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of the old lanes of Bollington, Flash Lane is short, narrow
and winding, leading up from the Stockport Road to Bollington
Road beside the Cock & Pheasant
inn. It has a very few houses alongside the road plus driveways
Mount and to a farm. It also provides access to properties
originally alongside Stockport Road but which became isolated
when the Silk Road was built in the 1990s.
Approach off the roundabout at the northern end of the Silk Road or Bollington Road.
Nearest shops - Ovenhouse Lane.
Nearest pub - Cock & Pheasant.
Council Ward - West.
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Flash Lane was known as Bench Lane in the 19thC; marked as such on the 1862 map. The Orange Tree inn was located just beyond the bottom end of Flash Lane, approximately where Stockport Road begins today.
This fine country house was built by Philip Antrobus, the builder of Lowerhouse Mill, in the 1820s. It was positioned on the high ground to the southwest of Lowerhouse so that he could overlook his achievements.
The Mount was later (from 1838) lived in by Samuel
Greg after he had taken over Lowerhouse
the surrounding property.
During the 19thC (and later?) the house seems to have been known simply as Mount. I am not sure when it became The Mount.
Today The Mount is a retirement care home.
This excellent fountain and horse trough was provided
by the Greg family in 1904 to the memory of Samuel
Today it is decorated by the Well
for their annual celebration of water. The celebrations
are usually held at the fountain on the first Saturday
in July each year.
Buildings page for notes regarding SPD properties
(SPD) Greg Fountain; Unveiled in 1904 to the memory of