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Moss Bank Park

Introduction

This site is a public park. It was formerly a private estate belonging to the Ainsworth family. Victoria Lake lies to the north of the site. There are open fields to the west and south, and Moss Lane to the east. The site abuts the grounds of Halliwell Hall to the south-east.The site is a complex one and included bleach works as well as the domestic dwelling and park. The site had been used for bleaching cotton by the Ainsworth family since the mid-18th-century, the house and grounds being developed on the site as the process of bleaching became more industrialised and less land intensive.

Visitor Access, Directions & Contacts

Access contact details

This is a municipal park for general public use.

Owners

Bolton Council

Victoria Square, Bolton, BL1 1RU
History

Period

Early 20th Century (1901-1932)

Features & Designations

Features

  • House (featured building)
  • Description: The house was built between 1786 and 1790, and demolished in 1951.
  • Earliest Date:
  • Latest Date:
Key Information

Type

Public Park

Purpose

Urban Park

Principal Building

Parks, Gardens And Urban Spaces

Period

Early 20th Century (1901-1932)

Survival

Extant

Hectares

29

Open to the public

Yes

Electoral Ward

Halliwell

References

References

Contributors

  • Lancashire Gardens Trust

  • Greater Manchester Archaeological Unit