Crab Lane Conservation Area
Crab Lane and its buildings today
Crab Lane is an important landmark in the history of Manchester. Having once been an independent settlement it was bypassed by the Industrial revolution. This was partly due to the fact that most new developments of that time tended to gravitate towards the centre of Manchester.
Some remnants of the old settlement are still in evidence, including the high street, a few minor side streets, a public house and the Church of St. Andrew. The church was built in 1865 on the summit of a hill which commands the most distant views for miles around. A memorial window in the chancel commemorates William Langton, the banker and philanthropist. There is also a New Connexion Zion Church dating from 1867 near the south end of Crab Lane.
Thanks again David
Yet Another Great New Feature Added To crablane.org.uk
Thanks to the dedicated time and efforts of the staff at www.old-maps.co.uk, we are now able to display a map of the Lane or Crab Lane Head as it was known then dated between the 1820's and 1840's.
Did your street or house exist all that time ago, we now know that ours did, what about yours???
If you would like to know more why not check out this link. We have even included a complete set of instructions of how to find your address and then navigate your way through the map. We hope you enjoy this as much as we have.
Why not check out the recorded history of Crab Lane, through our team of volunteers who have taken the time to reproduce these historical documents - Transcribed to date, we have articles on the famous Crab Lane war time Air Disaster and another article covering how residents stood up to the council during road works back in the 1980's.
We very desperately need a little help and assistance from anybody, who can spare even just a few minutes per month. You don't need to be a computer programmer or graphics artist.
All you might need to know at the most is how to write/type out a few paragraphs of text.
Due to a keen price buster on the house front, we are now able to provide an archived collection of house prices.
Why not find out just what your house could have been worth just a few years ago.
Especially useful for those watching the housing market or those who just want to know the price difference.
If you have details on anything not listed, please do let us know and we will include them in the listings.