Hidden Tunnel near Stockport - Derelict Manchester:

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Hidden Tunnel near Stockport


Close to the town of Stockport is Reddish Vale country park.Spanning an area of over 161 hectares that is within proximity of the River Tame, It provides a green corridor linking the town centre with Denton in Tameside, and Woodley.

Where this tunnel is located was close to the Reddish Vale Print Works, a calico printing works dating from before 1800.[7][8] The works had ceased printing by 1975, and have now been demolished, and the land turned into a butterfly park. The ponds are now used for angling, and attract herons and a variety of ducks. Most of the race has been filled in, but a short length carries Denton Brook down to the river. Denton Brook (and a small tributary) marks the traditional boundary between Reddish and Denton. The manorial corn mill (one of several to be known as Reddish Mill) was sited over the brook and was demolished in about 1860 when the ponds were extended.

Weir situated on the River Tame..

The tunnel is approximately : 1.8288 meters in width [6ft] and 2.7432 in height [9ft] the length of the tunnel is 200 meters. This structure is possibly mid 19th century, it also runs underneath the railway line that connects Manchester to Stockport and beyond.

Looking back at the entrance point...

Taken 100 meters inside, outlet pipe 

The approximate location: source from National Library of Scotland..using OS map 1885-1913 and compared with OS Open Data 2020..


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