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Bollington Hall Farmhouse

Bollington Hall Farmhouse is at 87 Wellington Road. This former farmhouse dates back to the Tudor period, and has a timber-framed core. It`s exterior is in sandstone, and has a roof in Kerridge stone-slate with a stone ridge. The house has an L-shaped plan in two storey`s and has a three-bay front. The right hand side of the house has a stepped stone chimney flanked by two-light chamfered rubble mullions.

This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for it`s special architectural or historic interest.

The relevant census entries indicate the following:

1861: Farmer Thomas Halton aged thirty and his wife Elizabeth aged thirty one lived there, both from Bollington, together with three daughters and two servants. Thomas was a dairy farmer of twenty acres.

1871: now Mark Pearson aged thirty one lived there, a farmer of twenty acres, wife his Sarah aged thirty, both from Bollington. They had one daughter Mary five years and a son John aged three years. They had two servants (from Kettleshulme and Derbyshire).

1878: Mark Pearson still lived there.

1881: William Challiner aged twenty seven from Bollington, a farmer with (now with forty acres) lived there with wife Margaret aged thirty four from Woodford, and two children Marcy five years and Thomas just seven months, and a sixteen year old servant girl from Adlington Cheshire.

1891: William Challiner still lives there with his wife Margaret and now has four children. William is still a farmer but is now also a “Carrier”.

1901: William Challiner is still a farmer and also a “Cab Proprietor”. His wife Margaret is still there along with four children aged from fourteen to twenty. And one boarder who is an insurance agent from Bollington

1911: William Challiner aged sixty two still living there with his wife Margaret aged fifty six and their two adult children Oswald twenty three years old and Hannah (Barlow) married.

On the 1939 register Bollington Hall farmhouse was occupied by a Hannah Aston Barlow nee Challiner fifty seven years old, a dairy farmer seemingly living alone although it says she is married (to Samuel Barlow in 1904 at St Peters in Prestbury). She died in 1951 leaving £649.10s to William Berry a farm worker.

The historical information on this page about the construction of the house is taken from the Images of England website. Our thanks go to Linda Stewart who has researched census information to present an interesting history of the house’s residents.