EPW041650 ENGLAND (1933). New housing estate under construction between Altrincham Road and Royal Oak Road, Baguley, 1933

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Pennawd [EPW041650] New housing estate under construction between Altrincham Road and Royal Oak Road, Baguley, 1933
Cyfeirnod EPW041650
Dyddiad June-1933
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Enw lle BAGULEY
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Gwlad ENGLAND
Dwyreiniad / Gogleddiad 381219, 389301
Hydred / Lledred -2.2824970817795, 53.399938742286
Cyfeirnod Grid Cenedlaethol SJ812893

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Line of Spark Road

John Ellis
Saturday 18th of January 2014 01:03:47 PM
Line of Brookcot Road

John Ellis
Saturday 18th of January 2014 01:03:04 PM
This is the original Altrincham - Stockport Road. Around this time, given the increase in the number of motor vehicles both in general and in the context of the development of the area, the road was widened. But at the eastern end of Baguley it was also slightly diverted to run south of its traditional route, and the beginning of that diversion, at its westward end, can be seen here.

John Ellis
Thursday 2nd of January 2014 07:00:50 PM
Royal Oak pub (I think - unless someone knows better?!)

John Ellis
Friday 27th of December 2013 02:24:44 PM
Maple Road (original course; this part of the road was built over when the srea was developed for housing in the early 1950s)

John Ellis
Wednesday 25th of December 2013 12:02:04 AM
Fir Tree Farm

John Ellis
Wednesday 25th of December 2013 12:00:13 AM
Beech Avenue (now Briarwood Avenue). The first council houses to be built in the area, in the 1920s by Bucklow Rural District Council, before Baguley was incorporated into Manchester.

John Ellis
Tuesday 24th of December 2013 11:58:57 PM
Wythenshawe Road (B5167)

John Ellis
Tuesday 24th of December 2013 11:56:29 PM
Woodwise Lane and Farm; bridle way to Sale Moor.

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Tuesday 24th of December 2013 11:54:27 PM

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Tuesday 24th of December 2013 11:51:51 PM

John Ellis
Tuesday 24th of December 2013 11:51:15 PM
Baguley Brook - historic boundary between Baguley township in Bowdon parish and the parish and township of Northenden.

John Ellis
Tuesday 24th of December 2013 11:50:24 PM
Gardener's Arms pub

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Tuesday 24th of December 2013 11:47:35 PM
Pear Tree Farm

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Tuesday 24th of December 2013 11:46:32 PM

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Tuesday 24th of December 2013 11:45:28 PM
Baguley Congregational Church (now Full Gospel Pentecostal Church)

John Ellis
Tuesday 24th of December 2013 11:44:42 PM
Recently passing this way for the first time in quite a while, I noticed that the old congregational church now seems to have vanished, along with the nearby last remaining traces of the former junction of Floats Road with Altrincham Road.

John Ellis
Tuesday 14th of January 2014 03:23:49 PM
Sycamore Farm

John Ellis
Tuesday 24th of December 2013 11:43:24 PM

John Ellis
Tuesday 24th of December 2013 11:42:02 PM
That's not Spark Rd, that's Westage Gardens!

Jason
Sunday 11th of May 2014 03:18:50 PM
It's interesting to see that only half of Westage Gardens has been built, no trees or privet hedges too right throughout the whole construction site, and there are just road layouts and footings between Westage Gardens and Spark Rd, or rather the land that once lay behind the Royal Oak pub.

Jason
Sunday 11th of May 2014 09:25:57 PM
Wellfield Road

John Ellis
Tuesday 24th of December 2013 11:41:25 PM
Baxter Gardens under construction

John Ellis
Tuesday 24th of December 2013 11:40:48 PM
Site for future Royal Oak primary school

John Ellis
Tuesday 24th of December 2013 11:40:07 PM
Royal Oak Road

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Tuesday 24th of December 2013 11:38:38 PM

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Tuesday 24th of December 2013 11:37:50 PM
Nan Nook Wood

John Ellis
Tuesday 24th of December 2013 11:37:28 PM
Baguley Brook

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Tuesday 24th of December 2013 11:36:48 PM

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Tuesday 24th of December 2013 11:34:46 PM
Princes Spinney

John Ellis
Tuesday 24th of December 2013 11:34:19 PM
Liverpool Central-Warrington Central-Stockport Tviot Dale railway line

John Ellis
Tuesday 24th of December 2013 11:33:24 PM
Altrincham Road (A560)

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Tuesday 24th of December 2013 11:32:27 PM

Cyfraniadau Grŵp

Manchester City Council acquired the estate of Wythenshawe Hall (which stands just beyond the top right-hand corner of this photograph) in 1926. The intention was to develop this almost completely rural area south of the Mersey - one of a very few open agricultural areas still remaining close to the city boundary - with public housing to enable slum clearance around the city centre.



The local Bucklow Rural District Council having experienced difficulty in providing public services for the first stages of the new housing development, Manchester City Council was able in 1931 to engineer the transference of the three civil parishes of Northenden, Northen Etchells and Baguley from Bucklow Rural District and Cheshire County into Manchester itself.



Historically, Northenden and Northen Etchells were the two townships which comprised Northenden parish, while Baguley was the easternmost township of Bowdon parish, just south of the old market town of Altrincham, which covered a large area around that town.



This picture shows the construction of the first Manchester council houses to be built in the Baguley township, on land east and south-east of the village, in the fields which lay between the Altrincham-Stockport Road (A560) and the Liverpool-Altrincham-Stockport railway line a little to the south of it. The estate became known as "the Royal Oak", taking its name from the old pub on the Stockport-Altrincham Road just at the eastern end of the bottom village, which (with reasonable but not total certainty!) I've marked with a pin on the map. My certainty's not total because the old pub was completely demolished and replaced with a larger modern one in characteristic '30s style, which I do remember very well from schooldays. Like so many pubs, I believe that it closed some time around the end of the last century and the site has been redeveloped.



The aerial photograph shows the entire estate in the early stages of construction, looking broadly west in the direction of Altrincham. The fields, farms and market gardens around the bottom (shoeing forge/Congregational church) and the top (school and Gardener's Arms pub) ends of the village are (only just in the case of the latter) visible at the top of the picture.

John Ellis
Friday 27th of December 2013 02:39:47 PM