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The mills in Bollington were developed by imaginative entrepreneurs. They were risky enterprises and several failed. Those that became profitable enabled the mill owners and operators to build their grand houses around the town – Ingersley Hall (pictured left), originally built as a farm house by a local farming family in 1775 before Bollington industry developed, Rock Bank, Bank House, Limefields, Waterhouse, Oak Bank, Hollin Hall, the Mount, Turner Heath House, the Rookery, Endon Hall, developing their estates in some cases with landscaped gardens and parks. Several smaller but none the less significant houses were also constructed, such as Rock Cottage. Now many of the historical houses of Bollington are listed.