SJ8397 : Grocers' Warehouse Cog Wheel Inscription

taken 7 years ago, near to Rusholme, Manchester, Great Britain

Grocers' Warehouse Cog Wheel Inscription
Grocers' Warehouse Cog Wheel Inscription
The former Grocers’ warehouse at Castlefield is commemorated a cog wheel which bears this inscription in the centre:

“BUILT ON THE SITE WHERE COAL WAS FIRST BROUGHT TO MANCHESTER BY CANAL FOR THE 1ST DUKE OF BRIDGEWATER. THE WAREHOUSE MARKS THE LOCATION WHERE COAL WAS TRANSFERRED TO STREET LEVEL USING WATER WHEEL DRIVEN MACHINERY DESIGNED AND BUILT BY JAMES BRINDLEY. THE DELIVERY OF CHEAP COAL MARKED THE BEGINNING OF THE INDUSTRIAL REVOLUTION AND HELPED ESTABLISH MANCHESTER AS A PRINCIPAL MANUFACTURING CENTRE.

AS A RESULT OF INCREASING TRADE AND SUCCESS OF THE SCHEME A WAREHOUSE FOR THE STORAGE OF PROVISIONS WAS CONSTRUCTED ON THE SITE OF THE COAL WHARF”.

SJ8397 : The Grocers' Warehouse at Castlefield

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Date Taken
Monday, 3 September, 2012   (more nearby)
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Friday, 7 September, 2012
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  City, Town centre  Industry  Canals 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 8329 9752 [10m precision]
WGS84: 53:28.4485N 2:15.1932W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 8329 9752
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