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, 3 August 2011

Top and Bottom Rows, Godley

Top & Bottom Rows were two similar rows of terraced houses, situated in the triangle consisting of Commercial Brow, Sheffield Rd (before it was cut short at St John's Church) and High Street, Godley. They were built for the mill workers in the nearby Godley Mill on Bottom Street. Godley Mill was said to have been built around 1784 by Thomas Turner.
The area around the mill and houses was subject to severe damage in 1906 during the "Great Flood". The 2 rows were demolished around the 1960's. Any other information about them would be greatly appreciated.

Bottom Row, Godley

Bottom Row (Top Row in distance)

Top Row, Godley

Top Row

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Rear of Bottom Row

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Flood damage on Sheffield Road, Bottom Row in distance

Maps showing how The Rows evolved through the years.

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Tithe maps showing their existence in 1838-51 when They were owned by John Turner.

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A map from 1875 shows they were known by slightly different names - "Lower Mill Row" and "Higher Mill Row".

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On this map from 1910 they are known as Top and Bottom Rows.

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This aeriel view from the 1970's shows they no longer exist.

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What is in their place today after the motorway cut Hyde in half.

9 comments:

Hydonian said...

Excellent post! Great photos - I haven't seen 3 of these before either!

Patty said...

What wonderful old photographs.

Tom said...

I've really enjoyed looking at this post... and found myself coming back a few times to look at those houses. Great post Paul... well done.

JohnT said...

I agree what a fantastic and well documented post with the tithe map and the progression through time. Well done! This is what Hydonian is all about.

Tom said...

Hi John.. Paul Taylor to thank for this post.. and I agree it is a cracker. .

Hydonian said...

I added the maps to show people where the Rows were as a lot didn't know.

Tom said...

I stand corrected Nancy.. ha!

Hydonian said...

ha ha ! We still have to really thank Paul because without his wonderful photos then there would be no need for maps !!

ian... said...

Can't help but look at those photos (except the flood one!) and wonder how much nicer Hyde looked without the M67...and I use it, but oh to roll the clock back!

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