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Added to PAF Database: January 1980
Bridge Street in July 2001.

Bridge Street has proven one of the most difficult streets to find out about so far! It is named so due to it leading to the bridge at the bottom of the road, on Spring Street.

Right Hand Side;

  • One block of terraced houses
  • 3 blocks of semi detached.

Left Hand Side;

  • One block of terraced house
  • 3 semi detached and 2 quasi detached on a crescent
  • 2 semi detached blocks.

On one side of the street are normal terrace houses, and on the opposite side to these are again terrace houses, but these only go half way up the street. On the top section of the street are the prefab houses that were previously Council Houses. These houses were built at the end of the 2nd World War, commonly known as the Sands Estate, the houses run in a crescent on one side of the street, and semi-detached houses on the other. Some of them have since been bought for private dwellings.

The street adjoins Spring Street with its junction to Moor Lane, and at the top of the Street joins with Cliff Street.

Lamp Columnsâ€"Bridge Street to Tottleworth. It was decided on the 11th October 1951, to leave six columns in position for the time being.

Here’s a picture that was taken on Bridge Street in 1952 for the Coronation of Queen Elizabeth the 2nd.

Bridge Street

Bridge Street is one of the few remaining streets that have had its footpaths supplied from the local quarry.

Flagstone still adorns the floor on the left hand side of the street as you proceed West towards Cliff Street.

Stone footpath from local quarry stone.

Most other streets have long since had the stone paving removed for the sake of money (you can sell the flag, pay the labour, buy new tarmac or concrete flags, and still make a profit!) but somehow Bridge Street has survived.

There are one or two other little side streets in this area of town which have also remained untouched such as Shuttleworth Street, and the lower part of Livesey Street, both of which run from Spring Street.

The stone on the footpath here will have come from Close Brow quarry, or Cunliffe quarry, depending on when the houses were first built.

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