Archive for Montcliffe

Two lads to Rivington Pike and back again

Posted in Horwich, Lancashire, Montcliffe, Old Bricks, Rivington Pike, Two lads, wilderswood, winter hill, winter hill mast with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on April 8, 2011 by jakeofwinterhill

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be careful on the cattle grid !

on the way to the two lads

sunset at Two lads

looking at the view over Bolton

the mast from the Two Lads

sunset looking towards Rivington Pike -can you see the Pike ?

between the mast and the pike

running towards the pike

Pigeon tower from the pike

Rivington pike -looks like i am nearly as tall as the mast , standing on the edge of the hill

Bell Pit below Rivington pike
down from the pike towards brown hill

can you see me ?

up from the dog hotel !

looking back to the Pike

across the cattle grid








if you wanted to know what it looked like at the top of the Pike !



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Photo walk , Historic Horwich ,Fleet street, Horwich Parish Church and School,2.54 Miles

Posted in Bolton, Horwich, Lancashire, Railway, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on December 12, 2010 by jakeofwinterhill

http://www.mapmyrun.com/run/united-kingdom/horwich/803129216514438017

the route taken

http://www.theboltonnews.co.uk/news/historyben/profiles/4878432.Horwich_profiled___a_look_at_your_area/

Horwich

HORWICH, a chapelry, in the parish of Deane, union of Bolton, hundred of Salford, S. division of the county of Lancaster, 4 miles (W. N. W.) from Bolton, on the road to Chorley and Preston; containing 3773 inhabitants. The ancient forest of Horwich, sloping down the sides of Rivington Pike, long since disappeared. It was sixteen miles in circumference; and from its capacious dimensions, and its abundant supply of timber for buildings and for fuel, it became a manufacturing station at a very early period: as remote as the reign of Henry VIII. we read of yarn spun in Horwich. The chapelry is situated for the most part in a luxuriant valley, gradually rising through the village towards Bolton, and is separated from Anderton by the river Douglas; it comprises 3230 acres. The population is chiefly engaged in extensive bleaching-works and cotton-mills. The bleach-works of Messrs. Joseph Ridgway and Company were commenced about 1781; and the print-works of Messrs. Chippendale and Company, employing 500 persons, about the same time. Of three cotton-mills, the two largest belong to Messrs. W. and W. Bennett, and Peter Gaskell, Esq. A good stonequarry is wrought. Here is a station of the Bolton and Preston railway. The living is a perpetual curacy, with a net income of £240; patron, the Vicar of Deane. The present chapel, dedicated to the Holy Trinity, was erected by the Church Commissioners in 1831, at an expense of £5848, in lieu of the old chapel; it is in the early English style, with a square tower, and contains a monument by Westmacott, which cost £1500, to the late Joseph Ridgway, Esq., who was a large proprietor of land here. There are three places of worship for dissenters. Attached to the chapel are, an infants’, a Sunday, and a national school. Two heaps of stones on Wildersmoore Hill are intended, it is said, to record the death of two boys in the snow, on going to the grammar school at Rivington

http://www.horwichmethodistmission.org.uk/

St Johns Methodist church Horwich

stone houses often found on the main streets

from the second world war people – removed railings as part of the war effort  these are the tail tail signs of this ,the loco works and the local industry produced anything from Tanks to planes in the second world war

turn right to public right of way

go up the steps

the path goes straight ahead

turn right behind lever park school

http://www.leverpark.bolton.sch.uk/

the path has recently been cleared and goes between the lever park school and the golf course

http://www.theinternetgolfclub.com/golfclubs/horwich-golf-club.asp

Old railway sleeper at end of  the path

up the hill

take the left of the two paths – near to stone wall

the Winter Hill mast , two lads in front of the mast – style of stone wall found around this part of Horwich

The pike

Wilderswood is seen below the Pike

two of my Blogs

http://jakeofwinterhill.blogspot.com/2010/10/two-lads-to-winter-hill-to-rivington.html

http://jakeofwinterhill.blogspot.com/2010/11/spooky-wilderswood-in-dark-at-4-to-6-c.html

a old stile-there is a old line of a hedge to the right

keep to the right hand path -towards the buildings in distance

Montcliffe quarries can be seen , Winter Hill mast on left hand side

http://jakeofwinterhill.blogspot.com/2010/08/montcliffe.html

http://jakeofwinterhill.blogspot.com/2010/09/burnt-edge-colliery-and-hedgehog.html

this route takes you past the quarries you can see above

looking back towards blackrod

path leads to lane – right is a old farm -stone is used for the roof turn left

route is to the left towards fleet street

Historic fleet street

1777 – some of the houses are dated at

stone drain -blocked by leaves

go past the Monkey puzzle tree

down the lane, to the right is the Ridgmont  cemetery behind the wall

one house with slate and one with a  tile roof

Stocks park (see below why)

Stocks ! enough said !

some of the club houses see below!


what does the plaque say ?

In 1777, the Ridgway family leased the Wallsuches site and within a few years their bleachworks employed the majority of people from Horwich as well as from Blackrod and Adlington. The town grew rapidly from 300 people when the Ridgways arrived to 3,500 in 1831. From the family home at Ridgmont, the Ridgways chaired many local bodies for the benefit of the community. They built Holy Trinity Parish Church and School and helped with the provision of workers’ housing. The latter was through the lease of Chapel Field on which employees who joined a building club were allowed to build their own houses. The streets running off Church Street are still known as the Club houses

taken from

http://www.horwich.gov.uk/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=36&Itemid=36


http://www.about-horwich.co.uk/horwich/Horwich_Parish_Church.html


http://holytrinityhorwich.com/default.aspx

an old door way

Old post office -1807

Horwich School

old cellars

bay window houses -club houses ?

old police station -now a vets

CC horwich bridge

Bridge Inn

Horwich Conservative Club 1887

entrance to Horwich Old station park

VR post Box

Gorton Cottage home of Formerly the home of the prominent industrialist and benefactor Andrew Peak (1810 to 1889)

taken from http://www.horwich.gov.uk/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=58&Itemid=80


2 windows at the front and ….

four windows at the back!!

lamp posts

reminder of the past loco works

http://www.horwichstation.org.uk/history

http://www.horwichstation.org.uk/maps

kildonian house surgery building 1902

plague on a terrace set of house’s

http://www.about-horwich.co.uk/horwich/Cottage_Hospital.html

http://www.about-horwich.co.uk/horwich/Cottage_Hospital.html

old and new street signs !

gate posts on Chorley new Road …

On Chorley new road there are three old houses with advertisements did you see them ?

Hello world!

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on December 12, 2010 by jakeofwinterhill

I am 7 years old and have Autism. This Blog is about what I can do not what I cannot , sometimes people think I cannot because I have autism ,this blog  is about challenging that!   I have lots of special interests, in particular running, exploring and this blog shows a small amount of what I get up to!

Walker fold to Burnt edge to Montcliffe to wallsuches ,Winter Hill, Horwich(-snow -8C)

Posted in Bleach works, Burnt edge, colliery, disused tip, fell running, Horwich, Montcliffe, New chapel Lane, Old mine, snow, Walker Fold, Wallsuches, winter hill with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on December 5, 2010 by jakeofwinterhill

hot chocolate in the snow

http://jakeofwinterhill.blogspot.com/2010/09/burnt-edge-colliery-and-hedgehog.html
This is picture of the Burnt edge colliery



previous pictures of the colliery without the snow

crossing the snow -without a path

deep snow -this was crisp on top if you went through this it was deep -up-to my Knees
looking   at a plane going to Manchester airport enlarge the picture !

video as the Sun going down – red sunset, winter Hill mast ,

http://www.mapmyrun.com/run/united-kingdom/horwich/363129157103350847

This route takes is over 3 miles , we had another mile to go after this – turn left  to where we arranged to be picked up at new chapel lane church one of the nine heritage buildings
http://www.horwich.gov.uk/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=58&Itemid=80
http://www.horwichchurches.com/church-new-chapel.php

WallsuchesBetween Montserrat and Horwich is Wallsuches, and it is thought that the name is derived from ‘wella’, the Old English for water, and ‘soc’, Old English for soak. It was here that the Ridgeway family moved their bleaching croft, from the centre of Bolton, to a site by the stream called Pearl Brook in the late 18th century. Bottom o’th’Moor is just above Wallsuches.
http://www.bolton.org.uk/wallsuches.html


http://www.redrow.co.uk/developments/arcon-village/
housing development on old bleach works site


http://www.ss-osands.org.uk/ssosands/beep/horwich/wall%20and%20ridge.htm


further details of Bleach works and Wallsuches,

route:snow deep in places , very cold and high wind chill factor , failing light ,  temperature without Wind chill at -8c ,

Note from Dad  :Please take advice/care  before going up on the Hills






Spooky Wilderswood in the dark at -4 to -6 C, Winter Hill,Horwich,

Posted in forest, Ice, Lancashire, Montcliffe, Old mines, Old Quarry, Rivington, Spooky, wilderswood, winter hill with tags , , , , , , , , , on November 26, 2010 by jakeofwinterhill

Note from Dad :

Route early evening in complete darkness  -4c through to -6c with ice found on the path and rocks, we are also testing new high visibility clothing, new strobe safety equipment on a clearly defined path,  this area and route is known to me and Jake in both  poor weather conditions and at night, both Children have previously  experienced temperature’s down to – 21C on a regular basis in winter when they lived abroad – basic family activities like going  to the supermarket from the car have to be done at -21C ,  Both Jake and Evie have multiple high performance layers on them to undertake this walk , we have online GPS trackingwe take our safety very seriously! Please be careful now the weather is getting colder and it is getting darker ,

http://jakeofwinterhill.blogspot.com/search/label/wilderswood

some of previous Blog posts exploring in this area

this is my new coat

the back of my new coat -we are testing the strobe lights and the increased reflective patches

walking  through  Wilderswood

This photo is the same doorway (looking the other way )as the Photo below – the difference being one is at  night  you need to careful – things you are familiar with look very different at night

remember this  photo with the sheep ?

http://jakeofwinterhill.blogspot.com/2010/08/two-lads-from-wilderswood.html

SPOOKY Wilderswood

ice on the path be careful

me and Evie having a hot drink !

our route:

http://www.sanoodi.com/routes/wilderswood-303656/

Wilderswood Mill

http://www.about-horwich.co.uk/horwich/Wilderswood_Mill.html

walking route’s in this area

http://prestonwalkies.blogspot.com/2007/04/wilderswood-and-winter-hill.html

http://www.middle-age-shred.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=15988&start=0

Underneath this route 😉

http://www.d.lane.btinternet.co.uk/wilders1.html

http://www.d.lane.btinternet.co.uk/wilders3.html

One of our routes

http://www.sanoodi.com/routes/wilderswood-294070/

some of the Birds in this area –

http://www.manchesterbirding.com/horwichmoorssiteguide.htm

Good ideas for day time Heritage trails in this area

http://www.horwichheritage.co.uk/publications.htm

History of Rockhaven castle – old house on this site before the wood

http://www.about-horwich.co.uk/horwich/Rockhaven_Castle.html

Burnt edge colliery and a Hedgehog encounter,Winter Hill, Horwich

Posted in Hedgehog, Horwich, Old mine, winter hill with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on September 10, 2010 by jakeofwinterhill

this is a old quarry?

this is me on a old wall ,It maybe a part of a mine?

this is a pattern carved into a gate post

this is a air shaft- capped.

this is the mine shaft for Burnt edge colliery -capped

mine waste -I found pieces of coal here

this is a baby hedgehog

I picked the hedgehog up -carefully !

this is what the Reebok looks like at night
This is route I took
http://www.sanoodi.com/routes/burnt-edge-colliery-298086/

Lower Montcliffe quarry, Site of Montcliffe Colliery, Winter Hill, Horwich

Posted in colliery, Horwich, Montcliffe, Nature, Old mine, Old Quarry with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on August 22, 2010 by jakeofwinterhill

Debris from the mine or quarry?

Is this a fossil?

This is the quarry.

A lot of water from an unknown source-iron pipe?

A sun fire mark on a house.

Yarrow plant to help stop bleeding.

The route: http://www.sanoodi.com/routes/montcliffe-colliery-295836/

Links
http://www.d.lane.btinternet.co.uk/mont.htm
good overview of the Montcliffe colliery
http://www.ukclimbing.com/logbook/crag.php?id=1431
climbing site