SJ8497 : Oxford Road Station

taken 6 months ago, near to Manchester, Great Britain

Oxford Road Station
Oxford Road Station

Looking down the line towards Piccadilly. In the background is the grade II listed LinkExternal link former Refuge Assurance Building built by Alfred Waterhouse in 1891.

The insurance company moved out in 1987 and the building lay empty until 1996 when it was concerted into the Palace Hotel until being rebranced in 2016 as Principal Manchester. LinkExternal link

The original Oxford Road station was opened in 1849 by the Manchester South Junction and Altrincham Railway. The station was completely rebuilt in 1874, again in 1903/4 and then in 1960 the old station was replaced by the present one.
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Date Taken
Thursday, 15 June, 2017   (more nearby)
Submitted
Sunday, 3 December, 2017
Geographical Context
Railways 
Date (from Tags)
1891  1987  1996  1849  1960 
Architect (from Tags)
Alfred Waterhouse 
Former (from Tags)
Insurance Office 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 8411 9747 [10m precision]
WGS84: 53:28.4231N 2:14.4518W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 8406 9747
View Direction
EAST (about 90 degrees)
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Grade II Listed  Railway Station  Hotel  Manchester South Junction & Altrincham Railway 

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