One of the old lanes of Bollington, Flash Lane once called Bench Lane up to 1881, is short narrow and winding, leading up from the Stockport Road to Bollington Road beside the Cock & Pheasant inn. It has a very few houses alongside the road plus driveways to The Mount and to a farm. It also provides access to properties originally alongside Stockport Road but which became isolated when the Silk Road was built in the 1990s.
Nearest shops – Ovenhouse Lane.
Nearest pub – Cock & Pheasant.
Council Ward – West.
Flash Lane was known as Bench Lane in the 19thC; marked as such on the 1862 map. The Orange Tree inn was located just beyond the bottom end of Flash Lane, approximately where Stockport Road begins today.
This fine country house was built by Philip Antrobus, the builder of Lowerhouse Mill, in the 1820s. It was positioned on the high ground to the southwest of Lowerhouse so that he could overlook his achievements.
During the 19thC (and later?) the house seems to have been known simply as Mount. I am not sure when it became The Mount.
Today The Mount is a retirement care home.
The excellent Greg Fountain and horse trough was provided by the Greg family in 1904 to the memory of Samuel Greg.
Today it is decorated by the Well Dressing committee for their annual celebration of water. The celebrations are usually held at the fountain on the first Saturday in July each year.
See Listed Buildings page for notes regarding SPD properties
(SPD) Greg Fountain; Unveiled in 1904 to the memory of Samuel Greg.