Bollington Cross Conservation Area
This Conservation Area (CA) covers a relatively small area of
Bollington Cross along Bollington Road. It begins in the east at
Mount Pleasant Farm on the corner of Moss Brow and includes from
No.2 Bollington Road opposite. It extends to the end of the old
cottages, nos 51, and those up the side alley, just before the
Millennium Cross including older properties on both sides of the
road but not the relatively modern properties opposite St Oswald's
School and Barley Grange. The Cock & Pheasant is included.
The following text is taken with kind permission from Macclesfield
Borough Council's Conservation Area Guide for Owners & Occupiers.
Bollington Cross marks the entrance to the mill town of Bollington
which is in a valley dominated by the foothills of the Pennines.
The terrace of stone properties on the east side of Bollington
Road and the stone cottages on the west side together with the
mature trees form a sense of enclosure and a pleasant entrance
to the town. Many of the older buildings are former farmhouses
indicating that the area was once farmland. It was developed during
the mid 19th century with cottages to provide accommodation for
the workers from the nearby Lowerhouse Mill.
area opens out in front of the Cock and Pheasant Inn which is a
Grade II listed building of 19th century date and was formerly
a row of cottages. The Greg fountain and seat enliven the stone
wall at the entrance to Flash Lane. The fountain is a memorial
to the Greg family who lived at Mount Hall and owned the mill at
Barley Grange, a former farmhouse is set back from the road at
the brow of the hill behind a fine stone wall which is an attractive
feature in the area. St Oswald's Church, completed in 1908 on land
provided by Herbert Greg is lower down Bollington Road and is alongside
the original school building. Another group of listed buildings
close to the Moss Brow junction includes Orchard House with its
attractive canted bay windows with leaded lights. On the opposite
side of the road is the former Heywood's farmhouse, now 2 and 4 Bollington
Road and adjacent is the former doctor's house and surgery. This
is now a house and retail outlet set at the top of a high stone
retaining wall with steps leading to the properties.
The Borough Council may be able to offer grant assistance to owners
of stone 19th Century unlisted cottages, now that it is designated
a Conservation Area. The repair of external architectural features
and the reinstatement of sash windows where the. originals have
been lost would normally be eligible subject to circumstances and
availability of funds. The owners of the listed buildings are already
eligible for such assistance but Conservation Area designation
may provide additional grant sources.
If you require forms, conservation advice, further information
or assistance please contact:
The Chief Planning Officer