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THE HILLY FIELDS

A presentation by Jonathan Dabs and John Doxey

 

View from Hollings Lane courtesy of Jonathan Dabs

 

Although the Hilly Fields on the photo above were considered by many locals to be within Thrybergh, they are actually in Dalton. Where the bushes run from bottom left down to centre left is the stream that runs down from Ravenfield into the brook at Dalton, and actually fed the old Blacking Mill that once stood upstream from the photo.

The lower valley centre of the photo was actually the site of a planned reservoir back in the 19th century, however the plan was scrapped and the new location chosen was what is now Thrybergh Country Park.

The hillside on the left was once a royal hunting forest owned by Kings and Queens, until the 15th century when the land was cleared and Dalton Magna emerged as farmland

As can be seen the view is rather splendid and one can imagine the scenery before the housing development took place in the early part of the 20th century.

The hilly fields were a favourite play area for the kids of Dalton and Thrybergh, and probably still enjoyed today.

 

 

 

The Hilly Fields from Dalton photo courtesy Jonathan Dabs

 

The photo above is looking back toward the spot that the top photo was taken from by Jonathan. In the centre can be seen Milburn House which once was owned by the National Coal Board and prior to that by The Dalton Main Company, and the Silverwood Mine Manager's lived there. The house was sold and is now a very nice Pub!

On the left centre can be seen Hollings Lane which turns right behind the Milburn House and continues to what was Silverwood Mine and then on to Ravenfield.

Right centre is where the Blacking Mill once stood, and in my day as a kid it was known as Barrowclough's farm after the then occupier Mr. Barrowclough, who worked for the mine.

 

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