One of the original country lanes of the district, Hurst Lane wends its way up the hill from Palmerston Street at the library to Kerridge.
Approach off Palmerston Street, Grimshaw Lane.
Leads to Greenbank Drive, Highfield Road, Poplar Drive, Ward Avenue, Gleave Avenue.
Nearest shops - Greenfield Road, Palmerston Street.
Nearest pubs - Dog & Partridge, Bull's Head at Kerridge.
Council Ward - From Palmerston Street to the canal bridge,
Central; from the canal bridge to Grimshaw Lane, east side,
Central, west side, East.
Google street view does not extend up the unadopted road
that contains 28 - 34 Hurst Lane.
At the time of writing the Google map shows the street between
Grimshaw Lane and Chancery Lane to
be Hurst Lane. This is not correct - it
should all be Grimshaw Lane. Magnify (+) the map (left)
to see this.
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The middle part of the street is without pavements. Many of the properties along this strech are being upgraded and having improvements made to their front gardens.
The bottom part of the street is known by the older members of the community as School Brow. This comes from the fact that the large Sunday School used to stand where the Library and Civic Hall are today. Thanks to those who emailed to remind me of this one! See Brows.
The top of School Brow was probably re-located when the Macclesfield
constructed in the late 1820s - certainly the section adjacent
to the canal bridge. Aqueduct Cottage (left) was once the Navigation
Inn. There are stables beneath to overnight the canal
horses. The canal wharf used to be a timber yard. The Needham
family operated here for more than 80 years. This site
was owned by Canal & River Trust, who manage the canal
network, and they have sold it for re-development with
six houses which are being built in 2016/17.
Towards the top of the lane there are two notable old properties,
Hollin Old Hall and Hurst House.
The name Hurst comes from Hyrst which in olden times meant
a wooded hill. One can imagine this as part of the Macclesfield
Forest which, in the Middle Ages, included the Bollington
The external links are to the Images of
England web site provided by Historic England.
Canal bridge no.27 under Hurst Lane;
II, built c.1830, William
II, in the wall at Ivy House, late 18thC, early 19thC.