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Posted: 14/08/2015 20:41:16
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http://metro.co.uk/2015/08/14/40ft-deep-sinkhole-appears-in-manchester-road-after-heavy-rain-5343515/

could this be ardwick limestone mine its in the right area for the workings or maybe it is just a culvert....but its a very deep one if it is.

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Posted: 14/08/2015 21:55:24
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The hole position makes it likely to be a culverted section of the River Medlock. IP: 86.128.110.140
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Posted: 14/08/2015 22:06:37
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the medlock runs to the left of the sinkhole area and does not flow under the a57 {mancy way} it parallels it for a while at the lower end near ardwick so i dont think the medlock could be the cause.

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Posted: 14/08/2015 22:14:43
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looking again at the maps, I am inclined agree, unless there's another culvert feeding into the Medlock from the South. IP: 86.128.110.140
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Posted: 14/08/2015 22:19:33
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Never heard of the Ardwick Limestone mines -- But---?

Impressive collapse, knowing a bit about the Manc way, built in a rush on bits of old city, probably a cellar or culvert, other headlines on the Metro site do not inspire serious debate.

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Posted: 14/08/2015 22:24:43
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A few bits on FlickR

https://www.flickr.com/photos/28709338@N04/10931291144
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Posted: 15/08/2015 09:08:07
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Jim Rieuwerts has mentioned the Ardwick mines to me before though I can't off the top of my head remember what exactly he'd said about them - I think some original plans do exist?

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Posted: 15/08/2015 09:15:49
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Some info here.....

http://www.pittdixon.go-plus.net/e-mcr/e-mcr.htm
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Posted: 15/08/2015 11:52:19
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mistericeman wrote:

Some info here.....

http://www.pittdixon.go-plus.net/e-mcr/e-mcr.htm


What a lovely link Thumb Up thanks for thatBig Grin

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Posted: 15/08/2015 12:31:42
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exspelio wrote:

mistericeman wrote:

Some info here.....

http://www.pittdixon.go-plus.net/e-mcr/e-mcr.htm


What a lovely link Thumb Up thanks for thatBig Grin


A very nice bit of historic info.Smile
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Posted: 15/08/2015 17:50:24
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I remember as a kid a massive mine near to the current entrance to Piccadilly Station, there was a huge head gear and a conveyor tunnel that went over the road, not sure if this was coal or limestone.

Lived in the Manchester area all my live 50+ years and never knew there were Limestone mines in Manchester, there were lots of coal mines and some iron mines.


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Posted: 15/08/2015 18:24:21
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From reading what's in the link I think the limestone was hauled in from elsewhere?

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Posted: 15/08/2015 19:44:34
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Yup, I suspect Dove Holes and Peak Forest via the tram track and canal at Bugsworth Basin, one or two collieries around Buggy back then.

Can't find any evidence for geological limestone around Ardwick!

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Posted: 15/08/2015 20:38:21
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Funnily enough was in Doveholes today with a mate who is a train driver mainly dragging Limestone out of the Peak District quarries to all over the UK. IP: 92.40.249.23
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Posted: 15/08/2015 21:14:25
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I thought there was no Limestone under Ardwick.

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Posted: 15/08/2015 22:26:27
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Daggers wrote:

I remember as a kid a massive mine near to the current entrance to Piccadilly Station, there was a huge head gear and a conveyor tunnel that went over the road, not sure if this was coal or limestone.

Lived in the Manchester area all my live 50+ years and never knew there were Limestone mines in Manchester, there were lots of coal mines and some iron mines.


Are you thinking of Bradford Colliery maybe? It was between Picadilly and where MC ground is now. Any limestone mine there would have to be some depth to get below the Coal Measures.
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Posted: 15/08/2015 23:08:11
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Daggers wrote:

I thought there was no Limestone under Ardwick.


More info (image can be enlarged). Mined by Brocklehurst & Co but only one U/G worker.

http://projects.exeter.ac.uk/mhn/1896-82.htm

https://www.flickr.com/photos/28709338@N04/10931395283/in/photostream/
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Posted: 16/08/2015 07:33:13
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I think that was the lime works were they made quick line, the limestone was brought in from Derbyshire.

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Posted: 16/08/2015 09:43:28
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Seems there is limestone above MCM in this area!

BGS shows Great Mine Limestone outcropping between Ancoats and Belle Vue. It's 5 to 9 ft thick and of Westphalian "D" age. There are thin limestones and dolomite in the Manchester Marls (late Permian) too which outcrop near Picadilly.
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Posted: 16/08/2015 09:57:09
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A huge hole has opened up in a main road in Manchester.

A geologist has said that he believes it may be the arsehole of the world but added that he doesn't know why a hole has opened up there.

Courtesy of Sickipedia.
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