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Oak Lane

(with Oak Fold and ‘White Road’)

A country lane leading from the middle of Kerridge down to Clarke Lane about half a mile away.

Approach off Jackson Lane, Redway, Clarke Lane.

Leads to Higher Lane, Oak Fold, the ‘Rally’ road* and, via Dawson Farm drive, to the canalside properties at Beehive, by Macclesfield Canal bridge 28, and a short stretch beyond, sometimes known as White Road, up to Greenfield Road.

Nearest shops – Greenfield Road, Palmerston Street, Wellington Road.

Nearest pub – Bull’s Head, Lord Clyde.

Council Ward – East.

Kerridge War Memorial is on Oak Lane at its crossing of the Rally road.

Oak Fold is a small community of a farm house and other properties just by the crossing of the Rally Road.

* The Rally road is not a street in the conventional sense. It is the trackbed of a tramway or rail way, hence ‘rally’, which was built to convey stone from Bridge Quarry on Kerridge hill down to the canal wharf where the dry dock is today. The Rally road is used today to provide roadway access to various properties including Endon Hall and Endon House.

Conservation and Listing


Part of this street is in the Kerridge Conservation Area. Numbers 1-17, 4-10, 10A, 16, 21-31, Kerridge Chapel 1 and 2, and 40-44 are subject to Article 4 Direction.

Listed Buildings:

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

38 Oak Lane; II, Formerly two houses now a house, built later 18thC.

Stables at Endon Hall; II, Stables and coach house for William Clayton, c.1835. Not publicly accessible.

Macclesfield Canal bridge no.28; II, adjacent to Beehive Cottage (pedestrian access via Dawson Farm drive or through Tinkers Clough from Clough Bank), c.1830 by William Crosley.

Macclesfield Canal dry dock; II, at bottom end of the ‘Rally’ Road, Drydock and wet dock: c.1830.

(SPD) Kerridge War Memorial; Private war memorial constructed by the people of Kerridge.