Yesterday we posted a photo which prompted a question from Susan J.
"On the other corner of Osborne Road, where the pair of semis now stands, there use to be a wall about a metre high with stone gateposts which surrounded waste land, as though something had been demolished. I remember the houses on that corner being built but never knew what stood there before, apart from the wall and gateposts - maybe someone else will know...."
Here is a photo of those gateposts.
They belonged to Silver Hill House and stood opposite the Zion Chapel.They stood at the entrance to the drive to the house. The two semi detached houses that stand there now were built in the mid 1950's I believe so the photo will date circa late 1940's to early 1950's. My dad remembers when there was an air raid shelter which stood next to the wall behind the gate posts and also some large concrete items which were to be wheeled into the middle of Stockport Road if ever the Germans invaded !
Below is a map showing the area which Silver Hill House stood circa 1831-56
Zion Chapel was to stand/stood (depending on the date) on the area marked 257.
Above is a map showing the area today.
A view looking down Stockport Road.
The gateposts are visible, just lower down than the garden gate on the left
Thanks to Jack M for the photos and Cheshire.gov.uk for the maps.