Stanney Brook runs under Breezehill Road north of Gunn Grove.

This map, produced by local historian Gavin Hunter, shows the route, in blue, on the 1909 map, and the tributary that joins Stanney Brook in The Dell in Stanney Fields Park.

It goes under Hinderton Road west of Bushell Road, entering the east end of Stanney Fields Park. It flows through a shrubbery (picture 01), under a footbridge (02) and into the Dell (04).


01 Stanney Brook in Stanney Fields Park

02 Stanney Brook under bridge in Stanney Fields Park

 

03 Stanney Brook in The Dell, Stanney Fields Park

 04 Stanney Brook in The Dell, Stanney Fields Park

Here the brook is joined by a larger flow (05, 06) which comes in a culvert under Sytchcroft Park, past Brook Street.

05 Stanney Brook confluence in The Dell, Stanney Fields Park

06 Stanney Brook confluence in The Dell, Stanney Fields Park

The enlarged brook then runs under a smaller footbridge (07) and leaves the Dell by a culvert (08).

07 Stanney Brook under bridge in The Dell, Stanney Fields Park

08 Stanney Brook leaves The Dell, Stanney Fields Park

It enters the ravine between Bridge Street, Station Road and the Wirral Way (09). It leaves the ravine under the bridge that gives its name to Bridge Street (10).

09 Stanney Brook enters the ravine by Bridge Street

10 Stanney Brook flows under Bridge Street

The brook is next seen as it goes behind Eldon Terrace (11)

11 Stanney Brook flows behind Eldon Terrace

It flows under Church Lane (12)

12 Stanney Brook flows under Church Lane

The brook runs alongside the track that carries the Burton Marsh Greenway (Sustrans Route 568) into Flint Meadow (Tanks Field) (13).

13 Stanney Brook flows towards Flint Meadow

It flows under the footpath from Flint Meadow (the road) to Flint Meadow (the park) (14)

14 Stanney Brook flows under the footpath from Flint Meadow (the road) to Flint Meadow (the park)

The brook then goes between Flint Meadow (the park) and Flint Meadow (the road) (15)

15 Stanney Brook flows between Flint Meadow (the park) and Flint Meadow (the road)

It goes under the bridge between Flint Drive and Flint Meadow (16, 17)

16 Stanney Brook entering the bridge between Flint Drive and Flint Meadow

17 Stanney Brook leaving the bridge between Flint Drive and Flint Meadow

You can see the brook if you look down from the pathway from West Drive along the former colliery railway line (18).

18 Stanney Brook seen from the old colliery railway line

If you divert left from the Old Quay Lane as it crossed the field, you can see the brook emerging from deep under the former colliery railway line (19).

19 Stanney Brook emerging from under old colliery railway line

The brook then runs alongside (20) and under (21) Old Quay Lane.

20 Stanney Brook flowing alongside Old Quay Lane

21 Stanney Brook flowing under Old Quay Lane

It then turns towards the shore (22).

22 Stanney Brook turns towards the shore

The last bridge over the Brook is the metal bridge carrying the footpath parallel to the shore (23)

23 Stanney Brook flows under the bridge carrying the footpath alongside the shore

Finally, Stanney Fields Brook merges into the salt marsh of the Dee estuary (24).

24 Stanney Brook flows into the Dee estuary

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