Wednesday, 16 November 2011
Long boat on Stevenson Square
Stevenson Square street art. This interesting boat and church has since been painted over with another piece of street art (which I will share on another day), but it makes me even more pleased I snapped it when I did, back in the spring!
Manchester City Council gives some formal background on the area: The Stevenson Square conservation area was once the site of the so-called 'daub holes', where mud for the construction of wattle and daub walls was extracted from the ground. In the mid-18th century, the land lying between Ancoats Lane and the old daub holes was owned by Sir Ashton Lever. Conceding to the pressure of property developers, Lever eventually sold the land to William Stevenson. In his turn, Stevenson sold the land on, piecemeal, to entrepreneurs, many of whose names are commemorated in the local street names. www.manchester.gov.uk