Wednesday, 18 May 2011

ABC Wednesday: R is for Rutherford Close

Rutherford Close off Railway Street is an estate of modern houses built on a former railway goods yard.

The Manchester Piccadilly to Rose Hill (Marple) railway line still runs at the back of the houses.

In the background, beyond the railway, can be seen one of the warehouses that is part of the Adamson Industrial Estate. The one in view is dated 1898 but others are older and on the other side the warehouses overlook the Peak Forest Canal.

Rutherford Close is named after local artist Harry Rutherford.

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  1. I'm often amazed by the long lives of buildings in Great Britain. I think that's a good thing. Here the building would have likely been torn down and replaced. Sad but true.

  2. I love Brit roads; don't know why.
    ROG, ABC Wednesday team

  3. Love the photo, everything leads your eye in, from the triangle on the road to the skid marks. These curve around to bring you to the dated warehouse in the background.

  4. Always an interesting and delightful geography lesson here!

  5. Really interesting "recycling" take.

  6. Calm and lovely. I can surely imagine spending an enjoyable span of time right there.