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Tuesday, 19 March 2013

ABC Wednesday: Jutting Out


Today's post for ABC Wednesday is J for "Jutting Out" and shows Newmarket Road in Ashton, where one of the old cottages juts out into the road. This may come as a surprise for drivers unfamiliar with the road when coming around the nearby bend!

The cottages are part of the the ancient hamlet of Taunton and were built at a time of horse-drawn traffic along the old road out of Ashton. The road split just ahead, with the road to Oldham going to the right and the road to Woodhouses to the left. The road has been widened to cope with lorries and buses but there is only just enough room for a modern road to squeeze through here between the cottages and the Woodcock Inn. Luckily the traffic to Oldham now follows the straight turpike road and misses this location altogether.

The photo shows the road at a quiet moment. During the day time there is usually a flow of traffic in both directions.

See Google Street View of this location.

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"Jutting Out" is a contribution to ABC Wednesday. For more "J" posts from around the world please follow this link.

14 comments:

  1. I note the reflective chevrons on the side - hope all drivers note them too.

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  2. I'd say you should be prepared for this-maybe narrow road signs. I do love the way they kept it and not destroyed the beautiful structures.
    Ann

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  3. Wow! Great post for J ~ wouldn't want to live in that house jutting out ~ Great photo ~ Enjoy ^_^

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  4. I appreciate the insight. I would never had been able to explain it if I saw it

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  5. the road looks like a backward J. Hope folks SLOW DOWN.
    ROG, ABC Wednesday team

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  6. I wonder if anyone has hit the cottage. very interesting!
    An Arkies Musings

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  7. Wondering the same thing as Richies...
    I have never seen anything like it, glad I am not driving today :)
    J is for...

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  8. I'm glad they kept the character of the place.
    Maybe people will slow down and actually enjoy the scenery.

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  9. I echo Richie's comment - wondering if it's ever been hit!

    Leslie
    abcw team

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  10. Must be rough when driving at night if you are not familiar...must be why the home is painted white.

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  11. That would be very disconcerting! But very interesting.

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  12. My goodness...that building certainly does jut out into the road. No setback there!

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  13. It's very interesting to see how inventive people are to find a solution for this traffic problem!
    Wil, ABCW Team.

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  14. John Hill's factory on Smith Street sticks out also - though it's not as busy as Newmarket Road.

    http://goo.gl/maps/eu4mN

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