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GRO McDonalds 2003 IMG 0927
What: A site which has seen a complete change of use
Where: GL5 4BE    Merrywalks
Then: Gardens of the prestigious Rowcroft houses, reaching down to Merrywalks
Now: Fast food outlet opened in 2003. 

The Rowcroft houses, built in the early nineteenth century, lost some of their status when the railway arrived in 1845. Their long gardens which originally reached down to Merrywalks were later the premises of the builders Merchant and Lusty, and a row of small terraced cottages called Pryding Point. .

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