Greenfield Houses

Started by: Winstanley (19)

I am trying to locate Greenfield Houses, Ince. Is anyone able to help me locate them?

Started: 1st Aug 2015 at 10:04

Posted by: Perkin Warbeck (1456)

Greenfield Houses still stand in Ince Green Lane.
A red brick row of terrace houses starting at 140.

Can I ask what's your interest?

Replied: 1st Aug 2015 at 10:57

Posted by: Winstanley (19)

Thank you Perkin. I am looking for 8 Greenfield Houses. My mother's family lived there for a short while before moving to Westhoughton. It is noted on her birth certificate as Greenfield Houses. I wonder why it was not Ince Green Lane? Why are they called Greenfield Houses?
The other addresses I have for family residences are Hardybutts and 87 and 88 Ince Green Lane and 2 and 13 Forge street amongst some of the common addresses. My grandfather worked at the forge and fell in the canal on his way home from work. Shortly after this event he moved to Westhoughton and died and was buried in Ince.

Replied: 1st Aug 2015 at 20:45

Posted by: fossil (6710)

Greenfield houses

Greenfield houses in the background.

Replied: 2nd Aug 2015 at 10:56
Last edited by fossil : 2nd Aug 2015 at 10:58:06

Posted by: johnnyseven (302)

I'm sure the Greenfield Houses you relate to were a row of terraced houses located in Greenfield Avenue opposite Loeminster Place. These houses predated the council houses which were built around 1928. They were demolished around the mid 1970's and replaced with flats.
If you look on an old map you should be able to find them.
I don't think it's the houses in Ince Green Lane since they would gave been given an Ince Green Lane address

Replied: 3rd Aug 2015 at 04:20

Posted by: fossil (6710)

Definitely Greenfield Houses John,look in the Ince Directory on Stuff.It shows them on IGL and lists the occupants in 1925/26. I also lived in one,during the war and after with my family up to getting married in 1965,and my parents for many years after that.The houses were renumbered as 140 to154 when the council houses in the half moon were built.

Replied: 3rd Aug 2015 at 09:08

Posted by: Perkin Warbeck (1456)


Addresses above and below Greenfield Houses are Ince Green Lane numbers

1925 Ince Directory

Replied: 3rd Aug 2015 at 09:09
Last edited by Perkin Warbeck: 3rd Aug 2015 at 09:10:54

Posted by: Winstanley (19)

That is great news from everyone, particularly the picture and the Ince Directory. Denis Ward is my grandfather. I wonder if Annie Baron is related to Matthew Baron that you were interested in before, Perkin Warbeck? Did you ever find out what you needed to find out about Mesnes Park Terrace?

Replied: 3rd Aug 2015 at 12:17

Posted by: fossil (6710)

There is a stone between the second and third upstairs windows on the left which is inscribed Greenfield Houses

Replied: 3rd Aug 2015 at 13:20

Posted by: fossil (6710)

Interesting that your grandfather is buried with Hodkinsons.
The man in the doorway on the extreme left of the picture was John Hodkinson with his wife in front.

Replied: 3rd Aug 2015 at 21:15

Posted by: Winstanley (19)

How interesting that they are in the photo.
My grandmother was a Hodkinson. Her father, John was the caretaker at St Wiliams and her brother, John, married Annie Ashton and they lived at 148 Ince Green Lane until the late 1950s when they died.
Denis Ward died in Westhoughton and was buried in the Hodkinson family grave in Ince.
Thank you for letting me know that they are in the photo.

Replied: 3rd Aug 2015 at 21:39

Posted by: talktalk (153) 

88 ince green lane was a shop in the 1950s sold baby clothes wool ect.for how long i dont know. It closed after the old lady died early 60s.

Replied: 15th Aug 2015 at 03:06

Posted by: fossil (6710)

If you go into the photos section and enter St Williams snooker team in the search box,there is a picture of John Hodkinson in the team featured.

Replied: 4th Sep 2015 at 13:49

Posted by: irene (2900) 

With regard to your mention of 87 and 88 Ince Green Lane....I was born at 85, Ince Green Lane in 1952, and my mam was born there in 1911, and her parents lived there in the late 1800s, and 87 was St William's Presbytery.

Replied: 8th Sep 2015 at 12:41


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