SJ8293 : The top of Twenty-Seven Steps, Mauldeth Road West, Chorlton

taken 6 years ago, near to Withington, Manchester, Great Britain

The top of Twenty-Seven Steps, Mauldeth Road West, Chorlton
The top of Twenty-Seven Steps, Mauldeth Road West, Chorlton
Mauldeth Road West was constructed in the 1920s, crossing the existing railway line by means of a substantial bridge. The road rises up to cross the line on substantial embankment. Steps on the north side of the road next to the bridge lead down to track level, a footpath then following Chorlton Brook to Nell Lane. Old maps suggest there was a bridge here before the dual carriageway was constructed, carrying a lane which led past Hough End Hall, though the current roadway is substantially wider.

The name twenty-seven steps is a name that was certainly current during the late twentieth century, although I don't know if the location is still known by that name. There certainly aren't twenty seven of them (around thirty?).
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Date Taken
Sunday, 18 December, 2011   (more nearby)
Wednesday, 14 March, 2012
Geographical Context
Paths  Railways 
Place (from Tags)
Twenty Seven Steps  Chorlton-Cum-Hardy  Chorlton  Hough End 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 8272 9341 [10m precision]
WGS84: 53:26.2309N 2:15.6948W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 8273 9340
View Direction
West-northwest (about 292 degrees)
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Metrolink Extension  Twenty Seven Steps  Bridge  Tramway  Mauldeth Road West  Manchester Metrolink  Railway Bridge  Manchester  Steps  Footpath 

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