PEOPLE are being invited to walk in the footsteps of Lindley’s renowned architect.
Members of the Edgar Wood Heritage Group are planning a walk around sites associated with the man who put the area on the architectural map.
The trek takes place on Sunday, September 9, as part of the annual Heritage Open Days.
The annual event celebrates Kirklees’ rich architecture by offering access to properties usually closed to the public.
Wood, who was born in Middleton near Rochdale, built numerous historic buildings in the town. These included Lindley’s iconic Clock Tower, which was built on the corner of Lidget Street in 1902. The Grade II listed tower is considered to be one of the architect’s Art Nouveau masterpieces.
Other creations of Wood’s include the manor house Briar Court at Occupation Road, which was built in 1894.
The architect’s work is also thought to have influenced the style of other buildings in the area.
The walk is entitled ‘Edgar Wood’s Lindley: An Architectural and Historical walk’ and sets off from the Clock Tower at 2pm. A second group will be setting off along the same route at 2.30pm.
The walk will explore the exteriors of some of Wood’s own buildings as well as other examples of the Arts and Crafts style.
An exhibition is also being held inside Lindley Liberal Club from 1.15pm until 4.30pm, where group members will be on hand to provide information about the architect and his work.
The number of places on each walk is limited and so anyone wishing to take part should first check in at the exhibition.
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