Roads and travel

Many interesting features can be found, especially in rural areas, which reflect the history of our highways: this section contains avariety of articles which do not always fit easily anywhere else,including:
Toll-houses: because these often stuck out into the road many have been demolished. The Society also records these.
Packhorse roads, such as our newly-restored section between Marsden and Slaithwaite.
Causeys – see the article on Trods: paved tracks, some in unlikely places; for example, if you look over the pedestrian bridge leading from Bridge Street, Holmfirth to Crown Bottom car-park when the river is low you will see a paved stretch of the river-bed – for this was the main way into the village some centuries ago (pictured below).