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Old 20-01-2015, 12:10 AM   #602
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Astley is a settlement within the Metropolitan Borough of Wigan in Greater Manchester, England, variously described as a suburb or a village.. Astley lies on flat land to the northwest of the city of Manchester, and is crossed by the Bridgewater Canal and the A580 "East Lancashire Road"..Bridgewater Cana connects Runcorn, Manchester and Leigh, in North West England..The canal is connected to the Manchester Ship Canal via a lock at Cornbrook; to the Rochdale Canal in Manchester; to the Trent and Mersey Canal at Preston Brook, southeast of Runcorn; and to the Leeds and Liverpool Canal at Leigh.. It once connected with the River Mersey at Runcorn but has since been cut off by a slip road to the Silver Jubilee Bridge..Pleasure craft now use the canal which forms part of the Cheshire Ring network of canals..Having visited the Canal du Midi in France and watched the construction of the Sankey Canal in England,the duke's solution to these problems was to build an underground canal at Worsley, connected to a surface canal between Worsley and Salford...

Bridgewater Canal and Astley Green Pithead..

Astley emerged during the Early Middle Ages as a township in the parish of Leigh.. It was mentioned in documents in 1210, when Hugh of Tyldesley, Lord of the Manors of Tyldesley and Astley, granted land to Cockersand Abbey.. In 1212, he was recorded as tenant of Astley Hall, the manor house for both Astley and Tyldesley, located just inside the Tyldesley township.. After his death, his son Henry inherited the manors. He was succeeded by his son, another Henry, who, when he died in 1301, divided the lands between three of his six sons.. It is from this division that the manors of Astley and Tyldesley were separated.. Tyldesleys lived at the Astley manor until April 1353 when Richard Radcliff bought it for 100 marks.. The Radcliffs remained there until 1561 when William Radcliff died childless and the land passed to his half-sister Anne, who married Gilbert Gerard..The stone and timber structure was named from the stream which was dammed to supply water to a waterwheel powering a corn mill near the house.. It is possible the hall was once surrounded by a moat...,_Greater_Manchester, ok..John's the wise guy.. Paul's the cute one.. George is pretty quiet, and this new kid..I can't remember his name..Well, you know the phone booth you're calling from?..

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