Cragg Wood (2)

Cragg Wood Undated
Title CRagg Wood (2)
Date Undated
Location Rawdon
Photo ID D297
Comment Unidentified house.
Cragg Wood Undated

D298 – Cragg Wood, Undated.

Cragg Wood – Undated

Drive way to one of the Victorian villas with large imposing gateposts.

Cragg Wood 1960s

L113 – Cragg Wood, 1960s.

Cragg Wood – 1960’s

A woodland path through Cragg Wood.

Photographer Charles Lideard, donated by his daughter Christine Hogg.

Cragg Wood Undated

FBA314 – Cragg Wood, Undated.

Cragg Wood Drive- Undated

Left hand side are gateposts with driveway up to a house, people are stood on the drive.

Cragg Wood Terrace 1980

H087 – Cragg Wood, 1980.

Cragg Wood Terrace – 1980

Cottages in Cragg Wood.

Cragg Wood Spite and Malice Undated

B177 – Cragg Wood, Spite and Malice, Undated.

Cragg Wood, Spite and Malice – Undated

This folly is situated near a ginnel or snicket through the woods off Cliffe Drive, it is known as the “Spite and Malice”.

Allegedly two wealthy families were residing at either end of the ginnel, the Ripleys at Acacia to the West end and the Briggs at Cliffe Cottage to the East.
Apparently the families built increasingly higher walls between the properties to prevent one being spied upon by the other until there were large towers on both sides! These were referred to as the Spite and Malice. Perhaps the antagonism stemmed from religious or political differences, This would have been in the mid 19th century. Some remains of them can still be found (2021).

The lady standing in the folly is thought to be Mrs L Werring.

Cragg Wood Spite and Malice 2015

M270 – Cragg Wood, Spite and Malice, 2015.

Cragg Wood, Spite and Malice – 2015

The spite and Malice folly – these ruins are located near Cliffe Cottage .

Donated by Ruth Ashton – Ward.

Cragg Wood Spite and Malice 2015

M271 – Cragg Wood, Spite and Malice, 2015.

Cragg Wood, Spite and Malice – 2015

Interior of the folly roof.

Donated by Ruth Ashton – Ward.

Cragg Wood Spite and Malice 2015

M272 – Cragg Wood, Spite and Malice, 2015.

Cragg Wood, Spite and Malice – 2015

Inside the folly ruins.

Donated by Ruth Ashton – Ward.

Cragg Wood Spite and Malice 2015

M273 – Cragg Wood, Spite and Malice, 2015.

Cragg Wood, Spite and Malice – 2015

Folly ruins.

Donated by Ruth Ashton – Ward.

Cragg Wood Spite and Malice 2015

H111 – Cragg Wood, Spite and Malice, 2015.

Cragg Wood, Spite and Malice – 2015

The folly ruins.

Donated by Ruth Ashton – Ward.

Cragg Wood Spite and Malice 2015

H112 – Cragg Wood, Spite and Malice, 2015.

Cragg Wood, Spite and Malice – 2015

Folly ruins.

Donated by Ruth Ashton – Ward.

Cragg Wood Spite and Malice 2015

H113 – Cragg Wood, Spite and Malice, 2015.

Cragg Wood, Spite and Malice – 2015

The folly ruins.

Donated by Ruth Ashton – Ward.

Cragg Wood Spite and Malice 2015

H114 – Cragg Wood, Spite and Malice, 2015.

Cragg Wood, Spite and Malice – 2015

Folly ruins.

Donated by Ruth Ashton – Ward.

Cragg Wood Spite and Malice 2015

H115 – Cragg Wood, Spite and Malice, 2015.

Cragg Wood, Spite and Malice – 2015

The folly ruins.

Donated by Ruth Ashton – Ward.

Woodlands Farm Undated

BB005 – Woodlands Farm, Cragg Wood, Undated.

Woodlands Farm, Cragg Wood – Undated

This imposing farmhouse is situated in Cragg Wood.

Previous Comments:

Re D298
teleg
It is the start of Underwood Drive.
04 November 2014.

Re FBA314
norabatty
I used to walk past here on my way home from school. Happy days.
14 November 2014.

Valryan85a
Used to love going to Spite and Malice to play and gather bluebells, wood anemones and celandines in the Spring time – happy memories.
30 December 2013.

norabatty
Me too, it felt like a secret place.
14 November 2014.

ValRyan85a
Lovely memories of playing here as a child and trips to Cragg Wood to pick bluebells remember the carpets of Celandines and wood anemones and the strong woodland smell of wild garlic about this time of year.
29 March 2015.

Ahghirst
This used to be part of both our Junior and Senior cross-country course we called “The Loop”, as it didn’t turn off up Spite and Malice, but stuck to the road on towards Woodlands Hospital, then came back on the trackway on the other side.
Running up Spite and Malice in the middle of winter usually meant a treacherous, steep, rocky, wet mess, which could be anything from a tiny stream to a raging torrent!
Happy days (now I’m warm!)
17 November 2020.

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Consolidated by: Elaine Ellwood. 25 March 2021.
Last updated: 05 Apr 2021.

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