Towns of stone


Bacup circa 1950, the best preserved stone built mill town in Rossendale
Early trade stand of urban stone products for export all over

Weavers' Cottage, Rawtenstall c.1780, distinctive triple step windows
Flag Street, Stacksteads with surviving early stone products


A model industrial village, Irwell Vale, Bowker St dated 1833
Unusual stepped profile and flag stone door canopies, Step Row, Bacup






















The Wall of History video was produced by a group of young people as part of the CAR Video Unit project.

Best quality stone work in a Rossendale mill, built for Hardman in 1862, New Hall Hey, Rawtenstall
Ilex Mill dominates central Rawtenstall, built in 1856 for David Whitehead, mainly pitch face stone work
Lancashire Sock Co., Britannia, watershot stone work, square chimney
Neoclassical style and massive ashlar stonework, Longholme Chapel, Rawtenstall
Mill owner's mansion, later Whitaker Park Museum. Ashlar stonework
Porritt Houses, St Annes, stone exported from Porritt's Alden Quarry
'Alleged' country's largest flag, 10 square feet. Colne Town Hall. From a Cloughfold Quarry
Repairs to Trafalgar Square (1987) using Scout Moor stone to replace original Britannia quarried stones
Superb urban flag fencing in Rawtenstall, St Mary's Place
Large ripple flag stones utilised as an outhouse, Gordon St, Rawtenstall
Very tall, slender flag support, Market St, Shawforth
Characteristic flag stone landings back Newchurch Rd, Stacksteads
Remnant supports for landings, Barlow Buildings, Rawtenstall
Purpose made hole in flag stone to take delivered coal, Waterbarn
Stone supports for water vats, car-park, Waterfoot
Early stone built pinfold for penning stray animals, Haslingden
Cantilevered 'taking in' steps to upper work floor, Newchurch Rd, Stacksteads
'Cat steps' usually short cuts or 'snickets' Greenfield St, Rawtenstall
Arched butress between mill and railway viaduct, Higher Mill, Helmshore
Carved stone channel, nr Bin St, Crawshawbooth
Gritstone supports for old stocks, Wall of History, Bacup
Stone & circle for crushing sand - 'sand knocking', Wall of History, Bacup