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TPT sign, Midland Road Royston
The Trans Pennine Trail sign at the site of the old Midland Road bridge in Royston, South Yorkshire..

This section covers the stretch in Royston from Midland Road to Church Hill.

Old Royston to Royston

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Click to enlargeThe Royston Star.
Royston, Midland Road. The Trans Pennine Trail and National Cycle Route 67 follow the Barnsley Canal through the village.
© John S. Sargent 2010.
Click to enlarge Royston, Midland Road. The slag heap in the distance is a reminder of Royston's coal mining past. The pit closed in 1989. The boarded-up pub in the picture is the Ship.
© John S. Sargent 2010.
Click to enlargeThe Royston star on the Trans Pennine Trail at the site of the old Midland Road canal bridge. Each point of the star highlights an item of local interest. Walton has a similar star.
Click image for close-up of the centre (sadly defaced since this picture was taken).
© John S. Sargent 28 July 2002.
Click to enlargeNortherly points on the compass - Barnsley Canal, Monckton Colliery and Felkirk Church.
© John S. Sargent 2010.
Click to enlargeWesterly points on the compass - Barnsley Canal, The Grove and St. John's Royston.
© John S. Sargent 2010.
Click to enlargeTo the east: Rabbit Ings is the former colliery yard and spoil heap of the Monkton Colliery and then the Royston Drift Mine which closed in 1989. The 66 hectare site is situated near Royston in South Yorkshire and was owned by Wakefield Council before ownership was transferred to the Land Trust.
© John S. Sargent 2010.
Click to enlargeDown south: Points on the compass - Carlton Marsh, St. John's Carlton and St. John's Royston.
© John S. Sargent 2010.
Click to enlargeMidland Road in Royston, the unusual lift bridge is no longer there and the canal is effectively split in two by the road. Photographed 28 July 2002.
Click to enlargeBarnsley Canal between Midland Road and Church Hill, Royston
© J.S. Sargent 30th June 2010
Click to enlargeLooking towards the north-west, the Church of St. John the Baptist, Royston, viewed from the Trans Pennine Trail (Barnsley Canal). The church is in the Diocese of Wakefield.
© J.S. Sargent 2010
Click to enlargeThe canal between Midland Road and Church Hill, Royston. The hill on the left of the horizon is the remains of a coal mine, a reminder of the Royston's industrial heritage. The good news is that it is now owned by Wakefield MDC and is being transformed into a nature park using the old name for the area 'Rabbit Ings'.
Photographed 30th June 2010
 
Midland Road Bridge design
The design drawing for the Midland Road Bridge, Royston (now gone!). In 1934, the original bridge was replaced by this unusual electrically operated lift bridge. The road platform was lifted by mechanisms situated in four corner towers. Originally called Senior Lane, the road was renamed Midland Road, doubtless as a consequence of the North Midland Railway being built through the village. The line still exists but is no longer used for passenger services.



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