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Well Dressing at Bollington

Well Dressing at Bollington

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Bollington is a village in Cheshire. The countryside is very beautiful. It also has an interesting history. The village is home to over twenty pubs. This gives a hint on what inhabitants of the village are like. Fun loving, friendly and pleasant are the words to describe them.

Bollington was home to the biggest water wheel in England and only second in Britain to the Laxey wheel in the Isle of Man. The wheel powered huge mills for the production of cotton. Such huge mills were the Adelphi and Clarence.

By 1914 Bollington had a population of around 6000 people and was dominated by fine cotton spinning.The pinnacle of Bollington has to be White nancy. A small white cone-like house stands alone on top of a hill overlooking all of Bollington. It was built by the Gaskell family early in the nineteenth century. Although it has now been sealed it still remains the symbol of the village.

Disabled accessDisabled toiletsPicnic sitePublic toilets

Children welcomeDogs accepted

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Map reference: SJ 919736  Lat: 53.25933 Long: -2.12287

Off A523 north of Macclesfield

Parking: with charge

Accessible by Public Transport: 0 miles from Macclesfield station

Facilities

  • Disabled accessDisabled access
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Picnic sitePicnic site
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Dogs acceptedDogs accepted