Map A: Stirchley & Town Park

Stone Row




Stone Row – Hinkshay Road 1960

Stone Row - Hinkshay Road 1960

This is the site nearest to Hinksay Road and the main entrance to the Old Park Ironworks. Close by would have been the Moor Farm Pits and Wood Colliery.


In the 1840s in Hinksay, 3 rows of terrace houses known as Double Row, Single Row and New/Ladies Row were built to house the local workforce.


Stone Row would have been built in the late 18th century. All of these houses were demolished in the 1960s.


They were not the only buildings to disappear, as a Church of England Mission Chapel on Hinksay Road dating from the 1800s was also a victim of demolition.


The last major industrial activity to take place in the area was the 'Ever Ready Factory' that opened in 1956 and closed in the 1990s.



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Completely forgot I'd posted here!
My family connection to Stone Row is through the Woodvine family, my grandfather was John Woodvine known as Jack born at Stone Row in 1907, his father also called John was also born at Stone Row in 1881 (John senior was the youngest sibling of Elizabeth mention above by Steve Baldwin!) John and Elizabeth's parents were Samuel Woodvine and Mary Ann Underwood, now, Mary Ann Underwood (1846-1906) was also born at Stone Row, as was her father Thomas Underwood born 1819. The families swopped between numbers 5 & 6 I think, the end houses were slightly bigger than the middle ones so I assume as the families grew they swopped houses! I believe the exact build date of this little row of cottages is unknown and its thought that they may have been built in the late 1700's.
My grandfather and his parents remained in the cottages until they became rundown and were earmarked for demolishion, the council moving them to Arden Avenue in Dawley.
Submitted by Sharon, Dawley on 31 August 2012 17:23
I'm trying to learn more about my mother's (Allford) side of the family. Her father John Edward Allford was born in Wishaw on June 16th, 1894. The address listed is 1 Brown Street.

Any help would be much appreciated.
Submitted by Paul Stierer, Longmeadow, MA, US on 17 April 2012 12:50
My GGGG Grandfather lived here, Edward Allford with his wife and fourteen kids! They lived in the rows for thirty years, before some of them followed work up to Motherwell and Wishaw in Scotland. I have Census info of house numbers and names for those related or interested.
Submitted by Richard Hallford, Melbourne Australia on 16 October 2011 05:26
Thank you very much for this photograph of my Grandmother's birthplace. Stone Row.
Her name was Elizabeth Woodvine and she was born at Stone row in 1869. Her father was Samual Woodvine. She moved north to Burnley probably to work in the cotton mills and met and married William Baldwin and had 4 daughters and 2 sons (the youngest son George was born in 1911 and he was my father he passed away in 2000 at the age of 89) , Sorry i can not supply any more information, but i only have her original birth certificate.
Submitted by Steve Baldwin Burnley in lancashire on 25 May 2011 19:45
My grandfather was one of the last families to live in these cottages, he was born there as was his father and mother infact her father and grandfather were also! talk about keeping it in the family!
{Thank you for this. Would you be able to provide anymore information about your grandfather & family during their time at Stone Row? eg names, dates, house number, occupation, neighbours and any family memories about the area? I am sure there would be much interest in this detail. Web Editor}
Submitted by Sharon, Dawley on 16 June 2009 11:32


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