Ossett Pictures - Ossett Map 1775

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1775 Map of Ossett

This Jefferey's Map Of Wakefield is the oldest map showing Ossett that I have come across to date. There are some fascinating features, such as the turnpike along "The Street" or Flushdyke and the windmill, marked as "Engine" somewhere off what is now Manor Road towards Ossett Spa. There is also a Mill roughly where Palesides is now and Ossett's 1770s roads are clearly marked and quite different to today's system. Wesley Street and Pildacre Lane are still there and the road that leads to Streetside is probably Love Lane, which was an ancient track.