SJ8895 : Hyde Road, Gorton

taken 2 years ago, near to Gorton, Manchester, Great Britain

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Hyde Road, Gorton
Hyde Road, Gorton

The A57 out of Manchester. On the left a new development called Sandpiper Place consisting of 26 3-bedroom houses is under construction by One Manchester LinkExternal link

In the distance is the Grade II listed LinkExternal link Brookfield Church
Brookfield Unitarian Church, Gorton

The grade II* listed building LinkExternal link was commissioned and endowed by Richard Peacock, engineer and partner in locomotive-building firm of Beyer and Peacock. The cornerstone was laid on October 30th 1869. Replacing the former Gorton Chapel which was built in 1703, it was designed by Manchester architect Thomas Worthington, a prominent Manchester Unitarian, and opened in 1870.

The grounds contain many graves dating from the former chapel and a mausoleum for Richard Peacock and his son Ralph. LinkExternal link The tower houses a peel of eight bells but they are only rarely rung. The adjacent grade II listed LinkExternal link Sunday School was sold to a Housing Association and converted into retirement homes after becoming disused and derelict for a number of years.

Interesting accounts of the church can be found at the Gorton Local History Group Archives site: Archive LinkExternal link and on Robert Siddall's memorabilia site: Archive LinkExternal link

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Date Taken
Saturday, 16 November, 2019   (more nearby)
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Wednesday, 8 January, 2020
Geographical Context
Housing, Dwellings  Religious sites  Roads, Road transport  Construction, Development 
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A57 
Place (from Tags)
Gorton 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 8883 9598 [10m precision]
WGS84: 53:27.6268N 2:10.1820W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 8878 9599
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East-southeast (about 112 degrees)
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