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Vanished Streets Of Bolton

While researching my family I found that some of the streets people had lived on in Bolton no longer existed. I compiled a list of these streets to pinpoint their locations, together with any photos or old maps I could find.

Dawson Lane 1938 – Bolton Worktown

Note that ‘Back’ of any street it listed under the main street name.

  • Bull Lane, Bolton
    Daubhill area. No longer there, but was off Lever Street, ran parallel with Snipe Street and Grecian Crescent, at the side of Robin Hood Mill, it is now the entrance to Bolton Plastic Components goods yard
  • Carey Street, Bolton
    Daubhill area. Was near Fletcher Street and Edgar Street, behind the old railway station goods yard, there’s now an Aldi on the site.
  • Grecian Street, Bolton
    Ran off Lever Street, near to Robin Hood Mill. Grecian Street is now part of Grecian Crescent.
  • Hammond Street, Bolton
    Ran between Parrot Street and Derby Street at the end of Bantry Street heading in the direction of Pilkington Street. Was replaced by new streets of houses in the 70s and 80s.
  • James Street, Bolton
    Was partially demolished by German bombing duringWW2, the rest of the street was demolished in 1965 to make way for the Bolton Institute of Technology. It ran between Deane Road and Derby Street, directly opposite Fletcher Street. The site is now part of the University of Bolton.
  • John Taylor Street, Bolton
    Demolished in slum clearances in the 1950s. It was located between Coe Street and Foundary Street.
  • Lyon Street, Bolton
    It and all the surrounding streets have been demolished and the area remodelled. It was located above Queens Park, near to Vernon Street.
  • Mason Street, Bolton
    Ran off Mayor Street, parallel with Wellington Street, between Deane Road and Queens Park. Today the area has completely changed and been replaced with new housing and industrial units.
  • Taylor Brow, Bolton
    Was located off Deansgate, near to the present Market Hall, around the Crown Street and Bridge Streets areas. The area was a collection of narrow passages and was demolished in slum clearances long ago. There is a description of living conditions in Taylor Brow in 1847.
  • York Street, Bolton
    Ran between Nile Street and Coe Street on the south side of Bridgeman Street in the Daubhill area of Bolton. The street was demolished and replaced by industrial units.


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1 Comment

  1. Michael Stringfellow

    Sydney St, Ran between Bridgeman st and Thyne St, I lived at number 19 then 46 and last was 110 . Number 46 was the old Lord Hill Pub, we ran a Guest house, and 110 was the General Havalock pub. Then I left and moved To Sydney, Australia.

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