~~~~  Bolton Royd  ~~~~


Researched & Compiled by Colin Sutton. ©1985-2004.
Former Lecturer, Centre Head/Area Organiser at Bolton Royd.


1832-1850 - John Garnett Horsfall, wife Mary and two sons

1850-1855 - John Horsfall(jnr) and his brother William Horsfall

1855-1862 - John Taylor, tenant

1862-1885 - Frederick William Anderton (father) and his family (House extensively enlarged)

1885-1898 - John Foster Anderton (son) and his family

1900-1913 - Mr ?? Rhodes, colliery proprietor

1913-1920 - Thought to have been a military base or hospital. Purchased by Bradford Corporation sometime during this period.

1927-1928 - Used as preparatory school for Bradford Girls' Grammar School.

1928- ?? - Used by the Deaf School

1930's - Further Education classed held here

1940's - During second World War became known as Bolton Royd Higher Domestic Institute. Principal: Miss D. Tenant from 1941 to her retirement in 1963. Deaf School used part of building for daytime classes.

1951 - Bolton Royd used solely for Further Education purposes. Annexe classrooms built.

1963 - Mrs E Whitehead, Principal (until 1967).

1964 - Designated Bolton Royd College of Further Education.

1967 - Head of Centre: Miss Elsie Foster (retired 1980)

1970's - Now called Bolton Royd Centre and part of the Department of Adult Education of Bradford College of Art & Technology.

1980's - The college becomes Bradford & Ilkley Community College and the Bolton Royd Centre is run by a local management team without a single head. A Crèche/Nursery is established.

1990's - New Art Gallery extension added.

2002 - Prefabricated classrooms/portakabins on east side removed.

2003 - New 3-storey classrooms/offices extension opened.

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