Turner Street

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A short street with stone cottages on one side and the Owlhurst mill, also known by other names, see below, at the top end.

Approach off Church Street.

Leads to (pedestrians only) Turner Rise, Sowcar Way.

Nearest shops - Palmerston Street.

Nearest pubs - Church House, Crown.

Council Ward - East.

Turner was a local landowner, living at Shrigley Hall, who provided land to develop this area. He gave the land for the original St Gregory's Church and graveyard in adjacent Chapel Street together with the land for St John's church opposite the end of Turner Street in Church Street. Perhaps he should have been honoured with more than this short street and the Turner's Arms!

Whittaker's Bag MillWhittaker's Bag Mill. Bag refers to flour bags. When milling ceased the building became Bannister's joinery workshop. That use ended with a fire. The building has been converted into apartments at the end of the 20thC.

When originally built the mill was known as The Owlhurst. It was owned around 1836 by Edward Sheldon.


Conservation and Listing

Conservation:

This street is in the Bollington Conservation Area. Numbers 1-13 are subject to Article 4 Direction.

Listed Building:

The link is to the Images of England web site provided by English Heritage.

Bannister's Joinery Workshop; II, Formerly Whittaker's flour mill, originally The Owlhurst.