The Goyt Valley: then & now
These ‘then & now’ fades*, comparing today’s satellite images with an OS map from 1888, show how the Goyt Valley has changed since the construction of the twin reservoirs. Click the ‘Then’ and ‘Now’ buttons to fade between the two views. Or simply drag the green slider button.
For more information on places keyed on the maps, simply click on any link.
The maps run from Taxal in the north down to Goyt’s Moss in the south. The maps are remarkably accurate – and a testament to the skills of Victorian cartographers. Click here to read where the images came from.
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Above: These two images – an 1888 OS map and today’s satellite photo – come from a wonderful website created by the National Library of Scotland.
On the left is the hamlet of Goyt’s Bridge. And on the right is a satellite photo showing the scene today – the southern tip of Errwood Reservoir.
The most noticeable feature of the landscape to survive is the curved wall on the far right. This is easy to spot from Errwood Hall car park – on the opposite side of the reservoir.