- Sowerby Bridge
infobox UK place
country = England
official_name= Sowerby Bridge
|static_image_caption=Sowerby Bridge skyline
map_type= West Yorkshire
population= 9,948 (2001)
region= Yorkshire and the Humber
constituency_westminster= Calder Valley
post_town= SOWERBY BRIDGE
postcode_district = HX6
Sowerby Bridge is a
market townthat lies within the Upper Calder Valleyin the district of Calderdalein the countyof West Yorkshire, in northern England.
The town is served by
Sowerby Bridge railway station.
Sowerby Bridge is situated on the edge of Halifax, about three miles from its centre. The name Sowerby Bridge references the area's use as a crossing point over the
River Calderto the older settlement at Sowerby.
The town had a population of 9,948 at the 2001 Census.
Rushbearing, the ceremony of taking rushes to churches for covering the floors throughout winter, still takes place here over the first weekend of September.
From 1892 to 1930 home of Pollit & Wigzell ltd a prominent manufacturer of quality stationary
steam enginesused in the cotton and woollen mills of Yorkshire, Lancashireand India.
The Wood Brothers an engineering and millwright company also produced engines from their Valley Iron Works. The
Markfield Beam Engineis an example for their work.
The town is at the junction of the
Rochdale Canaland the Calder and Hebble Navigationand the whole 18th century canal basin and buildings are listed.
* [http://www.mgsteam.btinternet.co.uk/ Markham Grange Steam Museum - Working Pollit & Wigzell engine built in Sowerby Bridge]
* [http://www.sowerby-bridge.org.uk/ Sowerby Bridge: A Virtual Guide]
* [http://www.rushbearing.co.uk/ Sowerby Bridge Rushbearing Festival]
*mmukscaled|SE058233|100|Location map of Sowerby Bridge from
Wikimedia Foundation. 2010.
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