1990s cul de sac development replaced a large and very unsightly
warehouse with terraces of modern stone finished cottages, a semi-detached
pair and a detached house. The location is alongside Oak
Bank mill pond and the Harrop brook, sometimes called Sowcar brook
(pronounced soo-ca, hard c, short a).
Approach off Ingersley Road. Foxglove
Close is also off Ingersley Road. There is no interconnection between
the two roads.
Nearest shops - Palmerston Street.
Nearest pubs - Cotton Tree, The Turners, Church House, Poachers
Council Ward - East.
A substantial wall separates the estate from the stream and the mill
pond, providing protection against flooding. However, the houses at the
furthest end of Willowbank Drive and those on the right of Foxglove (pictured)
themselves provide the flood protection at the up-stream end, with the
stream running down the field behind these houses.
Google street view does not extend into Foxglove Close although it looks
well into the street from Ingersley Road. On the satellite map the
label for Foxglove Close is in the wrong place.