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The path in the centre is part of the old Packhorse route from Heptonstall crossing over the bridge here and then climbing up the hillside to Pecket Well.

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This cobbled path, known locally as the Snicket, was part of the Heptonstall – Halifax packhorse route and originally dropped sharply straight down, passing the front of the White Lion to the Old Bridge and on to the Buttress. Houses on the left are…

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The houses on the left front onto Cliffe Street and above the wall on the right the roof of Stubbings School. The path is the remains of the old packhorse road between Heptonstall and Halifax from which a branch ran up to Old Town and on to Haworth.…

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The Old Bridge originally built 1510 and repaired in 1602 and 1657 when it was described "in great ruin and decay". Seen here in about 1900 looking over to Buttress Brink, demolished 1960s, with the new 'Hole in the Wall' pub on the right.

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The Old Bridge looking downstream towards West End. The plaques on the abutment record it was repaired in 1602 and 1657. The building on the left on Bridge Gate was Thomas Marshall, coal merchant, that building and the mill beyond have long been…

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This is a good example of an upland route taken by packhorses in the years prior to the construction of the turnpike roads and canal.

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A painting by Alfred Bayes, the Lumbutts-born artist, depicts a packhorse train travelling along the moorland causey stones, which still exist in many places today. The horses, led by a drover, were disciplined to follow the sound of bells fastened…
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