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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Monday, 15 November 2010

Back Bower


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Are these building still about... ? I can not place where this would be. Can you ?

19 comments:

Lizzy said...

Over to Eric I think?

ian... said...

Google Maps is making me really lazy!

Looks like the middle building, and if you pan to the right, the adjacent one looks familiar too.

ian... said...

In fact I reckon the white building is there too with a garage in front Tom.

Fascinating stuff - is it on a postcard?

Gerald (Hyde DP) said...

If you are right Ian then that is #20. We went viewing that many years ago before eventually moving round the the corner. There is a house set back a bit - rather more grey now I recall. I'm thinking that curve must have been straightened out when more houses were built along there in the 50s. On the right hand side is an entrance by Richmond Hill into Hyde Cemetery. It all looks very different now.

Tom said...

Excellent detective work Ian.... I think you are spot on.. the roof line and chimneys match up as do all the buildings... I'm not sure if it was from a post card or not.. it would certainly have made a nice one.
Gerald.. Thank you for your input here as well... I must try to get up there and take a picture of how it looks now..

Gerald (Hyde DP) said...

The nearest I've got is this but it is 50 yards beyond the view in the postcard.

Anonymous said...

I live in the cream coloured house on the left. It is known in Gee Cross as the 'thripenny bit house'. Rumour has it that it is a mirror image copy of an arts and crafts house somewhere in london.

John

Tom said...

Hi John
Thank you for commenting... I'd not heard it mentioned as that before... but it dose ring a bell... would be nice to find the 'other' house...

Anonymous said...

We live in the right hand house of the pair of semis in the photo, nos 18 & 20, built in 1902. The house on the far right, somewhat set back, is a large detached house. The land opposite, which used to be empty waste land, now has a housing estate built on it. Mike

Tom said...

Hello and welcome to the blog Mike.. thank you for taking the time to comments An add to the comments is always welcome.
Back Bower would of been a very quiet hamlet at one time... with a few farms and scattered houses such as these.

Werneth Low said...

I am totally fascinated with this picture. Is it dated at all? I have a strong feeling that the pair of semis still stand and, to the right of them, as we look, is the extension of what used to be Cemetery Walk [now Richmond Hill] which eventually meets Mottram Old Road. My schoolfriends David, Alan and Anne Walker lived in one of these semis in the 40s/50s/60s. Opposite the houses was an entrance to the cemetery and, on its left, Cemetery Walk, which was populated by allotments in those days. To the right of the main drive of the cemetery, near to the perimeter wall, was a frogpond, where we spent many happy hours.

Tom said...

Hi Werneth Low
Great infomation you have added to this posting... thank you

It is a great picture for sure... as for the date I am unsure... if you read the comments you will see that one of the present owners about his house being known as 'The Thripenny Bit House' Had you heard it called this.

Werneth Low said...

I've never heard of a 3d bit house. Penny slot hole in the wall at Mottram Old Road on the left beyond Spring Avenue and 3d bit church at Stalybridge, but house no!

Karen Simpson said...

I've just seen the house on the left for sale on rightmove. I use to live in this area and love period properties. It is advertised as a period property in the style of Arts and Crafts movement. see: http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-29985550.html.
I remeber to penny slot on Mottram Road, we use to go to Jacksons shop for sweets and cut through there!... happy days.

Tom said...

Hi Karen
Thank you for commenting... thank you for the link to the house sale... ha! felt a bit cheeky poking around their house.. but it dost look nice.. ha!
You mentioned the Penny Slot on Mottram Road.... I have never heard it called that before... but instantly knew what and where you meant.. I wonder if we can find a picture of it... if so I will sort out a posting for you.

Joyce Howarth Jones said...

I think the Backbower photo showing " semi detached bay windowed house are the houses facing the top gates of the cemetry. The photo was taken at the top of Backbower lane, with the out of sight cemetry on the right.

Regards Joyce Howarth Jones.

Joyce Howarth Jones said...

THe photo I think was taken from the top of Backbower lane, and the houses on the left are facing the top gates of Hyde cemetry. I lived on Backbower before I got married, and my friend lived in one of those houses.

Joyce Howarth Jones said...

I think the Backbower photo showing " semi detached bay windowed house are the houses facing the top gates of the cemetry. The photo was taken at the top of Backbower lane, with the out of sight cemetry on the right.

Regards Joyce Howarth Jones.

Joyce Howarth Jones said...

I think the Backbower photo showing " semi detached bay windowed house are the houses facing the top gates of the cemetry. The photo was taken at the top of Backbower lane, with the out of sight cemetry on the right.

Regards Joyce Howarth Jones.