Wooldale is perhaps the closest of the hill settlements of the Graveship of Holme to Netherthong, being just across the valley and only about 2 miles to the South.

Robucke's were recorded here at least as early as the 16th century.

One of the earliest families is that of Thomas Robucke who lived here from 1515. If they were to return today, they certainly woldn't recognise the town, which has largely developed as it is today with the onset of the industrial revolution in the 18th century.


To see photographs of the Fulston area click on the thumbnails.

This photograph is of the town centre in the early part of the 20th century. You can see a cart (minus the horse) outside some shops, with a raised footpath.

In this photograph, you can still see the shops and the raised footpath, viewed from the other end of the town centre. Today the raised footpath has railings on the edge for safety.

This is a view across the fields looking back towards Wooldale from the road to Totties and Hepworth.

This old looking house located at Shaley Wood Bottom, between Wooldale and Totties used to be a brewery as you can see from the 1854 map.

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