It was a road and classed as a thoroughfare, it was there before 1851 and I presume was to provide access to the fields on the west of it when they were apportioned.
Cheshire tithe gave the owner as John Ralph Shaw and the occupier as William Nielson, the same as for the eastern and western fields.
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