SD8912 : The view from Rochdale Station

taken 4 years ago, near to Rochdale, Great Britain

The view from Rochdale Station
The view from Rochdale Station

On the left is Nye Bevan House which houses four GP practices and four dental suites as well as a wide range of services including: a pharmacy, opticians, physiotherapy, occupational therapy, audiology, speech and language therapy, ophthalmology, orthoptics, podiatry, mental health services, district nurse treatment rooms, sexual health services, minor operations room, a child health clinic, health visitors and a community café managed by Rochdale MIND.

In front is the Metrolink Tram Stop which opened in 2013. The line was extended and opened as far as Rochdale Town Centre in 2014.

Behind that is St John the Baptist Roman Catholic Church. It was found in 1839 but rebuilt in a Byzantine style with a large dome in the manner of Hagia Sophia to a design by Oswald Hill (pre 1917) and executed in 1925-7 by Ernest Bower Norris. It is Grade II listed LinkExternal link

On the right is the tower of the former Fire Station. The old Fire Brigade Station on Maclure Road dates from 1933 but closed in 2013. At the rear is the Greater Manchester Fire Service Museum LinkExternal link
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Date Taken
Saturday, 4 February, 2017   (more nearby)
Saturday, 11 February, 2017
Geographical Context
Religious sites  Railways  Health and social services 
Date (from Tags)
2013  2014  1839  1927  1933 
Person (from Tags)
Oswald Hill  Ernest Bower Norris 
Former (from Tags)
Fire Station 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SD 8987 1270 [10m precision]
WGS84: 53:36.6452N 2:9.2750W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SD 8997 1267
View Direction
West-northwest (about 292 degrees)
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