Stocksbridge

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Stocksbridge is a small town and civil parish in the City of Sheffield, in South Yorkshire, England, with a population of 13,663. It lies just to the east of the Peak District.

The town is located in the steep-sided valley of the Little Don River, below the Underbank Reservoir.

The main road from Sheffield to Manchester originally passed through the town till the A616 Stocksbridge bypass opened in 1989. The new road links the M1 motorway at Junction 35A (and J36) to the Woodhead pass (which is one of the main trans-Pennine routes from Sheffield to Manchester) bypassing the towns of Stocksbridge and Deepcar, taking away the steelworks traffic through the town as well.

A branch off the Woodhead Line was built up the valley to serve the steel works from a junction near Deepcar Station. The branch line still exists but the main Woodhead line to Manchester was shut.

 

 

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