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268-270 Newton Road

Lowton WA3 2AD, Lowton

Listed Date: 00/00/0000
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At Risk: No


18th century weavers' cottages, now modernised. Above the entrance to no. 270, on the left of the photograph, is a plaque which reads “SILK COTTAGE \ 1773”.

Herbert Worsley records in his 1993 book, A Pictorial View of Old Lowton, that “lengths of silk and other products such as scarves etc” could at one time be purchased there, whilst the adjoining cottage -no. 268- was, at the beginning of the 20th century, “the home of Mr Page the Venetian blind maker”.

Text and image by the Makerfield Rambler.