A wealth of unexpected and fascinating facts have been discovered about Crow Lane
The Crow Lane Project was set up in January 2003 by members of the
Ramsbottom Heritage Society to research the history of the houses and other
buildings and people of Crow Lane, Ramsbottom, Lancashire, England.
FOCUS OF THE RESEARCH
houses, some of which were once shops,
Undertakers, the only modern building in the street.
WHICH HAVE BEEN DEMOLISHED
farm (demolished before the church was built in 1850)
old Vicarage which later became a police station.
FAMILIES WHO LIVED THE STREET
Joseph Heap lived in Crow lane from1851 onwards, he was a
owner of Fletcher bank Quarry and a member of the
a family of cotton workers who lived for generations
no 27, 29/31 and 33
Robert Wilson and family lived at no. 10 and later at no 44
MONTHLY MEETINGS WITH THE RESIDENTS OF CROW LANE
to tell them about the history of their lane,
to keep them up to date with the project
to help them research their own houses.
A talk by the curators of Bury Museum and Art Gallery on Victorian housing was made especially relevant to Crow lane residents as it was illustrated by photographs of features from their own homes.
RESULTS OF THE RESEARCH
Mysteries have been solved and fascinating facts have been found about
OF THE LANE
OF EACH HOUSE AND BUILDING
OF EACH TYPE OF HOUSE
plans and from current buildings and lot of information
come to light in houses being renovated
OF INDIVIDUAL FAMILIES
– both audio-taped and written
buildings, people and War Time
and PLANS of the street and the houses
CENSUS returns for the Victorian period with a data base
POPULATION SURVEY OF THE VICTORIAN PERIOD