Eagley Bank 4799

Bolton, Greater Manchester, England

Brief Description

The site was irregular and elongated with a pond or a lake to the southern end. There was a wooded area around the house to the north of the site. By the late-19th-century the site was reduced, divided and developed for housing.

Detailed Description

Eagley Bank has a house with grounds to the east of Bolton Road. Sharples Hall lies to the south and there are open fields on all other boundaries. It overlooks cotton mills on Eagley Brook to the north.

The house dates from the early-19th-century. It is ashlar with eaves, cornice and wings to the rear. The site is irregular and elongated with a pond or lake to the southern end. There is a wooded area around the house to the north of the site.

History

Detailed History

The site belonged to Sir John Holden, owner of the mills on the Blackburn Road. The family moved to Sharples Hall on the death of Sir John. By the late-19th-century the site was reduced, divided and developed for housing.
References

References

Contributors

  • Lancashire Gardens Trust

  • Greater Manchester Archaeological Unit