Castle Hill bowling green 1900

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We have spoken before on this website about the bowling green that used to be on Castle Hill and marvel at the fact that there was sufficient flat space to accommodate such a feature. We were then astounded to learn that there were two other local greens situated higher than the Castle Hill green and we will tell you all about them tomorrow. Now we have a new photograph of the Castle Hill site to show you exactly where the green was sited. The square of the abandoned green can be seen in this photograph, shaded in green:


The bowling green was part of the grounds laid out during the building of the Castle Hill Hotel in the early 1850s. The green is only marked on the 1890s O.S. map, so appears to have been in disuse by the early 1900s. The 1960s O.S. maps appear to mistake the former bowling green as the site of the castle that once stood on the hill — the main part of the castle was built on the upper mound where the Victoria Tower now stands.

Photograph shown with the kind permission of the Huddersfield Exposed website.

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