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Looking North

Streets Off

Left Hand Side

  • Victoria Street

  • Ashworth Street

  • Meadowhead

Right Hand Side

  • Hicks terrace

  • Company Street

  • Princess Street

Right Hand Side (from High Street)

  • 1 block terraced houses (attached to High Street) containing corner shop and 2 houses (unnamed)

  • Back Street to High Street and Victoria Street

  • One block terraced houses containing two houses (unnamed)

  • One block terraced houses containing two houses (unnamed)

  • Back street for Victoria Street and Ashworth Street

  • One block terraced houses containing two houses (unnamed)

  • one block terraced houses containing 10? houses (unnamed)

  • The Willows (Willow Grange) built 1880

  • One block terraced houses containing 10? houses (unnamed)

  • Former Palatine Foods building (1962)

Left Hand Side (from High Street)

  • Side of former Astoria Skating Rink

  • End of Terraced block of Hicks Terrace containing 1 house (unnamed)

  • Back Street for Hicks Terrace and Company Street

  • End of Terraced block of Company Street containing 1 house (unnamed)

  • Back Street for Company Street

  • 1 block of Garden Fronted terraced houses containing 20? houses (unnamed)

  • Side of Methodists School

  • Former Palatine Foods building (1962)

Henry Street is named after one of the Petres sons. They had four children altogether, Edward, Oswald, Henry, and George, all of which are street names in Rishton.

By the end of 1880 Victoria Mill owned the houses 4, 6 and 8. This was for the mill workers to live in. Number 2 was part of the original post office, on the corner of High Street. Numbers 4, 6, and 8 can be seen in the picture above.

In a Southerly direction it was continued along Lower Lane near the line of Henry Street, down to Far Holmes, past Church Kirk and along Hyndburn Lane to join the old Manchester Road at the bull bridge in Accrington.

This road was part of the original road out of town prior to 1821, when the road turned at the Roebuck inn, and followed this dirt track towards Accrington before the canal was built.

Built on the line of the old occupation road, the streets original name was Marguerite Lane, from which Daisy Hill Mill derives its name.

Looking South

Only one mill has ever been associated with the street, and that was Daisy Hill Mill, which was accessed via Ashworth Street, which ran off Henry Street. The majority of mills were built on the opposite side of High Street, on Spring Street.

At the end of the road is Meadowhead Gardens and the track to the former Meadowhead pit site, but in view is the former food storage warehouse built in 1962 by Palatine foods of Blackburn, seen at the end of the road in this picture.

References

Rishton Street Names by E. Furber. Published October 1995.