This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1878 edition. Excerpt: ...Station. Mr. R. E. Johnston, Engineer. THIS new station, commenced in 1876, is at last completed. It covers an area of about acres and has a frontage of 350 feet. The site adjoins the Woodside Ferry offices. The station buildings are Gothic in style, and are constructed of Ruabon pressed bricks, with Storeton stone dressings. The booking and other offices, together with the refreshment and waiting rooms, are all on the south side of the building. There are five platforms, each 580 feet by 25 feet, and as at London-road Station in Manchester, there is a central roadway 20 feet wide for cabs, &c. The roof over the platforms has two spans of 96 feet each, and extend 380 feet of the length of the platform. The station is connected with the main line by means of a double line tunnel. Over the station are carried two streets by means of wrought iron girder bridges. Between the main girders have been placed cross girders 6 feet apart and the space between filled in with brick arching to carry the roadway. The contractors were--for the tunnel works, Mr. S. C. Ridley; for the station buildings and platforms, Mr. E. Gabbutt, of Liverpool; and for the roof, the Bridge and Roofing Company of Darlaston, Staffordshire. The whole works have been officially inspected by Major Marindin, R.E., and pronounced very satisfactory. CLEE. New Board School. Mr. Bell, Architect. THE memorial stone of a new school was laid on the 20th inst. The new building will be Gothic in style and cover an area of 2,500 square yards. It will accommodate 525 children, and is estimated to cost £3,800. CLIFTON. New Congregational Church. Mr. W. H. Hawtin, Architect. THE erection of this church has just reached completion. It is in the Early English Gothic style. The plan admits...
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