Birstall and Huddersfield Turnpike Road

The Birstall and Huddersfield Turnpike road was a 8-mile toll road which followed the route of the Colne Valley northeastwards out of Huddersfield, passing through Cooper Bridge to Birstall.

The route is now the A62.

Toll Points

The following toll points are marked on the 1854 O.S. map:

  • Huddersfield Toll Point, Leeds Road, Fartown — at the junction with Bradley Mills Lane
  • Oaks Lane Toll Point, Bradley
  • Lower Row Toll Point, Lower Row, Mirfield
  • Mirfield Moor Toll Point, Mirfield
  • Yew Tree Inn Toll Point, Liversedge
  • Smithies Moor New Toll Point, Gomersall

Route

The approximate route of the turnpike road, based on the 1854 O.S. map, is shown below:

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Birstall and Huddersfield Turnpike Road

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Streets and roads | Turnpike roads
This page was last modified on 23 March 2017 and has been edited by Dave Pattern.

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