A view of the hidden parts around the inner sections around the city centre of Manchester UK and beyond. How you perceive these derelict sites could be a sort of morbid fascination, or logically analysing the modes and functionally of the remaining fragments of architecture. This blog is the stage 1 of 'Urban Exploration' but I have to emphasise, if you visit these places and tempted to gain access..I wouldnt advise it unless you seek permission from the appropriate authorities.


Some of the sites are on a 40-mile radius around Manchester
subjects vary from ancient rock art to industrial archaeology.

Human glyph. Origin unknown location Within Moor Nr Cragg Vale
click here.Withins Moor, Rock art Early Bronze Age
Cup Marks located nr Withins Moor.

The rock with two small groove markings 8 and the smaller indentation is 6 cm length.approx..location ..close to Blackstone edge reservoir..
Location: Cow Head..and Round hills close to the Toad Lane footpath.

Cup Marks

Location: Cow Head..and Round hills close to the Toad Lane footpath.

Brown Low Bronze Age barrow near Cheshire/Derbyshire border

Millars Grave, West Yorkshire

Nab Head, Nr Bollington Cheshire

Hades Hill early Bronze Age Barrow, nr Rochdale

Yearns Low nr Bollington Cheshire

Pike Stones chambered long cairn Scheduled Monument Late Neolithic, nr Bolton

Artifacts found in the Blackheath Barrow..nr Todmorden West Yorkshire

In February 2021, an excavation by CFA archaeological unit conducted an investigation of the foundations close to the canal basin near Durham St  and Oldham Road

CFA Dig Rochdale derelictmanchester.com

CFA dig Rochdale derelictmanchester.com

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