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Tuesday, 9 November 2010


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"Q" is for "Quickwood" and today's photo shows the historic row of houses of that name in Mossley, just over the hill from Ashton.

The three storey building on the left was Quick Manor, which was also called Mossley Manor. This was built in the 17th century as the manor house of Quickmere, one of the four divisions of Saddleworth. At that time, this part of Mossley was in Yorkshire along with Saddleworth.

The two storey cottages that join on to it were added in phases between around 1760 and 1820. The area was very rural at that time, although mills were beginning to be built along the valley bottom after the canal was built. The church of St John the Baptist was built on the hill behind Quickmere in 1878.

See Birds Eye View of this location. See Google Street View of this location.

"Quickwood" is a contribution to ABC Wednesday. For more "Q" posts from around the world please follow this link.
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  1. Quick is a lovely place to post about. One my Q posts this week is the Queen Inn in Ashton - you may know more about that than me.

  2. Quickwood and Quickmere for Q day. There is certainly more to the Ashton area than meets the eye, unless the eye belongs to someone reading your blog! Very interesting, again.
    -- K

    Kay, Alberta, Canada
    An Unfittie's Guide to Adventurous Travel

  3. I am always struck by the age and how well these homes are perserved. Great choice for the letter Q.

  4. very appealing. even love the curve of the road.
    ROG, ABC Wednesday team


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