B6142

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B6142
Location Map
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From:  Lees (SE040376)
To:  Haworth (SE027373)
Distance:  1.3 miles (2.1 km)
Meets:  A6033, unclassified
Highway Authorities

Bradford

Traditional Counties

Yorkshire

Route outline (key)
B6142 Lees - Haworth
B6142 Haworth - Lane End

Route

Mill Hey

The B6142 connects the Yorkshire village of Haworth with the rest of the classified road network.

The road starts on the A6033 Haworth Road in Lees, at a triangular junction where the A-road has to TOTSO. It heads west along Lees Lane before descending into the valley in the village of Haworth. It crosses the Bridgehouse Beck twice - either side of the station - before bending to the right by the war memorial to cross the preserved Keighley & Worth Valley Railway and the beck once again.

The road climbs out of the valley and skirts two sides of Haworth's Central Park. After passing the primary school it heads west once again before ending without ceremony by the baptist church, the road ahead being unclassified.

History

The B6142 originally continued beyond Haworth

The original line of the B6142 through Haworth was along Main Street rather than Rawdon Road. After reaching the centre of the village it continued north along Changegate and Tim Lane, crossing the steep valley of the River Worth, to end in Lane End, turning right to become the B6143. It seems that this section was unsuitable as a classified road - and anyone travelling this way now will be amazed it ever was - and so the road was soon cut back to Haworth, ending at the northern end of Main Street.

The road remained on this route until the 1960s when Main Street was bypassed and the road moved to its current western terminus.



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