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Skinningrove, Albion Terrace

A lovely photo of Skinningrove, not a lot has changed, the hospital has gone, as has Albion Terrace.,  which is the row of terraced houses in the foreground of our image. We asked can someone please help with was Albion Terrace  once known as Long Row?

Colin Hart advises: ”The terrace in the front of the picture is Albion Place which was demolished along with High Street, Chapel Street, Cliff Terrace and half of Marine Terrace in the 1980;s. Long Row is mentioned in one of the Skinningrove census records and the numbers are 1 to 28; the only street in Skinningrove with these numbers is New Company Row, built by Skinningrove Iron Co. When the terraced houses were built in the 1870′s they started at 1 Marine Terrace and the numbers continued until they ended with 172 Grove Hill.” Derick Pearson tells us: ”I may be wrong but I feel sure from my memories of old friends in the 1950s that this row of houses was once called YON FAR BACK by the locals.” Whilst Pauline Breeze asks: ”I am researching my family history back to Skinningrove, my great-grandparents were Will and Amelia (Wallace) Hart: 106 Albion Place, many great memories visiting them, my question is does anybody have any information on the people that lived there before them, William Smith family perhaps? Any info appreciated, also are you related to my family?”

Many thanks to Colin and Derick for these updates. Can anybody assist?

13 comments to Skinningrove, Albion Terrace

  • Peter Day

    Was this once called Albion PLace? I have a family history going back and according to information they left, they once lived at Albion PLace, which seems to no longer exist.

  • Colin Hart

    The terrace in the front of the picture is Albion Place which was demolished along with High Street, Chapel Street, Cliff Terrace and half of Marine terrace in the 1980s. Long Row is mentioned in one of the Skinningrove census records and the numbers are 1 to 28 the only street in Skinningrove with these numbers is New Company Row, built by Skinningrove Iron Co. When the terraced houses were built in the 1870’s they started at 1 Marine Terrace and the numbers continued until they ended with 172 Grove Hill

  • Peter Day

    Do you know what types of work people who would have lived on Albion PLace and the local area did?

  • Kathleen hicks

    According to the 1901 census all were workers in the ironstone mines.

  • Colin

    The village grew after the discovery of ironstone in 1847. Most of the men would be employed in the ironstone mines in the valley. Please check out the Cleveland Ironstone Mining Museum website. I am a guide at the museum and have been doing research into the village and the people for some time now as i was brought up in Skinningrove.

  • Peter Day

    Thanks for your comments. My family name from that time was Duncan. I can trace them to Albion Place via Wilfred Duncan, unfortunately can’t quite make out the house number but it looks like 12 (at least it ends in 2 possibly 112). I have a studio photograph of him with an address to Skinningrove on the rear from 1902. Its our only image from that time of any family member, but know that other members of the family moved down from Glasgow to South Shields, most likely looking for work.I Will look up the Museum. I like the sound of the research.

  • Colin Hart

    Albion Place had numbers 104 to 122 and were built by Pease and Partners (mine owners)in 1873 along with Zetland Row 123 to 142 and Grove Hill 143 to 172.

  • John Kennedy

    This has assisted me in my research for a book I am writing. I was puzzled when reading the 1871 census on the Grove to find no street names. I wanted to build up a picture of the Grove in 1873-1880. The sea wall must have been built before Marine Terrace, prior to the great storm of 1874. I assume High Street, Chapel Street and Cliff Terrace were built at the same time. I used to at 35 High Street.

  • Pauline Breeze

    I am researching my family history back to Skinningrove, my great-grandparents were Will and Amelia (Wallace) Hart: 106 Albion Place, many great memories visiting them, my question is does anybody have any information on the people that lived there before them, William Smith family perhaps? Any info appreciated, also are you related to my family? Pauline

  • Elaine

    My Great great grandparents lived at Albion Place, William Smith, Esher Smith, and their family, sometimes they were known as Workman Smith, or would just use Smith, this has caused various problems while doing the family tree. Also my great great Uncle lived at marine terrace, John William Smith.

  • Christine Hindwell

    My Grandparents lived on Albion Place they were called William and Frances Easton (Frances was formerly called Wallace)and her family came from Cornwall. I have visited Skinningrove a lot of times because my grandparents had about 13 children some who sadly passes away when young. William was an Ironstone Miner.

    • Pauline Breeze

      Frances Wallace was my Great-Grandmother’s sister Amelia Bray Wallace 1887-1964 married William Hart, I also have the Easton family listed in my tree. I have managed to go back to around 1010, my DNA results shows a high percentage of Scottish-Irish roots.

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