SE2436 : A corner of the new road into Kirkstall Forge

taken 2 years ago, near to Horsforth, Leeds, Great Britain

A corner of the new road into Kirkstall Forge
A corner of the new road into Kirkstall Forge
The road bends to the left to follow the bank of the River Aire here. The river is 2 or 3 metres below the level of the road.
The road opened to traffic on the 16th or 17th June 2016, and has no signs to show its name yet. (It will probably be Butler Road)
Road names at Kirkstall Forge
I was talking to a manager of CEG who are the Kirkstall Forge developers, on 9th July 2016 at the Kirkstall Festival, where they had a display. He told me that road names are being discussed with Leeds City Council. Butler Road will probably be the name of the road into the north-west end of the site. This road joins Abbey Road by the traffic lights near Hawksworth Road. Beecroft and Butler were the names of 2 partners who were responsible for developing industrial use on the site in the late 18th & early 19th centuries.
The road by the station will probably be called Great Exhibition Way, referring to the items that they manufactured and exhibited at the Great Exhibition of 1851. The items in the exhibition included railway wheels and axles, axletrees for carriages, phaetons, omnibuses, cabs, drays, and other vehicles (made from best double-faggoted Kirkstall iron)and a self-acting regulating damper for high-pressure boilers
Other road names may reference the monks of Kirkstall Abbey, who first developed the site in the 12th century.
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Date Taken
Sunday, 19 June, 2016   (more nearby)
Monday, 20 June, 2016
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Suburb, Urban fringe  Roads, Road transport 
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OSGB36: geotagged! SE 246 367 [100m precision]
WGS84: 53:49.6079N 1:37.6561W
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