|General Notes on Brighouse|
Brighouse is now the second largest town in Calderdale, lying to the east of Halifax.
The Snake Hill ford across the Calder was a part of the Roman road from Manchester to Wakefield. The river crossing is the original reason for a settlement here, and the town was originally a hamlet to Rastrick. The name Brighouse – or bridge house – comes from a house which stood by Rastrick Bridge.
Historically, the name has several forms: Brighuses , Broghouse , and Bridghouse .
Pronunciation: Brigg-house with the stress on the first syllable.
The Calder & Hebble Navigation came to Brighouse in 1760, and the canal basin was opened in 1768. The industrial revolution and growth in the cotton, silk, quarrying, wire-making, woollen and worsted industries led to the growth of the town.
In 1850, Brighouse had a population of 6,000. There were 13 cotton mills, a carpet factory, 3 woollen and worsted mills, and many other factories, foundries and soap manufacturers.
The Borough of Brighouse with Rastrick and Hove Edge was created – by an amalgamation of the local boards of Brighouse and Rastrick, and Hove Edge – in 1893 with Alderman William Smith as the first Mayor.
Spenborough Urban District was formed in 1915 and combined the three districts of Cleckheaton, Gomersal and Liversedge. In 1937, it was enlarged to take in Birkenshaw, Hunsworth, Hartshead and part of Clifton, and Brighouse and Spenborough became a parliamentary constituency with 1 member in the same year.
The town was absorbed into Calderdale in 1974 BLACKBURN, MARK
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