One of the most delightful streets in Bollington, Lord Street wends its way up the hill from Church Street to Chancery Lane.
The properties are all stone cottages with the very fine Adshead's
Farm House (pictured bottom left) at the top. There
are several instances of the cottages being built sideways
on to the street, accessed by ginnels. In one case the
ginnel leads to a yard with a further row of cottages standing
parallel to the street. The row at this point facing the
street are named Queensbench Buildings. This is where
the Assize Court Judge would have been put up for the night
when he was attending court locally. There is a field along
part of one side of the street. Many properties have fine
views over the village and the surrounding countryside.
As a consequence of this tightly packed housing, parking is a major problem on the street.
There used to be at least two beer houses in the street,
Duck at numbers 10 and 12 near the bottom and the Rising
Sun half way up the hill with the three big stone steps
up to the door.
Approach off Church Street.
Leads to Allen Street, Cumberland
Drive, Deanway (Bollin Heights,
Mill Bank Court), Chancery Lane, Cow
Nearest shops - Palmerston Street.
Nearest pubs - Crown Inn.
Council Ward - West side, Central; east side, East.
The steepest top section of the street was refered to as Adshead Barn Brow in the 1851 census. See the page on Brows.