Dunford District Turnpike Road
The Dunford District Turnpike was a toll road that formed a branch of the Wadsley & Langsett Turnpike and connected the Holmfirth District Turnpike to Dunford Bridge.
The road was turnpiked following the passing of a Local Act in 1844 and ran southwards from a junction with the Holmfirth District Turnpike to reach Dunford Bridge, primarily for the purpose of providing a road link between Holmfirth and Dunford Bridge Railway Station on the Sheffield, Ashton-under-Lyne & Manchester Railway.
The Turnpike Acts Continuance Committee heard objections to the Trust's renewal application at the House of Commons on Tuesday 1 May 1877, with Mr. S.S. Booth objecting on behalf of the local rate payers. At that time, the Dunford District Trust had debts of £765 2s. 6d. owing to seven creditors. To Committee agreed to a two year extension until 1 November 1879 in the hope that the debts could be cleared before the Trust was wound up.
Going southwards from the junction with the Holmfirth District Turnpike, the main features of the Dunford District Turnpike that were marked on the 1854 O.S. map are:
Notes and References
- "Dunford District Turnpike Road Trust" in Huddersfield Chronicle (05/May/1877).