An architectural wander around Pendleton

Pendleton

At noon and six pm (and around 10 am on Sundays) church bells play a tune over Pendleton. I think this church, St. Thomas, is the culprit.

Heading east from St. Thomas, I found the first evidence of what would become a recurring theme.

Pendleton

The Pendleton Cooperative Industrial Society put their name to a lot of buildings in the area.

Post-industrial Pendleton seems to have mostly gone over to recycling based businesses. In its run-down, faded way, it reminded me of Ancoats and canal-side Manchester in the nineties and early noughties, though I’m not sure it will ever be rehabilitated and gentrified in the same way.

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Laundry Street is just as sad and abandoned as the sign suggests.

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This spire standing by itself in the middle of a housing estate intrigued me. Why was it left when the rest of the church was knocked down?

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The rest of this building has been demolished, so all you get is the end of its name.

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….and two different dates.

There are more images in the Pendleton Architectural Wander set, and more to explore. I’ll get on the bike some day and have a longer wander around the area.


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