Castlefield area description and photos - Great Britain: Manchester. Detailed information about the attraction. Description, photographs and a map showing the nearest significant objects. The name in English is Castlefield.
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Kesslefield is a historic district in the center of Manchester, bounded by the Irwell River, the Embankment, Deansgate and Chester Road. During Roman rule, Fort Mancunium was located here, which later gave the name to the settlement of Manchester, which grew up around the fort. The favorable location at the confluence of two rivers contributed to the development and prosperity of the city, but the city reached its peak in the era of the industrial revolution, becoming one of the main industrial and commercial centers of the country.
This was the end point of the Bridgewater Canal, the first industrial canal, and the first warehouses on the canal. Here is Liverpool Station - the end point of the world's first passenger railroad, as well as the first railroad depots. Warehouse buildings form a kind of architectural complex, which is under state protection.
At the beginning of the 19th century, two more canals were brought here, and in the middle of the century, railway bridges connected several directions, turning Manchester into the largest railway junction. In the 19th century, bridges were thrown over the canals, which became a landmark of the area.
The building of Liverpool station deserves special attention. This is the first passenger station as such. It had two waiting rooms - first and second class and two separate exits to the platform. Because the station was located some distance from the city center, passengers purchased a hand-written ticket from agents in hotels. A clerk at the station exchanged this ticket for what is now called a "boarding pass." The employee on the train had a list of all passengers with names and route.
In 1980, the area received protected status, and in 1982 it became the first UK Urban Heritage Park.
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