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Ingersley Road

(and Brookfield View)

Ingersley Road


This is a very mixed street with stone cottages and pubs at either end, a couple of large 19thC town houses, several stout 1930s semi-detached brick houses in the middle, plus one 1960s brick bungalow and one modern but very fitting stone cottage built into a very tight corner.

A terrace was completed in late 2009, known as Brookfield View, which is five 2.5 story three bedroomed terraced units in natural stone having fine views across Sowcar meadow into trees on the far side of the valley.

Approach off the roundabout junction of Shrigley Road, Palmerston Street and Church Street.

Leads to Willow Bank Drive and Foxglove Close, Brookfield View, Mill Lane, Smithy Brow, Blaze Hill, Spuley Lane and Oakenbank Lane.

Nearest shops – Palmerston Street

Nearest pubs – Poacher’s Inn, Cotton Tree and The Turners in the street; Church House round the corner in Church Street. Viceroy Indian restaurant in the street.

Council Ward – East.

Around the turn of the 19th/20thC Ingersley Road was known as Up Sowcar, pronounced Sooker. This refers to Sowcar brook and meadow which runs alongside the road.

Back of Brookfield View

Ingersley Hall

More usually known today as Savio House, this name having been provided by the Catholic Order that presently occupies the property.

Ingersley was the country home and estate of the Gaskell family. It was built by John Gaskell, a member of a successful local farming family, about 1774, before any of the major mills in the town.

A video from James Hough. It starts by looking up Shrigley Road and pans round to Ingersley Road, then to Church Street, finishing at Palmerston Street.

Conservation and Listing

Conservation: Part of this street is in the Bollington Conservation Area. Numbers 7-13 are subject to Article 4 Direction.

Listed Buildings:

The links are all to the Images of England web site provided by Historic England.

Boundary stone, Ingersley Road; II, in the wall opposite the Poachers Inn, early 19thC.

Parish boundary stone; II, close to the barn at Sowcar Farm, c.early 19thC. Not publicly accessible. There is a further stone on a field edge not far from this parish stone which has not been listed.

Sowcar FarmhouseExternal link; II, early 17thC.

Barn at Sowcar FarmExternal link; II, Corn barn, late 17thC.

Water troughExternal link; II, stone trough at the side of Sowcar Farm barn, dated 1692.