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Wellingborough Road
and House Name plaques
Colin Bryant Collection - Courtesy of Rushden Museum
c1950s - In 1883 four Almshouses were built to commemorate Frederick Maitland Sartoris, and two farm workers houses before extensions were done in the 1970s.

Marked places:
Adult School
Boot Factory
Home Farm
Rushden Hall
Village Green
Old Prims Chapel
Wheatsheaf Inn

The old village green, where a small chapel stood, is now the War Memorial and garden.

The start of Wellingborough Road from Duck Street end c1888.

This fine postcard dated 1914 shows the area from the church. In the foreground and right is Church Street.

The little building fronting the road at the lowest point is "The Lightstrung", for many years where all buses stopped for all routes, and right of that is the house John White converted into his first factory.

In the distance is Glassbrook Road. Almost centre of picture can be seen some washing hanging in the gardens of Thrift Cottages, a row of seven almshouses. To the left of them, fronting the Wellingborough Road, are four more almshouses, the gift of Frederick Urban Sartoris, squire at Rushden Hall, in memory of his son.

1914 postcard - note the fields - built on in the 1930s

Claridge's factory now Stromag's No 29 was rebuilt in 1889
Rebuilt 1889 W C - no 29
William Claridge built his factory here and added a new warehouse in 1879 - part was rebuilt in 1889.

1887 Plan of Freehold Building Land to be sold
1887 plan

74 plots of Freehold Building Land with frontage to Wellingborough and four other streets to be sold by auction at the Wagon & Horses Inn on Tuesday 30th August 1887 at “three for four o’clock” in the afternoon.
Left of the map is "Victoria Street" but this was actually called Fitzwilliiam Street. Across the middle is Moor Road with Lancaster Street and Dayton Street joining through to Wellingborough Road at the top of the map.

c1920 - perhaps all on their way to the Mission Church?
They seem to be in their "Sunday best" clothes

Another early postcard

Bayes - no 78
Gladstone Terrace Plaque
Plaque West View
Bayes - no 78
Gladstone Terrace 1878 - nos 80-92
West View 1886 - nos 110 & 112

Gladstone Terrace
Gladstone Terrace 1878 - nos 80-92

Brookfield - 155 Wellingborough Road in 2009
originally designed by Herbert Adnit for Mr William Hewitt as two houses

The Mission Church - Wellingborough Road 2009

AED 1891 - no 173 Linden House
For more about

Wellingborough Road


1910 Valuations
Phillipson's Directory 1908

AED 1891 - 173 called Hazelhurst
175 Linden House built in 1895

c1905/10 by Sam Powell - The Co-op Store left at corner of Windmill Road

Mr Gates' warehouse - first building on the left

Oakley Arms
204 & 202 South View 1892

built 1888 Lovell's Buildings 1893
(left) Lovell's Buildings 1893 which
adjoin the Oakley Cash Stores
of Tailby & Putnam
at 219 Wellingborough Road.
The houses were probably built by James Lovell, a shoe manufacturer, who died in 1898. His son John was the landlord when a fire at Mr Brightwell's occurred in 1904.

Around the corner from the stores in Irchester Road another terrace called Lovell's Buildings, was built in 1894.

214 & 212 built in 1888
211 - 213 - 215 - 217

Westbourne Grove
Looking down from Irchester Road junction
with Westbourne Grove right.
Westbourne Grove - at the Oakley junction

262 Westhill
271 Rokeby House
278 built in 1989
262 Westhill
271 Rokeby House
278 built in 1989
276 Glenhurst House also on the gate posts
Glenhurst House

267 Dean House
247 Ivanhoe
267 Dean House
247 Ivanhoe

from St Peter's Avenue
Wellingborough Road, looking towards the Oakley from St Peter's Avenue, c1970s.
It was marked by Arthur George to be trimmed for a postcard.
The notice board (left) reads "Rushden U D C Sewage Treatment Works"

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