High Street and Market Place

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High StreetOne of the main streets in the old mill town of Bollington, High Street is lined with stone cottages. Many were at one time shops serving the local community before the days of supermarkets. Today just one shop remains, Holmes ~ Naden estate agent, together with The Green Café (daytime only), and Lime Tree Restaurant and Oliver at Bollington Green restaurants in the evenings.

Approach off Palmerston Street or from Chancery Lane.

Leads to Store Street, Market Place, Watson's Yard and Mill Cottages, Oldham Street, Water Street, Park Street, High Court, Fern Bank Rise.

Nearest shops - Palmerston Street.

Nearest pubs - Spinners Arms.

Café in the street - The Green Café.

Restaurants in the street - Limetree Restaurant, Oliver at Bollington Green.

Council Ward - Central.


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Market Place, High StreetThe Market Place (left) provides a welcome green space in the middle of town. The flower baskets on the lamp posts are attended and watered by the residents.

The length of High Street between Palmerston Street and Fern Bank Rise is part of the Historic Triangle conservation area improvement project.

The top part of the street, from Fern Bank Rise to Chancery Lane, presently has houses on one side, high above the street, enjoying wonderful hill views to the north and east. The other side overlooks the Deanway (Bolling Heights, Mill Bank Court) development which is approached through Cumberland Drive. Construction started in summer 2006 and is expected to take to the end of 2007. This upper part of High Street used to be known as Red Lion Brow. Brows are described on another page. Red Lion refers to the now closed pub that was located at the top of the street on the corner with Chancery Lane.

Watson's Yard, High StreetThis archway (left) is the entrance to Watson's Yard.


Conservation and Listing

Conservation: This street is in the Bollington Conservation Area. Numbers 2, 3-13, 4, 17, 23-41, 28/30, 32-36, 42-68, 55-59, 63-85, 73A, 73B are subject to Article 4 Direction.

Listed Buildings:

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

8A, 10, 12 & 14 High Street and 1 to 5 Mill Cottages and workshop in Watson's Yard; II, A warehouse, two shops and a cottage on the street front and five cottages and a workshop complex to the rear.