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Gorebrook Ironworks

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in Longsight, Manchester

Occupied in 1870s and 1880s by Weild and Co.

1891 Shepherd and Ayrton

1891 William Ayrton and Co

The 1905 O.S. map [1] shows Gorebrook Iron Works on Pink Bank Lane in an area called Nutsford Vale. Immediately to the south was the small Gore Brook, whose foul condition occupied many newspaper column-inches in the early 1900s. To the east were fields, and the Gorton UDC sewage works. Immediately to the north was a dye works, and to the west, streets of terraced houses.

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Sources of Information

  1. Old Ordnance Survey Maps, Gorton & Belle Vue 1905, The Godfrey Edition Lancashire Sheet 104.16