BL3 is one of Bolton Metropolitan Boroughs largest postcode areas as it houses 63,944 people. It includes residential areas such as Beaumont Chase, Darcy Lever, Daubhill and Deane.
Residential areas of BL3
Built in the 1990s Beaumont Chase is an attractive development of modern 1/2/3 and 4 bed houses. The estate is located where Beaumont Road meets Wigan Road in Bolton. We have been successfully selling and renting houses here since they were built.
Nearby is Wyevale Garden Centre just situated off Wigan Road which in the words of its manager; There’s an impressive outdoor plant area, a covered greenhouse full of seasonal plants and outdoor furniture, chimeneas, barbecues and tableware, plus houseplants, a gift shop and a restaurant which serves food cooked to order and is open daily.
Walking distance from the development there is the Tavern Fayre pub and restaurant and independent freehouse offering a variety of cask ales and a great menu. Another popular location just across from Beaumont Chase is The Three Pigeons which offers a pleasant family environment and affordable pub grub.
Darcy Lever is an area of Bolton and is steeped in history. The area lies on the B6209 (Radcliffe Road), between Bolton and Little Lever and given to during the Norman conquest to Roger of Poitou for services rendered at the Battle of Hastings. Initially, Lever was the name for the hamlets comprising the manor of Lever. In 1509 it became Darcye Lever, the unusual affix coming from ownership of the D’Arcy family.
The growth of the textile industry in and around Darcy Lever was assisted by the abundance of coal. The Earl of Bradford owned a coal mine at Great Lever and many local residents not involved in coal mining found employment on the Manchester Bolton and Bury Canal or in the textile mills of Bolton and Farnworth. Many terrace houses were built in the 1800’s to accommodate the local workers.
Daubhill –is an area close to Bolton Town Centre which developed as a residential base during Bolton’s boom period at the height of the industrial revolution. The name Daubhill is derived from the old English for the bed of clay its sits upon. Cardwells have been proudly selling and renting properties in Daubhill (or Dobble as its known locally) since 1982.
One of Daubhills great advantages is its proximity to Bolton town centre. This closeness mean that working in Bolton is an easy commute as St Helens Rd is one of the areas main arteries. If you work further afield then the train station is no more than a mile or so away.
The home of several takeaways and shops, Daubhill boasts one of Boltons finest American style chicken and burger Diners, Mash’s Wing Ranch, a fine Indian restaurant and take away Achari and numerous popular takeaways such as Ming Garden Chinese takeaway and Charcoal pits.
The name Deane derives from the Old English word “denu” meaning valley. In earlier times Deane was written without the final “e”. The stream running in the valley to the west of the church was named the Kirkbroke meaning Church Brook from the Saxon the valley is also referred to as Deane Clough, “cloh” is Old English for a ravine or deep valley.
Deane is situated 2 miles south of Bolton Town Centre. The A676 (Deane Road) runs through the centre of Deane, giving easy access to the motorway and transport links. The majority of property styles are brick terrace houses, constructed for the textile mill workers.
Great Lever (BL3) is a primarily residential area that sits within close proximity to the Historic Town Centre of Bolton, nestling near to both Little Lever and Farnworth.
Great Lever can boast one of the best award winning butchers in the North West, ‘ Frasiers’ selling traditional English fayre to more exotic far flung delicacies, but be sure to get there early to beat the queue!
There are other local amenities, GPs , chemist, post office and newsagents, not forgetting ‘The Southfields’ public house providing a large menu of traditional pub grub, and local ale house ‘The Brooklyn’. Both historic and grand in design, they were originally built as houses for local mill owners. The Royal Bolton Hospital also takes its place in this area of Bolton. We at Cardwells Estate Agents have been successfully selling properties in Great Lever since 1982.
The area is popular here at Cardwells, and we receive many sales and rental enquiries. This can be seen with the proximity of many quality local schools in the area, including Bishop Bridgeman CE Primary School, Essa Primary School, Lever Edge Primary School, St Michael’s CE Primary School, SS Simon and Jude CE Primary School and St William of York RC Primary School. Also the main secondary school in the area is also an Essa Academy.
The areas transport links are excellent so that varied nightlife, restaurants, vibrant bars of both Bolton and Manchester are easily connected to and without much expense. The area also sits on top of the M61 motorway network making it a popular choice for commuters, again generating many enquiries, here with us at Cardwells.
Ladybridge is a popular residential area bordering Lostock which is both convenient for Bolton town centre and a short car trip to the motorway giving vehicular access to Manchester, Preston, and Wigan and beyond. The nearest train station is at Lostock though the main station at Bolton is little over a mile away. Cardwells have been successfully renting and selling properties in Ladybridge since 1982.
Though there are many types of properties available in Ladybridge, the pre-eminent style is the bungalow. It is because of this that Cardwells receive so many enquiries for properties to rent and properties to buy in Ladybridge.
Ladybridge has within its area a very popular family pub and restaurant named The Beaumont Arms, which offers a contemporary menu and a selection of real ales. A little further afield is the Tavern Fayre (formally The Tavern on Hunger Hill) and the Three Pigeons on Wigan Road, both lovely pub restaurants with pleasant family atmospheres. For gardening enthusiasts the Wyevale Garden Centre on Wigan road offers a large variety of plants and garden ornaments.
Ladybridge estate has a main artery than runs through it, Armadale Road. We have many calls for properties to buy and properties to rent on Armadale Road, in particular bungalows to rent and bungalows to buy. One reason for this is that Deane Golf Club runs along the back of it. Calling itself the hidden gem, the course offers beautiful views over Rivington.
Little Lever (BL3) is a large village that sits 2.4 miles away from the Historic Town Centre of Bolton, nestling near to both Radcliffe and Bury.
During the 19th century the population of Little Lever was mainly employed by the cotton mills, paper mills, bleach works, terracotta works, rope works and numerous collieries. Little Lever was a hamlet bounded on three sides by the water courses, the River Irwell the River Croal and The Blackbrook.
The village sits at the junction of three roads, the road between Farnworth and the adjoining hamlet of Nob End which continues to Radcliffe (A6053) and the road to Bolton, the (A665) as the main route out of Little Lever which offers direct links to Manchester, Bolton and Bury.
All this combined has makes Little Lever a popular choice for commuters and families. Here at Cardwells estate agents, we have been selling and renting properties in this area since 1982.
Little Lever also benefits from many local amenities such as many local shops, doctors, dentists, chemists, churches, leisure centres, cricket ground and even its own Women’s Institute plus many more!
Little Lever is very popular and here at Cardwells we receive many sales and rental enquiries regarding this area. This can be seen with the proximity of many quality local schools in the area, There are seven schools in Little Lever, controlled by Bolton Metropolitan Borough education department. There are five primary schools, Bowness Community Primary, Masefield Community Primary, Mytham Community Primary, St Matthew’s C of E Primary and St Teresa’s RC Primary. There is one secondary school, Little Lever School, formerly a specialist language college which now focuses on Business and Enterprise, and there is one special needs school, Ladywood School. Other facilities include pre-school playgroups, nursery schools and a library which was built in 1939.
The schools of BL3
Eating and drinking in BL3
Things to do