Lockwood and Meltham Turnpike Trust

The Lockwood and Meltham Turnpike Trust was the name given to the trustees of the Lockwood and Meltham Turnpike, formed by an Act of Parliament in 1818.

The Trust's attempt to renew their application in 1874 was successfully blocked by joint objections from Edward Brook of Meltham Hall together with the Meltham Local Board. The Turnpike Trust Commission ruled on Friday 8 May 1874 that the road be disturnpiked before the end of the year.

The Trust's records are held by the West Yorkshire Archive Service:


The original trustees of the Lockwood and Meltham Turnpike Trust are recorded as in the Act of Parliament as:

  • Sir George Armytage (Baronet), Thomas Allen, Benjamin Haigh Allen, John Allen, John Armytage, Joseph Green Armytage, Benjamin Green Armytage, James Green Armytage, William Green Armytage, Joseph Armitage, George Armitage, Joseph Armitage the younger, Edmund Armitage (Clerk), Thomas Armitage, Alexander Alexander, David Alexander, Henry Alexander, John Beaumont, Timothy Bentley, Benjamin North Rockley Batty, Walter Beaumont, John Beaumont of Netherton, Richard Battye, William Walker Battye, John Battye, James Brook, Joseph Brook, Jonas Brook, William Brook, John Brook of Lockwood, James Bower, Edward Bower, John Bottomley, Joseph Bradley, James Crosland, Joshua Crosland, Richard Clay, Bradley Clay, Francis Downing, Timothy Dyson, Nathaniel Dyson, John Dyson, Nathaniel Dyson of Crosland Hill, James Dawson, William Eastwood, James Eastwood, John Eastwood of Huddersfield, Robert Firth, Thomas Firth, John Firth the younger, Lewis Fenton, John Fisher, Christopher Green, Anthony Green, James Green, John Garlick, James Garlick, John Graham, Charles Graham, Joseph Haigh, Thomas Holroyd, John Horsfall, John Horsfall the younger, Abraham Horsfall (Clerk), John Hauxby, Edward Hauxby, John Haigh, John Hinchliffe, Jonas Hobson, Benjamin Ingham, John Jessop, George Jessop, John Ikin, Sir John Lister Kaye (Baronet), John Kaye, Thomas Leigh the younger, Edward Ledgard, Henry Nelson, William North, George Needham, John Oldfield, Joseph Pickford, William Priestley, Edward Priestley, Sir Joseph Radcliffe Baronet, Sir John Ramsden (Baronet), John Ramsden, John Rawcliffe, George Robinson, Joshua Robinson, Jonathan Roberts, Edward Roberts, Jonathan Roberts the younger, Walter Williams Stables, Robert Smith (Clerk), William Stocks, Samuel Stocks, John Sutcliffe the younger, Uriah Tinker, George Taylor of Thickhollins, George Taylor of Meltham, John Walker, Joseph Walker, Samuel Walker, John Whitacre, John Wrigley, Joseph Wrigley, Robert Wrigley, Matthew Woodhead, John Woodhead, William Armitage of Almondbury, Joseph Atkinson, Thomas Atkinson, Robert Bentley, James Bennett, Green Bentley, William Greenwood, John Haigh, Rowland Houghton, John Harrop, Thomas Hamer, William Irwin, William Leigh, John Littlewood, James Lees, John Priest, John Sykes, William Shaw, Cookson Stephenson, William Stephenson, Joseph Smith, Henry Stables, John Townsend, Robert Walker Waddington, Eliehu Dickinson, Richard Dickinson, Joseph Armitage, Enoch Armitage, David Armitage, John Harrison, David Harrison, William Buttley, John Peace, John Firth the younger, John Firth of Old Chapel, Thomas Lockwood, Abram Lockwood, John Dickinson of Holmfirth, Joseph Eastwood, Joseph Thomas Tuit, Thomas Shaw, John Bell, Thomas Marshall, Jeremiah Marshall, Jonathan Roberts of Farnley, Joseph Scott, Thomas Hardy, Thomas Shearron of Almondbury, Joseph Haigh of Almondbury, James Mellor of Elm, John Tinker of Carr, John Dobson, William B. Dobson, Francis Vickerman, Frederick Simpson, George Lockwood, John Booth of Huddersfield, Samuel Wood, and Joseph Clegg