The truth behind the house that sits stubbornly in the…

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The truth behind the house that sits stubbornly in the middle of the M62
2021-09-24 17:07:00
It is a location that thousands pass everyday and inspires wonder and rumour but there are few people that known the truth about the house that stubbornly splits the M62. Situated between Huddersfield and Rochdale, Scott Hall Farm is a collection of farm buildings that sit in one of the most unusual locations for any home in the country. The farm house itself sits wedged between the east and westbound carriageways, splitting the busy motorway in two as it makes its journey through West Yorkshire. For more traffic and travel news in your area click here. The house has inspired myths with the most popular suggesting that a stubborn farmer refusing to budge to developers had him home enveloped by the motorway instead. The truth is that there was no stubborn farmer defiantly standing up to progress but that real tale is interesting nonetheless. M62 motorway over the Peninnes, splits at Stott Hall Farm 'Little House', near Junction 22. (Image: Huddersfield Examiner) The motorway had to be built around the building as underneath, there is a geological fault, Ken Wild was the farmer who lived there and who did actually work the land. Currently, farmer Paul Thorp can be found living on Stott Hall Farm and has even appeared on The Yorkshire Vet. Back in 2016, YorkshireLive spoke to Ken's granddaughter, Kimberley Pollard who reflected on her childhood, where she was lulled to sleep by the roar of traffic. She said: “I used to stay in a big bedroom on the westbound carriageway side. It had a four poster bed – you could get lost in it. There was triple glazing which kept out lots of noise. “You'd sometimes wake up if someone beeped their car horn in the middle of the night, but the sound of the motorway used to send me to sleep. “I used to help him feed the lambs who had lost their mothers, and watch the shearing. I used to have pet guinea pigs at my home in Rishworth and we ran out of hay. “My granddad took me up to Top Moss – the little barn type place on the left of the eastbound carriageway opposite the farm, where he kept hay and various farm essentials. “He took me up on the back of his quad and I was terrified! I was determined to walk back down so he followed very slowly and carefully on the bike with a huge bail of hay! I'd love to be able to go on the quad bikes with my granddad now. “My granddad's second wife, Beth, was always cooking and baking. She used to let me play in the fields around the house and watch the traffic go past, and see people's confused faces!” For the latest news in your area enter your postcode below She recalled how her mum had to head to school through the underpass as the motorway was being built. But once, she'd dared to run over the motorway in an effort to avoid the rams that her dad had put in the underpass. Kimberley also remembered, with a smile, how they often had unexpe

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