The grandchild of a farmer who owned the mystery home in the middle of a UK motorway has detailed how she spent her childhood on the farm.

Kimberley Pollard was just a child when she was "lulled asleep by the roar of traffic" at the home of her grandfather, Ken Wild, at Stott Hall Farm.

The working farmstead lies between two winding carriageways of the M62 near Huddersfield.

As drivers approach, the roads part and then meander around the agricultural land and meet again behind it.

The mysterious home was thought to belong to a stubborn farmer, who refused to budge when encroaching developers built the road in 1960, Yorkshire Live reports.

But, despite the long-held rumour - it isn't a true story.

According to rumours, the farm stayed put after a stubborn farmer refused to budge and developers had to build the road around the house (

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The point in the motorway splits around the building as beneath it lies a geological fault.

At the time of the development, the resident farmer at Stott Hall was Kimberley's granddad, Ken.

Now, farmer Paul Thorp can be found working the land at the mystery home.

Paul featured on the Yorkshire Vet in 2020 - where he showed viewers how he carried out TB checks on livestock.

The current owner of the farm is Paul Thorp (pictured with his family) who last year appeared on Yorkshire Vet (

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In 2016 Ken's granddaughter, Kimberley Pollard, told YorkshireLive how she was lulled to sleep by the roar of traffic as a child.

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.

The granddaughter of the previous owner, Kimberley Pollard, explained what it's like to live on a farm in the middle of a motorway (

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"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!"

Kimberley said her mum had to navigate the motorway underpass for the school run as the carriageway was being built.

On one occasion she sprinted across the motorway to avoid the rams her dad had led to the underpass.

Unexpected visitors would often turn up when cars broke down and needed recovery services, she recalled.

Though the farm's origins has caused gossip, speculation and rumour - for Kimberley it was just a home.

Kimberley noted: "To me it was just a place I spent time growing up - it was just my granddad's house.

"It never struck me as being unusual because I grew up there."

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