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Nab Wood Sports Centre

Cottingley New Road
BD16 1TZ
01274 567285


  • Two Sports Halls
  • Gymnasium, Movement Hall
  • Squash Courts
  • Floodlit Hard Porous Area
  • Floodlit Tennis & Netball Courts
  • Grass Pitches
  • ending Area and Cybercafe

Cottingley Recreation Ground, Manor Road

  • Football Pitch
  • Guide Hut
  • Childrens enclosed play area with swings, slide and climbing structure

Skate Park and All purpose Games Area, Cottingley New Road

Sun Inn Public House, Bradford Old Road

Sun Inn

Built in the early 1900s to replace the previous coaching inn which had welcomed wayfarers for at least 300 years. The snug of the old Sun Inn (commonly known as Nancy's) served as both court house and a rendezvous for poachers.

In Colonel Wickham's time it was common to threaten evil doers, "I'll send tha ovver Cottingley Moor," meaning "before the justice". Colonel Wickham sat in the upstairs room of the old Sun Inn, and had James Booth as his clerk. James lived and had his office at nearby Hill Top, the entrance of which was known as "Office Gate".

Throstle Nest Public House, Airedale Avenue

Throstle's Nest

Bankfield Hotel (Mercure)

Bradford Road
BD16 1TU
01274 567123

Bankfield, Gothic Mansion built in 1848, was formerly the residence of Wm. Murgatroyd Esq., Mayor of Bradford in 1854. It became the property of Henry Mason, Esq., and was enlarged in 1871. The last century has seen its change of use to an hotel and further extensions and modernisations.
In July 1893 A celebration ocurred for Cottingley people for the wedding of the Duke of York and Princess Victoria Mary of Teck by Mr & Mrs H Mason in the grounds of Bankfield, with a selection of races for young and old, with tea for almost a thousand served and prizes given to successful race competitors. The Bingley Mission Band played selections of music in the afternoon and then for dancing in the evening

Bankfield Hotel

Bankfield Hotel

Cottingley Conservative Club, 3 - 11 Smith Street, BD16 1SW

Conservative Club

Bingley Chronicle February 1892 reported on a lecture given by Mr G Berry in the above club entitled "Commercial Union with our Colonies" to which there was a good attendance. Mr Whittaker (secretary) moved "that in the opinion of this meeting, in order to prevent our colonies from severing their connection with the mother country, it is imperatively necessary that we should grant them preference in British markets." This was seconded by Mr Brown and carried unanimously.

Cottingley Working Men's Club, Hope Hill View

Working Men's Club

Bradford and Bingley Sports Club

Wagon Lane
Cottingley Bridge

Cottingley Fitness & Wellbeing Centre

Cottingley New Road
BD16 1TZ
01274 565741

Cottingley Fitness & Wellbeing Centre
See also: Cottingley Manor historic photo


  • Complimentary towel
  • Crèche
  • Fitness area
  • Group exercise classes
  • Health Events & Seminars
  • Personal training
  • Refreshment area
  • Senior Wellbeing Advisor
  • Spa pool
  • Steam room
  • Swimming pool
  • Fishing Lake, (permits available from Reception at the Fitness and Wellbeing Centre)