Plans of Land to be Sold to the Stockport, Timperley & Altrincham Junction Railway

  • This material is held at
  • Reference
      GB 133 EGR14/16/1/7-11
  • Dates of Creation
      n.d. [1863]
  • Physical Description
      5 pieces. Condition: plans fragile.

Scope and Content

Four plans compiled by Maxwell Roscoe, surveyor at the Stamford Estate Office in Altrincham, of land proposed to be sold to the Stockport, Timperley & Altrincham Junction Railway, for the Bridgewater Branch on the south side of the Bridgewater Canal at Broadheath in Altrincham, with a schedule and valuation of parcels of land to be taken by the Railway.

[The Stockport, Timperley & Altrincham Junction Railway Act received Royal Assent on 22 July 1861. It opened from Portwood near Stockport to Deansgate Junction outside Altrincham on 1 December 1865, and a connection was made with the Warrington & Stockport Railway, via Skelton and Broadheath Junctions, in February 1866: see Holt, p. 128. The land to be conveyed here appears to have been intended for a branch line and sidings serving a foundry and wharves on the south side of the Bridgewater Canal at Broadheath in Altrincham, the line branching off from the S.T. & A.J.R. at Broadheath Junction. The line and sidings were never laid, although the outline of the land sold to the Railway is shown on the Ordnance Survey 6-inch map of the 1880s. See also EGR14/16/2/86-89 below.]