SD8500 : Sandhills

near to Harpurhey, Manchester, Great Britain

Sandhills
Sandhills
Much of the red sandstone used for building in Manchester and the surrounding area, came from Collyhurst Quarry. The stone was transported the short distance into Manchester via the nearby River Irk on barges or rafts. The quarry is now disused and the area around it has been turned into a park called "Sandhills" LinkExternal link as part of Manchester City Council's Irk Valley Project LinkExternal link .

This view shows the entrance under the former railway arch at Fitzsgeorge Street. The arch is part of the nineteenth century viaduct built originally for the railway, now used by the Metrolink tramway.
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2012
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Date Taken
Tuesday, 27 November, 2012   (more nearby)
Submitted
Tuesday, 27 November, 2012
Geographical Context
Park and Public Gardens  Suburb, Urban fringe 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SD 8508 0003 [10m precision]
WGS84: 53:29.8054N 2:13.5824W
Photographer Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SD 8503 0004
View Direction
EAST (about 90 degrees)
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