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Monday, 7 March 2011

Dingle Terrace


Dingle Terrace is an unusual location. It is a short street comprising two terraces of elegant brick houses. However, rather than being located, as you might expect, in a town setting, Dingle Terrace is in a remote rural setting at Park Bridge, just within the northern boundary of Ashton.

Park Bridge today is a quiet backwater, accessible only along narrow and bumpy roads. However, when these houses were built it was a busy industrial setting with coal mines and the iron works of Hannah Lees and Sons, which supplied rivets for the Eiffel Tower. Most of the buildings of the iron works have now gone and their sites landscaped. The stable block has become a Heritage Centre and Park Bridge these days rings not to the sound of hammers on iron but of to the sound of walking boots on cobbles!

The houses of Dingle Terrace and nearby Dean Terrace were built to accommodate employees of the the iron works but these days are sought-after properties because of their enviable location.

See Bird's Eye View of this location to really appreciate the rural setting.

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"Dingle Terrace" is my contribution to this week's "My World" feature. Please check out the other blogs participating in this week's My World.


7 comments:

  1. Looks like a lovely place to live!! Terrific capture for the day! Hope you have a great week!

    Sylvia

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  2. Oh yes, I can well imagine it's a sought-after location. How wonderful for the residents to have city houses in the country!
    The rivets for the Eiffel Tower? Fabulous. I'll be seeing it this month and can hardly wait. I'll surprise my husband by telling him about the rivets then.
    -- K

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

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  3. Even if the car number plates are a giveaway - this could only be in one country in the world.

    Even if it lacks the 'grandeur' of some places it still manages to say 'home'.

    Stewart M - Australia

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  4. Interesting post. I wonder why they closed the ironworks.

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  5. I like the bird's eye views you provide. What a lovely setting for a home! It's nice that the homes of the old industrial town have been maintained and it didn't become a decrepit ghost town.

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  6. Parkbridge was a rural 'green lung' for Ashton in the later 20th century. Used to take my dog for walks around there. In the 19th c. it must have once resounded to the sounds of industrial workings.

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