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Bradshaw’s Guide

Manchester to Huddersfield and Leeds

The intermediate stations are Miles Platting, Park (the station for Philip’s Park), Clayton Bridge, and Droylsden.

Stockport Branch

Guide Bridge station.

Padding Reddish and Heaton Norris stations, we arrive at

Mossley (Lancashire), a telegraph station. Close at hand are the Pillar on Hartshead Pike, from which a beautiful view of the country may be obtained; and Bucton Castle, an old British camp.

Greenfield (Yorkshire).—Near at hand is Fam Hole, a Druidical remain.

There is a short branch hence to Oldham, passing through the unimportant stations of Grotton and Lees, but forming a valuable connection between the London and North Western and the Lancashire and Yorkshire sections. After a run of about fifteen minutes our arrival is announced at

Delph station.

Passing Diggle station (where the Marsden tunnel, 3½ miles long, is entered), we then proceed to

Golcar.—A town with a population of 5,110, employed in the cloth trade.

Longwood, trade, woollen manufacture. Population, 3,402. Large reservoirs.

Passing Bradley (close to which is Bradley Park), and Mirfield stations, we arrive at

The next station, Batley (which has extensive woolen and carpet manufactures, and a later English church, with some fine monuments), forms the junction of the branch to

Churwell.—In the vicinity are Middleton Lodge, and Beeston, with its old Church and the coal mines, which have been used since the time of Charles II.

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