15 Firwood Fold
Firwood Fold cottages in Bolton
15 Firwood Fold
Location within Greater Manchester
General information
Town or cityBolton, Greater Manchester
Coordinates53°35′44″N 2°24′19″W / 53.595517°N 2.405319°W / 53.595517; -2.405319
Completed16th century

15 Firwood Fold is a 16th-century house in Bolton, Greater Manchester (grid reference SD732111). It is a Grade II* listed building and according to local tradition is the oldest inhabited house in Bolton.[1] It stands separate from the other houses in Firwood Fold.

The house was originally built in a medieval style using the cruck construction technique, whereby A-shaped oak trusses on stone bases were covered in wattle and daub and thatch. It was later renovated and clad in stone.[2] One of the trusses can be clearly seen in the gable end.

No 15, Firwood Fold from rear
No 15, Firwood Fold from rear


See also


  1. ^ Historic England. "15 Firwood Fold (1388040)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 23 February 2008.
  2. ^ Bolton Council information board, Firwood Fold