If you’ve ever wondered about the geography of Britain’s most famous cobbled street, then help is at hand. The Ordnance Survey has produced a detailed map of the Coronation Street set showing everything from the location of the Underworld knicker factory to Dev and Kal’s gym on Victoria Street.
Ian Wells, the OS surveyor in Manchester, said today of his findings: “This is one of the most famous streets in the country; however, it is only one of 87 other Coronation Streets which feature on the OS database.
“In addition to the 87 Coronation Streets in Great Britain there are also 171 Coronation Roads, 93 Coronation Avenues, 2 Coronation Mews and 8 Coronation Squares. However, there are only four other Rovers Returns in Great Britain, compared to 54 Woolpacks and 24 Queen Victorias.”
The mapping of the Coronation Street set follows the soap’s move back in January from Quay Street in central Manchester to a new home at MediaCity UK on the banks of the Manchester Ship Canal. The lot is 7.7 acres and based in Trafford, just down the road from some famous neighbours including Manchester United and Old Trafford cricket ground.