Hi everyone, I've been dipping in and out of WikiWirral for a while now and thought it was about time I started posting.
I'll start off with a mystery that's baffled me for years, though I'm pretty sure, after reading through the many topics here, that this is the place to solve it.
I was born and brought up in Rodney St in Birkenhead.
Many years ago I was walking up the street from Borough Rd when I noticed an unusual rectangular stone plaque set into the upper brickwork of a house on the left hand side of the street. It's still there, and here's a photo of it taken last year........
I had always assumed that this was the original name of the lower part of Rodney St but I can't find any information on 'Glassneven Terrace' anywhere.
The 1876 OS map shown below shows that only the bottom half of Rodney St existed with houses yet to be built on the side where the plaque is situated.
To show where the plaque is located I've overlayed a modern map of the area onto the 1876 map
Highlighted the modern layout of Rodney St in green.
Then removed the modern map to show the modern layout on the 1876 map.
The red dot shows the approximate location of the plaque.
The plaque clearly says 'Glassneven Terrace 1876', yet in 1876 the street was clearly called Rodney St and furthermore in 1876 no houses were built where the plaque is situated.
Can anyone shed any light on this.
Ps. I've just realised that this should probably be in the History
Information Request forum.