I received an email this week asking for a bit o help in finding the age of a row of stone terraces on Lumn Road, over to Clifford
"Hello, I live in an old stone terrace houses on Lumn Road and the junction of what was Queen Street Hyde. Still standing in my back yard is the old outside loo, it's no longer functional but would make a great restoration project at some point. My question is would anybody know the approximate age of these properties? I tried to find out myself but to no avail".
The terrace now backs on to Glover Road
Hopefully we might be able to help get some idea of the age of the houses as well.
The above map is from 1841, the terrace are there then, I've highlighted them in yellow, Lumn Road was then called Back Lane. A lot of the land around there was owned by Edward Hyde Clarke, there's no details on the houses as to date or ownership.. the land behind the reservoir was known as Lady Heys.
Map from 1910
I had to write back to Clifford asking for a picture or two of the outside lav, I'm sure a few out there will have tales to tell of them.