SJ8397 : Castle Quay, Manchester

taken 7 years ago, near to Rusholme, Manchester, Great Britain

Castle Quay, Manchester
Castle Quay, Manchester
This served as the original terminus and coal wharf of the Bridgewater Canal basin, built in the 1760s and instrumental in Manchester achieving its position at the vanguard of industrialisation. Some of the sandstone cliff cut away to accommodate the coal can be seen just above the footbridge.
Behind is the Grocers' Warehouse, rebuilt in 1987, having been built the first time in the 1770s and demolished in 1960. It is, from a distance at least, convincing.
On the right are a couple of colourful bridges carrying the railway to Piccadilly over the Rochdale Canal and Castle Street respectively (SJ8397 : Viaduct, Castle Street, Manchester).
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SJ8397, 2011 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
Sunday, 24 July, 2011   (more nearby)
Submitted
Wednesday, 15 February, 2012
Geographical Context
Business, Retail, Services  City, Town centre  Railways  Canals 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 8330 9752 [10m precision]
WGS84: 53:28.4485N 2:15.1842W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 8332 9749
View Direction
North-northwest (about 337 degrees)
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