Between junction 5 of the M61 and
Knutshaw Bridge on the A58 is Hunger Hill.
The name is common for bleak and bare hills, from the Old English 'hungor'
meaning sparse pasturage.
This is the high land over Snydale. This name could be derived from the Old
English 'snaed' meaning rough land, but old records have mention of Swinhill,
a corruption of Swine Hill, but also mentioned is Sniddle meaning gate.
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M61J5 from Hunger Hill April 1997
To the motorway junction and Chequerbent. On
the right of this picture is the course of the original Bolton Road
Towards the town centre. On the left is the Barton Grange garden centre, built
on the site of the Deane Victoria Colliery, and the restaurant in the garden
centre has old photographs and is themed on colliery life.
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View north from Hunger Hill April 1997
The view north to Winter Hill.
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View to Knutshaw Bridge from Hunger Hill summer 1999
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Top of Bolton Road Hunger Hill January 2001
Not strictly part of Hunger Hill, but in fact on the original route to
Hunger Hill on the crest is this old water tower now converted into a house,
seen here in the snow.
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