Helmside Cottages

The red-bricked terraced Helmside Cottages were built in 1885 to house railway workers. Originally there were 25 cottages, 13 on the eastern side and 12 on the western side.

Helmside Cottages as surveyed in 1887

Today, there are only 11 on the western side, and the first cottage is numbered 4.

Number 2 has been demolished – a new brick facia can be clearly seen and the chimney breast, originally hidden internally between numbers 2 and 4 is now exposed. It was demolished to enable the main road to be widened and improve visability at the junction. The residents of No. 2 Helmside at the time were apparently Mr & Mrs Balmer and their daughter Wendy who moved to Bolefoot.

Helmside Cottages – Front view of the eleven remaining western cottages. Image courtesy of Google Street View 2011

Helmside Cottages – Rear view of the eleven remaining western cottages. Image courtesy of Google Street View 2011

Helmside Road, connecting Burton Road to Oxenholme Road, came much later in 1896. Until then, to get to Oxenholme Station and Depot, the railway workers had to use the cinder path running alongside the railway track.


Helmside Cottages – Even numbers (Western side)


Click on the links below to see more about the residents over the years

2 Helmside Cottages – became 2 Helmside Roadsince demolished

4 Helmside Cottages – now 4 Helmside Road

6 Helmside Cottages – now 6 Helmside Road

8 Helmside Cottages – now 8 Helmside Road

10 Helmside Cottages – now 10 Helmside Road

12 Helmside Cottages – now 12 Helmside Road

14 Helmside Cottages – now 14 Helmside Road

16 Helmside Cottages – now 16 Helmside Road

18 Helmside Cottages – now 18 Helmside Road

20 Helmside Cottages – now 20 Helmside Road

22 Helmside Cottages – now 22 Helmside Road

24 Helmside Cottages – now 24 Helmside Road

 


Helmside Cottages – Odd numbers (Eastern side)


Click on the links below to see more about the residents over the years

1 Helmside Cottages – became 1 Helmside Road

3 Helmside Cottages – now 3 Helmside Road

5 Helmside Cottages – now 5 Helmside Road

7 Helmside Cottages – now 7 Helmside Road

9 Helmside Cottages – now 9 Helmside Road

11 Helmside Cottages – now 11 Helmside Road

13 Helmside Cottages – now 13 Helmside Road

15 Helmside Cottages – now 15 Helmside Road

17 Helmside Cottages – now 17 Helmside Road

19 Helmside Cottages – now 19 Helmside Road

21 Helmside Cottages – now 21 Helmside Road

23 Helmside Cottages – now 23 Helmside Road

25 Helmside Cottages – now 25 Helmside Road


Page last updated: 6 April 2018

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