Towards Bolton from Rumworth, Deane, and the
parish of Deane was once the most influential parish within the area now known
as Bolton Metropolitan Borough. Similarly the name has a religious derivation,
the last 'e'e being added relatively recently. The church, established in 1452
has a stream running nearby named Kirkbroke, meaning Church Brook.
The Heatons were an important family in the Deane area, and there is
further information at
The sports and leisure centre phone number is 01294 656033.
North west of here is Ladybridge.
East is Deane Road.
South is Hulton Lane leading to Hulton Mount.
Wigan Road. Behind here is Deane Church.
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Wigan Road towards Rumworth 1999
Next district along is Rumworth.
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Deane Church from the east April 1996
Central to Deane is the Parish Church, St. Mary's and there's more detail
on the history here.
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Deane Clough and Kirk Brook January 2003
This used to be quite a popular area for children to play many years ago.
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St. Mary's Deane Church graveyard April 1996
This feature is in the front part of the graveyard.
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Croal Valley from Deane April 1996
With Kirkbroke Brook (Church Brook) to the right, this valley contains the
Croal and Middlebrook and rises to Chorley New Road.
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Residential conversion January 2003
Jack Greenwood provides this information:
This building, situated on the corner of Junction Road and
Horsfield street, did belong to Deane Church but, immediately before it
was converted into a residence, it was part of Deane School. My wife and
I attended this school and the building concerned housed the classes for
5,6 and 7 year olds, i.e. it contained three classrooms. We were both in
the same class together from 1934. The first floor was the home of the
1st. Deane Cubs and Scouts of which I was a member until I was about
seventeen. It was converted in 1964. I have gleaned the dates from a
booklet -- "A Short History of Deane Church School" by Robert Walmsley.
There may be a copy in the Bolton Library. The history states that it
has been used as a school from 1820 until 1964. Prior to 1820 the school
was opposite the Lych Gate of the church.
Horsfield Street is named after a former master of the school, from 1839
to 1870, John Horsfield.
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Junction Road to Wigan Road May 2000
Turning right takes you to Rumworth, left is
down Wigan Road.
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Junction Road past Deane Church May 2000
The church wall can be seen on the right.
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Junction Road Deane view north May 2000
This view is out towards the Ladybridge
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