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in the county of Greater Manchester
Debdale Park

About Gorton

Gorton is a suburb of Greater Manchester, it is best known for the Nico Ditch, an early Danish earthwork forming the old boundary between Gorton and Levenshulme.

Following the introduction of the railways in 1845 the town began to flourish as more job opportunities became available to the community. Then came the canals, the Ashton canal flows through the district and when the Gorton Mills were built they quickly became a major employer, by the 1880's these mills gave employment to upwards of 1500 people.

Employment in the area now largely depends on technology and light industry.

There are good local recreational facilities at Gorton Reservoir in Debdale Park, this is a popular local landmark for residents and visitors alike.

Manchester, with the grand delights of a large city is but a short distance away.

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This is St Stephens Church, which is in Audenshaw.

Audenshaw (2 Pictures) in the county of Greater Manchester

(2.3 miles, 3.7 km, direction E of Gorton)

Audenshaw is a suburb of Greater Manchester. It is probably best known for its reservoirs and the busy waters of the Ashton canal, beside which visitors can see clusters of delightful canal-side properties...

Beautiful evening sky!

Manchester (227 Pictures) a Historic City in the county of Greater Manchester

(3.1 miles, 5.0 km, direction W of Gorton)

A thriving truly cosmopolitan city with a great mixture of new and old. The capital of the north..

Salford Docks

Salford (47 Pictures) in the county of Greater Manchester

(5.3 miles, 8.5 km, direction W of Gorton)

The City of Salford lies at the heart of the Metropolis known as Greater Manchester in an area where cotton was once king and its mill workers were portrayed for posterity by acclaimed 20th-century artist L.S.Lowry...

Iron Bridge, Brabyns Park, Marple, Greater Manchester.

Marple (24 Pictures) in the county of Greater Manchester

(6.6 miles, 10.6 km, direction SE of Gorton)

Marple has many splendid canal features from the past, these include a flight of 16 locks and a three arched aqueduct which takes the Peak Forest canal over the River Goyt...

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Altrincham (16 Pictures) a Historic Market Town in the county of Greater Manchester

(8.8 miles, 14.1 km, direction SW of Gorton)

First developed as a quiet hamlet on the edge of the sweeping Cheshire Plain, where life went quietly on...

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Manchester Velodrome

Manchester Velodrome (3 Pictures)

(1.8 miles, 3.0 km, direction NW)

Manchester Velodrome Britains primary indoor Olympic cycle track and widely regarded as one of the world's finest and fastest.....

A picture of Platt Hall

Platt Hall (2 Pictures)

(2.1 miles, 3.3 km, direction SW)

This is a pleasant russet brick house built by Timothy Lightoler in the Mid 18th-century. The interior contains one of the most.....

A picture of Whitworth Art Gallery

Whitworth Art Gallery (1 Pictures)

(2.1 miles, 3.4 km, direction W)

Internationally famous for its collections of art and design, the Whitworth Art Gallery in Manchester, north west England, is.....

Reddish Vale, viaduct on winter's evening.

Reddish Vale Country Park (6 Pictures)

(2.2 miles, 3.5 km, direction SE)


Manchester Cities Art Galleries

Manchester Art Gallery (1 Pictures)

(2.8 miles, 4.6 km, direction W)

Manchester Art Gallery houses one of the UK's finest art collections in spectacular surroundings. The Gallery has recently.....

Manchester Cathedral

Manchester Cathedral (11 Pictures)

(3.0 miles, 4.9 km, direction NW)

Manchester's fine 15th-century church of St.Mary was raised to cathedral status in 1848. It is a magnificent example of.....

Royal Exchange Theatre, Manchester

Royal Exchange Theatre (1 Pictures)

(3.1 miles, 5.0 km, direction NW)

Manchester's leading producing theatre company, based in the historic splendour of the Victorian cotton exchange building...

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