Crow lane Project



Crow Lane is a Victorian street in the middle of Ramsbottom

This picture is looking towards Bridge Street which is at the top of the picture. (Bridge St. runs from the station to Market Place)

Where there is a terrace of houses, only the end houses have been numbered

Off the bottom of the picture is the site of Ramsbottom Mill. The ends of some of the buildings in the factory yard can just be seen.

Adapted from a drawing by John B Taylor




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Crow Lane Project


            How to contact us & how you can be involved

         How you can use this site .  


You can be your own detective

   Make use of the Quick Reference Guides  to research houses,  families and  individuals, or to survey a typical Victorian street


        QUICK REFERENCE GUIDE - Houses, shops and other buildings

          QUICK REFERENCE GUIDE   -  Families and Individuals


The History of Crow Lane


 Sources of information

Street Plan

 Photograph Album

 Reminiscences First hand accounts by local people 


 Census Returns  1851 1901

 20th  Century Documents

 Plans of individual houses and other buildings


Research already undertaken

Families and Individual People

 Individual Houses and Shops

Other Buildings in Crow Lane (Not yet available)

Overview / survey  of the Houses and Shops   

 Population survey of the Victorian period   (Not yet available)

 The Ashton family and Ramsbottom Mill (1802)-  land and mill owners  


  Miscellaneous topics

 Toilets -  Tipplers, earth closets and modern sanitation    

 Cooking facilities -  Black Leaded Range and Bungalow Range    (Not yet available)