SJ8989 : Armoury Tower

taken 8 years ago, near to Stockport, Great Britain

Armoury Tower
Armoury Tower
A Blue Plaque on the tower SJ8989 : Stockport Volunteer Armoury: Blue Plaque was unveiled by the Stockport Heritage Trust and The Metropolitan Borough of Stockport in 2007 LinkExternal link
Stockport Armoury

The Stockport Volunteer Armoury which is Grade II listed LinkExternal link was built in 1860 and consists mainly of an octagonal tower in red brick with pointed copper cap. It was raised by public subscription for the 4th Cheshire Battalion Rifle Volunteers in defence against Napoleon III. It was opened in 1862 and has been occupied by Volunteer Regiments, principally the 22nd (Cheshire) Regiment.

It is now in use by the Territorial Army. The building has been altered with loss of the original gateway and Sergeant Major's quarters. An extension to the front in the angle between the tower and the mess/office range was probably made in the late 19th century and is shown in early 20th century photographs. A variety of other extensions and additions, mainly to the north side, were made in the mid and later 20th century.

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Date Taken
Tuesday, 14 January, 2014   (more nearby)
Sunday, 19 January, 2014
Geographical Context
Defence, Military 
Date (from Tags)
1860  1862  2007 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 893 895 [100m precision]
WGS84: 53:24.1759N 2:9.7351W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 893 895
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North-northeast (about 22 degrees)
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