... meanders south from the junction of Langham Road and South Downs Road past old houses, a school and some newer housing and playing fields, and eventually terminates in woodland close to the River Bollin at the southern edge of Bowdon.
If you know anything about its history, or former residents, drop me a line.
OS grid ref.: SJ 7629 8627
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Looking south from close to the junction with Langham Road.
Some of the older housing near the junction with South Downs Road.
Thomas Alfred Coward (1867-1933), the noted naturalist, was born in Bowdon and died in "Brentwood", shown here. Note the blue plaque in his memory.
Typical Grange Road property, one of the older buildings on the road.
These more recent properties face onto Grange Road, but were undoubtedly built at the same time as those on Fletcher Drive.
...is a recent development, which includes Weaver Close and Thatcher Close to form the letter "E", on the western side of Grange Road. The properties are exclusively detached houses.
If you can provide any further information, e.g. dates, please drop me a line using this button.
Vicarage Lane runs south from Langham Road as far as the Priory Road/Bollin Avenue crossroads. Although predominantly residential, it is also the commercial centre of old Bowdon, with a co-op convenience store, a pharmacy, a small cluster of shops at the York Road/Hall Road crossroads, and a restaurant called "Borage".
Brereton Close is the small cul de sac on the eastern side of the lane. The Lymes is the cul de sac on the western side by the Post Office.
OS grid ref.: SJ 7612 8637
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Typical York Road housing - brick built and solid.
View from eastern end, note the absence of garages.
Looking east towards Grange Road; parking must be a nightmare.
Ashby Terrace on the northern side of the road
Ash Grove is a cul de sac running north off York Road (see previous section). Most of the housing, built over a number of decades, covers what used to be a nursery.
OS grid ref.: SJ 7618 8634
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Looking south showing semi-detached housing.
1930s(?) semis with more recent housing towards the end of the cul de sac.
Ray (having just washed his car) outside his home near the entrance to Ash Grove
Traditional terraced housing looking north down the road.
OS grid ref.: SJ 7618 8619
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Running repairs on a house at the northern end of the road.
A small terraced house at the northern end of the road.
This is Eaton Court, the cul de sac on the eastern side of the road. The houses are a bit grander.
A typical dwelling on Eaton Road.
Well, there may still be one or two bits of tidying up to do, but apart from some gated developments all the streets of Bowdon have now been photographed at least once.
If you live on one of the gated developments, please get in touch!
It's now August (2021) and I'll be out and about photographing all the streets of Bowdon again when summer starts to fade and the autumn colours begin to emerge, so keep your eyes peeled.
Click on the button below to start your exploration of the streets of Bowdon!