The road leading down into the village originally took a route through Gatehead.
*****Picture of narrow path leading down towards Manchester Road
There was a beerhouse at Gatehead and was possibly located in the building at the top.
Past residents carried out extensive renovations to the property and items were found which indicated that a farmer who had once lived there had brewed ale and sold it to passing travellers.
The 1841 will of Joseph Bamforth of Gatehead includes 2 barrels and 8 chairs. There is a date stone on one of the attached buildings which confirms its presence some 50 years before Meltham Road was turnpiked.
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