Descriptive Gazetteer Entry for LEEDS, BRADFORD, AND HALIFAX JUNCTION

LEEDS, BRADFORD, AND HALIFAX JUNCTION, a railway in Yorkshire; connecting with the Lancashire and Yorkshire at Bowling Junction. It was authorized in 1852, and opened in 1855; it was extended, by authority in 1853, in an independent branch of 1 mile to Bradford, and in a branch of 6 miles to Drighlington and Gildersome street collieries; it was further extended, by authority in 1854, in a branch to Ardsley, which was opened, with the Bradford, Wakefield, and Leeds, in 1854; it was still further extended, by authority, in 1861, by a branch of 2¾ miles from Drighlington to Batley, on the Birstal branch of the Northwestern, opened in Aug., 1863; and it was sold, in 1865, on a minimum dividend of 6 per cent. to the Great Northern.

(John Marius Wilson, Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales (1870-72))

Linked entities:
Feature Description: "a railway"   (ADL Feature Type: "railroad features")
Administrative units: Lancashire AncC
Place: Leeds

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