Westwood 6102

Bolton, Greater Manchester, Greater Manchester, England

Brief Description

The site has a house with grounds to the north of Chorley New Road. There are open fields on all other boundaries. This is an irregular site, with the house and associated buildings to the northern boundary. Features include a lake with an island central to the site. The site is now lost.

History

By the 1890s the site had been divided and the western end had been developed for housing as part of the very rapid urbanisation of this area. The site was now known as Westwood. A new house, designed by George Woodhouses, stood on the site of West Cottage and the grounds had been remodelled. A summer house had been built on the island which was reached by a rustic bridge. A conservatory and vinery were built with the new house.

Features
  • Lake
  • Description: Features include a lake with an island central to the site.
References

References

Contributors

  • Lancashire Gardens Trust

  • Greater Manchester Archaeological Unit