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Albert Road SK10 5HSAlbert 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. Lowerhouse 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. It was paid for partly by public subscription. A stone record of this can be seen in the wall in front of the first building on the right past the junction with Riverbank Close.

Approach off Wellington Road.

Leads to Riverbank Close , Calder Close, Hartley Green, Greg Avenue, Moss Brow, Moss Lane, Ridley Road, Woodlea Drive, Lowerhouse Mill, CEC amenity centre.

Nearest shops - West Bollington. Co-op foodstore.

Nearest pubs - Bayleaf, Cock & Pheasant.

Council Ward - From Wellington Road as far as the Fire Station, Central; from the Fire Station to Lowerhouse, West.

There are proposals (2014) to develop industrial buildings and/or housing on the land to each site of the road to the amenity centre.

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Albert RoadThis 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 Mil. However, this was abandonned and planning applications were subsequently approved, despite much opposition, to develop housing on both sides of the road to the waste collection site. Building work began on the west side in 2017.

The memorial stone (left) records that the road was built in 1868 and that four fifths of the cost was raised by public subscription.

Old map of Lowerhouse

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 have been, for many years, pressing Cheshire East Council to make Lowerhouse into a Conservation Area.

Listed buildings

The links are all to the Images of England web site provided by Historic England.

Lowerhouse Mill, Albert Road; II, Cotton mill built by Philip Antrobus, 1818, later occupied by Samuel Greg jnr.

Lowerhouse Mill Cottage, Albert Road; II, Formerly a farmhouse and barn, now 2 houses: 17thC. Not publicly accessible.

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.