Here are some photographs of a row of cottages in Bromley Cross which formerly stood where Eagley Court now is (between The Retreat and Turton Wines). The photographs are from the TLHS slide archive.
The cottages were originally built on the Toppings Estate, on a field known as Coat Meadow. They are shown on a plan of that estate made in 1838, on which they were said to be owned by Reverend R. & R. Rothwell, subject to a ground rent payable to Adam Lomax Haworth of Higher Dunscar. (The plan can be seen at Bolton Archives - reference ZJA/109/1).
|From the top of Clay Street 1960s|
Birtenshaw Methodist Church visible on left
|Same vantage point as above in September 2022|
Eagley Court - retirement housing complex
|286 Darwen Road and other attached cottages 1960s|
|Looking across to Clay Street from the front garden 1960s|
The corner cottage is now the A&A News Store
|OS 25-inch Map, Surveyed 1890, Published 1893|
|Right end of row of cottages|
|Steps to Birtenshaw Methodist Church with cottages in background|
|Cottages from the back|