There is a lot of open space on the site and there is a
reason for this - close to the start of the street the Harrop
brook goes into a tunnel. It passes right through the site
and reappears beside Defiance Mill in Queen
Street. Oak Bank mill was built over the river but Environment
Agency standards now prohibit building over or within some
distance of a river or tunnel of this kind.
Hamson Drive is named after Joseph Hamson who lived at the bottom of Shrigley Road from where he started his plumbing and decorating business in 1806. His descendants live in the town to this day.
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19 October, 2013