SJ8990 : Hopes Carr from the end of Orchard Street

taken 4 years ago, near to Stockport, Great Britain

Hopes Carr from the end of Orchard Street
Hopes Carr from the end of Orchard Street

The first factory built here in 1759 was a silk mill powered by a watermill on Hempshaw Brook. It was bought by Charles Davies in 1781 who added new buildings and moved production over to cotton spinning. By the 1790s it was owned by Thomas Hope who gave his name to the area and built additional mills, a tannery, hat works and workers' houses. Higher Carr Mill was demolished by 1907 but Lower Carr Mill continued to be used for cotton spinning until the 1930s.

This area has been largely derelict since becoming the site of the Stockport Air Disaster On Sunday 4th June 1967 a Canadair C-4 Argonaut aircraft owned by British Midland Airways, en-route from Palma de Mallorca to Manchester crashed here. Local people rescued 10 passengers, a stewardess and the pilot before flames engulfed the aircraft. The remaining 72 people aboard perished in the flames.

Work on plans for an urban village incorporating 375 apartments, supported by 14,800 sq ft of retail space, 40,000 sq ft office workspace and 300+ multi-storey car park began in 2013 but so far only a new access road SJ8990 : Spinner Street and a handful of houses SJ8990 : Spinner Street have been built.
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Date Taken
Friday, 5 January, 2018   (more nearby)
Monday, 11 June, 2018
Geographical Context
Construction, Development 
Date (from Tags)
1759  1781  1907  1967  2013 
Person (from Tags)
Charles Davies  Thomas Hope 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 8991 9019 [10m precision]
WGS84: 53:24.5056N 2:9.1948W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 8991 9021
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SOUTH (about 180 degrees)
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Stockport Air Disaster  Crash Site  Site of Former Mill  Access Road 

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