Spring Wood Footpath, Paddock Foot, Huddersfield

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  • location: footpath from Bow Street to Gledholt Bank
  • status: still exists

The digging out of the cutting for Spring Wood Junction destroyed a historic right of way[1], which forced the railway company to provide an alternative footpath and bridge.

The path is known locally as "Monkey's Neck", although the reason why is uncertain.[2] In local dialect, "monk" or "monkey" is a verb meaning "to climb".[3]


Notes and References

  1. Possibly the path originally ran eastwards to what is now Woodthorpe Terrace.
  2. "Denis Kilcommons" in Huddersfield Daily Examiner (26/Nov/2013).
  3. A New Glossary of the Dialect of the Huddersfield District (1928) by Walter E. Haigh, page 70.