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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Saturday, 26 October 2013

Silver Hill Farm

I thought I may have finally tracked down a photo of Silver Hill Farm but according to The History of Hyde, Silver Hill Farm was long gone when the book was written, so, I assume this photo just shows part of the Silver Hill House estate. :(


This was taken in 1933. 

It looks like the estate was slowly disappearing around this time as the new houses were being built around it.



Silver Hill Farm was located off Stockport Road, the entrance being opposite the Zion Church.

I was always interested in finding out more about it, although long gone, as the house where I was brought up was built on the Orchard of the farm.
Up until finding this picture, I had only ever seen the gate posts of the farm which were on a photo which has been previously shown on the blog.

There is still a house called Silver Hill on Stockport Road (middle left). This was a children's nursery school when I was growing up in the 1960's.





( I will add more history to the post when I can access it ).


Added by Maloney. :)

Jottings-Silver Hill, Gee Cross, Hyde. Saturday, April 13th 1867: The freehold known as Smithy Fold Farm, about a mile from Hyde Railway Station, comprising of dwelling house called Silver Hill, with entrance and lodge and outbuildings, and a quantity of meadow and farmland was sold by auction. On Tuesday, February 17, 1874: The saleLivestock farm emplements etc, took place at Whittaker's Stonepit, Silver Hill, Gee Cross. Auctioner was Thomas Acton. On Wednesday, 22 June, 1881, at the Norfol Arms, Hyde. All the Mansion House known as Silver Hill Estate, situated near Stockport Road, Gee Cross, then occupied by Charles Hibbert Esq, was sold by aution. The land was freehold, free from chief rents and contained 2,824 superficial square yards. On Wednesday evening, 3 August, 1899, at the Mechanics Institute, by order of the exec of the will of the late Peter Green-aformer Mayor of Hyde, the Silver Hill Estate was purchased for £3,620 by Miss Smith, one of the representatives of the on Silver Hill Farm


Many Thanks, Maloney .
Much appreciated.

4 comments:

Maloney said...

Jottings-Silver Hill, Gee Cross, Hyde.
Saturday, April 13th 1867: The freehold known as Smithy Fold Farm, about a mile from Hyde Railway Station, comprising of dwelling house called Silver Hill, with entrance and lodge and outbuildings, and a quantity of meadow and farmland was sold by auction.
On Tuesday, February 17, 1874: The saleLivestock farm emplements etc, took place at Whittaker's Stonepit, Silver Hill, Gee Cross. Auctioner was Thomas Acton.
On Wednesday, 22 June, 1881, at the Norfol Arms, Hyde. All the Mansion House known as Silver Hill Estate, situated near Stockport Road, Gee Cross, then occupied by Charles Hibbert Esq, was sold by aution. The land was freehold, free from chief rents and contained 2,824 superficial square yards.
On Wednesday evening, 3 August, 1899, at the Mechanics Institute, by order of the exec of the will of the late Peter Green-aformer Mayor of Hyde, the Silver Hill Estate was purchased for £3,620 by Miss Smith, one of the representatives of the Stockport Board of Guardians, the total proceeds of the sale amounting to over £12,ooo. Under the will of the late Mr.Green and that of his widow the bulk of their joint wealth has been bequeathed to Hyde.
In 1915, Liutenant E.W.Westbrook, Silver Hill, Hyde, was killed in the Dardanelles.
On 19 March, 1928, the death took place of Dame Elizabeth Benn, widow of Sir John William Ben, who was M.P. for Devenport from 1904 - 1910. Ladt Benn, died at Blunt House, Oxted, Surrey, she was the daughter of John Pickstone, Silver Hill, Hyde. She married Mr.Benn in 1874, she was 76 years old.

Werneth Low said...

I'm surprised at the date of this photo because I had imagined the semis between Osborne Road and the middle of this picture to be more modern, although, having said that, they have been there all of my lifetime. I remember the new ones being built where the gate posts and wall used to be.

Near to where the nursery school was, I seem to recall a family called Crompton. Is that real or did I dream?

Hydonian said...

Thank you so much Maloney - you've come up trumps yet again !
I am having terrible trouble accessing things on my computer at the moment so can't get any information on the pictures I post.
Trying desperately to sort it and hopefully normal service will be resummed as soon as possible.
@ Werneth Low - The houses, including my parents house, were built in 1927.
No, you didn't dream it, the family called Crompton had a share in a builders yard (Howcroft and Cromptons) that was situated where the "farm buildings" are on the photo, after the buildings were demolished.

Sarah Cleworth said...

Hi, I have just come across this blog. I would be really interested to see the image you have of Silver Hill Farm but its not showing up. I have just recently moved onto Silver Hill Road so would be interested to see what it looked like then. According to the deeds I received when I purchased my property, my house was built in 1925 so should be on this picture. Thanks