Arthur Fields - Loftus

Arthur Fields – Loftus

Four or five cottages made up this row of fine freestone buildings with red clay pantile roofs. They were set in the fields, going through Loftus to Foulsyke. Just past the houses there is a small gate that leads via a public footpath to the cliff road. Over one field and then Arthur Fields came into view. If my memory serves me rightly there was a windmill in the field near these cottages, long since demolished (both the windmill and the cottages). This collection of cottages sadly no longer with us, were similar to those of Micklow Cottages were developed to house the alum workers of Hummersea and Boulby.

2 comments to Arthur Fields – Loftus

  • K Johnson

    My great grandparents lived at Arthur Fields for many years. They were Joseph and Ada Readman and their son Eddie lived with them for a while too. At one point in the 1950’s my mother – Margaret Johnson nee Readman moved in with her parents Betty and Alban Readman and her brother Francis Readman. I believe this was only for a short time.

  • Kay Petherick

    I have just discovered that the daughter of my great great grandparents lived at no. 2 in the 1891 census. Mary Bignall (nee Johnson) with her husband Robert and their 4 children.
    What a disappointment to find the cottages no longer exist.

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