Road / Love Lane
A new resident at 1. Stanley Road asks about its history. This is
one of the block of 8 model cottages built by The Knutsford Freeholders
The committee met on 8 March 1870 in the Court Room in the Market
Place and agreed to place an ad. in the Manchester Guardian for
They accepted that of J. Burton, Ashton-under-Lyne for £872-5
shillings. A second tender had been for £911-16 shilings and
Extra was charged later for plans, and installation of water and
gas. However there must have been some disagreement because Burton
was replaced by J.P.Cardwell of Altrincham. The work must have been
too slow for in February 1871 the committeee demanded that the builder
should complete it within 21 days. Total cost seems to have been
£1,127- 12 shillings and 7 pence.
I am not sure if this cost included decorating, as tenants in September
1871, 'request paper on walls and painting' which was done for £36.
Annual rent was £11 per annum. They were sold in 1951 for
Trumpet major Smith had a tenancy from March 1874.
You may be interested to know that Stanley Road was formerly called
Love Lane but was renamed after funds were used from Lady Jane Stanley's
fund to plant trees along that side of the Heath..
|Below - Love Lane and the Freeholders Terrace.
Joan Leach 29.09.03