|Milnsbridge House in 1829, a coloured engraving by FR Hay of an original by JP Neale|
In a letter to General Maitland written on the same day, the military commander at Huddersfield, General Acland, commented that the shot was fired from a considerable distance and wasn't sure that it was fired at either the house or the sentry. He also commented that the sentry's return of fire was foolish and unnecessary.
All of this must have piled more stress and shock on Radcliffe himself: he was by now a virtual recluse in his mansion.
|Milnsbridge House in 1910|
|The rear of Milnsbridge House in 2006: image copyright Stanley Walker (Geograph profile)|
|The front of Milnsbridge House on Dowker Street in 2008: image copyright Betty Longbottom (Geograph profile)|
As reported in the Leeds Mercury of 3rd October 1812. Acland's letter can be found at HO 40/2/7.