ventilation shafts

Started by: PeterP (9504)

When travelling along the A580 East lancs going toward Manchester. You drive past Atherleigh way and in the fields on your left are what appear to be ventilation shafts with a brick surround. What are these shafts for

Started: 3rd Feb 2021 at 16:41

Posted by: tonker (25559) 

There's concrete ones along the Lancs, they are the water main from Bury to Prescot.

This is one off Millfield Lane!
And here's another one off Liverpool Road!

Replied: 6th Feb 2021 at 00:20

Posted by: PeterP (9504)

Cheers tonks Thought they were for some type of pipeline

Replied: 6th Feb 2021 at 10:19

Posted by: dougie (4853) 

the big head is right again pipe manhole covers, that in Millfield Lane is exactly where they had to bypass for a time as they found old footings in the field, with it being across from the estate they opened an Historic dig to find out more before cutting through with the pipe, do you know if they found anything of interest

Replied: 6th Feb 2021 at 10:44

Posted by: tonker (25559) 

Here you go Dougie!....

Merseyside Archaeological Society

"An excavation at Millfield Lane near Ashton-in-Makerfield provided a rare glimpse of the living conditions of a small 17th to early 19th century rural household."

Cost: £10 (plus £4 P&P if ordered from the Publications Secretary)

Replied: 6th Feb 2021 at 14:37


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