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BARNSLEY CANAL - COLD HIENDLEY TO OLD ROYSTON

In this section:
Page 2 - At Old Royston

• Page 1 - Along the Towing Path
• Page 3 - Alternative Route

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Old Royston sign

Old Royston is a small hamlet on Notton Lane and Navvy Lane just north of Royston.
It is in Notton Civil Parish in the City of Wakefield Metropolitan District, West Yorkshire.

■ Click here for a diagram of the canal route.

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1. At this point the canal is some way to the east (left of the picture). The railway runs between the Trans Pennine Trail and the canal. Proceeding southwards from this point, the trail rejoins the canal as it nears Royston in South Yorkshire. Picture taken from Old Royston near Notton Bridge. (Grid ref. SE 366 133).
[June 2010]
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2. Picture taken to the south of High Bridge. The road crossing the canal by this bridge is Navvy Lane. The footpath along the tow path eventually leaves it and peters out in waste land near Royston.
[July 2002]
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3. At the eastern end of Old Royston. This is High Bridge carrying Navvy Lane, beneath which runs the Barnsley Canal (Grid ref. SE 367 134). Northwards (to the right of the picture), the Trans Pennine Trail heads north towards Cold Hiendley and Walton along the canal towing path. Westwards the road crosses the B6132 and continues to Notton, eastwards the road heads towards Cold Hiendley and Ellis Laithe.
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4. Old Royston viewed from the west near Notton Bridge. The Trans Pennine Trail runs from the far end of the hamlet, leaving the canal, and after crossing both bridges, proceeds to the right, heading south to Royston in South Yorkshire.
[June 2010]


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5. The Trans Pennine Trail post and a conveniently located bench in Old Royston.
[June 2012]
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Old Royston, Notton Lane and Navvy Lane.
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6. Midland Cottages, between the bridges in Old Royston.
[May 2014]
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7. Midland Cottages..
[May 2014]


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8. Peace and quiet on the canal just south of Old Royston. Photographed [July 2002]
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9. Although the tow path continues underneath the bridge, the Trans Pennine Trail climbs up the slope and then crosses the canal via High Bridge. It then continues through Old Royston, crossing the railway bridge and then turns southwards towards Royston in South Yorkshire.
[July 2002]
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10. View northwards from Notton Bridge at Old Royston. The railway track passes through the Chevet Cutting (just visble in the distance) and Walton, running alongside Common Lane, Greenside and Oakenshaw Lane. Eventually the line connects with other lines at Oakenshaw Junction near Wakefield.
[June 2010]
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11. The old Midland Railway line passes underneath this bridge (Notton Bridge). The canal bridge (High Bridge) is further east.
[June 2010]


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12. Notton Railway Bridge (No. 194) at Old Royston. This trail is a continuation of the Chevet Branch Line footpath and cycle track.
[May 2014]
The English Flag - The Cross of St George
Notton Railway Bridge
Part of our English Heritage
.
The bridge is a Grade II Listed Building.
Read more (PDF).
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13. Notton Railway Bridge (No. 194) at track level adjacent to the footpath and cycle track.
[26 May 2014]




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