Petre Crescent, Southside, Rishton.

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Left Hand Side (Going Anticlockwise)

  • 7 semi detached two tiered blocks of houses with gardens front and rear
  • (Pine Close)
  • 1 semi detached two tiered house with gardens front and rear
  • 1 two tiered detached house with gardens front and rear
  • 3 blocks of semi detached 2 tiered houses with gardens front and rear
  • (Popular Close)
  • 7 semi detached two tiered houses with gardens front and rear
  • 6 semi detached two tiered houses with gardens front and rear
  • (Sycamore Close)
  • 2 detached two tiered houses with gardens front and back
  • (Walmsley Avenue)

Right Hand Side (going Anticlockwise)

  • 5 semi detached blocks of two tiered houses with gardens front and rear
  • (Hawthorn Drive)
  • (Oak Close)
  • 6 semi detached blocks of two tiered houses with gardens front and rear
  • (Maple Crescent)
  • 3 semi detached blocks of two tiered houses with gardens front and rear
  • 4 detached two tiered houses with gardens front and rear
  • (Track to Shear Brook Farm)
  • 10 two tiered detached houses with gardens front and rear, backing onto the canal
  • (Meadowhead)
  • 9 semi detached blocks of two tiered houses with gardens front and rear
  • 1 detached two tiered house with gardens front and rear
  • (Walmsley Street)
Entrance to Petre Crescent July 2001.
Entrance to Petre Crescent in July 2001 heading to the Golf Club.
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Heading down the South side of the Crescent in July 2001 towards the canal.

Petre Crescent is found at the Eastern end of Walmsley Avenue and is built on former fields in Rishton.

The road sweeps round down and along the canal side before turning back up again to join back onto Walmsley Avenue.

At the bottom of the South part of the Road is the farm track which leads along the canal banking. At one time they used to graze horses in the fields were the houses are now built.

Down this section of road are Hawthorn Avenue, which leads to the Golf Club, Oak Close, Pine Close, Popular Close and Maple Crescent.

Passing along the bottom of Petre Crescent, a 90 degree bend in the road at the junction with Meadowhead Drive, takes us back up to Walmsley Avenue, passing Sycamore Close on the way, and the site of the Former Rishton Colliery.

Petre Crescent heading up to Walmsley Avenue July 2001.
Petre Crescent heading back up to Walmsley Avenue in July 2001
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The back of Petre Crescent before the houses were built backing onto the canal in 1982.

Traffic calming measure were built into the road toward the end of the 1990's after complaints about the amount of traffic, but this problem will not be resolved until more roads are created into the estate. The junction to Walmsley Street cannot be opened until 2010, when the coal mine has finished settling, and Meadowhead looks like it will never be opened. These are the only 2 viable routes off the estate.

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