Cobbled Streets

Started by: blackrodweaver (623) 

Not many left any near you

Started: 3rd Jun 2015 at 20:43

Posted by: momac (11756) 

Cobbled streets with black tar on a hot Summers day...just one
thing comes to mind..childhood memories of yesteryear..
would'nt it be lovely just to go back for one day.

Replied: 3rd Jun 2015 at 21:04

Posted by: PeterP (8796)

Approx 50yds of cobbles behind Bartons Off-licence Bolton rd ashton

Replied: 4th Jun 2015 at 15:44

Posted by: tom cros (110) 

Poke St, off Fleet St, Pemberton

Replied: 4th Jun 2015 at 22:23

Posted by: ecmdj (8186) 

remember them tom when i lived across road st john street popping the tar bubbles and getting it on my clothes,mum trying to get the tar off my hands with butter

Replied: 8th Jun 2015 at 12:11

Posted by: --oy-- (1004)

Bird St / Keble St area at Ince Bar.

Replied: 14th Jun 2015 at 22:27

Posted by: watchalot (977)

lord st higher ince

Replied: 21st Jun 2015 at 18:27

Posted by: farrie50 (1710) 

Rupert St Roscoe St and two more whose name escapes me for the moment .all off Darlington St East

Replied: 26th Jun 2015 at 23:39

Posted by: beep54 (1029)

Oak Street, farrie50

Replied: 27th Jun 2015 at 09:51

Posted by: Campfire (585) 

Violet Street in A in M, very bumpy I'm afraid

Replied: 28th Jun 2015 at 09:42

Posted by: orrellite (2353)

Interestingly I do not know of any 'cobbled streets 'in Wigan or around the NW.
Wigan had sett paved streets, being quarried stone and shaped to size normally a cube,
Cobbles are natural rounded stones usually from river or coastal locations.
Having said all this I was born in a cobbled street in Wigan and always referred to it as such.

Replied: 29th Jun 2015 at 18:48
Last edited by orrellite: 30th Jun 2015 at 06:45:15

Posted by: PeterP (8796)

looked on street photos at "A" Court(squeeze belly entry) Ashton that was still cobbled in 2004

Replied: 2nd Jul 2015 at 16:16

Posted by: watchalot (977)

Edwin st or localy known as bull brew

Replied: 4th Jul 2015 at 14:15

Posted by: jackdog (580)

Some streets will soon be cobbled again, as the road surface is wearing out in several places, exposing the cobbles below.

Cobbled roads might not be a bad idea, as it would make sure people stick to the 20 mph speed limits, which are currently totally ignored round here (Swinley area).

Replied: 7th Jul 2015 at 11:38

Posted by: sir bob (7084)

Field Street/Hey Street (off Frog Lane)

Replied: 22nd Jul 2015 at 08:26

Posted by: upthetims (6576)

Top half of Windermere St in Whelley,hidden under a layer of asphalt

Replied: 26th Jul 2015 at 19:08

Posted by: farrie50 (1710) 

our street is cobbled underneath but covered with a layer of ashphalt

Replied: 29th Dec 2015 at 23:04

Posted by: tonker (23935) 

Half of Violet Street, in Ashton, is cobbled.
There's still a few cobbled roads in the Bolton area. Especially around Halliwell.

Replied: 31st Dec 2015 at 00:16

Posted by: kayleigh (1161)

Watchalot where is lord st ince. please?.

Replied: 17th Feb 2016 at 19:33

Posted by: macwil48 (344)


You might find these of interest:-

Ince Directory

Lord St Map
If you collapse side panel and then click on 'Earth' it adds details about more buildings.

If you want to see old maps then this is a good site:-

Old Maps National Library of Scotland Ordnance Survey Maps.

There are six maps of the appropriate area published between 1849 and 1951.


Replied: 17th Feb 2016 at 21:06
Last edited by macwil48: 18th Feb 2016 at 13:21:00

Posted by: watchalot (977)

first left down ince green lane from ince bar kayleigh

Replied: 17th Aug 2016 at 09:39

Posted by: aussie94 (2386)

Oh were they not fun when covered in ice.

Replied: 11th Sep 2016 at 11:40

Posted by: watchalot (977)

hunt st off rupert st

Replied: 26th Nov 2018 at 18:44

Posted by: tonker (23935) 

Replied: 2nd Dec 2018 at 22:58

Posted by: peebee (588) 

Didn't that used to be cobbled dropping down hill from Blackrod to the traffic lights on the by pass ?.

Replied: 7th Dec 2018 at 21:32

Posted by: blackrodweaver (623) 

It did indeed be cobbled Peter tanners brow is the road in question

Replied: 10th Dec 2018 at 20:10

Posted by: mavis (1061)

just seen a picture of the beer garden at the back of The Raven in Wigan and that has cobbles down, presume they are original as it is an old pub,it is on photo a day.

Replied: 17th Mar 2019 at 09:49

Posted by: aussie94 (2386)

Lorne St From Cecil st up to ? Neville sy Past the church

Replied: 4th Jun 2019 at 10:52

Posted by: PeterP (8796)

Part of the Weind is cobbled

Replied: 24th Jul 2019 at 12:04


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