CHAPEL FIELD - Walney Island

(North Scale)

Chapel field is new to North Scale with 'timber-frame' constructions beginning fully at the beginning of 2003. The site has been developed to accommodate 32 dwellings: 26 detached, 4 bungalows and 2 semi-detached, by builders; Coward & Kerr. Prices quoted during February were starting at 124,950 and up... Each dwelling was described as a splendid family home with gas central heating, upvc double glazing and a high specification throughout by 'Ross Estate Agents' who were responsible for handling the sale of these properties.

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The Chapel Field site as it has become known was constructed on what was Cassidy's coal yard, itself taking over a portion of the old Crofts Field eastern bank. One of the things that I remember about this site / area as a child is climbing into the brambles (rabbit runs) to visit the old 'wishing' well (as we called it), a round lime stone type constructed well about 2' (600mm) in diameter and very deep as I remember. I only hope that the present developers are aware of this hidden treasure and treat it with the respect and care that it so rightly deserves.


December 2008







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