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
Cheers tonks Thought they were for some type of pipeline
Replied: 6th Feb 2021 at 10:19
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
Here you go Dougie!....
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"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."
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Replied: 6th Feb 2021 at 14:37