Lowther Street

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Lowther Street schoolA very short cul de sac was extended when the public housing estate including Harrop Road, Sowcar Way, Turner Rise and Lowther Street was built in the 1960s. Ingersley Court care home was built at the same time.

Approach off Church Street.

Leads to pedestrian access to Turner Rise, Sowcar Way, footpath to Mill Lane.

Nearest shops - Palmerston Street.

Nearest pubs - Crown, The Turners, Church House are all in adjacent Church Street.

Council Ward - East.

Lowther Street school is a 19thC building which was owned and managed by a Trust. Once the building ceased to be used for educational purposes it reverted to the Crown Commissioners and is now being converted to domestic units (2012).

The name Lowther comes from the Lowther family whose daughter Maud was the second wife of Thomas Legh of Lyme Hall1.

Reference

  1. Letter from The Most Reverend Monsignor Brabazon-Lowther CHP DD to Dr John Coope, dated 17 August 1964. Coope papers.

Conservation and Listing

Conservation

This street is in the Bollington Conservation Area. Numbers 2 and 4 are subject to Article 4 Direction.

Listing

See Listed Buildings page for notes regarding SPD properties

(SPD) Lowther Street School; Mid 19th century Gothic style School House (pictured above), now converted to two domestic properties.