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The Manchester and Glasgow Road, Volume 2 (of 2) This Way to Gretna Green

The Manchester and Glasgow Road, Volume 2 (of 2)
This Way to Gretna Green
Title: The Manchester and Glasgow Road, Volume 2 (of 2) This Way to Gretna Green
Release Date: 2018-12-16
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THE MANCHESTER AND
GLASGOW ROAD

CONTENTS

WORKS BY CHARLES G. HARPER

The Portsmouth Road, and its Tributaries: To-day and in Daysof Old.

The Dover Road: Annals of an Ancient Turnpike.

The Bath Road: History, Fashion, and Frivolity on an OldHighway.

The Exeter Road: The Story of the West of England Highway.

The Great North Road: The Old Mail Road to Scotland. Two Vols.

The Norwich Road: An East Anglian Highway.

The Holyhead Road: The Mail-Coach Road to Dublin. Two Vols.

The Cambridge, Ely, and King’s Lynn Road: The Great FenlandHighway.

The Newmarket, Bury, Thetford, and Cromer Road: Sport andHistory on an East Anglian Turnpike.

The Oxford, Gloucester, and Milford Haven Road: The Ready Wayto South Wales. Two Vols.

The Brighton Road: Speed, Sport, and History on the ClassicHighway.

The Hastings Road and the “Happy Springs of Tunbridge.” CycleRides Round London.

A Practical Handbook of Drawing for Modern Methods ofReproduction.

Stage-Coach and Mail in Days of Yore. Two Vols.

The Ingoldsby Country: Literary Landmarks of “The IngoldsbyLegends.”

The Hardy Country: Literary Landmarks of the Wessex Novels.

The Dorset Coast.

The South Devon Coast.

The Old Inns of Old England. Two Vols.

Love in the Harbour: a Longshore Comedy.

Rural Nooks Round London (Middlesex and Surrey).

Haunted Houses: Tales of the Supernatural.

The North Devon Coast.[In the Press.

WAITING TO CHANGE.

[By J. F. Herring.

THEMANCHESTERANDGLASGOW ROAD

THIS WAY TO GRETNA GREEN

By CHARLES G. HARPER

ILLUSTRATED BY THE AUTHOR, AND FROMOLD-TIME PRINTS AND PICTURES

Vol. II.—MANCHESTER TO GLASGOW

guard

LONDON
CHAPMAN & HALL, LTD.
1907


PRINTED AND BOUND BYHAZELL, WATSON AND VINEY, LD.,LONDON AND AYLESBURY.


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THE MANCHESTER AND GLASGOW ROAD

Manchester and Glasgow

Manchester—

 

(Cross River Irwell.)

 
 MILES

Salford

185¾

Pendleton

186¾

Irlam-o’-th’-Height

187¾

Pendlebury

188½

Clifton

190

Kearsley Moor Church

192¼

Farnworth

193¼

Moses Gate

194

Bourndon

195

Bolton (Deansgate)

196¼

Dorfcocker

198¼

Boot Lane

198¾

Heaton

199½

Horwich

201½

Smithy Bridge

202½

(Cross Lancaster Canal.)

 

Chorley

207¼

Clayton Green

211¼

Bamber Bridge

213¼

Walton-le-Dale

215

(Cross River Ribble.)

 

Preston

217

Cadley Moor

219¾viii

Broughton

221¼

Barton

222¾

Bilsborough

223¼

Brock’s Bridge

225½

(Cross River Wyre.)

 

Claughton

226½

Catterall

227¼

(Cross River Wyre.)

 

Garstang

228¾

Scorton

231

Bay Horse Station

233½

Galgate

235¾

Scotforth

238½

Lancaster

239½

(Cross River Lune.)

 

Slyne

242½

Bolton-le-Sands

243½

Carnforth

245

Burton-in-Kendal

249¾

End Moor

255¼

(Cross River Kent.)

 

Kendal

261

Watchgate

265¾

Boroughbridge

271

Shap

276¾

Thrimby

280

Clifton

284½

Lowther Bridge

285½

(Cross River Lowther.)

 

Eamont Bridge

286

(Cross Eamont River.)

 

Penrith

287

Salkeld Gate

291½ix

High Hesket

296¼

Low Hesket

297¾

Carleton

302½

(Cross Petterill Brook.)

 

Carlisle (Clock Tower)

305¼

(Cross River Eden.)

 

Stanwix

306

Kingstown

308

Blackford

309¼

West Linton

311¼

(Cross River Line.)

 

Arthuret

313¼

Longtown

313¾

(Cross River Esk.)

 

The Border

317¼

(Cross River Sark)

 

Springfield

317½

Gretna Green

318½

Graham’s Hill

321

Kirkpatrick

322

Ecclefechan

328

Lockerbie

333¾

Dinwoodie Green

338¾

Johnstone Bridge

340¼

(Cross River Annan.)

 

Beattock

347¾

Moffat

349¾

Elvanfoot Bridge

362½

(Cross River Clyde.)

 

Crawford

365

(Cross River Clyde.)

 

Abington

368

Denighton Bridge

370x

(Cross a Branch of the Clyde.)

 

Douglas Mill

377¼

Lesmahagow

383¼

Larkhall

391½

Hamilton

395¼

Bothwell Bridge

396¾

(Cross River Clyde.)

 

Bothwell

397½

Uddingston

399¾

Tolcross

403

Glasgow (Glasgow Cross)

405¾

Carlisle to Glasgow (Exchange) Direct, by Telford’s New Road,avoiding Longtown, Springfield, and Moffat.

Carlisle

305¼

Glasgow Cross

399¼

Glasgow Exchange

400¼

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LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS

SEPARATE PLATES

Waiting to Change (After J. F. Herring)

Frontispiece
 PAGE

The Building of Mancunium (From the fresco by FordMadox Brown)

7

Manchester Cathedral, from Deansgate

17

Manchester Town Hall

61

Hall-i’-th’-Wood

79

Preston: Town Hall, Harris Public Library, andSessions House

99

Lancaster

109

Lancaster Sands (After J. M. W. Turner, R.A.)

127

Eamont Bridge

177

Carlisle

207

Solway Moss (After J. M. W. Turner, R.A.)

215

A False Alarm on the Road: ’Tis only the Mail!”(After C. B. Newhouse)

223

One Mile from Gretna: The Governor in Sight, witha Screw Loose” (After C. B. Newhouse)

231

The Dumfries Coach (After C. B. Newhouse)

255xii

The Glasgow Mail (After James Pollard)

275
ILLUSTRATIONS IN THE TEXT

The Hall, Chetham’s School

13

Miserere Seat, Manchester Cathedral: The Pedlar andthe Monkeys

19

The “Bull’s Head,” Salford

25

The “Sun” Inn, Poet’s Corner

65

The “Old Man and Scythe”

71

Town Hall, Bolton

74

Firwood: Birthplace of Crompton

76

Rivington Pike

85

Rivington Pike from the Road

87

Darwen Bridge and Walton-le-Dale

89

“Teetotal”

102

Garstang

105

“A fair mark, my Lord”

113

Javelin-Man

114

Lancaster Castle

115

Map of the “Over-Sands” Route

121

Carnforth

133

The Buckstone

135

The Market Cross and Pillory, Burton-in-Kendal

136

The “Duke of Cumberland” Inn, and Farleton Knott

137

Kendal Castle, and the Road into Kendal

138

Castle Dairy

145

Boroughbridge, Shap Fell

153

Sign of the “Greyhound,” Shap

155

Shap Abbey

156

Clifton

161

Sepulchral Slab of Udard de Broham

166xiii

Brougham Castle

168

Countess Pillar

169

Yanwath Hall

170

Askham Hall

172

King Arthur’s Drinking Cup

174

The Giant’s Grave

184

Old Doorway, Penrith

186

Thiefside

188

East End, Carlisle Cathedral

195

St. Alban’s Row

203

Map of Old and New Roads from Carlisle to Gretna Green

211

Arthuret Church

213

The Road past Solway Moss

217

Filial Affection (After Rowlandson)

221

Sark Bar

227

The Deaf Post-Boy (After Cruikshank)

233

Gretna Hall in the Old Days

241

The Old Smithy, Gretna Green

247

Gretna Green

251

Ecclefechan: Showing Birthplace of Thomas Carlyle

265

Old Tablet at Ecclefechan

267

Broken Bridge

285

“Brig o’ Clyde”

289

Hamilton Palace

292

Bothwell Bridge

295

Trongate

305

The Arms of Glasgow

309

Glasgow Cathedral and the Necropolis

311

The Oldest House in Glasgow

317

“Dixon’s Blazes”

321

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THE MANCHESTER AND GLASGOW ROAD

I

London Road Railway Station nowadays marks the beginning of centralManchester. Hitherto the long, long approach, although busy andcrowded, has been, if not a thought suburban, at least busy chiefly onthe retail scale. Here, however,

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