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Survey of plaques 2011
Queen Street - Name & Date Plaques

King Edward King Edward
The King Edward VII stands close to the factory of Grenson, on the corner of Queen Street and Cromwell Road,

Central Buildings in Queen Street Central Buildings Central Buildings
Central Buildings at the bottom of Queen Street were built in 1895
No 8 - Ivy Cottage
Ivy Cottage - No 8 - in 2019
Former home of the Chubb Family
the plaque
Blue Plaque on No 26

No 34 Date stone
No 34 - we believe this may have been a garage for company cars of
the CWS Boot Factory

Please can you help
with more information?

Sydenham Sydenham Terrace
Nos 128 - 130 Sydenham Terrace built in 1895
Terrace implies rather more than a pair, so perhaps the 6 coattages pictured right comprise the Terrace? (124-134)
The King Edward with
156 adjoining, 154 and 152.

The Keech family lived at 156 in the 1950s.

Albert Timpson, the Captain of the
Fire Brigade, lived at 154.

Jack Green moved to 152 in the 1890s, and remained there until his death in 1930.

35-37 date stone No 59
date stone
Nos 35 - 37 built in 1887
Date stones
No 59 built in 1887
47 & 49 Queen Street
Handel House built in 1887

Handel House
built in 1887

No 47 - was the home of William Skinner and No 49
Morley House
No 53 Queen Street was built in 1890
and called
Morley House
No 53
No 131 built 1898
No 131 built in 1898
139 Boscombe House date plaque
Date plaque & name plaque No.139
Rose Cottage
Boscombe House
No2 137 & 139 Queen Street.
Rose Cottage built in 1898 and Boscombe House in 1896

Nos 133 & 135 Phoenix plaque No 159 to 163
Mabel Cottage datestone
Also built in 1900

Nos 133 & 135
Mabel Cottage door arch
Built in 1900 - No 159 to 163

Mabel Cottage is No 163
May Cottages May Cottages Phoenix Cottages
Nos 147 & 149 May Cottages
May Cottages built in 1891
Phoenix Cottages - Nos 153 to 157

Queen Street Corner

A former danger spot in-as-much that it was a blind corner at the junction of the Rectory Road and Queen Street crossroads, now presents this attractively developed site.
The scarlet geraniums, the white seats-and a pair of shapely legs-attracted our photographer’s eye. The brightening of Rushden’s ‘bare street corners’ is one suggestion for a permanent Coronation memorial.

The Rushden Echo and Argus, 11th July 1952, trans cribed by Gill Hollis

To Citadel’s Memory
A letter was received from the Salvation Army at Wednesday’s Council meeting asking that the Corps might have permission to purchase one of the seats on the site of the old citadel at the junction of Rectory Road and Queen Street and to place on it a suitably inscribed plaque.

Councillor O. A. H. Muxlow said it would be a nice gesture if the council gave the seat as a gift to the Salvation Army.

Councillor A. Green, who is an officer in the Corps, said they would wish to purchase it: “It is of sentimental interest to the members,” he said, “and we would like it to perpetuate the memory of our old citadel.”

Councillor J. Allen the chairman, then said that the council would be happy to fall in with the Corps’ wishes.


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