BingleyBingley is an ancient Airedale town on the south side of Ilkley Moor. It is about five miles north-west of Bradford.
Bingley's parish church of All Saints probably dates back to pre-Norman times, but its present structure is basically Tudor. It has a stained-glass window crafted by William Morris and Edward Burne-Jones.
Buried in the churchyard is John Nicholson (1790-1843) who was renowned as "The Airedale Poet". He died tragically when he fell off stepping stones into the River Aire when returning home from a drinking spree.
The Leeds and Liverpool Canal passes through the centre of Bingley and then climbs dramatically up the side of the valley in the famous Bingley Five Rise Locks. This is probably the most spectacular section of the canal.OS grid reference SE 106 394
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