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Prior to the bridging of the Mersey at Bridge Foot; it seems a ford was used near to the now Parish Church. This is in line with the line of the old Roman road. However, Wilderspool Causway was suppossed to have been named after a Roman Causway built across boggy ground; anyone know where it led? Presumably from their industrial site at Greenhalls; but where did it cross the Mersey? :confused:

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Hi

If you follow this link it explains the history of Black Bear Park, scroll down to 'The Ancient Ford', which might be what you are looking for?

 

http://www.warrington.gov.uk/Leisureandculture/Localhistoryandheritage/parks/Black_Bear.aspx

 

Also, if you look at www.old-maps.co.uk and search for Latchford, CHESHIRE you can browse the 1882 Cheshire and 1849 Lancashire maps which give an indication of the old river course and Black Bear Canal.

 

Hope that's useful!

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  • 2 weeks later...

It actually ran from the the Roman site on Greenalls Avenue then from the Causeway along Loushers Lane, Wash Lane its name derives from the floodings from the Mersey down to just past where the Brook Inn was near where the Black Bear canal was cut, that was where the ancient Ford was as it was the shallowist part of the river to cross

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