Ancient History
Portway: route between Ashford and N. Sandiacre (OWN NOTES p. 64)
Also see Scarthin publication on the Portway.

‘The hamlet of DALE, I believe, once formed a part of Stanley park;  but, I apprehend, is now distinct from it, and extraparochial.  This change seems to have been occasioned by the establishment of a religious house in this situation’  (PILKINGTON).