I am interested to find out any information about the stone quarrys around the Holt Hill / Queen Street area of Tranmere. In the mid 1800's the largest quarry in that area was known as Taylor's Delph, now known as the Holborn Square industrial estate.
The quarry was run by the Taylor family for over three generations, and at some point in the late 1800's there where around 15 houses built on 'the Delph' as it was known locally. I wonder if anyone knows what happened to the houses?, if they where damaged during the wars? or maybe someone had family who lived there?.
In 1891 the quarry was owned by James Taylor, aged 70, who was born in Yorkshire but moved to Tranmere with his family as a young man. He was my 4th great grandfather and had a large family. James lived at Mine Cottage, and it is likely that the cottage was built by the family. The cottage stood by the quarry walls opposite the top of Green Lane, and was hidden away for many years until around 2010 when the building in front of it was demolished, revealing the cottage behind it. Unfortunately a short time after that the cottage was also demolished, to make way for new building i think?.
The quarry has been referred to as 'the heart of Tranmere' and the family where well known locally, so it seems a shame now that Taylor's Delph seems to have been brushed under the carpet in way.., now called Holborn square, with little to no trace of what was once a thriving community.
Does anyone have any information??