Haythornthwaite


Richard Haythornthwaite (1859-1919)

  • born 11 February 1859 at Town Head, Yorkshire
  • son of Richard Haythornthwaite (c.1830–1886) and wife Elizabeth Haythornthwaite nee Carter (1822–1906)
  • married Elizabeth Alice Taylor (1860–1935) in 1881
  • lived at 2 Helmside, Oxenholme
  • railway signalman chargeman
  • died 31 December 1919
  • buried at St. Mark’s, Natland
  • headstone inscribed “In memory of Richard Haythornthwaite of 2 Helmside, Oxenholme, who dies 31st December 1919 aged 60 years. This stone was erected by his fellow workmen and friends as a mark of their esteem. Also of Elizabeth Alice his wife who died April 5th 1935 aged 76 years. At rest.”
  • administration 17 March 1920 to Elizabeth Alice Haythornthwaite widow
  • effects £98 3s 9d

Richard and Elizabeth had 8 children:

  • William Haythornthwaite (1882–1966) – see further information below
  • Alice Haythornthwaite (1886–1954) – born at Workington – married Frederick Cragghill (1886–1954) of 19 Helmside, Oxenholme in 1911 – had two children – see Cragghill family page
  • Richard Haythornthwaite (1888–1955) – see further information below
  • Robert Haythornthwaite (1890–1896) – born at Workington and died there as an infant
  • Joyce Haythornthwaite (1892–1962) – born at Workington – never married – died at 10 Windermere Road, Kendal aged 69
  • Jane Haythornthwaite (1895–?) – born at Workington
  • Elizabeth Ann Haythornthwaite (1898–1963) – born at Oxenholme – never married – died at 10 Windermere Road, Kendal aged 65
  • Mary Agnes Haythornthwaite (1900–?) – born at Oxenholme

William Haythornthwaite (1882–1966)

  • born at Overton, Morecambe
  • lived at 2 Helmside, Oxenholme
  • married Sarah Jane Pitt-Plady (1882–1959)
  • railway engine stoker
  • lived at 16 Helmside, Oxenholme
  • railway engine driver
  • died 1966

William and Sarah had two children:

  • Richard Haythornthwaite (1911–1964) – lived with parents at 16 Helmside, Oxenholme – railway linesman? – died 19 November 1964 at Beaumont Hospital, Lancaster – buried at St. Mark’s Church, Natland – headstone inscribed “In loving memory of a dear son Richard Haythornthwaite who died Nov. 19th 1964 aged 53 years. At rest.” – effects £4,152
  • Dorothy Haythornthwaite (1914–?)

Richard Haythornthwaite (1888–1955)

  • married Mary Elizabeth Collin (1888–1963) in
  • lived at 24 Bolefoot, Oxenholme
  • no children identified
  • died 28 April 1955
  • buried at St. Mark’s Church, Natland
  • headstone inscribed “Treasured memories of my dear husband Richard Haythornthwaite died April 28th 1955 aged 66 years. Also Mary Elizabeth his wife died March 15th 1963 aged 75 years. At rest.”
  • probate 26 May 1955 to Richard Haythornthwaite linesman
  • effects £1,500 19s 2d
  • wife Mary died 15 March 1963 at Kentdale Nursing Home, Kendal
  • probate 13 May 1963 to Richard Haythornthwaite linesman
  • effects £2,763 2s 6d

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Page last updated: 16 October 2017

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)


2 Helmside Cottages – demolished

  • 1891 – James Jones & family
  • 1901 – Richard Haythornthwaite & family
  • 1911 – Richard Haythornthwaite & family
  • 1915 – Richard Haythornthwaite & family
  • 1939 – Horace Baxter & family

4 Helmside Cottages – now 4 Helmside Road

  • 1891 – John Parkinson & family
  • 1901 – Albert Winder & family
  • 1911 – Albert Winder & family
  • 1915 – Albert Winder & family
  • 1939 – Albert Winder & family

6 Helmside Cottages  – now 6 Helmside Road

  • 1891 – Isaac Nelson & family
  • 1901 – Isaac Nelson & family
  • 1911 – Isaac Nelson & family
  • 1915 – Isaac Nelson & family
  • 1939 – Francis Dunlop & family

8 Helmside Cottages – now 8 Helmside Road

  • 1891 – George Armer & family
  • 1901 – Thomas Robinson & family
  • 1911 – Thomas Robinson & family
  • 1915 – Thomas Robinson & family
  • 1939 – Thomas Robinson & family

10 Helmside Cottages – now 10 Helmside Road

  • 1891 – Thomas Wills & family
  • 1901 – uninhabited
  • 1911 – John Pinch & family
  • 1915 – John Pinch & family
  • 1939 – Frederick Jackson & family

12 Helmside Cottages – now 12 Helmside Road

  • 1891 – Edmund Askew & family
  • 1901 – Samuel Clive Dennison & family
  • 1911 – Joseph Edward Swinglehurst & family
  • 1915 – Joseph Edward Swinglehurst & family
  • 1939 – William Swarbrick & family

14 Helmside Cottages – now 14 Helmside Road

  • 1891 – Richard Laycock & family
  • 1901 – Richard Laycock & family
  • 1911 – Richard Laycock & family
  • 1939 – John Campbell & family

16 Helmside Cottages – now 16 Helmside Road

  • 1891 – James Tubboner & family
  • 1901 – Isabella Hindson & family
  • 1911 – William Haythornthwaite & family
  • 1915 – William Haythornthwaite & family
  • 1939 – William Haythornthwaite & family

18 Helmside Cottages – now 18 Helmside Road

  • 1891 – George Page & family
  • 1901 – George Page & family
  • 1911 – George Page & family
  • 1915 – George Page & family
  • 1939 – George Jellett & family

20 Helmside Cottages – now 20 Helmside Road

  • 1891 – Richard Baines & family
  • 1901 – Richard Baines & family
  • 1911 – Richard Baines & family
  • 1915 – Richard Baines & family
  • 1939 – Frederick Robinson & family

22 Helmside Cottages – now 22 Helmside Road

  • 1891 – John Butler & family
  • 1901 – William Bell & family
  • 1911 – Christopher Hayton Dobson & family
  • 1915 – Christopher Hayton Dobson & family
  • 1939 – George Weaver & family

24 Helmside Cottages – now 24 Helmside Road

  • 1891 – Reuben Lord & family
  • 1901 – Reuben Lord & family
  • 1911 – Thomas George Nixon & family
  • 1915 – Thomas George Nixon & family
  • 1939 – Elizabeth Nixon

Helmside Cottages – Odd numbers (Eastern side)


1 Helmside Cottages – now 1 Helmside Road

  • 1891 – Joshua Dobson & family
  • 1901 – Joseph B Whiteside & family
  • 1911 – Francis Edwin ‘Frank’ Graham & family
  • 1915 – Francis Edwin ‘Frank’ Graham & family

3 Helmside Cottages – now 3 Helmside Road

  • 1891 – William Conway & family
  • 1901 – William Conway & family
  • 1911 – William Conway & family
  • 1915 – William Conway & family

5 Helmside Cottages – now 5 Helmside Road

  • 1891 – Peter Birchall & family
  • 1901 – Peter Birchall & family
  • 1911 – Peter Birchall & family
  • 1915 – Peter Birchall & family

7 Helmside Cottages – now 7 Helmside Road

  • 1891 – William Schofield & family
  • 1901 – William Schofield & family
  • 1911 – William Schofield & family
  • 1915 – William Schofield & family

9 Helmside Cottages – now 9 Helmside Road

  • 1891 – John Speed & family
  • 1901 – John Speed & family
  • 1911 – John Speed & family
  • 1915 – John Speed & family

11 Helmside Cottages – now 11 Helmside Road

  • 1891 – John Thornburrow & family
  • 1901 – John Thornburrow & family
  • 1911 – John Thornburrow & family
  • 1915 – John Thornburrow & family

13 Helmside Cottages – now 13 Helmside Road

  • 1891 – Richard Graham & family
  • 1901 – Richard Graham & family
  • 1911 – Richard Graham & family
  • 1915 – Richard Graham & family

15 Helmside Cottages – now 15 Helmside Road

  • 1891 – Richardson Ellison & family
  • 1901 – Richardson Ellison & family
  • 1911 – Richardson Ellison & family
  • 1915 – Richardson Ellison & family
  • 1940 – J. C. Jones & family

17 Helmside Cottages – now 17 Helmside Road

  • 1891 – George Smith & family
  • 1901 – Robert John Armer & family
  • 1911 – Robert John Armer & family
  • 1915 – Robert John Armer & family

19 Helmside Cottages – now 19 Helmside Road

  • 1891 – William Cragghill & family
  • 1901 – William Cragghill & family
  • 1911 – William Cragghill & family
  • 1915 – Frederick Cragghill & family

21 Helmside Cottages – now 21 Helmside Road

  • 1891 – John Thompson & family
  • 1901 – John Thompson & family
  • 1911 – Robert Fothergill & family
  • 1915 – Robert Fothergill & family

23 Helmside Cottages – now 23 Helmside Road

  • 1891 – James Swan Tweddle & family
  • 1901 – James Swan Tweddle & family
  • 1911 – George Taylor Hayhurst & family
  • 1915 – George Taylor Hayhurst & family

25 Helmside Cottages – now 25 Helmside Road

  • 1891 – Henry Jennings & family
  • 1901 – Richard Parker & family
  • 1911 – Richard Parker & family
  • 1915 – Richard Parker & family

Page last updated: 16 October 2017

Save

1949: They saved expresses

Two railway linesmen who were called out in the middle of the night to do some electrical repairs, found one of the lines over the 100ft.-high Lambrigg Viaduct, Westmorland, on the main Euston-Carlisle route was broken.

By their action in halting expresses while temporary repairs were carried out, they probably averted a disaster.

This was stated at Oxenholme, near Kendal, yesterday, when cheques were presented to the men – Herbert Stephenson, of Seven Hill Place, Oxenholme, and his assistant, Richard Haythornthwaite – by British Railways.

Yorkshire Post, Friday 16 December 1949