SE0206 : Disused track, Broadstone Hill, Saddleworth

taken 10 years ago, near to Diggle, Oldham, Great Britain

Disused track, Broadstone Hill, Saddleworth
Disused track, Broadstone Hill, Saddleworth
The parallel blue lines drawn on the map are for ditches each side of a track, which is said to have been constructed as unemployment relief works in the 1860s during the "Cotton Famine" caused by the Union's embargo on the export of cotton from the Confederacy during the American Civil War. It would seem to be a continuation of Running Hill Gate, swinging round to the east to the Saddlworth boundary, where it meets a path to the Holmfirth Road at Black Gate. Bernard Barnes, in [i]'Passage through Time - Saddleworth Roads and Tracks[/i] states that the 'road' was first mentioned in the Saddleworth Enclosure Minute Book ion August 1811. It was to be from Running Hill to Blake gate. However work had still not started in 1820. The ditches had been dug by 1848, as they are shown on the first edition of OS six-inch map, but there is no evidence that any other work was completed.
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Thursday, 5 July, 2007   (more nearby)
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Thursday, 5 July, 2007
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Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SE 026 068 [100m precision]
WGS84: 53:33.4690N 1:57.7334W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SE 026 068
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East-southeast (about 112 degrees)
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