what is behind the barbed wire?.
Well I don't actually know.
The building lies between Mansfield Road and the former Godley to Apethorn railway line. Access is from Back Lane/Lumn Road.
The architecture is typical of the mid-Victorian factory buildings in the area. It does look as if it could have been a church originally but old maps only mark a "Pumping Station" nearby.
War Memorial, Victoria Street, Newton, Hyde - Victoria Street War Memorial on the corner with Cartwright Street is surrounded by wrought iron railings. The inscription on the plinth reads:1914 - 1919...