This map shows the area to the east of Brooklands Estate and south of Shay Lane. No mention is made of Brook Farm, and Thorntree Hill is shown as Wheatley Hill.
Ordnance Survey 1854
This map covers the area from the north-east corner of Walton Park (south of Brook Farm) to Stubbs Field and Haw Park.
Ordnance Survey 1854
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This page covers the area around Brook Farm.
The Hilly Fields & Stubbs Field page covers the area southwards across rolling farmland to Stubbs Field and Haw Park Lane.
The Brook Farm area is bordered by Shay Lane to the north, Drain Beck at Brooklands and a section of Waterton's Wall climbing the hill from Drain Beck towards Thorntree Hill. The East Coast Mainline and the parish boundary are to the east.
The following footpaths pass through this area, using the names applied to this area when Walton's Public Rights of Way were described by the parish council in 1996:
■ PATH No. 3 - HILLY FIELDS
(Shay Lane, B6378, Drain Beck Bridge to Wintersett Parish Boundary, Drain Beck Bridge.
■ PATH No. 14 - STUBBS FIELD
(Eastern side of Haw Park Wood - Haw Park Lane Path No. 12).
■ PATH No. 18 - WALTON HALL EAST GATE. (Walton Hall to the East Gate)
There are more pictures of Brook Farm and Thorntree Hill on the first page in this section, click here.
■ The proposed HS2 High Speed Train route affects this area, go to the HS2 Section for more details.
The maps show the area as depicted on the Ordnance Survey Map 1854.
The railway is the Great Northern and Manchester, Sheffield and Lincolnshire Railway (West Riding and Grimsby Section), nowadays the East Coast Main Line from Wakefield to Doncaster.
Thorntree Hill is shown as Wheatley Hill and there is a Stubbed Farm House alongside Waterton's Wall near the the area now known as Stubbs Wood. In recent years, Walton Park is also referred to as Waterton Park.
Farmland adjacent to Drain Beck at Brooklands. The north wall of Walton Park (Waterton Park) is directly in front. A public right of way* crosses this field towards the corner of the wall on the left. (*Walton Footpath No.3)
Brook Farm, with the City of Wakefield in the distance. Walton Footpath No. 3.