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Old 14-05-2013, 05:49   #106
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Re: DYKE NOOK, Whalley Road, Accrington

OR perhaps this: From Old Homesteads
WOOLHURST BANK, "The old home of the Haworths was afterwards occupied by James Barnes (1767-1852) and family. The Barnes' afterwards removed to Daisy Hill in Manchester Rd.
Jonathan Barnes, who also lived in Accrington House after the Peels left, was of this family. An old tradesman's diary mentions Jonathan Barnes mowing grass in the meadows behind Abbey Street. It was from HIM that BARNES STREET takes its name."
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Old 14-05-2013, 08:26   #107
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Re: DYKE NOOK, Whalley Road, Accrington

Whether it is named after a family or an individual, I feel it is most likely that the Peels had some influence in the naming. Without researching it , I think it may be that the Peels owned the land and the Barnes family farmed it as tenants.
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Old 14-05-2013, 09:20   #108
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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.

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Old 14-05-2013, 11:41   #109
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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.

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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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Old 15-05-2013, 00:26   #110
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Thanks for the detail Retlaw.....much appreciated.

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Old 15-05-2013, 15:36   #111
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I have in my possession a copy of the Accrington Jubilee Souvenir 1878 to 1928........within it shows two plans of the area 1849 and 1928.

In the 1849 plan Barnes St. is not shown. It appears to have been perhaps a laneway leading off Abbey Street, opposite Blackburn Road/Street.
So as it is definitely there in 1928, I would guess that perhaps Barnes Street was named after William Barnes, who lived in Accrington House and died in 1864. The 1849 plan shows this estate as entering from what was Whalley Road, near Abbey Street.
"A man of some prominence was Mr. William Barnes. Engaged in cotton, he and his partner, Mr. Lang Bridge, built Park Mill about 1861 and there carried on the manufacture of fancy dress materials.
Mr. Barnes was an active member of the New Church, holding many important offices. He was a member of the Local Board of Health and also a member of the Burial Board during the formation of the Cemetery. He was a strong advocate for a cemetery and, strange to relate, he was the first to be interred there October 10, 1864."

So Bob, if you can find something else, which seems to fit the bill more clearly, please let me know........
As well, I would dearly love to make contact with any of my Barnes descendants, so far, very few seem to be around or at least, interested in Family History.
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Would that be the Mr Lang Bridge who started the engineering works at Exchange Street Spring Hill, where did he live in Accrington do we know much about him.
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Old 15-05-2013, 15:44   #112
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Would that be the Mr Lang Bridge who started the engineering works at Exchange Street Spring Hill, where did he live in Accrington do we know much about him.
Sorry just looked in the search box loads on Lang Bridge (should have done that first)
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Old 01-06-2013, 13:12   #113
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Apologies if this has been mentioned earlier - I haven't read the whole thread, but according to the Phone Books Sir William Wiggins Cocker lived at Dyke Nook between 1952 and 1964.

He moved there from Glen Wold on Queens Road.
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Old 14-11-2013, 10:47   #114
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Re: DYKE NOOK, Whalley Road, Accrington

hay you use to live there im looking for an old friend that live there when it was a childrens home just woundering if you can help me?
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DYKE NOOK, Whalley Road, Accrington

Can you give a name. I had a mate at school who lived there. Hope it's not him cos he's now in nick.
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Old 15-07-2014, 15:48   #116
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Hi
Could anyone tell me where the records went regarding the childrens home at DykeNook and the children who lived there anyone help thanks kind regards....Angela Cameron
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