Higher Bentcliffe 6201

Salford, Greater Manchester, England, Greater Manchester

Brief Description

Higher Bentcliffe had a house with grounds to the south of Broom House Lane (later Eccles Old Road). The site was linked by a lane and footpaths to Gilda Brook Road to the west. There were open fields to the east. There was a certain amount of ribbon development along the road to the north and there was a corn mill and a series of lakes to the south of the site. The path system from the house to the mill suggests that this may have been used as part of the pleasure circuit of the house. By the late-19th-century, the whole area was subject to development pressure. The site is now lost, as it has been entirely built over.

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Contributors

  • Lancashire Gardens Trust

  • Greater Manchester Archaeological Unit