(facing east toward the Pennines)
This is the other circa-1910 postcard my great-grandparents brought back from their 1912 visit to present-day Cumbria, Northern England. The first at least told on the back that the "X" marks my grandfather's birthplace, but this one has no explanation.
A cousin and I seriously doubt Great-grandma Annie was born in the "X" building, as it appears to be a milking shed or blacksmith shop for the old Eden Grove Manor.
Censuses of Bolton show Annie's parents lived in North End, the "main street" of Bolton village, which would've been behind the photographer.
the arrow marks the direction in which it was pointing.
North End is behind the camera's position.
Alas, unlike my grandfather's birthplace at the Railway Cottage in nearby Long Marton, we may never learn the significance of the "X" on the Eden Grove postcard.