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WALTON - EASTERN AREAS, Brook Farm
Brook Farm.

This page covers the area around Brook Farm.
The Hilly Fields and 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.

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 1852-4).
Click on the map to enlarge.

The following footpaths pass through this area and/or Hilly Fields, 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, near Brooklands Estate, to Wintersett Parish Boundary, Drain Beck Bridge (another bridge over Drain Beck, also known as Santingley Beck).
? 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).

? The proposed HS2 High Speed Train route affects this area, go to the HS2 Section for more details.
The map shows the area as depicted on the Ordnance Survey Map 1852-4.
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 (also known as Stubbs Piece) 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.

West Yorkshire Sports and Social Club.
Relocation from Sandal to Brook Farm, Shay Lane, Walton.

Planning Application 13/01530/FUL, received by Wakefield MDC on 31st May 2013.
The application proposes a new sports facility comprising: club house and pavilion, car parking, two bowls pitches, two junior football pitches, six tennis courts with pavilion, two cricket pitches with score boxes and tea pavilion (southern pitch only), two senior football pitches, a rugby pitch, a five-a-side football pitch, cricket nets, groundsman store building, engineering works to provide wetland area / drainage attenuation, floodlighting, new access from Shay Lane, landscaping and associated works.

For more information visit the Walton Parish Council website or Wakefield MDC. (Sites accessed 06 April 2018.)





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