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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Friday, 25 February 2011

Town Yard

Hyde's Town Yard 

Hyde had it's very own 'Town Yard' in times gone by and part of the wall is still standing today... just! as can be seen on the map and the pictures that Dave's provided.


The picture below would be the Tanner Street side... the building with the scaffold is Bangla City Indian restaurant formally 'Lowry's Night Club' and before that 'Hyde Reform Club'.


This one is taken from what was part of Clarendon Street... I have often wondered about these walls... the tree are Cherry Trees... and when in bloom do look well... but even better than that are the cherries some of these tree's produce. The dark ones are very sweet and cook very well.


This area was once owned by Edward Hyde Clarke, and was know as Barn Field... looking at that area now it is very hard to imagine fields and barns.


Hydonian said...

I've often wondered about this wall too. Thanks for solving another mystery for me :)

Tom said...

I sat on, leaned against and climbed up it in the past... I always wondered about it... and trust me those black cherries are stunning.