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, 14 April 2013

Mystery House

We recently received this postcard from Elsie who wondered where this splendid house was/is ? She isn't even sure whether it's appertaining to "our" Hyde. 

It looks awfully grand.
Has anyone got any ideas ? 

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Anonymous said...

Could that be the cenotaph in the background?

Hyde Lad said...

It looks like Oaklands Hall

jenny roberts said...

If that is the cenotaph, it could be Vale House or Brookbank house Godley. Both demolished.

Hyde Lad said...

No it's not Oaklands hall

Susan Jaleel said...

This postcard is for sale on EBay at the moment. No exact location is given, but the photographer is from Bridport, Dorset, so i guess it's reasonable to presume the building is or was in that area.

Hydonian said...

Susan has rightly identified it as Hyde Residential Home in Bridport, Dorset !
I thought it was a grand House !
Thanks very much Susan !!