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    Winters

    by Balam Written Apr 20, 2010

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    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.

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    Royal Oak Yard

    by Balam Written Apr 20, 2010

    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.

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    Rostron Brow

    by Balam Written Apr 20, 2010

    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.

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    Robinson's Brewery

    by Balam Written Apr 20, 2010

    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.

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    Bishop Blaize

    by Balam Written Apr 20, 2010

    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

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    Thatched House

    by Balam Written Apr 20, 2010

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    Thatched House is now a Rock Pub but the building was first mentioned in 1744 as the Practice of surgeon Dr Briscall. he gave free consultations and this building was effectively the forerunner to the Stockport Infirmary.

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    The Old Rectory

    by Balam Updated Apr 20, 2010

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    The building is said to be the finest example of Georgian architecture in the town centre, it was erected for the Reverend samuel Stead in 1744 and replaced a 16th C building. It was the home to Rectors and Bishops until 1965 but was used as an Army Billet during the second world war.
    In the grounds there is an Ice house where ice was collected from frozen ponds during the winter and stored for use in the summer.

    the house is now part of the Premier lodge Hotel group and the building is a great Bar and Restaurant. (See my restaurant review) The interior retains some great period features.

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    Pack Horse

    by Balam Written Apr 20, 2010

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    Opposite the Church is the Pack Horse, It is likely that the building dates from the 19th c and was originally the site of the Rectors House before 1671 and was first mentioned as a pub in the 1790's.

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    Arden Arms

    by Balam Written Apr 20, 2010

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    The Arden Arms on Millgate was built in 1815 by a George Raffald who was a Seedsman.
    It is said to have the best preserved Victorian interior in the area.
    It has an 'unusual and intimate' snug bar which is accessed through the main bar. It also has double cellars that have a now bricked up tunnel entrance and old coaching stables at the rear.

    Elizabeth Raffald wrote a cookery book here before Mrs Beaton.

    We did not call inside as it was early and had not opened but it is certainly worth a visit in the future.

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    Millgate

    by Balam Written Apr 20, 2010

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    In 1680 the largest corn mill in the area was on Millgate just near to the river Goyt. The original 'Miln Gate' was at the bottom opposite the Arden Arms Public House but it does not mean Gate as we now know it. The Anglo-Saxon word Gata means highway or road and this road whose continuation called Newbridge Lane is thought to have been a Roman Rd.
    The Mill was demolished in 1822 but there is a paving stone on the corner of Market Place opposite the Church which dates from 1703.

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    Tourist Information

    by Balam Written Apr 20, 2010

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    The Tourist Information is between Staircase House and the Stockport Story Museum on Market place and is a part of the Historic Building.
    As well as having a wealth of information on Stockport and the surrounding area it allows access to the shop in the staircase house entrance and to the Story Museum.
    You can also see the excavated cobbled floor and parts of the old wall and a blocked doorway which leads into the Staircase of this great building.

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    Chadkirk Chapel

    by Myfanwe Updated Apr 18, 2010

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    Chadkirk chapel is a beautifully restored 14th Century Chapel set in the heart of the Chadkirk Country Estate and Local Nature Reserve. From the car park there is an easy going five minute walk to the Chapel which is surrounded by some lovely gardens and glorious woodland. After we had a look at the Chapel we followed the path around the chapel in an anti-clockwise direction. En route we passed St Chad's Well and the remnants of a watermill. The path then follows the course of the stream back to the car park where you'll find a picnic area if you fancy a spot of al fresco dining.

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    St Mary's Church

    by Myfanwe Written Apr 18, 2010

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    St Mary's Church in Stockport is a Grade I listed building. The chancel dates from 1334. The nave and 125 foot tower were rebuilt in 1814 after the original one was cracked by bellringing celebration of Nelson’s victory at the battle of Trafalgar!

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    Bramall Hall

    by Myfanwe Written Apr 18, 2010

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    Bramall Hall is a superb example of a Tudor Manor House with origins dating back to medieval times.

    The House, one of the most beautiful treasurers of England, is of great national importance. The magnificent 16th Century wall paintings, Elizabethan fine plaster ceiling, the Victorian Kitchens and Servants Quarters give this Hall its unique charm.

    The Hall stands in 70 acres of parkland designed in the style of Capability Brown to give grand vistas over the terraces, lawns and lakes to the trees beyond. Here you can take a walk around the many wonderful walking trails, feed the ducks or just sit back and enjoy the scenery.

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    Staircase House

    by Myfanwe Written Apr 18, 2010

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    Staircase house is a grade 2 listed medieval town house dating back to around 1460. Here you can wander around an array of rooms linked by corridors and passages. All the rooms have been restored using period colours, furniture and artifacts which reflect the colourful history of the building.

    In the same building you will also find the Tourist Information Centre and a Stockport Story exhibition for which admission is free.

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