South and East Heywood Heritage

There are comparatively few heritage-listed buildings in the south and east of Heywood, although there are probably more places there worthy of the title.

Click on the place titles for more heritage information.

All Souls’ Church
Rochdale Road East, Heywood (1908) (Grade: II)
The tower was donated by Rathbone Hartley the first vicar. This was part of the St Luke's parish.
1898: Foundation stone of church was laid.
1900: All Souls' Church erected.
1908: The church tower was erected.
1985: Entered on the National Heritage List as a Grade II building.
2016: Church closed.

All Souls' Church (Wikimedia Commons)


Bolton Road, Marland, Rochdale (1894) (Grade II)

'Barcroft' (

Railway Warehouse and Loading Shed, Old Goods Yard
Sefton Street, Heywood (1841-43) (Grade: II)
An early example of a railway warehouse and loading shed, built c.1841-3 at the end of the pioneering first phase of railway construction. It stands at the end of the original Heywood branch line built in 1840-1 which is connected to the main Manchester and Leeds railway.

Railway Warehouse, Sefton Street.

Hopwood Hall
Rochdale Road, Middleton (16th-18th century) (Grade: II*)
This was the ancestral home of the Hopwood family until 1923, and there has been a residence on this site since the 12th century. The current Hopwood Hall is thought to have been rebuilt in the 17-18th century with parts dating back further. It later became the De La Salle teacher training college.

Hopwood Hall, undated.

Hopwood Hall Icehouse (ca. 1830) (Grade II) A brick chamber, circular in plan, 4 metres diameter and several metres deep, was originally roofed by a hemispherical brick vault which no longer exists. The remains of a brick entrance chamber adjoin to one side.

Hopwood Hall icehouse (

Former Chapel at Hopwood Hall (1964-65) (Grade II)
The De La Salle Brothers had a concrete chapel built on part of the Hopwood Hall estate during 1964–65. It was designed by Frederick Gibberd (architect of Liverpool_Metropolitan_Cathedral), and is now deconsecrated.

Hopwood Hall Chapel (

Manchester Road, Heywood (1921) (Grade II)
'Edgecroft' is the last building designed and built by noted architect Edgar Wood prior to his retirement to Italy.

'Edgecroft' (

Lower Whittle Farmhouse
Doctor Fold Lane, Middleton (17th century) (Grade II) Timber-framed structure with substantial rebuilding of parts in the 18th century. 

Doctor Fold Lane, c.1848. 

   Related pages   
  • North Heywood Heritage: The heritage sites to be found to the north of Heywood. 
  • Central Heywood Heritage: Heritage-listed sites in central Heywood. 
  • Bridges of Heywood: The history of the different bridges around Heywood. 
  • Heritage Campaigns: Which non-listed places are worthy of heritage protection? (Page under construction) 
  • Unlisted Heritage: Historical structures in and around Heywood not on the heritage list. (Page under construction)