Report - Hartshead Pike feb 2012

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here comes trouble ....
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The tower on Hartshead Pike is a well-known local landmark. It overlooks Ashton and is visible from many surrounding areas. It is a popular destination for afternoon strolls and the tower once housed a refreshment shop.


The Pike​


Me at the door​


My dad and me at the entrance


Bottom floor fire place


Stairsway leading up to the 1st floor


Looking back down the stairway


fisrt floor fire place


Looking up the chimney


My dad and me stood each side off the stairway with a stone walkway above


My dad stood on the stone platform


A view from the second floor bricked up window
could not get up to the third floor
the stairs seem to have been bricked up


a view from inside looking right up to the top off the pike


Me and my dad stood on the real pike

this was the first one built
in 1751 but was struck by lightning and split into two
The tower was rebuilt in 1863 by John Eaton, a little south of the earlier structure, to mark the wedding of the Prince of Wales to Princess Alexandra of Denmark. The land on which the tower stands was given to the town by Lord Stamford, who also gave the stone for the tower's construction to the present day where it stands high on the hills​


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28DL Member
28DL Member
Sep 1, 2011
manchester, UK
Always wanted to know what this place looked like inside.
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