Image title: Stockport Armoury near Edgeley Station

Stockport Armoury near Edgeley Station

View of the pointed tower of Stockport Armoury, looking across the main Manchester to London railway line next to Edgeley Station. The drill hall of Stockport Armoury was built 1861-2 for the Stockport Volunteer Rifle Corps. The building was opened by the Mayor, Robert McClure on 25th April 1862.

More info on the Stockport MBC website.

The distinctive pale green polygonal pointed tower of the Armoury is etched in my memory from earliest childhood. I went to Our Lady's RC primary school, just behind the viewpoint. Over to the right is Our Lady's RC church whose twin spires echo the Armoury tower. The pub on the corner is also called 'The Armoury' and overlooks the roundabout, which is on the bridge over the railway. Unless I am mistaken, the roundabout and nearby bridges date from around 1960 when the line was upgraded and electrified.


Stockport Armoury near Edgeley Station



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Stockport architecture, stockport landmarks, territorial army, Edgeley Stockport photos, images of Edgeley, Stockport Cheshire, Greater Manchester landmarks

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