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Ingersley Road

(and Brookfield View)

Ingersley Road



As a result of the collapse of a culvert during heavy rain on 31st July 2019, Ingersley Road is divided by a closure. Diversion signs are in place.

All properties from Shrigley Road to Brookfield View, including The Turners, The Cotton Tree Inn, Silver Street, Willow Bank Close and Foxglove Close, are accessible only from the Shrigley Road end.

All those properties including Spuley Lane, Blaze Hill, Oakenbank Lane and  Smithy Brow to just east of Brookfield View in Ingersley Road, including Farm Made Teas, Savio House, Mill Lane, The Poacher’s Inn and the Viceroy Indian restaurant, are accessible only from Spuley Lane or Blaze Hill and Smithy Brow.

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 Silver Street, 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.

In the 1841 census Ingersley Road was called Sowcar Road. By 1861 it was Sowcar Lane. Finally in 1971 it became Ingersley Road on the census.


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 Historic England web site.

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.

Ingerlsey Hall (Savio House)External link; II, Formerly Ingersley Hall now religious house: earliest house c.1775 for John Gaskell, remainder 1833 for John Upton Gaskell.

Conference Hall at Ingersley HallExternal link; II, Formerly coachhouse now a hall: c.1850 for John Upton Gaskell with alterations and additions to rear of c.1950.

The Cottage at Savio HouseExternal link; II, Formerly farmhouse now hostel: late C18 with addition to right dated 1850 and C20 alterations.