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Thursday, 3 June 2010

Sky Watch: The Old Gatehouse

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The Old Gatehouse stands guard alongside the entrance to Mossley Hall. Originally built as Whitehall, the home of wealthy mill owner George Mayall, Whitehall became Mossley's Town Hall. It is now known as Mossley Hall and is a private residence again, although the grounds form Mossley Park.

This is the grander of the two gate houses, the other being at the Old Brow entrance. This gate house stands on Stamford Road, looking out across the valley, with the entrance to the hall being on the left. (Check out the view by following the Google Street View link below!)

The building is interesting in its own right but the photo is made all the more interesting by the unusual cloud formation that appears behind it, neatly framing the shape of the roof!

See Birds Eye View of this location.

See Google Street View of this location.

Sky Watch is a regular weekly feature on this photo blog. It links with websites all over the world with the general theme each week of looking upwards. Please take the opportunity to visit some of these other sites. I hope some new visitors have found their way here today, watching the skies. You are most welcome!


  1. Beautiful skies and such an interesting Gate House! Terrific photo! Always appreciate the information you include! Hope you have a wonderful weekend! Enjoy!


  2. A grand old building and an unusual sky.

  3. This building looks like those I see in the TV show, the Hotelier.

  4. Remember going to Mossley's cinema which was a stone's throw from this building. When a train went by the cinema seats shook :))

  5. A beautiful piece of architecture.

    Have a good weekend.

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  6. did that gate house use to be a bank about 12 years ago ?

  7. No, Greeny. The bank is at the bottom of the hill. Click here to see Street View of it.

  8. hi thanks for that martin at first i thought it was the same building it a good few years since i was up mossley ,great road to walk up stamford road you get a good view of bottom mossley


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