A58 road

The A58 is a major road in Northern England that runs between Prescot, Merseyside and Wetherby, West Yorkshire.

It runs north east from Prescot on the outskirts of Liverpool via St Helens, Ashton-in-Makerfield, Hindley, Westhoughton, Bolton, Bury, Heywood, Rochdale and Littleborough, then over the Pennines into West Yorkshire.

The road then goes through Ripponden and Sowerby Bridge to Halifax and onwards to Leeds via the villages of Hipperholme, Birkenshaw and Drighlington. It runs through Leeds as the A58(M) motorway (part of the Leeds Inner Ring Road), then north-east through Scarcroft, Bardsey and Collingham to its terminus at Wetherby.

The original route between Leeds and Wetherby was bypassed with a new dual carriageway diverting from Roundhay Road/ Wetherby Road, at the old Fforde Grene junction in Harehills. It runs along the Easterly Road dual carriageway passing Oakwood and Gipton. The re-routed A58 meets its original route at Boggart Hill in Seacroft. The re-routed section was constructed in the 1930s and had a branch of the Leeds Tramway running along the central reservation until the 1950s.[1] The proposed Leeds Supertram was also to run this route.[2]

UK road A58

A58
A58 road map
Harehills Parade
Harehills Parade, A58, Roundhay Road, Harehills, Leeds (towards Wetherby)
Route information
Length75 mi (121 km)
Major junctions
West endPrescot
East endWetherby
Location
Primary
destinations
St Helens
Bolton
Bury
Rochdale
Halifax
Leeds
Road network

Gallery

Micklethwaite

Terminus of the road in Micklethwaite, Wetherby, West Yorkshire

Easterly Road

A58 easterly road separating Oakwood and Gipton in Leeds

Nuffield Hospital, Leeds - geograph.org.uk - 104749

A58(M), Leeds Inner Ring Road passing underneath the Nuffield Hospital

References

  1. ^ Buckley, Richard (2011). Leeds Trams 1871-1959. Catrine: Stenlake. p. 54. ISBN 9781840335309.
  2. ^ "Leeds Supertram Route Map". Railway Technology. Retrieved 20 March 2016.

External links

Media related to A58 road at Wikimedia Commons

Coordinates: 53°54′18″N 2°09′01″W / 53.90499°N 2.15023°W

A570 road

The A570 is a primary route in Northern England, that runs from St Helens to Southport.

A58

A58 or A-58 may refer to :

A58 road, a road connecting Prescot and Wetherby in England

A58 motorway (Netherlands), a road connecting Eindhoven and Breda

A-58 highway (Spain), a proposed road to connect Trujillo and the A5 and A66 in Spain

One of the Encyclopaedia of Chess Openings codes for the Benko Gambit in chess

A62 road

The A62 is a major road in Northern England that runs between the two major cities of Manchester and Leeds, covering a distance of 38.5 miles (62.0 km).

Bardsey, West Yorkshire

Bardsey, West Yorkshire, England is a small village in the City of Leeds metropolitan borough, 8 miles (13 km) north east of Leeds city centre. The village is in the LS17 Leeds postcode district. It is part of the civil parish of Bardsey cum Rigton. The village itself lies just off the A58 road between Leeds and Wetherby.

It is a predominantly middle class area with a high proportion of retired residents. Housing is mixed; while most is private, there is council housing situated near Keswick Lane. Facilities include a public house and sports club (with a cricket pitch and two football pitches). Bardsey also has a Primary school and an Anglican church.

Cockersdale

Cockersdale is a location near Tong, south-west of Leeds, West Yorkshire, England. The Leeds Country Way follows the valley known as Cockers Dale, along Tong Beck, from the A58 road northwards. The beck forms the boundary between the metropolitan districts of Leeds and Bradford for much of the valley, but the settlement identified on Ordnance Survey maps as Cockersdale is within Leeds.

Collingham, West Yorkshire

Collingham is a village and civil parish 2 miles (3 km) south east of Wetherby in West Yorkshire, England. It is in the City of Leeds metropolitan borough. The population of the civil parish as of the 2011 census was 2,991.It sits in the Harewood ward of Leeds City Council and Elmet and Rothwell parliamentary constituency.

The River Wharfe runs through the village towards Wetherby, as does the main A58 trans-Pennine road. The A659 passes through the village. The River Wharfe is dangerous at Collingham due to undercurrents, which are prevalent around Linton Bridge and the former viaduct. Collingham Beck burst its banks in 2007, causing extensive flooding.

The Half Moon Inn public house is said to be where Oliver Cromwell spent the night after the Battle of Marston Moor. The clergyman, the Reverend William Mompesson was born there in 1639.

East Keswick

East Keswick is an affluent village and civil parish in the City of Leeds metropolitan borough, West Yorkshire, England. It lies four miles south west of Wetherby. The population of the civil parish as of the 2011 census was 1,146.

Elton, Greater Manchester

Elton is a suburb of Bury, on the A58 road, in the Bury District, in the English county of Greater Manchester. The population of the Bury Ward taken at the 2011 census was 11,464. Elton has a superstore. There is a brook called Elton Brook.

Hart Common

Hart Common is a village in Westhoughton, in the Metropolitan Borough of Bolton, Greater Manchester, England, lying mainly along the A58 road.

Hipperholme

Hipperholme is a village in the Calderdale area of West Yorkshire, England, located between the towns of Halifax and Brighouse in the Hipperholme and Lightcliffe ward of the Metropolitan Borough of Calderdale. The population of this ward at the 2011 Census was 11,308.

King Cross

King Cross, originally the site of an ancient stone cross, is an ecclesiastical parish created in 1845 in the Metropolitan Borough of Calderdale, West Yorkshire, England. Part of the Diocese of Wakefield, it is located along the top of a ridge above the town of Halifax. The A58 road into Lancashire divides here, with one fork, the A646, branching off towards Burnley via Hebden Bridge and the other going to Littleborough via Sowerby Bridge. During the English Civil War, when Halifax was a Royalist stronghold, King Cross was a key outpost, with the Parliamentarians holding parts of the Calder Valley.

Leeds Inner Ring Road

The Leeds Inner Ring Road is part-motorway and part-A roads in Leeds, West Yorkshire, England, which forms a ring road around the city centre. It has six different road numbers that are all sections of longer roads. Clockwise, the roads are the A58(M), a motorway section of the A58 road; the A64(M), part of the A64 road; the A61 between York Road and the M621; the M621 between junctions 4 and 2; and the A643 between the M621 and A58. The motorway section is in total is 2.5 miles (4.0 km) long and is subject to a 40 miles per hour (64 km/h) speed limit throughout.

Prescot

Prescot is a town and civil parish within the Metropolitan Borough of Knowsley in Merseyside, England. Historically part of Lancashire, it lies about eight miles (13 km) to the east of Liverpool city centre. At the 2001 Census, the civil parish population was 11,184 (5,265 males, 5,919 females). The population of the larger Prescot East and West wards at the 2011 census totalled 14,139.

Prescot marks the beginning of the A58 road which runs through to Wetherby, West Yorkshire. The town is served by Prescot railway station and Eccleston Park railway station.

Ryburn Reservoir

Ryburn Reservoir is a supply reservoir operated by Yorkshire Water close to Ripponden in the Yorkshire Pennines, England. It lies in the valley of the River Ryburn and is the lower of two reservoirs built in the valley to supply Wakefield with water and was completed in 1933. The upper reservoir is Baitings Reservoir.Ryburn reservoir is the earlier of the two reservoirs. It lies just south of the A58 road and its concrete dam is situated in a deep part of the valley. Being surrounded by woods, it is a popular area for walkers just outside the settlements of Ripponden and Rishworth.

Scarcroft

Scarcroft is an upmarket village and civil parish 6 miles (10 km) north east of Leeds city centre in the City of Leeds metropolitan borough, West Yorkshire, England. The village lies on the main A58 road between Leeds and Wetherby. It had a population of 1,153 increasing to 1,194 at the 2011 Census.The village of Bardsey is further 1 mile (2 km) eastwards on the A58 towards Wetherby.

The Scarcroft Watermill was built in 1810 to grind corn.

There is one pub in Scarcroft, the New Inn, established in 1852. It was at one time called The Bracken Fox but reverted to its former name in 2011. The village's shop and post office have closed. The closest local shops are in Bardsey, Shadwell and Whinmoor. The closest supermarkets are Tesco in Seacroft and Morrisons in Wetherby. Scarcroft is also renowned for having among the most expensive streets in Leeds; Bracken Park - recently revealed as the most expensive - and Ling Lane, regularly appearing in top ten lists.

Sheepscar

Sheepscar is an inner city district of Leeds in West Yorkshire England, lying to the north east of Leeds city centre. The district is in the City of Leeds Metropolitan Council. It is overlooked by the tower blocks of Little London and Lovell Park to the west, and gives way to Meanwood in the north-west, Chapeltown in the north-east and Burmantofts in the east.

Clay Pit Lane runs through Sheepscar to the south, while Scott Hall Road makes up the eastern border. The area consists of complex road junctions, Penraevon Industrial Estate and a number of warehouses thanks to the impressive transport links attractive to haulage companies. There are a number of upmarket car showrooms such as Jaguar Land Rover and Volvo.

The former public library building survives, and is the Leeds base for the West Yorkshire Archive Service, but closed some years ago. now a Games studio.

Throughout the winter months, Sheepscar is notable for its large gasholder. This is completely invisible throughout the summer as its storage tank is below ground. The second and older spiral guided gasholder was removed some years ago. Sheepscar gasholder station is the only one in Leeds never to have been used as a Gas Works.

Soyland

Soyland is a village in Calderdale, West Yorkshire, England. It is just north of Ripponden off the A58 road and is 5 miles (8 km) south west of Halifax. It is part of Ripponden civil parish. The village referred to as Soyland Town, used to be the site of several textile mills, but these have closed down. The walking route Calderdale Way passes through the area.

Triangle, West Yorkshire

Triangle is a village in Calderdale on the main A58 road over the Pennines, near Halifax and between Sowerby Bridge and Ripponden in the Ryburn valley. Historically part of the West Riding of Yorkshire, it dates mainly from the 19th century period of industrialisation but was here for some time prior. The name of the village derives from the patch of ground formed when the old road parted with the newer (A58) toll road to Rochdale. Previous to this time the village was named Pond.

Tuel Lane Lock

Tuel Lane Lock is a canal lock, situated on the Rochdale Canal in Sowerby Bridge. It was built in 1996 as part of the canal's restoration, and replaces two previous locks, locks 3 and 4, from the original canal system. With a fall of 19 feet 8.5 inches (6 m), it is the deepest lock in the United Kingdom.

A roads in Zone 5 of the Great Britain road numbering scheme

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