Engraving of 18th Century Churchgate
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Just north of Bolton stands Turton Tower, built c.1420 and home to the Orrell, Chetham and Kay families. Today it is owned by the Borough of Blackburn.
Hall i'th'Wood was built as a half timbered hall in the 15th century and was once home to one of Bolton's most famous residents, Samuel Crompton, inventor of the spinning mule in 1779, which revolutionised the cotton industry, transforming it from a cottage based enterprise to a factory based production process.
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