Albert Road was constructed in the 19th century when Lowerhouse Mill developed to the point where Moss Brow was no longer capable of handling the amount of traffic. The mill needed a better road that would provide more level access to other mills in Bollington. This straight almost level road connecting Lowerhouse with Wellington Road was the answer.
Approach off Wellington Road.
Leads to Riverbank Drive, Calder Close, Hartley Green, Greg Avenue, Moss Brow, Moss Lane, Ridley Road, Woodlea Drive, Lowerhouse Mill, CCC amenity centre.
Nearest shops - West Bollington.
Nearest pubs - Bayleaf, Cock & Pheasant.
Council Ward - From Wellington Road as far as the Fire Station,
Central; from the Fire Station to Lowerhouse, West.
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This is a busy street with housing at both ends and two primary schools, Dean Valley and St Gregory's, the Scout Hut, the fire station and an industrial site along its length. Work began in October 2006 to build a further industrial site behind Lowerhouse Mill and another is expected on the opposite side of the road to the refuse site.
The memorial stone (left) records that the road was built in 1868 and that four fifths of the cost was raised by public subscription.
This old map shows Lowerhouse and Henshall Road, the main road from Bollington Cross to the rest of Bollington. Access to Lowerhouse is by Moss Brow - there is no Albert Road. Put your mouse over the image to see where Albert Road was later built.
The Civic Society are pressing Cheshire East Council to make Lowerhouse into a Conservation Area.
The links are all to the Images of England web site provided by English Heritage.
Mill, Albert Road;
II, Cotton mill built by Philip
Antrobus, 1818, later occupied by Samuel
Lowerhouse Mill Cottage, Albert Road;
II, Formerly a farmhouse and barn, now 2 houses: 17thC. Not publicly
Parish boundary stone; II, in fields north of Lowerhouse Mill, early 19thC. Not publicly accessible.
Parish boundary stone; II, in fields northeast of Lowerhouse Mill, early 19thC. Not publicly accessible.