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From: "Pam and Paul Gray" <>
Subject: RE: [CHS] Monks Coppenhall
Date: Mon, 18 Jul 2005 21:35:31 +0100
There are still several very old streets in the town centre area of Crewe.
Monks Coppenhall is still an area of Crewe. However, during the development
of the railway the area now known as Crewe, was generally known as Monks
The streets in the town centre are Betley Street, Tollit Street, Dorfold
Street plus another which name I can't remember. These I believe were for
the workers. The vast majority of this type of house was demolished in the
Some slightly bigger houses exist in what is now Victoria Street and is
locally known as Gaffers Row, as the name suggests, the foremen etc lived
Most of what we now know as Monks Coppenhall, ie the North of Crewe, still
has many terraced houses that were built between 1880 and 1900 and these
would have also housed a mixture of workers and foremen.
I think I have some old maps of Crewe/Monks Coppenhall if you think they
would be useful I could scan an email to you.
If you have a specific address, I would be pleased to check it for you and
take pictures etc.
I believe the name Crewe, came about because of Lord Crewe whose land was
used to in the expansion of the railway.
Hope this is useful
Pam and Paul Gray
From: Shirley Brittan [mailto:]
Sent: 18 July 2005 21:02
Subject: [CHS] Monks Coppenhall
Please could someone tell me do any of the original houses for Railway
workers remain in Monks Coppenhall? Thank you Shirley
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