Market Square

Aylesbury St. Corner c. 1960
Same viewpoint 2008

Corner of Buckingham St-Radcliffe St. Now demolished

Moreland Terrace Plaque

Corner of Buckingham St-Radcliffe St.

Moreland Terrace
Moreland Terrace
Moreland Terrace

Moreland Terrace



Moreland Terrace

Moreland Terrace

Moreland Terrace
Moreland Terrace c. 1910

West side of Square


2 comments:

Unknown said...

In what year were the shops built on the square? Were they originally including of the flats above or were these added later on? Lovely to see pictures past and present

Bryan Dunleavy said...

xxMost buildings went up in the 1880s. Moreland Terrace, the row on the east side was built as substantial houses and only the one on the north east corner began life as a shop - a drapery. The Co-op purchased a lot on the south west cornering developed it around 1890. In time the Co-op spread to many units on the square. The very large house on the northwest corners built, I believe, by Mr tile's father in law. Tilley had a coal merchant's business and also owned the Empire Cinema. He donated the house as a Masonic Hall circa 1950. The south side of the square was used for the Congregational Church and the north side - Buckingham Street - was already built in the 1870s.