This application is for demolishing the existing pub and building 10 houses.

The site is now Brian Close Walk. Brian Close was a Yorkshire and England cricketer who for part of his childhood lived in one of the houses near Primrose Row just up from the site.


Please read the page Licencees, sources for information about where a lot of the licencee names and owner names have come from.

Kelly's 1893 Directory has Shaw Robinson, Shoulder of Mutton, P.H. Otley Road.[3]

1872 to 1955

Summary of Register of Licences granted in Otley for The Shoulder of Mutton.
1872 to 1955.[4]
Licencee Date Owner[5]
Michael Lambert 1872 Aug 30 Michael Lambert, Tong Park
Thomas Forrest 1881 Dec 3
Frederick Hill Nelson 1883 May 18
Shaw Robinson 1883 Aug 31 Michael Lambert, Tarn Grange
Frederick Henman Martin 1900 Aug 24
John Heather Bryant 1901 Dec 6
Thomas Moore 1902 Aug 22
Joseph Brown Hudson 1904 Jan 29
Leonard Coulston 1906 Dec 7
Septimus Hodgson 1911 Feb 3 Joshua Tetley & Son Ltd., The Brewery, Leeds.
John William Bailes 1931 Dec 11 Ownership confirmed 1954 Jan 26
Transferred to Bingley Petty Sessional Division 31 Dec 1955

Census Data


1881 Census for Shoulder of Mutton[6] FHL Film 1342036 PRO Ref RG11 Piece 4339 Folio 102 Page 23
Name Status Age Gender Birthplace Relationship Occupation
Thomas FORREST Married 34 Male Bradford, York, England Head Licensed Victualler (Innkeeper)
Clara B. FORREST Married 27 Female Bradford, York, England Wife
Edith FORREST 2 Female Manningham, York, England Daughter
Clara Louise FORREST 4m Female Baildon, York, England Daughter
Annie WATSON Unmarried 17 Female Bradford, York, England Half Sister
Mary A. STOCKDALE Unmarried 19 Female Thirsk, York, England Serv House Maid (Domestic)
Elizabeth A. HOLROYD Unmarried 16 Female Barnsley, York, England Serv Kitchen Maid
Thomas EVERITT Unmarried 21 Male Ely, Cambridge, England Serv Hostler (Domestic)


1911 Census for Shoulder of Mutton[6] Reg Dist. 491 Reg Sub-dist 5 Enum Dist 3 sched 140
Name Relationship Age Gender Birthplace Status Occupation
Septimus Hodgson Head 50 Male Lancaster, Lancashire Married Hotel Keeper
Isabella Hodgson Wife 49 Female Slyn, Lancashire Married
Lillian Sykes Daughter 23 Female Lancaster, Lancashire Married
Annie Hodgson Daughter 19 Female St Ellens, Lancashire Single
Elisabath Remmington Servant 21 Single Dalton in Furness Single Housemaid (Domestic)

For Sale

  • 2010 - value ~ £300,000.
  • 2016 - value ~ £1,100,000 - £1,300,000
  • 2018 - 10(?) properties @ £250,000 each ~ value £2,500,000

May 2010

In 2010 the property as Shoulder of Mutton was for sale by Colliers International, Park Row, Leeds. Guide price £300,000

Click image to view Colliers PDF sheet for the sale of Shoulder of Mutton

April 2016

In April 2016 a page on the Construction Index suggests a value for property, with outline planning permission for 9 apartments and 5 houses, of £1,100,00 - £1,300,000.

This is a link to The Construction Index page - here

The Construction Index

September 2016

In Sept 2016 property as The Little Blue Orange was for sale by Bielby Associates Limited, Park Place, Leeds

Click image to view Bielby Associates PDF sheet for the sale of The Little Blue Orange

November 2018

In Nov 2018 properties are for sale in what is now called Brian Close Walk. The examples in these brochures are £250,000.

Clicking on the image below will display the brochure for their House Type A. Plots 5 & 6.

Clicking on this link will display the brochure for House Type B. Plots 1 & 10.

This is being written Nov 2018 and so these brochures are current. Prices may change. :)

Click image to view JI PDF sheet for the sale of new properties on the site.



  1. Extract from Shipley Times 23 June 1900
  2. Licencees, sources
  3. Kelly's Directory for Leeds of 1893.
  4. Hand written entries in the Register of Licenses granted in the Division of Otley in the West Riding of the County of York
  5. Dates for the change in owner are only approximate
  6. 6.0 6.1 Taken from scans of handwritten census forms