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Manisty Wharf, Ellesmere Port

Manisty Wharf sits on the Manchester Ship Canal just up from Ellesmere Port. The site is home to mountains of coal and recycled glass in addition to the historic buildings which sit vacant.

Reference Code : MNW01

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Tags

  • Location - North West
  • Time Periods - 1930's-1950's
  • Time Periods - 1950's-1980's
  • Industrial - External
  • Industrial - Internal
  • Industrial - Warehouse
  • Roads/Rail - Private Road
  • Roads/Rail - Railway line
  • Ports/Canals - Canal
  • Ports/Canals - Port

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An aerial view of Manisty Wharf, sitting on the banks of the River Mersey. The famous Mount Manisty, a strip of land created from the soil extracted when creating the canal is at the bottom of the picture

Description

Manisty Wharf is a fascinating industrial dock on the banks of Manchester Ship Canal. The port’s main purpose is the unloading of coal onto freight trains, however, the port is now home to a glass recycling plant and disused power plant.

Manisty Wharf’s rail line runs the length of the docks and a private access road leads directly to Ellesmere Port Docks.

The site is also home to in excess of 300,000 sq ft of 1940’s warehouses. Part of these buildings still remain in use, however, the majority sit unoccupied.

Location

Manisty Wharf is situated immediately off Junction 7 of the M53, adjancent to Vauxhalls Ellesmere Port site. The town centre is just over two miles away with Ellesmere Port Train Station situated approximately one and a half miles away. Liverpool John Lennon Airport is only 30 minutes drive.

Restrictions

Filming must not interfere with the sites primary operations which include but are not limited to;

  • Loading of coal train every 12 hours
  • Unloading of freight ships
  • A glass recycling plant in operation 24/7

Please contact us to discuss the filming options available at this site.

Accessibility

The site is easily accessible and has a large volume of HGV traffic.

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Site Information

Local amenities

Police
Ellesmere Port Police Station (1.9 miles/3 km)
Hospital
Countess of Chester Hospital (7.3 miles/11.75km)
Fire
Ellesmere Port Fire Station (1.9 miles/3 km)
Hotel
Crowne Plaza, Liverpool (10.2 miles/16.5 km)

Services

Electricity
No
Gas
No
Internet
No
Mains Water
No
Telephone
No

Utilities

On-site catering
No
On-site parking
No
On-site security
Yes

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