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Adshead Court

A modern development of the late 1990s, these seven properties were built in the farmyard of Adshead’s Barn Farm, one of the oldest farms in the district. Although seemingly part of Bollington it is actually just on the Kerridge side of the boundary.

Approach off Lord Street or Chancery Lane via Cow Lane.

Nearest shops – High Street, Palmerston Street.

Nearest pubs – Crown.

Council Ward – East.

When a farmyard it belonged to Mr & Mrs Arthur Grindey. Their farmhouse, Adshead’s Barn Farm house, stands on the corner of Lord Street and Cow Lane.

If the house was built before 1644 (see below) then there would have been very few other buildings in the valley and the view would have been quite outstanding with perhaps just a couple of other buildings to be seen.

Adshead’s Barn Farm house and cottage

The top piece of Lord Street in front of the farm was referred to as Adshead Barn Brow in the 1851 census. 

The cottage to the right of the house was, in the mid 19thC, occupied by the Chatterton family. James Shepley Chatterton was known as the Milestone King because he wrote a poem for publication every birthday. See the page devoted to the family. The cottage is now integrated with the house.

Entrance to Adshead Court from Cow Lane
The modern (late 20thC) housing known as Adshead Court was built on what had previously been the farmyard to Adshead’s Barn farm, with the access from Cow Lane.

Grindey family

Mrs Gladys Grindey died on 21 June 2007 aged 88. She and her husband Arthur had one daughter, Joan. They farmed Adshead’s Barn Farm, as it was known in earlier times, for very many years. They had a dairy herd and bottled their own milk. This was delivered to the local houses by Mr Grindey’s sister with a small trolley designed to carry a single milk crate.

Jane Laughton, the local historian, has pointed out that in 1611 [the] Adshead [family] were operating Rainow Mill, then a corn mill, which had been leased to the family since 1549. She suggests that it was George Adshead, a farmer, dyer and carrier, who died in 1644, who built Adshead’s Barn on an outlying part of his holdings.
George Longden 2002.

(Extract from a history of Kerridge Hill and Ingersley Vale by George Longden for KRIV.)