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Lord Street

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, the Waddling 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 Lane.

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.

Ginnel cottages off Lord Street
Adshead Farm house

Conservation

Conservation: This street is partly in the Bollington Conservation Area and partly in the Kerridge Conservation Area. Numbers 2-54, 5-41 and 21A are subject to Article 4 Direction.