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FACTS ABOUT BRIERLEY 2005

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10 Facts about Brierley and its people

Most of this information has been obtained from The History of Brierley

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 1

In 1588 the men of Brierley were called to Wooley Edge to prepare for the coming Armada

 2

Elms Farm (Common Road) was built in 1610. The Dymond family moved their in 1840 and later built the row of cottages opposite the farm to house their farm workers

3

In 1665 John Fidling was made constable of Brierley. It may be that Fidling farm (Danny Oates ice cream yard) was named after this chap who lived there at the time

4

In 1676, Adam Hawkesworth the innkeeper at Ringstone Hill, was made to take down his sign for harbouring Nevison, the notorious highwayman who was believed to have been the sweetheart of Hawkesworth's daughter

5

In 1730, the present day Lindley House which stands on Cordeux's corner was built

6

In 1774, Sir George Saville died and the Manor of Brierley passed to Francis Ferrand Foljambe

7

In 1810, The Wesleyan Chapel was erected. The plot of land that it was built on cost 5. The building is still standing today although it has been converted into a house that stands behind Brierley General store

8

Church Street was known as Town Street before the church was built in 1869.

9

In 1877 the population of Brierley stood at almost 500

10

In 1840 the present day Brierley Hall was built

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