SJ9697 : Leech's Tunnel, looking south

taken 6 years ago, near to Stalybridge, Tameside, Great Britain

Leech's Tunnel, looking south
Leech's Tunnel, looking south
Leech's Tunnel was a covered/culverted footpath allowing access between Hall Quarry in Dukinfield, and Stalybridge, whilst preventing workers from trespassing onto 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.
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Date Taken
Tuesday, 3 January, 2012   (more nearby)
Friday, 7 September, 2012
Geographical Context
Lowlands  Park and Public Gardens  Educational sites  Country estates  Moorland 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 9610 9799 [10m precision]
WGS84: 53:28.7172N 2:3.6139W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 9610 9802
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SOUTH (about 180 degrees)
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