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Highbrooks Cottages North Ashton
Photo: Janice Ryder
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Item #: 8963
These are the last remaining Cottages of Highbrooks, the photo was taken in 1969.

Comment by: Freda on 28th January 2009 at 11:17

Are these cottages still there ?
If so, where exactly are they. My ancestors lived there and I would love to get a picture of the place.

Comment by: jimmy on 28th January 2009 at 12:37

this was our family home for many happy years .

Comment by: Ged on 28th January 2009 at 16:55

My wifes uncle lived there, his daughter anne is still there.

Comment by: Dave Lewis on 28th January 2009 at 18:12

Good one janice, did pat caroll live there at one time used to go there if he did.

Comment by: Janice on 28th January 2009 at 18:55

Yes Freda the cottages are still standing originally there were 8. What was the name of your relation and what number did they live at, we may be able to help you more.

Comment by: Janice on 28th January 2009 at 18:59

Yes Dave, Pat Caroll did live there at one time, she lived in the one on the right hand side as you look at the photo. She moved about 20yrs ago

Comment by: janet on 28th January 2009 at 20:37

Hi Janice, Wish I had a dollar for every time I have gone past those cottages, either on foot or on my bike.. I'd have some good spending money for when I come over..

Comment by: ste lomax on 28th January 2009 at 21:03

hi janice, cant believe how much the place as changed.

Comment by: John Davies on 29th January 2009 at 11:05

Where abouts IS this please?

Comment by: Ged on 29th January 2009 at 16:30

John. Go round Drummers Lane & near Jimmy Wadsworths farm is a narrow road called High Brooks take that road & you come to it,

Comment by: Janice on 29th January 2009 at 21:40

John, if you are coming in from Downall Green end, going past the graveyard on your right, at the top of the hill turn left into Brocstedes Road follow this road going over the motorway bridge immediately over the motorway bridge turn left this is still Brocstedes Road and then they are the 1st cottages you come to on the right hand side. The cottages are tucked away right at the end of Brocstedes Road. These cottages were built in 1840 and were built further down Brocsteds Road than the other 6 cottages the first 6 no longer exist. Even though it is called Brocstedes Road it is more like a farm track. Were you turn into the track this is the start of Highbrooks and it ends at the cottages. The area before the track ie. Jimmy Wadsworth's Farm and bungalow this area is called Low Brooks.

Comment by: John Davies on 30th January 2009 at 15:18

Thanks for the info.

Comment by: Janice on 16th March 2009 at 19:44

If you zoom in on this photo you will be able to see either Jimmy Fagan or his dad Tom Fagan in the veg plot.

Comment by: Joe Knowles on 14th May 2009 at 12:38

hi my great grandad lived at 82 highbrooks when they moved there i dont know but he was born 1831 his name was Henry Knowles

Comment by: Stephen Halliwell on 11th April 2012 at 17:49

Hi
I grew up and still live at 9/10 Brocstedes Cottage's. We also own 11 Brocstedes Cottage.

Comment by: Gregg. on 4th March 2022 at 15:23

Hi - I helped an elderly lady with a black Labrador at number 8 about 2 years ago. The house was in a terrible state.

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