This delightful community was almost entirely the creation of Samuel Greg (son of Samuel Greg from Style Mill) who bought Lowerhouse Mill and 53 of the houses and cottages for his workers from the estate of Philip Antrobus. Greg took the physical hamlet together with its people and established a paternalistic community with a school, library, land for allotments and the encouragement for the residents to better themselves in mind and body by self sufficiency in food and opportunity for learning.
Many of the buildings are notable, dating from early 19thC. In particular Lowerhouse Mill, Long Row, a terrace of 19 stone cottages, the houses at the very end of Mill Lane with their unusually long overhangs at the eaves, the library and school in Moss Lane.
Moss Brow is one of the original lanes in the area, remaining unchanged except for
its metalled surface perhaps for centuries, and leading up to Bollington Cross.
The area of land between Lowerhouse and Hall Hill, known as Hall
is the subject of concern for future development.
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