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Saturday, July 21, 2007

Bus Shelter on Market Street


This picture taken in 1999 is © Frank Bennett and republished here with his permission.

I wonder how many users of this bus shelter are aware that it is a Grade II listed building. Originally built as a tram shelter it is a cast iron structure with glazed canopy. Four columns support the long canopy which has semi-circular ends. Intermediate columns support a timber and glass screen which runs longitudinally between the main columns. The main columns have moulded braces, crocket capitals, and naturalistic enrichment to the pierced spandrels which support the canopy.

Fuller details are given on the Images of England website.

The small shelter opposite the Post Office which I showed a detail of on July 8th is similar but a later design.

4 comments:

Elizabeth said...

As you look at the picture, you used to wait for the 210 bus from Manchester and the no 4 from Mossley to Gee Cross at the right hand side. The 30 and 29 which went to Stockport, with the no. 30 via Dowson Road and the no 29 via King Edward Road in the middle and if you wanted the no 90 which then changed to 389 from Stalybridge you had to wait at the bust stop with no shelter which is out of the picture. Happy Days

Per Stromsjo said...

Unfortunately it doesn’t enlarge.

Irina said...

I believe bus shelters are very peculiar thing about a contry. At least, I always see differencies when travel overseas.

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Neva said...

Well, in my village, there are NO buses much less shelters...you have to go to Chicago to get the little rectangular boxes with a bench to wait....I like this open one but what happens when it rains?

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