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Monday, 17 January 2011

Henrietta Street

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Henrietta Street is a residential street very close to the town centre of Ashton under Lyne. It starts near the Market Hall and runs to the Old Ball Inn at the junction of Smallshaw Lane.

The houses start off as brick-built terraced houses nearer the town, progressing to substantial brick semi-detached properties, such as this one, as the distance from town increases.

Henrietta Street is the main route leading out to Ashton's northern suburbs. It was named after Henrietta Cavendish-Bentinck, wife of George Harry Grey, 5th Earl of Stamford, the major landowner in the area. The name was originally given to the new street in the town centre that was then re-named Stamford Street.

See Google Street View of this location.

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"Henrietta Street" is my contribution to this week's "My World" feature. Please check out the other blogs participating in this week's My World.


  1. That's a handsome street lined with brick buildings.

  2. That's a very attractive street.

  3. Very quaint, so different than our wide tree lined streets in Canada.

  4. It looks like a nice place to live! (I like Dr. Spencer's house, too.)
    -- K

    Kay, Alberta, Canada
    An Unfittie's Guide to Adventurous Travel

  5. I always loved those big houses on Henrietta St Thanks for origin of the name too as I'd assumed it was named after Queen Henrietta (Charles I's wife?). My grandmother lived on Henrietta St nearer to the town centre, roughly where there is now a carpark!

  6. On the right of your picture in the foreground, the shop used to be a Co-op.


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