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Turner Street

A short street with stone cottages on one side and the Owlhurst mill, also known by other names, see below, at the top end.

Approach off Church Street.

Leads to (pedestrians only) Turner RiseSowcar Way.

Nearest shops – Palmerston Street.

Nearest pubs – Church HouseCrown.

Council Ward – East.

William Turner was a local landowner, living at Shrigley Hall, who provided land to develop this part of Bollington. He gave the land for the original St Gregory’s Chapel and graveyard in adjacent Chapel Street together with the land for St John’s church opposite the end of Turner Street in Church Street. Perhaps he should have been honoured with more than this short street and the Turner’s Arms! (now The Turners).

Whittaker’s Bag Mill. Bag refers to flour bags. When milling ceased the building became Bannister’s joinery workshop. That use ended with a fire. The building has been converted into apartments at the end of the 20thC.

When originally built the mill was known as The Owlhurst. It was owned around 1836 by Edward Sheldon. It has been suggested that the street was at that time known as Owlhurst Street.

Conservation and Listing


This street is in the Bollington Conservation Area. Numbers 1-13 are subject to Article 4 Direction.

Listed Building:

The links are all to the Historic England web site.

The Owlhurst (mill); II, Formerly Whittaker’s flour bag mill; before conversion to domestic, Bannister’s Joinery Workshop.