Whalley Range, Greater Manchester

Whalley Range, Greater Manchester

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Whalley Range is an area of Manchester, England, about 2 miles southwest of the city centre. It was one of the earliest of the city's suburbs, built by local businessman Samuel Brooks.Whalley Range was one of Manchester's first suburbs, built by Manchester banker and businessman Samuel Brooks as "a desirable estate for gentlemen and their families."Brooks bought 63 acres (25 ha) of land, then called Jackson's Moss, drained it, and built villas for wealthy businessmen such as himself. He was born near Whalley, Lancashire, after which he named his own home Whalley House, which may be the origin of the area's name. A toll gate guarded this exclusive area and this place (where Chorlton Road and Withington Road meet) is still called Brooks's Bar (pron. Brooks Bar).show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 152 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 9mm | 231g
  • Vertpress
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 6136274965
  • 9786136274966