Woodhead, Derbyshire

Woodhead, Derbyshire

Infobox UK place
country = England

static_image_caption= Woodhead Bridge.
latitude = 53.497
longitude = -1.846
map_type = Derbyshire
official_name = Woodhead
population =
shire_district = High Peak
shire_county = Derbyshire
region = East Midlands
constituency_westminster = High Peak
post_town = GLOSSOP
postcode_district = SK13
postcode_area = SK
dial_code =
os_grid_reference = SE103000

Woodhead (gbmappingsmall|SK091999) is a small and scattered settlement at the head of the Longdendale valley in Derbyshire, England. It lies on the River Etherow and the Trans Pennine Trail.Like nearby Tintwistle,it was formally in the county of Cheshire before local government re-organisation in 1974 [http://www.carlscam.com/gazet-m.htm] .

Woodhead is the location of the western portals of the Woodhead Tunnels, three former railway tunnels on the electrified Woodhead Line between Manchester and Sheffield. There was formerly a railway station and signal box at Woodhead. The platforms are still intact, although the track has been removed.

The Woodhead railway line closed in 1981; the trackbed between Woodhead and Hadfield now forms the Longdendale Trail.

The Lady Cross lies near Woodhead, marking the highest point of the former packhorse road from Longdendale to Rotherham. Only its base and the bottom of the shaft survive.Neville T. Sharpe, "Crosses of the Peak District" (Landmark Collectors Library, 2002)]


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