Deansgate junction Churchgate
You are now at the junction between Deansgate and Churchgate.
The road running along the right hand side of the picture above is
Bank Moor, which used to be known as Windy Bank.
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Preston's of Bolton clock tower 1996
Bolton The Diamond Centre of the North, is a terracotta building
housing a famous jeweller. The time ball above the dome used to be raised at
9.00am, and fell at 10.00am on receiving a telegraph from Greenwich.
Go into Churchgate
Here you'll find the parish church of St. Peter's, Bolton-le-Moors, and the
cross, which marks the spot of a 17th Century execution, and a place or two to
eat! The Swan Hotel, an old coaching inn, is on the right. When in Churchgate,
you take a closer look at the Marketgate Cross in the centre, which has bronze
plaques with nearly 700 years of Bolton's history inscribed. You can also
see an online copy of the local evening paper, visit the oldest inn in Bolton,
and have a look at the parish church in some detail.
Go west into Deansgate
This will take you to Hotel Street, the Market Place, and Bridge Street.
Preston's is on the immediate right, then Whitehead's, the independent
department store. (Closed 2002)
At this point, traffic entry is restricted during the day to
Go south into Bradshawgate
Bradshawgate leads past Nelson Square to Great Moor Street. On the left is an
old coaching inn, and you can take a peek into the Swan
Hotel. At this junction, through traffic is diverted away from the
pedestrianised area during the daytime, however buses are permitted along the
service roads into the centre of town.
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