from the junction with Henshall Road, which is between Moss Brow
and Hall Hill in Bollington Cross,
to the roundabout on the A523 Silk Road, Bollington Road passes
through terraces of stone cottages and 1930s to 60s brick developments.
Approach off the A523 Silk Road, via Flash
Leads to Moss Brow, Kingsway, Flash
Lane, Princess Drive, Clarke Lane.
Nearest shops - Taylor's Stores opposite the Cock & Pheasant;
general store and others at Ovenhouse Lane,
shops at West Bollington.
Nearest pubs - on the street the Cock & Pheasant.
Council Ward - West.
The Parish Church of St Oswald is in the street.
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There are a number of notable buildings in Bollington Road. The picture shows Bollington Cross School with the church beyond.
The distinguished physicist Sir
James Chadwick (1891-1974) was educated at the school.
Oswald's Church, built in 1908, and, since St John's closed
in 2003, the Bollington Parish Church.
the corner of Moss Brow is one of the most beautiful old
houses in Bollington, Orchard House. Other notable houses
along the street include Barley Grange, Heath House and The
Rookery (see below).
To mark the Millennium, a new cross was installed on the green at the junction of Kingsway and Bollington Road. This was created by Doreen Earl who took the stone from her Sycamore Quarry at Kerridge and cut it to shape on a computer controlled stone saw. The impression of the cross and the date, 2000, were cut by sand blasting.
The name Bollington Cross recognises the fact that there has previously been a cross in the village. Unfortunately, the location of this original cross is not known.
The Rookery is
another fine house on Bollington Road, the last on the right
going towards Macclesfield. It was refurbished and divided
into six units in 2004-06.
The house was built and occupied by Philip
Antrobus whose family also built several of the original
mills in Bollington including Lowerhouse in
1818/19. In 1832 we believe The Rookery to have been occupied
by William Crosley, the engineer and builder of the Macclesfield
then being completed.
At that time, 1830s, the house was smaller, extending (see
lower picture) from the right side as far as the
gutter down pipe to the left of centre.
By 1851 Peter Brooke, Cotton Merchant, age 76, had retired
to the house, seemingly a widower having two servants to
Another notable house on Bollington Road rebuilt by Philip
Antrobus is Turner Heath House (opposite Princess
Antrobus also had a
small mill beside the house. Other
well known occupiers of Turner Heath House include the Samuel
Greg and the Coope families.
Chapel Street, Bollington Cross1
The houses that stand at right angles to Bollington Road
and today have the addresses 53 - 59 Bollington Road were
once known as Chapel Street (not to be confused with the
the other end of town!). These four cottages were actually
built as a Primitive Methodist chapel in 1833. The chapel
was used for worship and for Sunday School for the local
children. The congregation amounted to between 200 and 300
each Sunday! The chapel was disparagingly referred to by
non-Methodists as the 'ranting chapel'!
- 200 Years of Bollington Methodism by Jean M. Wright,
2007 , p.58.
The links are all to the Images of England web site provided by Historic England.
Orchard House, 7 Bollington Road;
II, Formerly a farmhouse, now house: early 17thC, with early 20thC
alterations to the facade.
St. Oswald's Church; II, Built 1908.
Barley Grange, 9 Bollington Road;
II, Formerly a farmhouse and farmbuilding now house: early 17thC
Cock & Pheasant
II, Formerly a house and cottages.
Stables at 101 Bollington Road;
II, Stables and coach house: c.1820.
Turner Health House, 103 Bollington Road; II, Early 18thC origins, rebuilt c.1780.
10 & 12
II, Formerly a doctor's house and surgery, now a house and shop.
50 & 52 Bollington Road; II, Pair of cottages, late 18thC/early 19thC.