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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Sunday, 15 July 2012

Postcards from home?

 Two postcards, wrongly labelled !

wermethlowlol
Wermeth Low? Love the spelling !

oldhyde-1
Mottram Road? I think they mean Market Place. :)

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

I think it was part of Mottram road years ago before the area was pedestrianised and this section got cut off.

Tom said...

Just checked a map from 1875, and it's named as Market Place, further up near to the Queens Hotel is Clarendon Place, and Mottram Road is shown more or less where it starts from today..

Anonymous said...

Is the Werneth Low image taken from the bottom of Green Lane?

Tom said...

I'm not sure where this is taken from.. hopefully someone will be able to say..

Werneth Low said...

Tom's right in that Market Place ran from the District Bank to the junction with Hoviley, then it became Clarendon Place and Mottram Road began roughly where Dr Ellis's surgery was.