Wood Lane, Holt Head

Wood Lane is a former section of the first Wakefield and Austerlands Turnpike road.

Discovering Old Huddersfield

Extract from Discovering Old Huddersfield (1993-2002) by Gordon & Enid Minter:

Just beyond Holt Head we must deviate briefly from the route of the turnpike to follow more modem roads round to the White House. Before making the left tum into Varley Road notice the path curving up the steep hillside ahead. Now called Wood Lane this rough trackway is a little changed section of the turnpike and despite being overgrown it is as good an example as we have of the road's original condition. Although the Turnpike Acts generally required the new roads to be thirty to forty feet wide, here, because of the terrain and because the road surface is on the natural rock, the turnpike builders were obviously content to keep to the road's original width.