Upper End Farm

Upper End Farm 1913

Title Upper End Farm
Date 1913
Location Guiseley
Photo ID R128
Comment A prize bull, “Morleys Special”, seen with the farm bailiff and farmer Arthur Smith who is on the right.
Upper End Farm 1913

R129 – Upper End Farm, 1913.

Upper End Farm – 1913

A horse drawn mowing machine and farm hands.

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X178 – Upper End Farm, Undated.

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Upper End Farm on Town Street, now a private dwelling (March 2013).

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BB062 – Upper End Farm, Undated.

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An old stable under demolition, a curved tree trunk had been used to form a lintel over the door.

Upper End Farm 1977

A351 – Upper End Farm, 1977.

Upper End Farm – 1977

The farmhouse remains at 58 Town Street, a date stone over a door has the initials J W S and the date 1744.
From around 1822, it was owned by Benjamin and William Popplewell who enlarged the farm buildings to carry out business as maltsters, this ceased in 1865.
On a single storey building behind the malt house was another datestone for 1875 and initials B P J S.
There is a memorial in the south aisle of St. Oswald’s Church which reads ” Benjamin Popplewell of Upper End who entered his rest February 19th 1855 in the 85th year of his age.
Also of Susannah his wife who entered upon her rest September 16th 1859 in the 86th year of her age”

A later tenant of Upper End was Arthur Smith who was killed in action during the First World War. The Malt kiln which was used to produce malt for brewing beer, grain was converted into malt by soaking it in water and allowing it to sprout, then drying it out. The grain was then roasted in the kiln to produce the varying degrees of darkness and flavour required by the brewer.

Benjamin and William Popplewell lived here from about 1822 and built the malt kiln but malting stopped in 1865.A William Popplewell was landlord of the Drop Inn on Town Street in 1870, did he cease malting to run the Inn?

Upper End Farm 1977

A401 – Upper End Farm, 1977.

Upper End Farm – 1977

As above.

Upper End Farm 1977

A402 – Upper End Farm, 1977.

Upper End Farm – 1977

As above.

Upper End Farm 1977

U15 – Upper End Farm, 1977.

Upper End Farm – 1977

This was the malt kiln at the farm, it was last used for that purpose in 1865 and has now been demolished. Behind the malt kiln was a single storey building with a stone in the wall which was inscribed     B                                                                                                                   J    P  1875

                                                              S                                

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A view of Upper End Farm.

Previous Comments:

Goose57
Arthur Smith was my maternal great grandfather. He worked as a farm bailiff. His daugher, my grandmother described living in this building. One of her memories was as a very young child hearing news that The Titanic had sunk, and running down the fields behind the building to tell the farm workers the news.
24 March 2013.

Re R128 & R129
Goose57
Many thanks for posting these photos of Arthur Smith, my great-grandfather. I believe he is on the right in the second picture.
29 January 2014.

kiwijude
St. Oswald’s Church inscriptions gives Susannah’s death as the 15 Sept. See memorial transcription:
Memorial Inscription Transcript: In memory of Benjamin Popplewell of Guiseley, Upper End, who departed this life 19th February MCCCCLV (1855) in the 85th year of his age. Likewise of Susannah, his wife, who died 15th September MDCCCLIX (1859) in the 86th year of her age. In the vault, beneath this stone, are deposited the remains of William Henry, second son of Benjamin Briggs Popplewell of Beacon Hill, in the parish of Ilkley, and Grandson of Benjamin Popplewell of Guiseley, Upper End, died 1st September MDCCCXLV (1845), in the 6th year of his age. [Source: Churchyard of St. Oswald’s Church, Guiseley.
18 May 2014

kiwijude
Benjamin Popplewell’s daughter, Mary married into the Dawson family. Mary and John Dawson are my 3rd great grandparents. John Dawson along with his sons owned and operated what was then known as Benjamin Dawson & Co Brewers and Maltsters of Kirkstall, Leeds. Benjamin being the eldest son of John. Benjamin had two other brothers, Edwin and John jnr (being my 2nd great grandfather). Most locals would know the building as the accommodation for the university.
25 May 2014.

Re BB009A
budgiebri
This is a picture of Upper End Farm, a little higher up town street and on the other side of the road to Tom Penny’s, and farmed by the Baker family. The building in the photo is what was their dairy. I used to go in there for the milk when I was a lad working at G.H Langley’s, engineers, just across the road, and the works backed onto Tom Penny’s farm buildings.
27 March 2014.

budgiebri
Looking at the photo, to the right of the dairy can be seen the roof top of the four bungalows built there, and they were started in 1962.
27 March 2014.

Consolidated by Jack Brayshaw. 17 May 2022.
Last updated: 17 May 2022.

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