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Overtown Miscellany, overtown.org.uk

Walton Community LibraryViews in and around the southern districts of Walton: Overtown (Upper Town), Highfield Lane, Stoneheaps Plantation and adjacent countryside.
Map of the area as it was in the mid-19th Century, click on the map to enlarge.

Upper Town (or Overtown) as shown on the 1852 Ordnance Survey Map.
The Balk is towards the top of the map, with Highfield Lane* connecting it with Sike Lane.
(* Highfield Lane is shown on the 1852-54 Ordnance Survey map but on the 1893-94 map was shown simply as an extension of as the Balk.)
The Berg Quarry at Overtown was the source of the stone used to build Walton Hall and the wall. The Quarry is sometines referred to as Balk Woods. The name Bergh or Berg, as in the old quarry, is probably connected with the early Lords of Walton, the de Burghs. 
The old North Midland Railway runs north-south on the left of the map, entering the tunnel near the bottom. The line continued in use for testing trains and freight traffic to Monckton Coke and Chemical Works at Royston (now closed).
There is a small wood above the cutting on the eastern side, it was briefly used as a paintball battlefield some years ago.
The disused Barnsley Canal is on the right of the map, this is the stretch from around the canal summit to just south of Haw Park Bridge at the Stoneheaps Cutting.
The canal summit (Lock 15) is a short ditance north of Walton Hall Canal Bridge.

Click on the images below to enlarge.

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