Barnsley and Shepley Lane Head Turnpike Road

The Barnsley & Shepley Lane Head Turnpike road was constructed circa 1825, and was sometimes initially referred to as the Shepley & Cawthorne Turnpike as it joined an existing turnpike road to Barnsley near Cawthorne.

The route was surveyed by Thomas Dinsley of Huddersfield in 1823.

The road ran east from the Royal Sovereign Inn at Shepley Land Head along the Barnsley Road (now A635) and passed through:

The Barnsley & Shepley Lane Head Turnpike Trust was wound up on 1 August 1875.[1]


Notes and References

  1. Public notice in Barnsley Chronicle (05/Jun/1875).