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Search Aspect ( turnpike )
Location - Leeds & District

Bickerton Bar (Wetherby)
Black & White imageUndated Image shows Bickerton Bar dating from the 18th Century when Acts of Parliament introduced the turnpiking of roads to raise money for road repairs and improvements. These turnpike roads and improvements to the Great North Road took place between 1753 and 1804. This made Wetherby an important staging post for coaches, including mailcoaches. This is the Bar House where the Bar Keeper would have lived with his wife, as it required two people to take on the responsibility of collecting the taxes. The Bar was a turnstile gate across the road where free passage was allowed on payment of the tax. A signpost, left, indicates the directions of Wetherby and York.
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Church Lane, looking south (Chapel Allerton) (1 comment)
Black & White image31st May 1963. An evening view of Church Lane, looking south. A map of 1781 shows that the Turnpike Road from Leeds to Harrogate and Knaresborough initially followed Church Lane, although by 1812 it was routed on the Harrogate Road, as we know it today.
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Hook Moor Crossroads, postcard view. (Aberford) (6 comments)
Black & White imageUndated. Early black and white postcard showing Hook Moor Crossroads. The view looks south and is the meeting of old 18th and 19th century turnpikes. In the background, at the left edge, is the Boroughbridge & Ferrybridge turnpike (Ermine Street) of 1741. The Wakefield - Aberford Turnpike is seen in the foreground at the left edge, dating from 1789 and Barnsdale/Leeds to Hook Moor Turnpike is in the background, right, of 1828. In 1962 the Aberford Bypass opened and the A1/M1 link road was constructed in 1990s.
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Map of Morley (Morley) (1 comment)
Colour imageUndated. Image shows part of a map called 'Ten Miles Round Leeds' published by John Thorpe in 1849. Separate Parishes appeared in different colours with clear boundaries between them. The orange roads are turnpike roads. Morley appears as a straggling village along a road joining the Leeds-Elland turnpike road (A643) to the Wakefield-Bradford turnpike road(A650). Across this flow two small streams, the Valley Stream and Owlers Beck where extra housing follows the East-West direction of these becks by Morley Hole (Ha) and Banks Hill and close to the Low Town End. Each stream on this map supports one steam-powered textile mill, Crank Mill near Morley Station on the Valley Stream, built in 1790, and Rods Mill on Owlers Beck, built in 1799-1800. Morley New Church was built in 1829-1830 and Springfield Hall about the same time. Queen Street, at this time, was called Middlethorpe. Photograph from the David Atkinson Archive.
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Old Angel Inn, Bruntcliffe Crossroads (Morley) (1 comment)
Black & White imageUndated. Early postcard view showing the stone-built Old Angel Inn at Bruntcliffe Crossroads. The image is thought to date from before 1900. The inn was in a good position to attract trade from passing travellers on the turnpike roads, with the Leeds and Elland Road to the side and the Wakefield and Bradford Road to the front. The Bruntcliffe Mill is visible in the background, originally owned by Thomas Stephenson.
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