Peat Moss Villas

On the deposited plans, dated 1865 and 1866 for two un-built railways Peat Moss Villas are described as being under construction in 1865 and partly occupied in 1866.

Peat Moss Villas are mentioned in both the 1891 and 1901 Census. – details attached. The row of cottages is marked on the 1890 OS Map

but on the 1907 Map they are much reduced in size.

Whether this is a new building on the site of part of the old Peat Moss Villas or the old buildings with some of the dwellings taken out it is not possible to tell.
These remnants of Peat Moss Villas still appear on the 1951 OS Map but by the 1973 OS Map the area has been replaced by Axholme Avenue.

Does anyone else have memories or family who resided at Peat Moss Villas?




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    1. Windsor
      Windsor at ·

      […] 100 on the plan is not strictly in Windsor but was accessed from Windsor Road, then known as Commonside. This property was known as Peat Moss Villa and was a large terrace of simple houses – more information can be found here on the Crowle Community Forum […]

    2. Pat barley
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      My family lived at peat moss villas from 1950 until 1955. The houses were tied houses they belonged to Masons (farmers)

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