Howard Street, Rishton.

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Added to PAF Database: January 1980

Off Harwood Road, built 1929 consisting of 2 pebble dashed terraces

A Cul de sac leading to Duckworth's farm, a poultry keeper possible known as Eastfield farm.

The name Howard comes up through the Walmsley â€" Petre stock. Catherine Walmsleys grandson, the ninth Baron Robert James, married Lady Anne Radcliffe, daughter of Phillip Howard.

When Robert died he was succeeded by his eldest son Robert Edward (the ninth Baron Petre) who married Anne, daughter of Phillip Howard. Their Grandson, Henry William, his second wife was Adiliza Marie, daughter of Henry Howard Esq.

Howard Street in July 2001.

There is also a connection with the Duke of Norfolk whose family name was Howard.

A little side street off Harwood Road, Howard Street leads to allotment areas at the end of the road, which were lucky to have survived the building of Ullswater Close in the 1980s.

There is also an entrance to the playground and recreation area that is normally found on Norfolk Street.

This is the first side street off Harwood Road that actually contains houses on the left hand side (West side).

Howard Streets houses are constructed with red brick indicating that they were built at a later date to Harwood Road.

The Council Clerk reported on the 11th October 1951, that he had been informed that several residents desired the Council to change the name of this street on account of confusion arising by similarity to the name of another street. He had communicated with the owners’ resident in the street for their observations, but had not received all the replies.


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