Riseley historical walk

Here are gathered pictures of Riseley drawn, with permission, from the two excellent books “Riseley – Our Village” and “Riseley – Our Village in Pictures” produced by the Riseley Historical Society.

The pictures are presented as a walk down and around the High Street.

We’ll start in the centre of the village, standing by the church.

Looking across to Keysoe Hill from beside the church there is the site of the old windmill. The photo below was taken around the turn of the century, harvest time. The windmill ceased working in 1916.

Here’s closer view of the windmill on Keysoe Road in July 1933, sadly falling apart.

There is a footpath down from the church, across the field, to the High Street.

If you head downhill and across the bridge over the brook you come to a path besides 89 High Street. When you reach the High Street Mulberry and Cobblers Cottages are opposite.

The Scout Parade may not be passing as you look across the road, and you will notice that the thatched cottage on the left has been demolished making the space for the green.
(You can see the old and the new views by moving the slider)

As you look down to the left, you can see the shop and the Keysoe Road turning up to the right.
Mr Ricketts ran the shop in 1935, roughly when this picture was taken.

Up Keysoe Road the Baptist Chapel used to stand on the right. You can see, beyond the green, there are some gravestones that were part of the chapel grounds.

Turning around again, facing the shop, the walk around Riseley now divides. You can turn up or down the High Street.

Turn left down the High Street towards the Fox and Hounds pub, heading South-West or right up the High Street towards the school, heading North-East.

Click here for info on the left turn down towards the Fox & Hounds

Click here for the right turn towards the Giddy Goat and Primary School.

Click one of the options to choose and move on.

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