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Turret Cottages

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Turret Cottages on Windmill Lane ….  

Turret cottages; grade II listed, Formerly two cottages and a smithy, now three cottages, c.1840 for William Clayton.

In 1901 George Shatwell aged fifty two years old was a labourer in a stone quarry. He lived with his wife Margaret aged fifty one years. Both were from Bollington. Fred their son aged twenty also lived there and he too worked in the quarry.

In another of the cottages was George Goodwin aged forty three years, a stone dresser from Bollington. He lived with his wife Florence aged forty one years and their six children.

The third turret cottage was occupied by Bertram Shatwell aged twenty six years. He was a stone mason from Manchester. He lived with his Bollington born wife Fanny and their 2 year old son Harry.

  Linda Stewart `s own late Uncle Edward Godfrey Allen was born at one of the Turret Cottages in 1933, perhaps he is one of the boys in the photo!


Our thanks go to Linda Stewart who has researched census information to present an interesting history of the house’s residents.