WikiWirral is where great friendships are made.
Forum Stats
12328 Members
65 Forums
73256 Topics
989090 Posts
27 posts in the last 24hrs
Max Online: 7831 @ 8th Apr 2013 4:18pm
Who's Online - Click Me
83 registered (alan128, 12 invisible), 1400 Guests and 284 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Social Media : Follow Us


(Views 7days)This Weeks Most Read
Finsbury Park mosque. 974
Round the Wirral with a movie camera[1934] 437
Code reader 322
Washing machine 199
Range Rover P38A Air Suspension Help Needed 143
Loving Home Wanted For 3 Cats. 117
Ant and Dec 97
Another Scam 79
Wanted roof box 65
Loving Home Wanted For 3 Cats. 59
New General Forums
Deja Vu, Lightning Strikes Thrice, Groundhog Day
by fish5133
Yesterday at 07:38 PM
Ant and Dec
by cools
18th Jun 2017 2:11pm
Another Scam
by Excoriator
18th Jun 2017 10:00am
Happy birthday Ste
by Dilly
12th Jun 2017 7:54am
New Wirral History
Round the Wirral with a movie camera[1934]
by snowhite
16th Jun 2017 2:03pm
Bascule Bridge
by Sufee
6th Jun 2017 9:09pm
Pathe news short - merseytunnel 1934
by oldpm01
5th Jun 2017 1:57pm
1878 Post Office Directory of Cheshire query
by derekdwc
1st Jun 2017 10:41pm
Bakery at 275 Poulton Road 1925 onwards
by JAFitz
30th May 2017 8:59pm
Forum Tips
Photo Gallery Forums
wirral from Liverpool big wheel
New Brighton Big Wheel
Topic Replies
Where In The Wirral Is It??
by diggingdeeper
Yesterday at 09:22 PM
Benefit Cap is Unlawful
by RUDEBOX
Yesterday at 07:37 PM
Suspended sentence for 37,000 benefit fraud mum
by Mark
Yesterday at 06:45 PM
What song are you listening to?
by granny
Yesterday at 10:18 AM
live webcam from africa, a must see
by granny
Yesterday at 09:49 AM
VW t4 fixed side window replacement
by Mike72
Yesterday at 08:00 AM
Sailing volunteers
by diggingdeeper
Yesterday at 12:34 AM
Finsbury Park mosque.
by fish5133
21st Jun 2017 11:48pm
Bromborough Central Power Station
by Jimbo620
21st Jun 2017 7:19pm
June
M Tu W Th F Sa Su
1 2 3 4
5 6 7 8 9 10 11
12 13 14 15 16 17 18
19 20 21 22 23 24 25
26 27 28 29 30
Recent Posts : What's On ?
Shotwick - Old And New (Hall and Solar Farm)
by diggingdeeper
18th Jun 2017 11:41am
Sefton Park
by diggingdeeper
17th Jun 2017 7:28pm
Topic Options
Rate This Topic
#949149 - 1st Jun 2015 9:58pm Taylor's Delph and Mine Cottage, Tranmere
TranmereTaylor Offline
Beginner

Registered: 31st May 2015
Posts: 3
Loc: Tranmere
Hello,

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??

Thanks smile

Top
Google Ads
#949150 - 1st Jun 2015 10:13pm Re: Taylor's Delph and Mine Cottage, Tranmere [Re: TranmereTaylor]
TRANCENTRAL Offline

Green Meanie
Wiki Master

Registered: 10th Apr 2008
Posts: 13467
Loc: Underground
Here's a pic from 1941


Attachments: Viewing Permissions May Apply. Click Me
holt_hill.jpg


_________________________
Please do not adjust your mind, there is a slight problem with reality. #backscovered

Top
#949154 - 1st Jun 2015 10:41pm Re: Taylor's Delph and Mine Cottage, Tranmere [Re: TranmereTaylor]
TRANCENTRAL Offline

Green Meanie
Wiki Master

Registered: 10th Apr 2008
Posts: 13467
Loc: Underground
And some pre demo pics by our kimpri


Attachments: Viewing Permissions May Apply. Click Me
P2200001.jpg

P2200003.jpg


_________________________
Please do not adjust your mind, there is a slight problem with reality. #backscovered

Top
#949221 - 2nd Jun 2015 10:26am Re: Taylor's Delph and Mine Cottage, Tranmere [Re: TranmereTaylor]
_Ste_ Offline


Wiki Master

Registered: 7th Aug 2005
Posts: 16021
Loc: New Brighton
Very sad tale indeed.
_________________________


http://www.youtube.com/user/stetopop

Top
#949230 - 2nd Jun 2015 12:36pm Re: Taylor's Delph and Mine Cottage, Tranmere [Re: _Ste_]
chriskay Offline
Forum Veteran

Registered: 25th Oct 2007
Posts: 4868
Loc: shropshire
Welcome to wiki, Tranmere Taylor.
Here's the Ordnance Survey map of 1912 which shows cottages on Holborn Square.


Attachments: Viewing Permissions May Apply. Click Me
Clip.jpg


_________________________
Carpe diem.

Top
#954238 - 7th Jul 2015 9:35pm Re: Taylor's Delph and Mine Cottage, Tranmere [Re: TranmereTaylor]
georgetheking Offline
Newbeee

Registered: 7th May 2012
Posts: 39
Loc: birkenhead
My nan&grandad lived down the delph

Top
#959628 - 29th Aug 2015 2:36pm Re: Taylor's Delph and Mine Cottage, Tranmere [Re: TranmereTaylor]
TranmereTaylor Offline
Beginner

Registered: 31st May 2015
Posts: 3
Loc: Tranmere
Apologies for the late reply, thanks very much for the pictures it is much appreciated!

Top
#959629 - 29th Aug 2015 2:40pm Re: Taylor's Delph and Mine Cottage, Tranmere [Re: TranmereTaylor]
TranmereTaylor Offline
Beginner

Registered: 31st May 2015
Posts: 3
Loc: Tranmere
New to this.. how do i Upload pictures onto the site? thanks

Top
#959630 - 29th Aug 2015 2:48pm Re: Taylor's Delph and Mine Cottage, Tranmere [Re: TranmereTaylor]
Giggler Offline
Smartchild

Registered: 30th Oct 2012
Posts: 506
Loc: Wirral

Top

Moderator:  Mark 
Random Wirral Images

Click to View Topic.
Newest Topics
Benefit Cap is Unlawful
by RUDEBOX
Yesterday at 07:37 PM
VW t4 fixed side window replacement
by Mike72
Yesterday at 08:00 AM
Range Rover P38A Air Suspension Help Needed
by Martin1943
20th Jun 2017 8:06pm
Loving Home Wanted For 3 Cats.
by DavidC
20th Jun 2017 8:32am
Finsbury Park mosque.
by Beethoven
19th Jun 2017 11:42am
For Sale & Free
Washing machine
by GingerTom
20th Jun 2017 9:05pm
22" full 1080p hd and freeview tv
by monsterz4
20th Jun 2017 8:50pm
Apple TV box the 1gen
by monsterz4
20th Jun 2017 8:48pm
42 lf smart tv
by stumpyduck
20th Jun 2017 8:15pm
Wanted roof box
by monsterz4
19th Jun 2017 10:32am
Featured Member
Registered: 8th Oct 2011
Posts: 1758
Newest Members
Fairz87, mikerobbo84, Robbo1960, Gwhiz03, SamphireGreen
12328 Registered Users
Today's Birthdays
No Birthdays
New Wirral Info
Shotwick - Old And New (Hall and Solar Farm)
by diggingdeeper
15th Jun 2017 10:19pm
Sefton Park
by diggingdeeper
15th Jun 2017 10:02pm
Property Law
by lau2908
14th Jun 2017 8:04pm
van driver needed
by futurepast
14th Jun 2017 7:34pm
Sailing volunteers
by dogsbrain
14th Jun 2017 4:31pm
News : New Topics
Benefit Cap is Unlawful
by RUDEBOX
Yesterday at 07:37 PM
Finsbury Park mosque.
by Beethoven
19th Jun 2017 11:42am
Grenfell Tower - Notting Hill
by diggingdeeper
14th Jun 2017 5:13am
Manchester airport
by Dilly
9th Jun 2017 6:01pm
helicopter landing irby park
by fish5133
7th Jun 2017 12:22am
New Enthusiast Forums
VW t4 fixed side window replacement
by Mike72
Yesterday at 08:00 AM
Range Rover P38A Air Suspension Help Needed
by Martin1943
20th Jun 2017 8:06pm
Loving Home Wanted For 3 Cats.
by DavidC
20th Jun 2017 8:32am
Loving Home Wanted For 3 Cats.
by DavidC
18th Jun 2017 6:02pm
Code reader
by madrob
16th Jun 2017 9:09am
(Views 24hrs)Trending Newest Topics
Benefit Cap is Unlawful 35
VW t4 fixed side window replacement 28
Deja Vu, Lightning Strikes Thrice, Groundhog Day 19
Wirral Sunrise Sunset
Sunrise Fri 4:43am
Sunset Fri 9:45pm
Local Time Fri 4:36am
WikiWirral Can . . . .