2009

SE0925 : Old Bank, Halifax

taken 15 years ago, near to Halifax, Calderdale, England

This is 1 of 3 images, with title Old Bank, Halifax in this square
Old Bank, Halifax
Old Bank, Halifax
This road was constructed in or soon after 1741 by the Halifax and Wakefield Turnpike Trust. It was on or near to the original medieval road. It would be interesting to know whether the stone setts were laid when the road was first built, or later in the 19C. This part of the road was found to be too steep for main road traffic, and a new road was started in 1760 from North Bridge up New Bank. By the mid-19C many cottages had been built up Old Bank, and these still existed in 1930. Most had been demolished by 1950, and all of them have gone now.

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Category: Road (disused)
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SE0925, 1227 images   (more nearby 🔍)
Photographer
Humphrey Bolton   (more nearby)
Date Taken
Thursday, 29 October, 2009   (more nearby)
Submitted
Friday, 30 October, 2009
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SE 099 253 [100m precision]
WGS84: 53:43.4407N 1:51.0865W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SE 099 253
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NORTH (about 0 degrees)
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