Ripley Ville

Ripleyville
Ripley Ville or Ripleyville was an estate of model houses for the working classes in Broomfields in the East Bowling ward of the City of Bradford in West Yorkshire, England.wikipedia
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It was intended as a commercial development of model houses but when completed in 1881 had many aspects of an industrial model village – although residency was not limited to Ripley's employees.
Henry Ripley, owner of Bowling Dyeworks, began construction of Ripley Ville in Bradford in 1866.

Broomfields, Bradford

Broomfields
Ripley Ville or Ripleyville was an estate of model houses for the working classes in Broomfields in the East Bowling ward of the City of Bradford in West Yorkshire, England.
Henry Ripley, perhaps as a repost to the builders, embarked on construction of his "model village" of Ripley Ville on the site of the old Broomhall Estate.

Henry Ripley

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Started in 1866 the development was built for the industrialist, politician and philanthropist Henry William Ripley.
In 1866 he commenced construction of Ripley Ville an estate of "model houses" for the working classes.

East Bowling

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Ripley Ville or Ripleyville was an estate of model houses for the working classes in Broomfields in the East Bowling ward of the City of Bradford in West Yorkshire, England.
By contrast in the north of Broomfields was the model village of Ripley Ville with spacious four bedroom houses for the upper levels of the working classes.

Saltaire

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It was the only model village in the Borough of Bradford and can be compared with Akroydon in Halifax, built by Ripley's friend and schoolmate Edward Akroyd, Saltaire and model housing schemes in other West Riding textile towns.
Similar, but considerably smaller, projects had also been started around the same time by Edward Akroyd at Copley and by Henry Ripley at Ripley Ville.

Holy Rood Church, Barnsley

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T.H and F Healey who designed Our Lady and St James Church in Worsbrough were appointed architects.
Our Lady and St James Church in Worsbrough was built in 1902 and designed by T. H. and F. Healey of Bradford who also designed St Luke's Church in Broomfields and St Bartholomew's Church in Ripley Ville.

Charles Mawer

The architectural carving was executed by Charles Mawer.
St Bartholomew's, in Hall Lane, Ripleyville, Bradford, West Yorkshire, was designed by TH and F Healey of Bradford.

City of Bradford

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Ripley Ville or Ripleyville was an estate of model houses for the working classes in Broomfields in the East Bowling ward of the City of Bradford in West Yorkshire, England.

West Yorkshire

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Ripley Ville or Ripleyville was an estate of model houses for the working classes in Broomfields in the East Bowling ward of the City of Bradford in West Yorkshire, England.

Edward Akroyd

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It was the only model village in the Borough of Bradford and can be compared with Akroydon in Halifax, built by Ripley's friend and schoolmate Edward Akroyd, Saltaire and model housing schemes in other West Riding textile towns.

Titus Salt

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He was recognised as one of Bradford's "big four" industrialists alongside Titus Salt, Samuel Lister and Isaac Holden.

Samuel Lister, 1st Baron Masham

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He was recognised as one of Bradford's "big four" industrialists alongside Titus Salt, Samuel Lister and Isaac Holden.

Isaac Holden

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He was recognised as one of Bradford's "big four" industrialists alongside Titus Salt, Samuel Lister and Isaac Holden.

Worsbrough

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T.H and F Healey who designed Our Lady and St James Church in Worsbrough were appointed architects.

Almshouse

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In 1881 ten almshouses were built at the cost of Ripley on a plot close to the vicarage.

Pail closet

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He said there were 26,000 houses in the town and 19,500 privies – of which 1,500 were WCs, 6,000 ash pits and 12,000 pail closets.

British and Foreign School Society

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The school building was financed by Ripley and run by the non-denominational British and Foreign School Society It was designed by Andrews Son and Pepper in a gothic revivalist style.

Akroydon

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It was the only model village in the Borough of Bradford and can be compared with Akroydon in Halifax, built by Ripley's friend and schoolmate Edward Akroyd, Saltaire and model housing schemes in other West Riding textile towns.

Bowling Iron Works

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From the Bowling Iron Works he purchased the freehold of the dye works and about 100 acres of land surrounding it and subsequently built up the landholding to about 130 acres.

Bradford

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He built the industrial Model village of Ripley Ville on a site in Broomfields, East Bowling close to the dye works.

St Dunstans railway station

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The station was located in the Bowling/Ripleyville area of Bradford, but took its name from a local manufacturing works called St. Dunstans.