Anglezarke Moor contains many ruined farms, the remnants of which are slipping off the Ordnance Survey maps over the years as surely as the stones and timbers are fading on the landscapes.
This is undoubtedly the largest part of the site at present, and is constantly being updated. Click the links to the right for detailed information on the ruins:
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There are quite a few properties listed here now, I have several others in draft (whilst I gather sufficient information to make a page), but do also check other sites such as http://www.white-coppice.co.uk/ which are on the fringes of the area.
The farms are in ruins mainly because of an act of parliament in 1902.
The farms were all taken over by the Liverpool Corporation in the period 1902-1905, when they deemed it fit to destroy all properties within their water catchment area.
Richard Skelton has painstakingly compiled a list from all the available mapping sources:
Abbots, Alance, Albion Villa, Bradley’s, Brinks, Brown Hill Farm, Calico Hall, Cliff, Clump, Coppice Stile House, Coomb, Drinkwaters, Finch’s Land, Gills, Gir’ Nest, Great Hill Farm, Grimes, Grut, Heapey Moor Farm, Hempshaws (Higher and Lower), High Bullough, Higher Knoll, Hollinshead Hall, Jepson’s, Keck, The Lord’s Hall, Lyon’s Den, Moor Edge, Moses Cocker’s, Naylors, New Temple, Nightingale’s, Old Brooks, Old George’s, Old Isaac’s, Old Kate’s, Old Knowles, Old Lord’s, Old Rachel’s, Old Will’s, Pall Mill, Parson’s Bullough, Peewet Hall, Pendennis, Piccadilly, Pimms, Ratten Clough, Rough Lee, Siddow Fold (Gamekeeper’s Cottage), Simms, Scott Hall, Solomon’s Temple, Sour Mik Hall, Stone’s House, Stoops, Turner’s, White Hall, Wilcock’s, Wilkinson Bullough.
There are also unnamed ruins that were rubble even at the time of the earliest available maps. These will be explored in more detail, also.
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