Hidden Tunnel , Park Bridge Ashton .Under Lyne. - Derelict Manchester:

Derelict Manchester:

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 morbid, yet exciting.

Hidden Tunnel , Park Bridge Ashton .Under Lyne.

This hidden tunnel was part of the small railway possibly constructed in the 1860s...
Park Bridge was a bustling, noisy centre of industry a hundred years ago. It is difficult to imagine now, as it has become a quiet backwater between Ashton under Lyne and Oldham.


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Recent update March 30th 2021
revisited the site the end of the tramway tunnel was flooded, however managed to take some more images 



Tramway Gallery.



Tramway video clip
Surviving stone arched entrances were located at the eastern end of both tunnels, Access was gained to the eastern end of the western tunnel and showed that the tunnel entrance was 1.70 m wide and 2.9 m high. The entrance arch was constructed of well coursed and worked stone blocks which formed a flat arch. Bonded into the north side of the entrance was a triangular buttress. This was possibly constructed to give support to the north (downslope) side of the tunnel, which would have been subject to pressures exerted by slippage of the hillside. 








RocherVale, Park Bridge.www.derelictmanchester.com

RocherVale, Park Bridge.www.derelictmanchester.com



RocherVale, Park Bridge.www.derelictmanchester.com


The date of these structures are possibly early 19th century..the actual mines originated due to
 the increasing demand from the iron works at Park Bridge, the supply of coal was  from the nearby Fairbottom Colliery  and Rocher mines were founded in 1797..

















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