The Wars Of The Roses – Queensbury in Turmoil


An extract from

Illustrated Rambles


Hipperholme to Tong

James Parker



Queensbury, the place abounds in historical battle names in connection with the Wars of the Roses, the rival houses of Lancashire and Yorkshire fighting their way from here to the final struggle at Scarlett Heights, in March, 1461 ; the Lancastrian troops were en route to York over these lanes from Lancashire. The Yorkists being in the district, a stubborn battle was fought, the Lancastrians were successful, as they outnumbered the adherents of the White Rose.

The old lane that we reach first coming out of Shibden Dale, is called ” Corporal Lane ” ; a short distance away is a row of houses called ” Bloody Row,” because an engagement was fought there, and higher up the lane, near to Pulman’s Stone Quarry, is ” Bloody Farm,” another engagement having been fought there.


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