Natland Terrace

O.S. Map from 1896 showing position of Natland Terrace

Natland Terrace was built in 1896 to house railway workers.

Natland Terrace actually comprises two rows of terraces – one row either side of Hill Place built the following year.


Left-hand Terrace: 1 – 6 Natland Terrace


1-6 Natland Terrace

1 Natland Terrace = 133 Helmside Road

  • 1901 – Henry Woodhouse & family
  • 1911 – Henry Woodhouse & family
  • 1915 – Henry Woodhouse & family

2 Natland Terrace = 131 Helmside Road

  • 1901 – William Green & family
  • 1911 – William Green & family
  • 1915 – William Green & family

3 Natland Terrace = 129 Helmside Road

  • 1901 – William Duckett & family
  • 1911 – James Nelson Ducksbury & family
  • 1915 – James Nelson Ducksbury & family

4 Natland Terrace = 127 Helmside Road

  • 1901 – Henry Swainbank & family – wife Martha Swainbank operated a shop from 4 Natland Terrace –
  • 1911 – Frederick Arthur Oates & family
  • 1915 – Frederick Arthur Oates & family

5 Natland Terrace = 125 Helmside Road

  • 1901 – Thomas Thewlis & family
  • 1911 – Thomas Thewlis & family
  • 1915 – Thomas Thewlis & family

6 Natland Terrace = 123 Helmside Road

  • 1901 – Henry Preston & family – Stationmaster’s House
  • 1911 – Richard Atkin Knights & family – Stationmaster’s House
  • 1915 – Richard Atkin Knights & family – Stationmaster’s House
  • 1925 – Robert Raffles & family – Stationmaster’s House
  • 1940 – 1946 – William Robert Pears – Stationmaster’s House
  • 19??-1954? – ? Atkinson – Stationmaster’s House
  • 1954?-1957? – “Dan” Archer – Stationmaster’s House
  • 1957-19?? – George Stewart – Stationmaster’s House

[between nos. 6 and 7 Natland Terrace is Hill Place]


Right-hand Terrace: 7 – 12 Natland Terrace


7-12 Natland Terrace

7 Natland Terrace = 121 Helmside Road

  • 1901 – James Tideswell & family – Shedmaster’s House
  • 1911 – James Tideswell & family – Shedmaster’s House
  • 1915 – James Tideswell & family – Shedmaster’s House
  • 1937 – Thomas Horace Cottam & family

8 Natland Terrace = 119 Helmside Road

  • 1901 – William Hind & family
  • 1911 – William Hind & family
  • 1915 – William Hind & family

9 Natland Terrace = 117 Helmside Road

  • 1901 – Robert Bouskill & family
  • 1911 – Robert Bouskill & family
  • 1915 – Robert Bouskill & family

10 Natland Terrace = 115 Helmside Road

  • 1901 – Robert Dobson & family
  • 1911 – John Longhorn & family
  • 1915 – John Longhorn & family

11 Natland Terrace = 113 Helmside Road

  • 1901 – James Tollerson & family
  • 1911 – Robert Park & family
  • 1915 –

12 Natland Terrace = 111 Helmside Road

  • 1901 – Joseph Robinson & family
  • 1911 – Alfred Conway & family
  • 1915 – ?

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Page last updated 16 October 2017

1926: Fatal thorn scratch – Oxenholme engine driver’s death

Mr. G. E. Cartmel (Coroner for South Westmorland) held an inquest on the body of William Duckett (67) of 15, Helmside, Oxenholme, an engine driver employed by the L.M.S. Railway Company.

Duckett, it was stated, was a widower and lived with his daughter, Mary Jane Duckett. On Friday night, the 12th inst., he was walking home from Oxenholme railway station, having been on a visit with his daughter to Lancaster. It appears that a motor car came along, and Duckett stepped in to the side of the road behind his daughter, catching his face in a rose bush which was hanging over the  wall. At the time he entertained the fear that his eye had been injured, but when he arrived home it was found that only the flesh at the corner of his eye had been lacerated. Miss Duckett attended to the wound, and next morning at 4 45 her father went to work feeling better. He retired to bed that night about nine o’clock, but at 12 30 Miss Duckett was disturbed by her father’s laboured and heavy breathing. She gave him some milk and bathed his eye with hot fomentations, later calling in Dr. Edgcumbe from Kendal. The doctor attended him up to the time of his death, which occurred at 6 45 p.m. on the 20th inst.

At the inquest, which was held at the deceased’s home, the Coroner returned a verdict that death was due to heart failure following blood poisoning accidentally received from a scratch by a rose thorn.

Lancashire Evening Post, 26 November 1926