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Gallihowe 1932

Gallihowe 1932

Mrs Wilkinson had written on this photograph, that these houses may have been built for the alum managers, now tell me where they were? A hint – this may be the location of Rawcliffe (Rockcliffe) Cottages, situated above Rockcliffe farm, near Street Houses and demolished pre Second World War. Could anybody assist in identifying the residents of the cottages?

Image courtesy of Mrs E. Wilkinson (via Keith Bowers).

2 comments to Gallihowe 1932

  • ericj

    In the late 1940’s early 1950’s,Betty “GRAVES” lived with her family in the left hand cottage. The small out building was the Wash house, toilet down the field, and a well for water. Myra and Eddie Cross lived next door. The word “HOWE” in Gallihowe is an ancient word for a “GRAVE”. And in the field behind the Cottages was discovered the Anglo Saxon Cemetery containing the “GRAVE” of the Anglo Saxon Princess.

  • David C

    I have a copy of the same picture. My grandfather was born at Gallihow. His parents and paternal grandparents are shown as living there, along with his elder brother, in the 1911 census records. I am not sure when the family moved from Gallihow, but I believe that by the time the photograph was taken my grandfather was working for Mr J Gill at Ellerby.

    My grandfather once said that the building stone from Gallihow was re-used in the construction of a new house somewhere in the North Yorks Moors area. I have no further details, and I am not sure if my grandfather knew any more about this matter.

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