Meltham and Wessenden Head Turnpike Trust Act of 1825
The Meltham and Wessenden Head Turnpike Trust Act of 1825 was summarised as:
An Act for making and maintaining a Turnpike Road from Meltham in the Parish of Almondbury, to the Greenfield and Shepley Lane Head Turnpike Road, near Wessenden Head, in the Township of Austonley, in the West Riding of the County of York. [20th May 1825.]
The Meltham and Wessenden Head Turnpike, comprising the modern-day Wessenden Head Road, operated as a turnpike toll road between the mid-to-late 1820s and the early 1870s.
Tolls were collected at two locations:
- Brink Toll Point — situated near the parsonage and the junction with Wellands Lane (now Tinker Lane)
- Waterhouse Hill Slack — situated at the property known as Wentworth and marked as a chain