SJ9698 : Leech's Tunnel, looking north

near to Stalybridge, Tameside, Great Britain

Leech's Tunnel, looking north
Leech's Tunnel, looking north
Leech's Tunnel was a partially covered footpath that allowed access from Hall Quarry in Dukinfield to Stalybridge without disturbing the Gorse Hall Estate.
"Gorse Hall" is the local name for a former estate (and site of two stately homes of the same name) on the border between Stalybridge and Dukinfield, Greater Manchester.
The first Gorse Hall ("Old Gorse Hall") dates back to at least the 1600's, and was demolished during the 1960's.
The New Gorse Hall Mansion was built in 1835 by local mill owner John Leech (grandfather of Beatrix Potter).
After his wife's death, the Mansion was bought by a local builder for his son, George Harry Storrs, who was murdered in mysterious circumstances on November 1st, 1909.

The bricks used to construct the New Mansion were then used to re-front the Banks in Stalybridge town centre.
Creative Commons Licence [Some Rights Reserved]   © Copyright Tom Hindley and licensed for reuse under this Creative Commons Licence.
year taken
2012
1:50,000 Modern Day Landranger(TM) Map © Crown Copyright
+
+
1:50,000 Modern Day Landranger(TM) Map © Crown Copyright
TIP: Click the map for Large scale mapping
Change to interactive Map >
Grid Square
SJ9698, 246 images   (more nearby)
Photographer
  (find more nearby)
Image classification?
Geograph
Date Taken
Tuesday, 3 January, 2012   (more nearby)
Submitted
Friday, 7 September, 2012
Geographical Context
Park and Public Gardens  Educational sites  Country estates  Derelict, Disused  Moorland 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 9608 9807 [10m precision]
WGS84: 53:28.7603N 2:3.6320W
Photographer Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 9607 9805
View Direction
North-northeast (about 22 degrees)
Looking for a postcode? Try this pageExternal link
Clickable map
+


This page has been viewed about 38 times.
View this location: KML (Google Earth) · Google MapsExternal link · OS Map Checksheet · Geograph Map · geotagged! More Links for this image
NW N NE
W Go E
SW S SE
[Mark
You are not logged in login | register
donations accepted