The clough of the dead quene

Deadwenclough is said to be named after a clough in which the body of a woman was found. Who she was and how she came to be there remains a mystery.

It is said to have run past the east side of Sion baptist, under Newchurch Road, behind the Red Lion and on into the Irwell at Cloughfold. Much of its course is now subterranian.

It may well arise in Higher Brown Hill, running through Brown Hill to join Edge Lane. Its course may well have changed over time and may have originally run east of Edge Lane. It is now largely culverted to minimise flooding. The criss crossing of the culverts in the upper reaches of the brook are complex and the Environment Agency is said not to have an accurate record of them...


Pictures taken Jan 2012 (snow), Nov 2012 and Feb 2013 (old course).

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    possible course, poss old course in dashes

     
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    spring

     

     
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    poss old course of brook

     
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    looking up poss old course

     
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    May 2012, the farmer cut a trench which altered the watercourse in the field.
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    track fades east of Edge Lane

     
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    The field is prone to flooding at its southmost aspect. These pictures show some of the courses taken by the water when the ground is saturated.
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    parrock brook

    behind the 'Red Lion"

     
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    Parrock Brook 2015

     

     
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    Parrock Brook 2015

     

     
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    Parrock Brook 2015