Earliest definite records of Worsley go back to the Elias family,
who seized the Manor of Worsley during the Norman Conquest. Formerly a mining
area with many canals, now mainly a residential area.
Worsley formed the gateway from the canals to the Manchester Ship Canal. The
discoloration of the water comes from an old iron mine, from the iron ochre.
The network of underground canals from Farnworth
emerges here, note the brown coloration of the water. This is known as the
Delph and is the energence of the Bridgewater underground canal system
opening in 1761. Just on the right of this picture is the Packet House.
Worsley has many Tudor style buildings, this being one of them. Worsley Old
Hall (nearby) is a venue used for Jacobean
Banquets, where tables are lit
with candles, mead is served and you eat your food with a dagger! To the
right of the picture you can see in the distance, the monument to the Duke
More information on this area is available from http://www.visitsalford.com/
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