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Tuesday, 5 February 2013

Kirkley House

A map from 1874 shows Kirkley House as a rather grand detached house in its own grounds roughly where Higher Henry Street is now. On an 1897 map, Kirkley Hat Works is shown between Higher Henry Street, Thornley Street and Swain Street (now Dowson Road). McKenzie's auto repairs is now at the end of Kirkley Street. This used to be Norwood's wood yard and one could walk through it onto Church View but that is now blocked off by the garage. More information can be found on the Hyde, Cheshire blog.

A contribution to Ruby Tuesday and Our World Tuesday.


  1. A lovely old building, Gerald and a great capture for the day! Hope you have a good week ahead!

  2. Wonderful photo with the clouds and church steeple in the background. Great piece of history

  3. What great light! It really shows the building to best advantage. Good work!

  4. I love the feel of this photo. It has a wonderful gritty edge to it! I love old buildings and thank you for providing the history! Fantastic job!

  5. Interesting bit of history!
    My eye was drawn to the iron gates and fencing.
    Lea's Menagerie

  6. A solid, almost stubborn looking building determined to weather progress and sustain its own identity! Love the design of the windows on the lower level!

  7. I enjoy thinking about the history of these old buildings. Wonderful photo!

  8. hello gerald - eileen from bolton here.

    i used to go past here regular along dowson road but didn't know the age or history of the house. it's in good condition for 140 years old. i don't remember there being a footpath. from the main road it looks like two terraced type houses. i'm glad we've established that it is kirkley house as remembered by other blog readers.