Wednesday, September 17, 2014

ABC Wednesday: J is for
Jutland Street, Manchester

Still cobbled (or more accurately stone-sett), Jutland Street is supposedly the steepest street in Manchester. It leads off Store Street and crosses the Ashton Canal before ending on Ducie Street.

Here is how it looked in 1996. Photograph © Aidan O'Rourke and used with permission.

This is the view looking down towards Store Street from the top of the canal bridge.

Looking east from the bridge is Paradise Wharf on the Ashton Canal. The narrowboat "Moorhen" is moored by the canalside apartments at the end of an aqueduct which carries the canal over Store Street towards Great Ancoats or as it now prefers to be called, New Islington.

Looking west from the bridge is Ducie Wharf where the Ashton Canal ends by turning right under Ducie Street into the Rochdale Canal. The towpath here under the shelter of the highrise apartments are home to a number of Manchester's rough sleepers and their canine companions. Beyond the car parks on the left is Piccadilly Station.

A contribution to
Outdoor Wednesday;
Water World Wednesday;
ABC Wednesday;
Skywatch Friday;
Weekend Reflections.


  1. Delightful reflections in the canal waters. An interesting area.

  2. Thanks for the tour, lovely pictures from every angle.

  3. Thanks for this information and the nice pictures of Manchester and Jutland Street.
    Have a great week.
    Wil, ABCW Team.

  4. must say cobbled streets look nice, but are TERRIBLE for bicycle riding!


  5. Lovely cobblestone! Miss those streets around here. We have one left. That's it.

  6. Long ago many people thought that early explorers, if they went far enough, would sail off the edge of the Earth. Many years ago I drove down Jutland Street just to see what it would feel like.

  7. Thanks for sharing these wonderful photos of your part of the world.

  8. The canal and reflections look wonderful!

  9. That is a pretty reflection ; I like how you take us there, with this awesome serie of pictures.

  10. Amazing reflection of buildings in a Ashton Canal... well done...

  11. A great virtual tour.
    Thanks for taking me around.
    Happy ODW!