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Old 14-05-2013, 11:41   #109
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Re: DYKE NOOK, Whalley Road, Accrington

Originally Posted by barnsie View Post
Could have been, but in any case, it is known that the occupants of Accrington House at various times in the 19th century were of the same Barnes family, so I expect Barnes St., was indeed named after that particular family.
Certainly early on in 1828 it is known that Woolhurst Bank Farm was tenanted by James Barnes...thereafter some of the other Barnes families were seen in the Industrial scene as Manufacturers etc., so their influence in town affairs would have been considerable.

James Barnes was indeed the tenant of part of Woolhurst Bank
Acres 6 Roods 3 Perches 35,
the ratable value of which was 20-19s-1 1/2p
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