of the main streets in the old mill town of Bollington, High
Street is lined with stone cottages. Many were at one time
shops serving the local community before the days of supermarkets.
Today just one shop remains, Holmes ~ Naden estate
and Lime Tree
Restaurant (opening autumn 2012) and Oliver
at Bollington Green restaurant in
Approach off Palmerston Street or from Chancery Lane.
Leads to Store Street, Market Place, Watson's Yard and Mill Cottages, Oldham Street, Water Street, Park Street, High Court, Fern Bank Rise.
Nearest shops - Palmerston Street.
Nearest pubs - Red Lion in the street, Spinners Arms.
Council Ward - Central.
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The Market Place (left) provides a welcome green space in the middle of town. The flower baskets on the lamp posts are attended and watered by the residents.
The length of High Street between Palmerston Street and Fern Bank Rise is part of the Historic Triangle conservation area improvement project.
The top part of the street, from Fern Bank Rise to Chancery Lane, presently has houses on one side, high above the street, enjoying wonderful hill views to the north and east. The other side overlooks the Deanway (Bolling Heights, Mill Bank Court) development which is approached through Cumberland Drive. Construction started in summer 2006 and is expected to take to the end of 2007. This upper part of High Street used to be known as Red Lion Brow. Brows are described on another page.
This archway (left) is the entrance to Watson's Yard.
Conservation and Listing
Conservation: This street is in the Bollington
Conservation Area. Numbers 2, 3-13, 4, 17, 23-41, 28/30, 32-36,
42-68, 55-59, 63-85, 73A,
73B are subject to Article 4 Direction.
The links are all to the Images of England web site provided by English Heritage.
8A, 10, 12 & 14 High Street and 1 to 5 Mill Cottages and workshop in Watson's Yard; II, A warehouse, two shops and a cottage on the street front and five cottages and a workshop complex to the rear.