SD7406 : Rock Hall

taken 9 years ago, near to Farnworth, Bolton, Great Britain

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Rock Hall
Rock Hall
Rock Hall was built in 1807 by the Crompton family who owned the Farnworth Paper Mill. It was restored in 1982 and now serves as the visitor centre for the Moses Gate Country Park. There are no other surviving remains of the paper mill on the site.
Moses Gate Country Park
Moses Gate Country Park (also known as Crompton Lodges) is situated at Moses Gate in the Croal Irwell Valley, south of Bolton, on the A6053 which connects Farnworth to Little Lever. The park, which occupies a site of approx 750 acres, runs from Hall Lane to Nob End along the banks of the River Croal.

The name “Moses Gate” is not a personal name, but a corruption of the word 'mosses' meaning peaty or marshy lands, and gate from the Old English 'gata' meaning a way across, so we have the way through the mosses (Kearsley Moss, Clifton Moss, Linnyshaw Moss etc).

The park lies on the Kingfisher Way which runs for 7 miles from Clifton Country Park to Jumbles Reservoir, north of Bolton.

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Date Taken
Sunday, 14 November, 2010   (more nearby)
Sunday, 14 November, 2010
Geographical Context
Park and Public Gardens  Suburb, Urban fringe 
Factory house (former)   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SD 74383 06759 [1m precision]
WGS84: 53:33.4094N 2:23.2901W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SD 74323 06779
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East-southeast (about 112 degrees)
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Nineteenth Century  19th Century House  Country Park  Visitor Centre  Visitor Information Centre 

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