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Tuesday, January 04, 2011

Lumn Hollow

Lumn Hollow is, I think, the site of The Lumn. Long demolished it was the oldest house in Hyde.

An old text quoted on Hyde Cheshire states
a lane led to Walker Fold Lane, down Lumn Hollow, where an ancient bridle path, passed by Lumn Farm, then branched off, and then it became Ridling Lane, until it joined Hoviley Lane at Ridling pits (on the site of Queen's Hotel, Clarendon Place).
The semi-detached houses you can see here are on Ridling Lane. Some years ago Victorian terraced houses lined both sides.

In the background is a block of flats called Chartist House.

For the coloured version of this photograph see Geograph.

1 comment:

Dave Williams said...

'Lumn' is the old name for a chimney, and according to The History of Hyde 'The Lumn' was probably thus named because at the time it was built it was the only house in the neighbourhood which had one.

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