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#404222 - 25th Apr 2010 10:19pm Strange feature?
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There is a dead straight road or lane running from Thingwall road to Arrowe Brook Lane behind Arrowe Park. Its easily visible on Google Earth.

It is so straight it stands out, although there seem to be no other features which could give a clue as to what it might be. Its nearly a mile long, so could possibly have been a wartime runway?

Or is it simply a nice straight boundary road?

Has anyone any ideas on this?

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#404228 - 25th Apr 2010 10:55pm Re: Strange feature? [Re: Excoriator]
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Afraid not, it's there on the tithe map 1836-51 before planes were invented. It's just a nice straight road.
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#404229 - 25th Apr 2010 10:57pm Re: Strange feature? [Re: Excoriator]
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It was a road and classed as a thoroughfare, it was there before 1851 and I presume was to provide access to the fields on the west of it when they were apportioned.

Cheshire tithe gave the owner as John Ralph Shaw and the occupier as William Nielson, the same as for the eastern and western fields.

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#404471 - 26th Apr 2010 10:41pm Re: Strange feature? [Re: diggingdeeper]
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What is also intriguing i have noticed and sorry if this is off topic. If you look at Barker Lane in Greasby it continues next to a school field along a hedge row. Is this on any old maps??

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#404488 - 27th Apr 2010 12:02am Re: Strange feature? [Re: ghostly1]
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No, Barkers Lane is a bit shorter than it was, but it never went through. Interestlingly, the narrow field on the right on the bit that is now missing was owned by the Trustees of West Kirby School, but there were no buildings on it. It got shortened between 1875 and 1910.

Have a look at the Cheshire Tithe maps HERE
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#467320 - 30th Jan 2011 5:11pm Re: Strange feature? [Re: Excoriator]
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There are reportedly a number of straight tracks on the Wirral, that some have linked to either Roman or post Roman times, including a reasoned speculation relating to 'Arthur's' campaigns against the growing inncursions by Saxons, Fanciful maybe, however there are a number of structural curiosities in and around that area.

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