M62 motorway Stott Hall Farm

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My multimedia slideshow about Stott Hall Farm sat in the middle of the M62 close to the Yorkshire Lancashire boarder.

About the farm:
Stott Hall Farm (53.641599°N 1.952222°W) an 18th century farm on Windy Hill, situated between the two carriageways of the M62 motorway between junctions 22 and 23. The road forks around the farm for engineering reasons owing to the surrounding area’s geology, though a local myth persists that the road had to be split because the owners refused to sell the land during its construction. Due to its remoteness in the Pennines, the farm is often nicknamed the Little House on the Prairie, it is now known countrywide to lorry drivers using CB radio by this name and is even referred to as such by Sally Boazman, BBC Radio 2’s traffic reporter. The farm is now separated from the motorway by crash barriers and a high fence to keep livestock in and drivers out, after some stranded motorists attempted to get aid when broken down. The farm, which was occupied by Ken and Beth Wild at the time of the motorway’s opening, is now farmed by Paul Thorp. It is one of the ten best-known sights from the motorway network and one of the best-known sights in West Yorkshire. The farm was used as a location for an early episode of ITV drama series Where the Heart Is and has been the subject of a BBC Radio 4 documentary and a short documentary film.


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Stott hall farm


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52 responses to “M62 motorway Stott Hall Farm”

  1. esytnedu says:

    Fab story, love this building

  2. alan says:

    On no I prefer the other version

  3. Kev says:

    Iconic to us on the daily M62 commute, great images

  4. vqngaedu says:

    My Dad always said it was he wouldn’t sell, can’t wait to tell him he’s wrong

  5. Marie says:

    Fab article

  6. Ste says:

    Straight from the owners mouth !

  7. Kate says:

    enjoy reading your posts, ill be back to read more

  8. Paula says:

    Brilliant, stunning scenery

  9. Gary says:

    Some great pictures in here, I’ve read a few more of your posts and there all brill! Keep it up

  10. Robert says:

    Looks great

  11. bmkcaedu says:

    Pass this so many times, its amazing

  12. Fred says:

    Great video! keep the posts coming i enjoy reading them

  13. Ruth says:

    Loved this post, but my favourite is your areal shots of Manchester http://blog.markwaugh.net/aerial-manchester/

  14. Mike says:

    that image is very strong, great work. Keep it up

  15. Dave says:

    Great video

  16. Chloe says:

    what a shame to look out at an horrid motorway, love the article though, thanks

  17. Mollie says:


  18. Pete says:

    thanks for this post, nice read

  19. Lois says:

    wow bet its noisy living there

  20. Joey says:

    Thanks for this blog post, i liked the video

  21. jolly78 says:

    Great watch, thank you for the post.

  22. LeedsBoy3 says:

    Sat looking into this farm for over an hour once, stuck heading to Leeds, it was also used on a tv drama.

  23. Colin P says:

    Seen this on TV some weeks ago, great tail

  24. Snapman71 says:

    Great pictures as always mate.

  25. Tracey says:

    Passed this today, thought of your video.

  26. Dave says:

    I live near this and everyone says he wouldn’t move

  27. james says:

    LOL, great video

  28. Sarah says:

    Ken Wild what a man, wouldn’t sell either stunning area

  29. Bushra says:

    Brill video, beautiful area!

  30. Liz says:

    Such a lovely read, beautiful little farm

  31. Lewis says:

    I look forward to reading future material from this site

  32. Thomas says:

    great article, image looks good

  33. Travis says:

    I enjoyed the video

  34. Sally says:

    Nice short read, thank you!

  35. Beth says:

    Loved it

  36. Brain says:

    Loved reading this post, keep it up

  37. Bailey says:

    WOW, love driving past Stott Hall Farm, great how the motorway goes around the farm

  38. Bill says:

    Great post, will be back to read more

  39. Harrison says:

    Well written blog post, I also enjoyed the one about the Manchester Light Switch on this year!

  40. Charlotte says:

    Enjoyed reading this blog

  41. Amy says:

    Pass this for work everyday, always love this building

  42. Al says:

    loved the image on this page, interesting read

  43. Alan says:

    Great read, will be back to read more

  44. Frank says:

    Brilliant blog post

  45. Oliver says:

    That video is great

  46. Holly says:

    Brilliant images

  47. Becca says:

    This was a lovely piece of writing

  48. Paul says:

    Fab article, i enjoyed the images.

  49. Ryan says:

    I really enjoyed reading this post, keep up the good work.

  50. Helen says:

    Great Article, really well written. I will look forward to reading other blogs on this site!