SJ9795 : Conversion of the New Inn

taken 7 years ago, near to Mottram in Longdendale, Tameside, Great Britain

Conversion of the New Inn
Conversion of the New Inn
The New Inn SJ9795 : New Inn on Mottram Road is being converted to residential use. It is a former Robinson's Inn by the side of the A57 road from Liverpool to Lincoln.

There may have been an inn on the site since the 1600s and it was known as a highwayman's inn. There are tales of it being haunted by a ghost named Mary.

However the New Inn was first licensed around 1856 with Robert Turner being the first Innkeeper.

William F Gratton was the landlord in the 1930s. Between 1927 and 1930 there were sixteen serious accidents on this stretch of road that were attributed to a "Phantom Lorry". LinkExternal link A lorry later featured in the Inn sign SJ9795 : New Inn Sign.

It was the local of the Moors Murderers, Brady & Hindley whose house on Wardlebrook Avenue was behind the Inn. Their house SJ9795 : Wardle Brook Avenue, Hattersley was demolished many years ago.

A later landlord was the father of boxer Ricky Hatton who was brought up in the New Inn. Part of the celler was used as a gymnasium.

The view after conversion: SJ9795 : New Development on Mottram Road, Hattersley.
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Date Taken
Monday, 23 July, 2012   (more nearby)
Monday, 30 July, 2012
Geographical Context
Suburb, Urban fringe 
Person (from Tags)
Ricky Hatton  Robert Turner  William F Gratton  Ian Brady  Myra Hindley 
Place (from Tags)
Former (from Tags)
Public House 
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Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 9759 9519 [10m precision]
WGS84: 53:27.2077N 2:2.2655W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 9761 9521
View Direction
Southwest (about 225 degrees)
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Pub Demolished  Demolition Work  Accident Black Spot  Haunted 

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