Crown Hotel, Chickenly

Pub to be demolished just outside of Dewsbury in Chickenley:


There is literally nothing else in Chickenley aside from housing estates. This is all they had to give Chickenley a sense of place, but no one went and now more houses will be built once it has been leveled. Another pub outmoded by suburban life.

Amidst such streets as Short Street and Mill Lane that hint at an erstwhile quaint industrial settlement, another name on the map has slowly  become completely meaningless.



2 responses to “Crown Hotel, Chickenly”

  1. dwbehrend says :

    I have been doing some family history research and just discovered that my great-great-grandfather on my mother’s side appears to have been the proprietor of this pub back in the mid-1800s or so. Sad to find out minutes later that it was set for demolition less than two years ago!

    • peterrobertnixon says :

      I know, its very sad to see so many pubs being lost. They really are an important connection to our shared history. Im sure in the future we will look back with regret at the demolition of so many pubs.

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