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Greenbank Drive

Built by Raymond Maddock from about 1964 to 1975 (the webmaster moved into the last one built which was no.1 on 3rd January 1975), this straight and level cul de sac has completely different positions on each side. On the left all the properties back onto the Macclesfield Canal and have reasonably level gardens, though some do come down rather sharply to the street. On the right the first dozen or so properties are built down into the bank and have steeply sloping gardens. These positions, on both sides, afford fine views over to the north west.

Approach off Hurst Lane. Pedestrian access from Wellington Road, adjacent to Town Hall.

Nearest shops – Palmerston Street, Wellington Road.

Nearest pubs – Dog & Partridge, Holly Bush, Vale Inn.

Council Ward – Central.

There is a useful footpath down to Wellington Road from between numbers 11 and 13. It comes out beside the Town Hall. The field, now a wood, through which the path passes was just open grass with no bushes or trees in the 1970s. This forest has also reduced the views from many of the houses on the north west side.

There is very quick access to the Macclesfield Canal at the entrance to the street with the steps down to the towpath next to Hurst Lane bridge, no.27.


The field in which the street is built used to be part of the Bennett family’s farm. There is an excellent piece of film showing them harvesting a wheat crop in beautiful sunny weather. See it on YouTube at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zPZ_WujhILc.