SJ9698 : Entrance to Gorse Hall

taken 8 years ago, near to Stalybridge, Tameside, Great Britain

Entrance to Gorse Hall
Entrance to Gorse Hall
The grounds of Gorse Hall are public park. Gorse Hall is situated on a hill overlooking Stalybridge and bordering Dukinfield covering approximately 35 acres of woodland and meadow, with panoramic views over to the Cheshire Plains and the Pennines. The Hall was home to Helen Leech the mother of Beatrix Potter. After Jane's death, William Storrs bought the mansion and gave it to his son George Harry and his wife as a wedding present. On the night of 1st November 1909 George Harry was brutally murdered by an intruder at the Hall, he was stabbed 15 times.Two people were tried and acquitted; his widow had the house taken down in 1910 and moved away never to return. Through a Heritage Lottery Grant the site of this tragedy was opened up and the remaining foundation walls consolidated with support from the UMAU and the Friends of Gorse Hall volunteers.
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Date Taken
Thursday, 12 May, 2011   (more nearby)
Thursday, 12 May, 2011
Geographical Context
Park and Public Gardens  Country estates 
Person (from Tags)
Beatrix Potter 
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Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 960 982 [100m precision]
WGS84: 53:28.8412N 2:3.6954W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 960 982
View Direction
SOUTH (about 180 degrees)
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