SatNav – OS: SJ920771, Postcode: SK10 5EJ, ///save.chin.chips
In April and May 2016 the pub was closed for a major refurbishment. It is now branded as a Mitchell & Butler ‘Vintage Inn’.
|Address:||15 Bollington Road, Bollington Cross, Macclesfield, SK10 5EJ|
|Contact:||01625-573289 | website | Facebook|
|Open hours:||11am to 11pm, to 10.30 on Sunday.|
|Brews:||The Cock & Pheasant is part of the Mitchell & Butler stable so there is a selection of beers limited to M&Bs list.|
|Food:||Yes, plenty of choice. Well regarded.
|Other facilities:||Excellent and very popular children’s playground fenced off from the road and car park.
Cash machine. A charge is made for withdrawals.
|Finding it:||On the junction of Bollington Road, which is the road from Macclesfield, and Flash Lane.|
Formerly a house but now public house: dated 1753 with mid C19 alterations. Kerridge stone-slate roof, stone ridge and two brick chimneys. Flemish bond red-brick with some yellow headers Double pile plan. Half-glazed door behind gabled brick porch. Date tablet above reads TMP 1753. Two-storey, symmetrical three-bay front. Windows sixteen-pane sashes under rough brick segmental heads. Half-glazed door behind gabled brick porch. To rear semi-circular headed window with fixed iron small panes.
C20 brick extension to the left not of special interest.
Listing NGR: SJ9201477159
Delightful pub set on the south western edge of Bollington Cross. Many small rooms, nooks and crannies provide everyone with a cosy privacy in this, one of Bollington’s oldest buildings. Modern conservatory for outside atmosphere on a grey day.
In 1896 John William Pritchard ran The Cock & Pheasant.
1901. Albert Snape aged fifty three and from Hazel Grove lived at the Cock & Pheasant alone at this time. The two cottages attached to the inn were occupied by the Turner family, head of the house was Thomas 51 and a general labourer from Astbury. The end cottage known later as ‘Cappers Cottage’ was occupied by Thomas Capper and his family which included his second wife Elizabeth. The children were a mixture from his first and second wife.
In 1906 according to the Kelly’s Directory John William Pritchard again lived at the Cock & Pheasant.
1911. The Inn was by now occupied by publican Joseph Alfred Heath aged twenty seven from Bugsworth (village now known as Buxworth) in Derbyshire. His wife Edith Jane aged thirty three and from Newmills is described as ‘assisting in business’. They had one child aged just 1 year and named after his father. Next door is still Isaac Turner and his wife, they now have seven children aged between five and twenty years.
In the end cottage is still Thomas Capper who has magically lost five years from his age and is now just fifty six! There are two children still at home.
The two cottages attached to the Cock & Pheasant were eventually to become part of the pub probably in the later 1960s.
Our thanks go specifically to Linda Stewart who has researched census and other information to present an interesting history of local people and properties.
Our thanks go to all those who researched and discovered the history that is presented in these pages. Please read the full acknowledgement of their remarkable achievement.
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