Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

'Factory Village' Cottage Now for Sale Offers Rich History

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

'Factory Village' Cottage Now for Sale Offers Rich History

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Nestled in one of the area's last-remaining 'factory villages', this cottage in Nangreaves is part of a thriving residential community...

HISTORIC cottage is for sale in one of Greater Manchester last remaining 'factory villages.' AThe Grade II listed weaver's cottage is situated in Mount Pleasant, in Nangreaves, just two miles north of Bury.

Mount Pleasant, a village created to house people working in the nearby mill during the industrial revolution, is a conservation area.

Stone-built number 25 has views over the village green to the front and is one of the few cottages with a rear garden, which enjoys stunning views of Holcombe Hill.

The lounge has a beamed ceiling, an ornate mahogany fire surround and a spindled staircase leading to the first floor.

There are two bedrooms and a shower room on the first floor. A loft room is accessed via a hidden staircase from one of the bedrooms.

Mitchell Pearson, director at selling agent Pearson Ferrier, said: "Nangreaves is one of the most sought after areas of Bury with house hunters attracted by the combination of rural setting and good transport links.

"The village is within two miles of both Bury town centre and the nearest motorway junction and has the fashionable village of Ramsbottom on the doorstep.

"The current owners of number 25 have lived in the property for 34 years which speaks volumes about life in this quaint village. With only around 80 houses, Nangreaves is always in demand and prices when homes do come on the market are attractive to first time buyers and young families.

"In keeping with its history as a factory village, there is a real community spirit in the area with many like-minded residents enjoying the serenity of the surrounding conservation farmland, lots of countryside walks and traditional stone cottage properties."

There's no denying space is at a premium with this home. However, its history gives it a unique point of interest.

THE STORY OF MOUNT PLEASANT Nangreaves takes its name from Richard Nangreaves, an important society figure in 18th Century Lancashire life.

The village was sold to mill owners John Hall and his two brothers in 1819 and they established a new mill there in 1820. …

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