No 16. The junction of Ings Road and Denby Dale Road

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No 16. The junction of Ings Road and Denby Dale Road

Toll roads, or turnpikes, provided a means of financing new routes and maintaining or improving old ones. Here the Ings turnpike (1831-1863) meets the Denby Dale turnpike (1825-1874). Both were new roads the latter being by far the more useful and popular. Although Ings Road was intended as a quick route from Wakefield Bridge for traffic going west, the tolls made it unpopular and the preferred route remained going via Kirkgate and Westgate.

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