for the poor cottagers fuel, and the quantity used for that is very small.
Peat bogs sometimes burst their boundaries, particularly after being subjected to heavy rainfall, and this seems to have happened with Chat Moss in the 16th century.
The surface, at a distance, looks black and dirty, and is indeed frightful to think of, for it will bear neither horse or man, unless in an exceeding dry season, and then not so as to be passable, or that any one should travel over them ...
What nature meant by such a useless production, 'tis hard to imagine; but the land is entirely waste, excep ...
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A 228-acre (92 ha) area of Chat Moss, notified as Astley and Bedford Mosses, was designated a Site of Special Scientific Interest in 1989.
Along with nearby Risley Moss and Holcroft Moss, Astley and Bedford Mosses has also been designated as a European Union Special Area of Conservation, known as Manchester Mosses.
The first attempt at reclaiming Chat Moss took place at the start of the 19th century.
In 1793 William Roscoe began work on reclaiming the smaller Trafford Moss, now part of Trafford Park.