The lodge is to the right and a for sale sign to our left.
Now I have to confess I have been lazy on this one and realize that I will have to do some serious research.
Christ Church Avenue was a wide tree lined avenue which led from Barlow Moor Road down to the Rectory and church which had been built in 1881. Back then it stood in open farm land and was known as Christ Church in the fields.
So Christ Church Avenue had a short life, just a matter of 51 years, which means that I will have to do some more digging.
Picture; from the Lloyd Collection, map detail from the OS for south Lancashire, 1888-93, courtesy of
Digital Archives, http://www.digitalarchives.co.uk/