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Orchard House

Orchard House ….  

7 BOLLINGTON ROAD (north side)

Grade 2 listed.

Originated as a farmhouse built in the early 17th century, with alterations to the fa‡ade in the early 20th century. It is built in sandstone and has a welsh slate roof. The house is in two and a half storeys, nearly symmetrical and has a three bay front. The outer bays contain two-storey caned bay windows. Above these are half dormers with coped gables and ball finials
Listing NGR: SJ9221077242   If this house was also the Vicarage in 1901 then the occupiers were Clergyman Mosley Leyland Batlie or Baylis aged 31 from Worcester and wife Mary Frances 25 from Warrington along with a servant
1906 saw Richard Knowles living at Orchard House
Charles Henry Haigh was living at Orchard House in 1918. But listed on Bollington Photos is James and Bessie Barnshaw living there 1918


1926 William Lawrence Balls above ( 1882-1960) lived at Orchard House for three years, he was a Doctor Of Science. More to follow …..

1939 Francis Slater lived here aged 46, he was a Research director Textiles. He lived with his wife Mary and two daughters and one servant

1965 Orchard house was occupied by Mr and Mrs R H Renton who began the Bollington Art Group there this year , They moved to Kerridge hill in 1970.

The house was bought by Graham and Ann Farrell who sold it to the Kings

Dave King the dentist bought it in 1977 and for a while he had his surgery there before moving to its current position on Bollington Road.