Ilkley, from village Spa to Victorian resort – a walk with Alex Cockshott

We shall meet at the Railway Station. Public toilets are in the Market Place.

Ilkley started as a village with fresh air and pure cold water. It had an increasing number of visitors in the Victorian era. With the arrival of the railway station in 1865, and the Middleton family starting land sales against a planned grid, the village expanded. We shall look at how the town centre developed, including the Grove. The visit includes the Ilkley Charity hospital designed in the 1860s, and towards the end, the old centre of the village, with All Saints’ Church, extended 1860, and the old Castle (The Manor House).

Alex Cockshott is Vice Chair of Ilkley Civic Society and author of ‘Ilkley, Past and Present’.

Members £5

Ticket Price: Members £5
Date: June 15th, 2024
Time: 3.00pm - 5.00pm
Venue: From Village Spa to Victorian Resort - View on map