There is a logical juxtaposition of all that we find in Bollington today. Once someone decided to build a mill there was a need for stone with which to construct it, so quarries were opened up. Mills and quarries needed labour so cottages were built and roads laid out with the same stone. Homes needed warmth, and the mill boilers demanded coal, so coal mining developed.
The ‘extractive’ industries, and the supporting infrastructure, in Bollington and Kerridge are considered here: