A Part of Our History
The pub currently called the Holy Well Inn at the junction of Station Road and Stainland Road was originally known as The Wagon and Horses. It has been the social and geographic hub of Holywell Green since it opened its doors in 1822, when there was a toll booth near the Inn for the Stainland to Sowerby Bridge Turnpike. With the coming of the railway to Holywell Green in the 1870s there was a name change to the Station Hotel. The final name change to the Holy Well Inn came in the 1980s after licensee Ken France discovered a well – 60 ft deep – beneath an outhouse.
The Station Hotel*
The Holy Well Inn
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*The pictures of the Station Hotel are from Malcolm Bull's Calderdale Companion and the website has other information including the names of licensees dating back to the first licensee of the Wagon & Horses, Ruth Morton in 1822! The pictures are here by permission of: David Greaves and John Firth