Road names at Kirkstall Forge :: Shared Description

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.
by Rich Tea
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SE2436 : The road outside Kirkstall Forge Station by Rich Tea
SE2436 : The new road into Kirkstall Forge by Rich Tea
SE2436 : A corner of the new road into Kirkstall Forge by Rich Tea


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Created: Mon, 11 Jul 2016, Updated: Mon, 11 Jul 2016

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