Ford Bank 6137

Manchester, England, Greater Manchester

Brief Description

Ford Bank had a house with grounds and a small park. Carr Lane was to the south (Ford Lane 1895), with open fields to the west and north-east of the site in 1848. The house and pleasure ground were situated to the north-eastern boundary. There was a wooded boundary belt to the lane. By 1895, the area of park had been reduced to the south-east corner. Planting on the north-west boundary had been thickened. The site is now lost, having been developed for housing.


The estate was purchased by Joseph Birley in 1823 who also built the house.



  • Victorian (1837-1901)



  • Lancashire Gardens Trust

  • Greater Manchester Archaeological Unit