HALEWOOD ROAD (continued)
GATEACRE C. OF E. SCHOOL: (opposite) built 1878 which prompts us to say that most Victorian schools are post 1870 because of Forster's Education Act of that date. Stylistically the choice of Gothic is absolutely typical of the Victorians as they associated it with learning and considered that a building's style should speak its function.
Nos 5, 7 & 9 Halewood Road: a block built sometime after 1848 but apparently occupied in 1851, owned by "Mr Cowley" (whom we have met at the Nook ?) seem to have been built as three cottages for 3 households as appear in 1851, by 1871 there seem to be 5 households here, however by 1881 the number of households listed between
'The Lindens' & John Taylor, the butcher at No.1 has risen to 11 with, in addition, 2 houses uninhabited! Within living memory these 3 cottages have been "back to back" with but 1 tap and a privy in the yard.
We hope that you have enjoyed our walk and will come on the next one.