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Forum: Church 08-12-2004, 18:54
Replies: 87
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Posted By Acrylic-bob
Re: Church's Historic Waterfront

The OED does not make much of a distinction between the two, except to say that, historically, an Inn sometimes provided accommodation for travellers.
Forum: Church 07-12-2004, 13:59
Replies: 87
Views: 10,002
Posted By Acrylic-bob
Re: Church's Historic Waterfront

There was an announcement in this weeks observer about the drawing up of a strategic plan for Church. Included was a mention of the Hargreaves' Warehouse and Church Commercial. Nothing specific, just...
Forum: Church 31-08-2004, 06:58
Replies: 87
Views: 10,002
Posted By Acrylic-bob
Re: Church's Historic Waterfront

HBC appear to have a problem funding anything which carries with it a committment to maintenance. That is why we lost Oak Hill Mansion and why the parks are in such a desperate state. Have a look at...
Forum: Church 28-08-2004, 19:10
Replies: 87
Views: 10,002
Posted By Acrylic-bob
Re: Church's Historic Waterfront

I have paid another visit to Church's Historic Waterfront and I have pleasure in including the following snaps which better illustrate Tealeaf's question.

I am also including a photo of the back...
Forum: Church 24-08-2004, 17:48
Replies: 87
Views: 10,002
Posted By Acrylic-bob
Re: Church's Historic Waterfront

The Warehouse was built by the Hargreaves' of Broad Oak, so it seems reasonable to suppose it handled printed calico at first.
Forum: Church 24-08-2004, 06:29
Replies: 87
Views: 10,002
Posted By Acrylic-bob
Re: Church's Historic Waterfront

Ok, I think that I have got it. Goods In at the front of the building under the arch would be hoisted to whatever level and stored. There has to be some reason why the windows facing the canal are so...
Forum: Church 23-08-2004, 21:28
Replies: 87
Views: 10,002
Posted By Acrylic-bob
Re: Church's Historic Waterfront

Interestingly, the 1845 OS First edition map of the area shows a footpath crossing the site through a gap in the wall on bridge street, across the site of the warehouse yard and exiting via the...
Forum: Church 23-08-2004, 20:49
Replies: 87
Views: 10,002
Posted By Acrylic-bob
Re: Church's Historic Waterfront

I think I may have a partial solution.

The space in the canal to the left of the building would accomodate two barges, moored with their prows against the wall of the building. The diagonal...
Forum: Church 23-08-2004, 18:28
Replies: 87
Views: 10,002
Posted By Acrylic-bob
Re: Church's Historic Waterfront

Here it is, as requested. This is the whole photo.
Forum: Church 23-08-2004, 17:01
Replies: 87
Views: 10,002
Posted By Acrylic-bob
Re: Church's Historic Waterfront

>>What towpath? There are no towpaths on that side of the canal<<

Ah, yes, well, actually, while it is not technically a towpath, in the sense that you could get a horse on it. There is actually...
Forum: Church 23-08-2004, 16:09
Replies: 87
Views: 10,002
Posted By Acrylic-bob
Re: Church's Historic Waterfront

Thanks for that Tealeaf.

Two points stand out.
"Terrace houses that are built on hills tend to be stepped, each with a cornice or parapet lower or higher than it's neighbours. The Darwen houses...
Forum: Church 23-08-2004, 15:30
Replies: 87
Views: 10,002
Posted By Acrylic-bob
Re: Church's Historic Waterfront

Here is the photo. I can't see Willow's tree though.

Darby: Yes, I agree that the 11,000,000 available for regeneration would be much better spent in improvement grants than squandered by HBC on...
Forum: Church 23-08-2004, 11:27
Replies: 87
Views: 10,002
Posted By Acrylic-bob
Re: Church's Historic Waterfront

With reference to the photo of Dr Harbinson's old surgery, I was in the area the other day and took photo's of that and the house that backs onto Rastricks, because they are both now empty and with...
Forum: Church 22-08-2004, 06:07
Replies: 87
Views: 10,002
Posted By Acrylic-bob
Re: Church's Historic Waterfront

Thinking about it, I think it is far more likley that it is to prevent damage to the building from tow ropes. Have a look at the pic below of the inside edge of Bridge Street bridge.
The canal turns...
Forum: Church 19-08-2004, 18:34
Replies: 87
Views: 10,002
Posted By Acrylic-bob
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