Woodsome Bridge, Woodsome Lees Lane, Farnley Tyas

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  • location: Farnley Tyas
  • category: area with a bridge

Discovering Old Huddersfield

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

There can be no doubt that the river crossing here is more than three hundred years old as, just after Woodsome Hall, Ogilby marks "a Rill and Wooden bridg." However, it is likely that the crossing was an old one even in Ogilby's day as the nearby manorial corn mill, which dates back to the thirteenth century, was probably deliberately sited near to an already existing bridge in order to provide access from the Lepton side of the stream. Soon after the bridge the London Road turns right to run southwards towards Kirkburton.