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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Wednesday, 9 February 2011

Old building on Chapel Street .

Walking down Chapel Street this morning I saw a building which I've never noticed before. Looks like it could have been a stables with a hayloft or maybe even a Smithy!It might be more modern than I think but if it was built at the same time as the houses to which it is joined then it would have been around 1890-1900
I'm happy to see this lovely old quaint building is still standing when a lot of old property around it is being demolished to make way for new housing!
Note the cobbles are still intact,too!

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If anyone has any information about this building please get in touch and let us know.

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View of Dove Cote

17 comments:

Dave Williams said...

Interestingly, I took a picture a couple of weeks ago of some very similar buildings in Albert Road. I'll email the picture to you.

Tom said...

This was near to Trevor Grimshaws old house... I have often wondered about it... I like you thought of stables and maybe a coaching house.. I think it is worth getting a few more shots of such buildings as these as I'm sure their days are numbered now.

Rowan said...

It certainly is beautiful. I love the slates on the roof and the brickwork. Even the green paintwork is just right. A puzzle waiting to be solved. There seems to be some kind of winch over the upper door.
Hope some nutter doesn´t decide to knock it down.

Tom said...

Just noticed the Dove Cote middle of the roof... at one time this would have house White Fan tails and would have added to the beauty of a working yard.

Dave Williams said...

I've been having a look at this today and if you were to take away the row of garages that face the stable block it's pretty obvious that the stable block originally belonged to the house at the corner of Great Norbury Street and Chapel Street. It's called Talbot House and the Kelly's Directory of 1902 shows it to have been occupied by Frederick Howard Tinker, JP, whilst Kelly's Directory of 1914 shows John Kerr, MB, Ch B (Batchelor of Medecine & Batchelor of Surgery). My wife says she can remember it being a doctor's surgery when she was young (not THAT long ago though, I hasten to add!). Some more photos are on the way to you.

Dave Williams said...

'Medicine', not 'medecine', silly fool! (Unless you're speaking French, of course)

ian... said...

Just Googled Chapel Street as I wasn't sure where it was...this cropped up...is it the same plot Nancy?

It says it's a coach house so that would tally with stables & smithy :>)

Dave Williams said...

This coach house is further down Chapel Street on the other side of Albert Road Ian. Charlotte House (shown on the Estate Agent's plan) is the residential care home on Albert Road which was destroyed by fire just before Christmas last year.

Tom said...

I'm on a silly little laptop as my pc had a fit this afternoon... I can not sort out the photo's just yet that Dave as sent..as so as I sort mine out I'll be on it. Great detective work going on here by Ian and Dave...
cheers

Dave Williams said...

Ian - I've just noticed the Estate Agent's site you linked to has got a 'Street View' facility just underneath the photographs. If you click on that then move East along Chapel Street till you almost reach Great Norbury Street, then turn to the left you'll see the stables just behind the house on the corner.

Rowan said...

The chestnut tree deserves a mention too. I suppose that if it is old enough it would have been part of the overall scene when the stable and house were not separated by the garages. It must have looked great. Impressive house,stables and horses, white Fan tails,and a spreading chestnut tree.

ian... said...

Aha got ya now. I'll have a wander around there for a nosey when I get chance.

Manchester Lass, Now and Then said...

Oh I love the UK streetview♥ There are some beautiful old large houses on Chapel Street. On the house that is adjacent to the above photo it has a name of a cottage and date but when I have tried to enlarge it I cannot read the sign. Does anyone know what is written? I don't think I have ever walked along Chapel Street, how sad:( Linda

Hydonian said...

I think the nameplate says "Edwards Cottages 1890" if my memory serves me correct ! :)

Dave Williams said...

Yes Nancy it does say 'Edwards Cottages', and I've sent you a photo of the plaque together with five others I've taken on Chapel Street.

jenny roberts said...

I think they me have been the coach house/stables for Norbury House just round the corner on Great Norbury Street. It looks like it could have had stables etc. A once very beautiful house, converted into an old folks home but at the moment, if my memory serves me rightly, it empty.

jenny roberts said...

The date on the adjacent cottages looks like 'Edward cottages 1890' I have zoomed in om google maps but it is slightly blurred. I will go and have a look when I have a minute.