One of the most delightful streets in Bollington, Lord Street wends its way up the hill from Church Street to Chancery Lane.
The properties are all stone cottages with the very fine Adshead’s Farm House (pictured bottom left) at the top. There are several instances of the cottages being built sideways on to the street, accessed by ginnels. In one case the ginnel leads to a yard with a further row of cottages standing parallel to the street. One building is named Queensbench Buildings. This is where the 19thC Assize Court Judge would have been put up for the night when he was attending court locally. There is a field along part of one side of the street. Many properties have fine views over the village and the surrounding countryside.
As a consequence of this tightly packed housing, parking is a major problem on the street.
Nearest shops – Palmerston Street.
Nearest pubs – Crown Inn.
The steepest top section of the street was refered to as Adshead Barn Brow in the 1851 census. See the page on Brows.
Conservation: This street is in the Bollington & Kerridge Conservation Area. Numbers 2-54, 5-41 and 21A are subject to Article 4 Direction.