EPW036820 ENGLAND (1931). The Stockport Viaduct and the town, Stockport, 1931

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Title [EPW036820] The Stockport Viaduct and the town, Stockport, 1931
Reference EPW036820
Date September-1931
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Place name STOCKPORT
Parish
District
Country ENGLAND
Easting / Northing 389280, 390484
Longitude / Latitude -2.1612873456053, 53.410798683741
National Grid Reference SJ893905

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Tiviot Dale railway station

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Stockport Library

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Wear or Weir Mill. The mill came first- the railway viaduct was built over it. Mill commenced 1790. The viaduct crosses over the structure holding the beam engine.

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St Joseph (RC) founded 1862

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The railway line emerges from underground having passed under Wellington Road and Tiviot Dale Station and heads off towards Derby and London.

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St Mary's, Stockport Parish Church. A small fragment of the 1190 church remains. The chancel is about 1310.

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Stockport Covered Market

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Robinsons Unicorn Brewery, still producing real ale in 2012

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St Peters Church, Stockport. Built 1768.

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This small line leads underground to Stockport Tiviot Dale station (now demolished and line closed). Onwards through the top of the picture to Derby and London, from Manchester Central.

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The old fire station, now demolished

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Above this pin is Mersey Bridge, below it is Wellington Bridge. The space between was covered over a few years after this photograph and became known as The Bear Pit. Underneath is the River Mersey.

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The CoOp department store, now a Primark store

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This is Mersey Square, which confusingly is also the name of the road leading uphill towards Petersgate.

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Building site for Stockport Plaza Super Cinema, opened in 1932. The stage is underneath the higher road at the back. Closed in the 60s and turned into a Bingo hall, the building has been restored and functions mainly as a theatre but also as a cinema.

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Union Bridge, pedestrian only, linking Lancashire on the near bank to Cheshire on the far bank.

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Wednesday 19th of December 2012 12:55:12 PM
Stockport Railway Viaduct. 27 arches, one of Europe's largest brick structures. Opened 1840/42. Widened to four tracks in 1890. Manchester lies to the left. To the right is Stockport Station and lines to Chester, Crewe, Stoke, Buxton, and via a modern link, via the Hope Valley to Sheffield.

totoro
Wednesday 19th of December 2012 12:52:01 PM
Where do these stories about things being one of the biggest come from? London to Greenwich Railway 878 arches, initially 2 tracks late widened to at least four and in some places 8 or more. Nine Elms to Waterloo in excess of 225 arches, initially 4 tracks and widen to 8. Balcombe Viaduct 37 arches (11 million bricks), and that is before we go to Europe .....



The French have a liking for brick viaducts, for example on the Paris to Rouen route, for which the British engine Locke was engaged, the Mirville valley was crossed on 52 arches each of 30 feet and to a height of 110 feet and the curved Barentin Viaduct had 27, 50 foot arches to a height of 100 feet.

Maurice
Wednesday 19th of December 2012 02:38:47 PM
The claim is made in a Stockport Corporation hand sheet which was available from the local museum. The epithet "largest" does not refer to the number of arches, nor the height, but rather the overall bulk of the structure, which used over 11 million standard bricks. Perhaps it may have been the largest brick structure in 1870 or 1890?

totoro
Wednesday 19th of December 2012 05:26:06 PM
Totoro - Thanks for coming back to me. Unfortunately, all my examples were built before 1870! One wonders why we have this concern about size... I remember the Stockport Viaduct as a fine piece of engineering that (forgive the pun) stands on it own merits.

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The Crown, a traditional layout free house pub with over a dozen handpumps with real ale.

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This area is now the bus station

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View looking east.

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