Here's a view of the village.
1 is the smithy, which has sadly lost its beautiful "spreading chestnut tree". To the left, Smithy Hill was lined with cherry trees which produced fruit each year. I often used to pick them. Now, most of the original trees are gone, but new ones are being planted. Last year, on one of my visits, I managed to find & pick a couple of fruits; that was a sad moment as it brought back many childhood memories.
2 is All Saints Church, built, together with much of the village, by Joseph Hirst. He was a wealthy woollen mill owner from Huddersfield, who bought up much of the village as a place to come & relax from business. He was a philanthropist & built much housing in the village. When the church was finished, he found that he couldn't see the clock from his house, Thornton House, so he had a small repeater face installed above the main face: you can still see it. Later, the village was extended by William Hesketh Lever, who built Port Sunlight. It's easy to see the similarities. He lived at Thornton Manor & built the Lever Causeway, which was his private road to get to his works.
3 is the Seven Stars, which is still in business.