Hyde Name Origins.

The name "HYDE" is derived from the hide, a measure of land for taxation purposes, taken to be that area of land necessary to support a peasant family. In later times it was taken to be equivalent to 120 acres .
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Thursday, 23 September 2010

Onward Chambers

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Onward Chambers is next to Barclay's Bank, the signage over the door could easily be missed... anyone got any ideas about what this building was?


The building with the arched doorway facing and the square bay windows is now Barclay's, the doorway to Onward Chambers can just be made out opposite the tram.

4 comments:

Tom said...

here is another Onward Chambers in Hyde.. and that is on Onward Street.. I'm thinking the one above on Market Street is the original one.. and the one in Onward Street replaced this one.. but I would still like to know more about the Chambers and what went on there..

Dave Williams said...

Sounds like it should be a solicitor's premises, but the only reference I can find is in Kelly's 1914 Directory of Cheshire:

Whalley Thomas Henry, district supt. Britannic Assurance Co. Limited, 34 Market Street

Tom said...

Thanks Dave..
I have not had time to look more into this yet.. I never thought of a solicitors chambers.. ;o)

Manchester Lass, Now and Then said...

I'm with Dave, my first thought was a Solicitors office.