SJ2877 : Houses on the promenade, Parkgate

taken 12 years ago, near to Parkgate, Cheshire, Great Britain

Houses on the promenade, Parkgate
Houses on the promenade, Parkgate
The house on the left is dated 1727. In the 1700's Parkgate was a renowned terminal for packet ships carrying passengers to and from Dublin. Travellers would have to wait for a favourable wind, and so small businesses built up along the front to accommodate their wining and dining needs. Following the construction of a turnpike road connecting Chester to the Neston and
Parkgate area, along with a further road connecting Neston to the villages of Birkenhead and Tranmere and the Mersey Ferries, a number of grander homes were built for merchants who had shipping interests.
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SJ2877, 64 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
Saturday, 22 October, 2005   (more nearby)
Submitted
Tuesday, 25 October, 2005
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Houses > Houses   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 281 778 [100m precision]
WGS84: 53:17.5358N 3:4.8069W
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