SJ9091 : Burial ground at Portwood

taken 6 years ago, near to Stockport, Great Britain

Burial ground at Portwood
Burial ground at Portwood
The burial grounds of Brunswick Wesleyan Methodist Chapel which stood on this site from 1848 to 1955 intruded on the construction of roads around the M60 (originally the M63). Sections not actually covered by tarmac were left as little green oases in and around the Portwood roundabout. Compare this view with the one in 2009 SJ9091 : Brunswick Wesleyan Methodist Chapel Churchyard. Since then it seems to have reverted to wilderness and a den for drinkers judging by the numbers of discarded beer-cans in the centre.
Portwood Roundabout
The Portwood roundabout is at junction 27 of the M60 motorway. There is a westbound entry slip road and an eastbound exit slip road. The other roads leading on to the roundabout are Tiviot Way, the A626 from Lancashire Hill; Crookilley Way, the new A560 built at the same time as the M60 from the westbound exit of the motorway; Carrington Road, the original A560 from Bredbury, now the B6104; St Mary's Way, the A626 from Marple; Great Portwood Street, the A560 out of Stockport. A busway allows Eastbound buses to cross the roundabout rather than go round it. In 2012 an additional road off the roundabout was constructed leading into the Spark Business Park. Inside the roundabout are the remains of the burial ground of Brunswick Wesleyan Methodist Chapel which stood on the site from 1848 to 1955. A series of subways and paths are provided for cyclists and pedestrians.
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Date Taken
Friday, 31 August, 2012   (more nearby)
Sunday, 2 September, 2012
Geographical Context
Burial ground, Crematorium 
Date (from Tags)
1972  1851 
Place (from Tags)
Former (from Tags)
Burial Ground 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 9025 9105 [10m precision]
WGS84: 53:24.9698N 2:8.8895W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 9026 9103
View Direction
North-northwest (about 337 degrees)
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