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    Thumbs up Moorish Arch Edge Hill Liverpool Not So Beautiful and Ornate Anymore

    Took these pictures today [2nd February 2010]. I was quite excited.

    Final Attachment: I have tried to give an impression of what the arch looked like when it was newly built.

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    The Moorish Arch Chatsworth Street, Edge Hill, Liverpool

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    Nice photos Kev.

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    It had to be demolished to widen the cutting when the 1846 secondary tunnel was bored into the Crown Street Goods yard. It was a part of the bridge which is still there. Well it is not a bridge as it is still a solid rock arch left in place.
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    Liked picture 9 of 9. Fine pictures, Kev.

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    Very interesting, Kev. I am having trouble though relating what you photographed with what the Moorish Arch looked like when it was built. Could you guide us?

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    Well done getting those pics Kev.

    Like Chris, I'm a bit lost too. The very bottom left picture - is that part of the reamins of the arch ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisGeorge View Post
    Very interesting, Kev. I am having trouble though relating what you photographed with what the Moorish Arch looked like when it was built. Could you guide us?

    Chris
    Kev has superimposed the moorish arch on his last photo to show what it would have looked like.

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    By Bing.
    Look south and the three tunnels are seen - Two Crown St and the centre Wapping.
    The cutting looking east. The arch was to the right of Chatsworth Ave bridge. The steam tunnels can be seen
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    Quote Originally Posted by JMLE View Post
    Kev has superimposed the moorish arch on his last photo to show what it would have looked like.
    That definielty helps. Thanks to both of you for your help, JMLE and Waterways.

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    You're welcome

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    This bit - street level ? I'd have to be there and see it to work it out.

    I'm wondering where you are standing .. behind the fence ? is this where you can look over to the track ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by lindylou View Post
    Well done getting those pics Kev.

    Like Chris, I'm a bit lost too. The very bottom left picture - is that part of the remains of the arch ?
    Lindy the bridge walls were castellated to match the arch. The wall was made higher - cheaply - later in the 1800s. That can be seen by the sandstone and brick extension.

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    Thanks WW, I just seen the attachments

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    Quote Originally Posted by lindylou View Post
    Thanks WW, I just seen the attachments
    It looks like Kev is photographing just above the three tunnels in the school playground.
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    ahh yes, that'll be it. I was wondering about that fence. It makes sense if there is playground there.

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