Between Castle Hill to the north west and
Breightmet to the south west, Thicketford Road
leads from the south-western section of
Crompton Way to
Top o'th' Brow.
The name is attributed to the bridge over Bradshaw Brook, and one possible
origin for the name is a ford which crossed the brook surrounded by a thicket,
(band of trees). A local document refers to this ford as Th'Igh Gate (gate
meaning way), this being High Gate Ford which has now become Thicketford.
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Thicketford Road view to Top o'th Brow June 2000
Withins School can be seen.
The bridge from the river.
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Crompton Way view south June 2000
This takes you down towards
Breightmet or Haulgh.
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Crompton Way view north June 2000
Leading up to Castle Hill.
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Thicketford Road view west to Tonge June 2000
Leading to Tonge.
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