Before the Estate - Moor Pool History

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1870 onward

Before the Estate


The first picture is the east end of the Estate taken from somewhere near the bottom of Margaret Grove looking towards the sweeping gradiant which leads up to Park Hill Road. To the right would be the Moor Pool.

The line of trees is probably close to the line of Moor Pool Avenue and the brook in the foreground the stream leading down to Chad Brook from the Moor Pool.

The goalposts are close or on the land where the first sporting facility was built - the tennis courts so sport on the land already had some history. The ground does not look particulary level for football with the brook acting as a boundary.

This is a view down towards the Park Hill Road railway bridge. The photographer is probably standing near the top of Margaret Grove. The trees in the previous picture by the outbuilding have gone perhaps cleared in preparation for building or to open up the field. On the right can be seen houses in Park Hill Road. Which numbers are these?
Not part of the Estate, the view or illustration below is looking towards the Park Hill Rd railway bridge from the opposite direction. On the right is the pathway interrupted by the building of the railway embankment which continues to form the Estates rear boundary. This ran continuously all the way through to the top of Carless Avenue and beyond. The main pathway in the middle is the line of Park Hill Road itself.

This is a view across the pool from close to the pathway entrance from Ravenhurst Road. The small island is there and what will be Park Edge is behind it and the land which rises up North Gate to the top where it meets High Brow.
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