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Aikin Knowles's Bridge - was it ever listed?


Geoffrey Settle
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Hi you historian buff's.

 

A colleague of mine has been asked about an old, possibly Victorian Iron Bridge off Holcroft Lane/Glazebrook Lane by someone doing research. :idea:

 

I have found a reference to Aikin Knowle's Bridge near the Peat Works and a road track that goes to Little Woolden Hall - could the bridge have once crossed Glaze Brook at this point :?:

 

I used to pass this way on my long sunday training run put I never saw a bridge.

 

If you select the Ordnance Survey Map option (from London Street Map) using the link above and move to towards the Motorway you will see where I mean.

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Where is it on your map Geoff as I just looked but cant see it and I can't see it on google earth either. Probably just me looking in the wrong place though. :oops:

 

Once I know exactly where it is I shall have a search for info.

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I found it on a map on the victorian e-mapping service (Tithe maps etc) si I know where you mean now but that was the modern map. Rather frustratingly there are no tithe maps or 1875/1910 OS maps availabe online for that area yet. If you ring chester archives they probably have copies though as you can tell a lot from those.

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I found it on a map on the victorian e-mapping service (Tithe maps etc) si I know where you mean now but that was the modern map. Rather frustratingly there are no tithe maps or 1875/1910 OS maps availabe online for that area yet. If you ring chester archives they probably have copies though as you can tell a lot from those.

 

 

e-Victorian tithemaps Cheshire Maps

 

Thanks Dizzy I have found those maps as well - I will pass on the info. :mrgreen:

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  • 8 months later...

I remember my Father showing me the bridge when I was a child. He told me it was haunted which is why I remember it. It was quite a small bridge over a little stream. I doubt it ever went over the Glazebrook as it didn't seem big enough.

 

I live in London now but have visited Glazebrook a few times and have walked up the lane as far as the Motorway from the village looking for it. I can only assume it was removed when they built the Motorway. It's a pity as I still have strong memories of it.

 

I'll be staying in Glazebrook at the end of May I'll have another look just in case.

 

Cheers Phil

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Hi and welcome to the forum Phil :D

 

I would have stayed well away from it if I had been told that (but I am a whimp when it comes to creepy ghostly stuff and always have been :oops:)

 

Did your dad ever say why he thought it was haunted and by who or what :shock:

 

Maybe it was it just a way of making sure you didn't play near there though :wink:

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