Concrete Cottages, Woodside Road, Lockwood

This page is a bare-bones entry for a location which appears on an historic Ordnance Survey map. More detailed information may eventually be added...


  • appears on maps: 1905 [#22]
  • location: Woodside Road, Lockwood
  • status: still exists
  • category: terraced row
  • notes: 6 properties


The History of Lockwood and North Crosland (1980) by Brian Clarke:

At the bottom of Woodside Road on the south side there is a row of six terrace houses which, apart from having flat roofs, do not appear to be unusual. However, this terrace built in 1877, is one of the earliest examples in this country of the use of pre-cast concrete in building construction. The idea was imported from America where the son of the builder, W.F. & I. Longbottom, had seen building work of this type. Originally 12 houses were planned, two rows of six, one row behind the other, but only the row alongside Woodside Road was completed.