History of Poynton

Historic Buildings in Poynton

List of Historic Buildings in Poynton

The canal at Higher Poynton Poynton Civic Awards Winners 2018 Raising the Armed Forces Day flag outside the Civic Hall Poynton Heritage Garden

In and Around Poynton

Take a stroll along the Macclesfield canal towpath from Poynton Marina, accessible from the Nelson Pit car park, Higher Poynton.

More places to visit and things to do this summer here.

Poynton Civic Awards 2018

This year’s winners with Poynton Town Mayor Cllr Sarah-Jane Gilmore.

Discover why the recipients were presented with their well deserved awards here.


Raising the Armed Forces Day flag outside the Civic Hall on Saturday 30th June.

More photos here.


Poynton Heritage Garden, which was officially opened on Saturday 14th April 2018.

More photos here.

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Poynton's Historic Buildings


Criteria for the Selection of Building

Each building is required to fulfil one or more of the following to be considered for local listing. The Poynton list is taken from 'Local List of Historic Buildings Supplementary Planning Document' and was formally adopted by Cheshire East Council on 14th October 2010.

Architectural or Historic Character

Design qualities typical of the local vernacular which contribute to the importance of the building.
Buildings which are too recent or in some other respect fail to meet the criteria for statutory listing.

Historical Associations

Associations with local historic events;people; locally or nationally important architects, engineers or designers.

Display evidence of 'Local Distinctiveness'

Help define a sense of place and local distinctiveness to individual communities.
Reflect traditional functional character of, or former use within the area.

Group Value

Buildings and or groups of buildings which due to their form, massing and appearance provide a significant contribution to the street scene.

Townscape Value

A building that makes a special contribution to the environment of a street or locality by being a characterful, time-honoured or locally valued feature.
Being part of a planned layout that has remained substantially intact (for example, a terrace, square, crescent, estate, etc.
Contribute to the local street scene by virtue of landmark quality, interest as a curiosity or contribution to the quality of recognisable space.


List of Buildings

1-13 Fountain Place
SK12 1QX

1 - 13 Fountain Place in Poynton

Early 20th century corner composition in a vernacular revival style. Very prominent within the settlement.

24 & 32, 30, 26
London Road South
SK12 1NJ

24 and 32, 30 and 26 London Road South

Victorian mansion, dated 1874, built in 17th century style. Now in use as flats.

Alms Houses
1-6 Fountain Close
SK12 1NH

Alms Houses in Poynton, Cheshire

Group of early 20th century semi-detached dwellings. Red brick with slate roofs.

Hockley Centre
307 Park Lane
SK12 1RJ

Hockley Centre in Poynton

Late Georgian building, erected in 1832 for use as a Methodist Chapel for local colliery workers. Extended in the early 20th century and 21st century. Occupied by the Poynton Christian Fellowship since 1982.

Newhouse Farm (Barn)
Middlewood Road

SK12 1TU

Newhouse Farm (Barn) Poynton

T-shaped cattle building dates back to the 18th century. Partially collapsed stone slate roof. Listing does not include the farm house.

Petre Bank Cottages
13-79 Coppice Road
SK12 1SN

Petre Bank Cottages Poynton

Late 19th century miners’ terraced dwellings. Stone with slate roofs.

Poynton Community Centre
Park Lane
SK12 1RB

Poynton Community Centre

Original main building dates back to 1838, with additions made in 1850-2. Originally built as a school for local miners children, the building was also used by the Home Guard during World War II.

Poynton Park Boathouse
London Road North

Poynton Park Boathouse

Boathouse with stone slab roof.

Poynton Railway Station
Chester Road
SK12 1HB

Poynton Railway Station

Poynton Railway Station is a Victorian red brick building comprising stone pilasters with detailing, timber windows, and a slate roof.

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