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under construction (not the chapel, just the tip)
Opening Times for the Chapel:
Saturdays: 1pm - 4pm., throughout the year
Sundays: 1pm - 4pm (November - March, winter)
Sundays: 1pm - 5pm (April - October, summer)
Bank Holidays: 11am - 5pm, 11am - 4pm, winter (except Christmas Day and Boxing Day)
The estate is open all year round
Address: Vale Road, Romiley, Stockport SK6 3LD
The Queens Head
Underneath St. Petersgate Bridge is The Queens Head, also known as Turners Vaults. (It was called Turners Vaults before the steps up to St. Petersgate were built)
it is a Great little pub that dates back to the 1790's. it is small and has a 3 room layout with a narrow bar at the front which includes alcoves decorated with old adverts and reviews of the pub including it's history. Behind a partition is a small snug which has a wood burning fire and a quiet room at the back. It is said to have a haunted windowless room upstairs as well as what is said to be the smallest toilet in Europe.
Address: 12 Little Underbank, SK1 1JT
Phone: 0161 480 0725
The White Lion
The White Lion originates from the 15th Century but it was rebuilt in 1904 in an Art Nouveau Style.
In 1815 the landlord fired a cannon to inform the town's people of to Victory at the battle of Waterloo.
In 1831 a wife sale took place here and a William Clayton sold his wife for 5 shillings to a J Booth, She was handed over with a halter around her neck.
St. Petersgate Bridge
Opened on the 24th febuary 1868 and cost £10,500. It consists of 5 arches and was designed by rawlinson and built by Peter Pierce. the Span above Little Underbank is 27 feet 3 inches long and the bridge has the borough's coat of arms.
In 1859 this Building was the Shop and home of Jacob Winter who was a clock and watchmaker, silversmith, optician and jeweller. It's shop window frontage with clock and painted figures which strike the hourly chimes certainly make it stand out. It is now a pub and from the 1st floor lounge and dining area you can view the internal workings of the Automaton clock.
Address: Little Underbank, SK1 1LA
Phone: 0161 968 1942
Royal Oak Yard
The small area known as Royal Oak Yard (There was once a pub here called The Royal Oak in 1680) There are caves cutinto the red sandstone cliffs that were once used by Tinsmiths and some steps known as Wellington steps used to lead up to High street from here.
It is now a popular location for Film Crews.
Directions: Between 28 and 30 Little Underbank
Rostron Brow was originally called Rosen Bank (after a farmer called Ralph Rosen). It is one of the throughroutes between lowerhillgate and the Market place.
Henry Heginbotham (author of 'Stockport: Ancient and Modern') was born at the bottom of the brow. A beer house of Ill Repute known as The Dust Hole and then in 1851 the schofield Inn) used to be on the brow but closed in 1896.
Directions: Goes from between 5 and 7 Lower Hillgate up to Market place coming out near the Pack Horse.
William Robinson purchased the Unicorn Inn on Lower Hillgate in 1838 and was joined by his son in 1865 when they started to brew beer on the site. by 1878 they had purchased a Horse and Dray waggon allowing them to sell and deliver their own beers to other pubs.
Robinsons Brewery is still on the same site and the company owns over 400 pubs.
You can go on a tour of the brewery but you have to phone to arrange it.
Address: 33 to 39 lower Hillgate
Phone: 0161 4806571
This street was painted by L.S Lowry in 1930 (The painting can be seen in Stockport Art Gallery)
The houses were demolished but they were reconstructed in 2004
Directions: Between 74 and 76 Lower Hillgate
The building was first mentioned in 1805 and is named after the patron Saint of Wool Workers.
It was here that the Catholic or Irish Riots started in 1852 after a man was killed. 100 people were arrested and St. Peters church on St. Petersgate was badly damaged
Address: 63 Lower Hillgate
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