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World War 2 Air Raid Damage in Batley: Part 4 – K to N

In my post Batley’s First Air Raid – The Night of 12/13 December 1940, I wrote about the areas of Batley hit.

Since then I have pinpointed many of the affected buildings, houses and addresses, including a general summary of the damage inflicted on each property.

This is the fourth post which covers these addresses and the damage details, so you can identify if your current home was part of this event in our local history; or if a home associated with your family history was affected. This post covers street names beginning with the letters K through to N.

North Bank Road, Batley – Photo by Jane Roberts

One note of caution, although many house numbers remain unchanged from that period, some may have undergone re-numbering in the intervening years. The numbers in the table below are as they were during the war, not as they are today. Other houses have long since gone.

Also, though hundreds of addresses are listed, I am aware from my earlier research that this is not the full record of houses affected – there are areas of Batley hit that night which are missing from the list.

Some final points to be aware of. I have detailed the information exactly as it was written, so the damage inventory columns are not consistent. For example ceiling damage sometimes comes under ‘contents’, at others under the ‘generally’ heading. 

It is also clear this is not the complete story of damage inflicted. I am aware some buildings did suffer substantially more than is listed for them in the space-limited columns – for example the gable end at a house on North Bank Road needing rebuilding as a result of the air raid, but the inventory gives no indication of the extent of the damage to this house.

And, to my mind, the list of contents ruined does appear suspiciously light. Again has space played a part? For example it is hard to believe that crockery and furniture in the majority of houses was undamaged given the structural damage listed. An exception to this features in this post – a house on North Bank Road has furniture and crockery breakages reported. However these contents were not listed in the space provided but were an add on insertion at the top of the page. It is therefore likely that individual household forms were completed initially and the information then collated and condensed on one form covering all addresses, meaning layers of detail being missed in this overall summary.

North Bank Road – Photo by Jane Roberts

Anyway, good luck with locating your home. Don’t forget to scroll across the table to get the full details – there are columns detailing the property description, address, and an indication of the extent of damage (i.e. roof, walls, floors, contents and general damage). And do check my website as I continue to add more posts listing affected houses.

Description1AddressRoofWallsFloorsContentsGenerally
2 Kent StreetWindows
4 Kent StreetWindows
6 Kent StreetWindows
8 Kent StreetWindows
10 Kent StreetCeilingWindows
12 Kent StreetCeilingWindows
14 Kent StreetMany SlatesDoorWindow
16 Kent StreetWindows
18 Kent StreetWindow
20 Kent StreetCeilingWindow
22 Kent StreetCeilingWindow
24 Kent StreetCeilingWindows
26 Kent StreetWindows
28 Kent StreetCeilingWindows
30 Kent StreetLetter Box Windows
32 Kent StreetCeilingWindows
34 Kent StreetWindows
36 Kent StreetWindows
2 Knowles RoadWindow
19 Knowles RoadWindow
33 Knowles RoadWindow
35 Knowles RoadWindow
Council SchoolMill LaneWindow
23 Mount AvenueWindow
25 Mount AvenueWindow
32 New StreetWindow
2 Norfolk StreetWindows
3 Norfolk StreetMany SlatesLockWindows
4 Norfolk StreetWindows
5 Norfolk StreetWindows
6 Norfolk StreetWindows
8 Norfolk StreetWindows
9 Norfolk StreetWindows
10 Norfolk StreetWindows
11 Norfolk StreetWindows
12 Norfolk StreetWindows
14 Norfolk StreetWindows
15 Norfolk StreetWindows
17 Norfolk StreetWindows
22 Norfolk StreetWindows
37 Norfolk StreetWindows
66 Norfolk StreetWindows
68 Norfolk StreetWindows
7 North Bank RoadWindows
23 North Bank RoadWindows
27 North Bank RoadWindows
29 North Bank RoadWindows
31 North Bank RoadWindows
33 North Bank RoadWindows
121 North Bank RoadLock: Windows
123 North Bank RoadWindows
125 North Bank RoadSlates (WC)LockWindows & Frame
127 North Bank RoadSlates (WC)Dinner Service, Tea Service, Dressing-TableWindows & Frames
129 North Bank RoadMany SlatesCeilings Windows & Frames
131 North Bank RoadMany SlatesCeilings: LocksWindows & Frames: Door
133 North Bank RoadWindows & Door
135 North Bank RoadWindows
137 North Bank RoadWindows
139 North Bank RoadNot Known2
141 North Bank RoadMany SlatesCeilingsWindows & Frames: Lock
143 North Bank RoadNot Known2
145 North Bank RoadNot Known2
147 North Bank RoadMany SlatesPlasterCeilingsFireplace: Door: Windows
149 North Bank RoadNot Known2
151 North Bank RoadCeilingsWindows & Frames: Door
153 North Bank RoadCeilingsWindows
155 North Bank RoadCeilingWindows & Frames
157 North Bank RoadPlasterCeilingsCellar Brickwork: Window Frame
159 North Bank RoadLocksWindows
161 North Bank RoadWindows
163 North Bank RoadWindows
165 North Bank RoadWindows & Frame
167 North Bank RoadWindows
169 North Bank RoadWindows
171 North Bank RoadWindows
173 North Bank RoadWindows
175 North Bank RoadFireplaceWindows & Frame
69 North StreetWindow
Data extracted from West Yorkshire Archive Services Ref KMT1/Box42/TB227 – This is only a portion of the information contained. I have not included owners, occupiers, rateable value etc.

For Part 1 – A to B see here.
For Part 2 – C to F see here.
For Part 3 – G to J see here.
For Part 5 – O to P see here.
For Part 6 – Q to T see here.


Footnotes:
1. In this section of the list the ‘Description’ column is largely blank. The implication is these are houses, not business premises.
2. These buildings were on a different form where the only column relating to damage was “Indiction of Extent of Damage to Contents”. Other buildings on this form suffered complete destruction. It seems to be a form reserved for those buildings which suffered serious damage.

World War 2 Air Raid Damage in Batley: Part 3 – G to J

In my post Batley’s First Air Raid – The Night of 12/13 December 1940, I wrote about the areas of Batley hit.

Since then I have pinpointed many of the affected buildings, houses and addresses, including a general summary of the damage inflicted on each property.

This is the third post with these details so you can identify if your home was part of this event in our local history; or if a home associated with your family history was affected. It covers street names starting with the letters G through to J.

One of the streets covered in this post

One note of caution, although many house numbers remain unchanged from that period, some may have undergone re-numbering in the intervening years. The numbers in the table below are as they were during the war, not as they are today. Other houses have long gone.

Also, though hundreds of addresses are listed, I am aware from my earlier research that this is not the complete inventory – there are areas of Batley hit that night which are missing from the list.

Some final points to be aware of. I have detailed the information exactly as it was written, so the damage inventory columns are not consistent. For example ceiling damage sometimes comes under ‘contents’, at others under the ‘generally’ heading. 

It is also clear this is not the complete story of damage inflicted. I am aware some buildings did suffer substantially more than is listed for them in the space-limited columns – for example gable ends needing rebuilding as a result of the air raid.

Some final points to be aware of. I have detailed the information exactly as it was written, so the damage inventory columns are not consistent. For example ceiling damage sometimes comes under ‘contents’, at others under the ‘generally’ heading. 

It is also clear this is not the complete story of damage inflicted. I am aware some buildings did suffer substantially more than is listed for them in the space-limited columns – for example gable ends needing rebuilding as a result of the air raid. 

And, to my mind, the list of contents ruined does appear suspiciously light. For example it is hard to believe that crockery and furniture in the majority of houses was undamaged given the structural damage listed. Again has space played a part? There are exceptions – in one detailed entry for an address in another post, although the contents were not listed in the space provided, they were an add-on insertion at the top of the page. It is hard to believe that contents in the majority of entries for other houses suffered no similar damage. I believe it is likely that individual household forms were completed initially and the information then collated and condensed on one form covering all addresses, meaning layers of detail being missed in this overall summary.

Anyway, good luck with locating your home. Don’t forget to scroll across the table to get the full details – there are columns detailing the property description, address, and an indication of the extent of damage (i.e. roof, walls, floors, contents and general damage). And do check my website as I continue to add more posts listing affected houses.

Description1AddressRoofWallsFloorsContentsGenerally
1 Garden StreetWindow
2 Garden StreetWindow
3 Garden StreetWindow
6 Garden StreetWindow
8 Garden StreetWindow
3 George StreetWindow
13 George StreetWindow
19 George StreetWindow
13 Gladwin StreetWindow
Gospel HallMuchPlasterCeilingsWindows
Grammar SchoolSewer: Boundary Wall, Windows
2 Great Wood StreetSlightCeilingsW.C Pot: Windows
4 Great Wood StreetSlightCeilingsWindows
6 Great Wood StreetSlightCeilingsWindows
8 Great Wood StreetSlightCeilingsPartition: Windows
8 Healey LaneSlightWindow
22 Healey Lane Window
39 Healey Lane Window
47 Healey Lane OrnamentWindow
49 Healey Lane Window
50A Healey LaneWindow
55 Healey Lane Window
61 Healey Lane Window
73 Healey Lane Window
75 Healey Lane Window
77 Healey Lane Window
79 Healey Lane Window
100 Healey Lane PlasterWindows
102 Healey Lane Windows
118A Healey Lane Window
120 Healey Lane Many Slates CeilingsWindows
122 Healey Lane Windows
126 Healey Lane Many Slates Windows
128 Healey Lane Many Slates
130 Healey Lane Chimney Flashing Window
132 Healey Lane Many Slates Window
134 Healey Lane Many Slates CeilingWindows
138 Healey Lane Many Slates CeilingsWindows
142 Healey Lane Window
144 Healey Lane Many Slates CeilingWindow
146 Healey Lane SlightWindow
148 Healey Lane SlightWindows
154 Healey Lane Windows
160 Healey Lane Many SlatesWardrobeWindow
199 Healey Lane Window
Fried Fish Shop219 Healey Lane Window
Braeside, 46 Healey Lane
HouseWestfield, Healey Lane Many SlatesWindows
Wood Lea, 42 Healey Lane Windows
Senior Boys’ SchoolHealey Lane Slates
2 Highcliffe RoadWindows & Frame
4 Highcliffe RoadWindows
12 Highcliffe RoadWindows
16 Highcliffe RoadCeilings
18 Highcliffe RoadCeilings
22 Highcliffe RoadWindows
26 Highcliffe RoadWindows
36 Highcliffe RoadCeilingWindows & Frame
38 Highcliffe RoadCeilingWindows
40 Highcliffe RoadCeilingWindows
1 Holyoak AvenueMany Slates
2 Holyoak AvenueMany SlatesCeilingsSteps Windows
3 Holyoak AvenueMany SlatesCeilingsWindows
4 Holyoak AvenueMany SlatesWindows
5 Holyoak AvenueMany SlatesCeilingsWindows & Eaves Gutters
6 Holyoak AvenueMany SlatesWindows
7 Holyoak AvenueMany SlatesWindows
8 Holyoak AvenueMany SlatesWindows
9 Holyoak AvenueMany SlatesCeilingsEaves Gutter & Windows
10 Holyoak AvenueMany SlatesWindows
11 Holyoak AvenueMany SlatesCeilingsDoor & Windows
12 Holyoak AvenueMany SlatesWindows
13 Holyoak AvenueMany SlatesCeilingsDoor, Eaves & Windows
14 Holyoak AvenueMany SlatesWindows
15 Holyoak AvenueMany SlatesCeilingsDoor & Windows
16 Holyoak AvenueMany SlatesWindows
10 Jacob StreetWindow
12 Jacob StreetWindow
Data extracted from West Yorkshire Archive Services Ref KMT1/Box42/TB227 – This is only a portion of the information contained. I have not included owners, occupiers, rateable value etc. 

For Part 1 – A to B see here.
For Part 2 – C to F see here.
For Part 4 – K to N see here.
For Part 5 – O to P see here.
For Part 6 – Q to T see here.


Footnotes:
1. In this section of the list the ‘Description’ column is largely blank. The implication is these are houses, not business premises.

World War 2 Air Raid Damage in Batley: Part 2 – C to F

In my post Batley’s First Air Raid – The Night of 12/13 December 1940, I wrote about the areas of Batley hit.

Since then I have pinpointed many of the affected buildings, houses and addresses, including a general summary of the damage inflicted on each property.

This is the second post with these details so you can identify if your home was part of this event in our local history; or if a home associated with your family history was affected. It covers street names from C to F.

One note of caution, although many house numbers remain unchanged from that period, some may have undergone re-numbering in the intervening years (e.g. potentially Deighton Lane, looking at the current numbering/house names and cross-matching to the house names/numbers on the air raid damage list, and also looking at OS maps for the period).1 The numbers here are as they were during the war, not as they are today. Other houses have long gone.

Also, though hundreds of addresses are listed, I am aware from my earlier research that this is not the complete inventory – there are areas of Batley hit that night which are missing from the list.

Some final points to be aware of. I have detailed the information exactly as it was written, so the damage inventory columns are not consistent. For example ceiling damage sometimes comes under ‘contents’, at others under the ‘generally’ heading.

It is also clear this is not the complete story of damage inflicted. I am aware some buildings did suffer substantially more than is listed for them in the space-limited columns – for example gable ends needing rebuilding as a result of the air raid.

And, to my mind, the list of contents ruined does appear suspiciously light. For example it is hard to believe that crockery and furniture in the majority of houses was undamaged given the structural damage listed. Again has space played a part? There are exceptions – in one detailed entry for an address in another post, although the contents were not listed in the space provided, they were an add-on insertion at the top of the page. It is hard to believe that contents in the majority of entries for other houses suffered no similar damage. I believe it is likely that individual household forms were completed initially and the information then collated and condensed on one form covering all addresses, meaning layers of detail being missed in this overall summary.

Anyway, good luck with locating your home. Don’t forget to scroll across the table to get the full details – there are columns detailing the property description, address, and an indication of the extent of damage (i.e. roof, walls, floors, contents and general damage). And do check my website as I continue to add more posts listing affected houses.

DescriptionAddressRoofWallsFloorsContentsGenerally
Caledonia Road, J E Etherington LtdNot known2
HouseOak Cottage, Caledonia RoadMany slates
Public BathsCambridge StreetMany slates
House22 Carlinghow LaneWindow
House8 Cedar GroveWindow
House35 Chaster StreetWindow
House41 Chaster StreetWindow
House45 Chaster StreetWindow
House98 Chaster StreetWindows
House100 Chaster StreetWindows
House102 Chaster StreetWindows
House104 Chaster StreetWindows
House106 Chaster StreetWindow
House108 Chaster StreetWindows
House110 Chaster StreetWindows
House14 Clarence StreetMany slatesCeiling
House27 Cobden StreetWindow
House2 Colbeck Avenue3 slates offWindows
House3 Colbeck Avenue3 slates offWindow
House4 Colbeck Avenue12 slates offPlasterWiringWindow
House5 Colbeck Avenue2 slates offWindow
House6 Colbeck Avenue3 slates offCeilings & Windows
House7 Colbeck AvenueWindows
House9 Colbeck Avenue1 Ceiling & Windows
House11 Colbeck AvenueSlightChimney pot & Windows
House12 Colbeck AvenueWindows
House1 Colbeck TerraceSlight1 Ceiling & Windows
House 2 Colbeck TerraceWindows
House3 Colbeck TerraceSlight
House4 Colbeck TerraceLight BowlWindows
House5 Colbeck TerraceSlightWindows
House6 Colbeck TerraceWindows
House7 Colbeck TerraceSlightWindows
House8 Colbeck TerraceWindows
House9 Colbeck TerraceSlightDoor LockWindows
House10 Colbeck TerraceWindows
House11 Colbeck TerraceSlight
House12 Colbeck TerraceWindows
Shop25 Commercial StreetWindow
Electricity ShowroomsCommercial Street60?
House94 CommonsideWindow
House33 Crescent StreetWindow
House8 Cross Bank RoadWindow
House62 Cross Bank RoadWindow
House45 Cross Park StreetMany slatesBurntCeilingWindow
House18 Dark LaneWindow
House20 Dark LaneWindow
House22 Dark LaneWindow
House25 Dark LaneWindows
House45 Dark Lane CeilingsWindows
House55 Dark Lane Windows
House2 Deighton LaneSlightWindows
House4 Deighton LaneCeiling
House6 Deighton LaneCeiling & Window
House8 Deighton LaneCeiling & Windows
House10 Deighton LaneDoor LockWindows
House12 Deighton LaneWindow
House14 Deighton LaneWindow
House16 Deighton House, Deighton LaneSlightCeiling
House18 Deighton LaneWindow
House25 Deighton LaneMany slates1 Ceiling
House28 Deighton LaneSlightHouse & Greenhouse Windows
House29 Deighton LaneMany SlatesWindows
House31 Deighton LaneMany SlatesWindows
House36 Deighton LaneMany SlatesWindow
House38 Deighton LaneMany SlatesWindow
House42 Deighton LaneMany SlatesCeiling
House44 Deighton LaneMany SlatesCeilings & Windows
House45 Deighton LaneMany SlatesWindows
House46 Deighton LaneWindows & Garage
House47 Deighton LaneMany TilesWindows
House51 Holmleigh, Deighton LaneWindow & Garage Roof
House49 Deighton LaneMany Tiles
House53 Deighton LaneWindow
House55 Deighton LaneMany SlatesWindow, Greenhouse & Garage
House57 Deighton LaneMany SlatesHouse & Greenhouse Windows
House56 Fairholme, Deighton LaneMany SlatesWindows
House58 Deighton LaneMany SlatesWindows
House59 Deighton LaneCurtainsWindows & Window Frame
House60 Deighton LaneMany SlatesWindows & Eaves Gutter
House61 Deighton LaneWindow
House63 Deighton LaneWindow
House2 Denison StreetMuch Damage – Tenant Away – Entry Impossible Windows
House4 Denison StreetPlasterCeilingsLock: Windows & Frame
House6 Denison StreetPlasterCellar Wall: Windows
House8 Denison StreetMany SlatesPlasterCeilingWindows & Frames: Locks
House10 Denison StreetMany SlatesPlasterCeilingsWindows & Frames: Lock
House12 Denison StreetWindows
House14 Denison StreetMany SlatesCeilingWindows: Lock
House16 Denison StreetLock: Windows
House18 Denison StreetMany SlatesPlasterCeilingsWindows & Frames: Lock
House20 Denison StreetPlasterCeilingWindows & Frames: Lock
House22 Denison StreetPlasterCeilingsWindows & Frames
House24 Denison StreetMany SlatesPlasterWindows & Frames: Lock
House29 Denison StreetSlightPlasterCeilingsDoors, Windows & Frames
House31 Denison StreetSlightPlasterCeilingsDoors, Windows & Frames
House33 Denison StreetSlightPlasterCeilingsDoors, Windows & Frames
House35 Denison StreetSlates: PurlinsPlasterCeilingsDoors, Windows & Frames
House37 Denison StreetSlightPlasterCeilingsDoors, Windows & Frames
House39 Denison StreetSlightPlasterCeilingsDoors, Windows & Frames
House40 Denison StreetFlashingCeilings: CurtainsWindows & Frames: Doors
House41 Denison StreetPlasterCeilingsWindows
House42 Denison StreetFlashingCeilingsLocks: Fireplace: Windows
House43 Denison StreetCeilingsWindows
House44 Denison StreetMany Slates etcPlasterCeilingsDoors: Windows
House45 Denison StreetCeilingsWindows & Frames: Lock
House46 Denison StreetMany Slates etcCeilingPlinth: Windows & Frame. Doors
House47 Denison StreetCeilingsWindows
House48 Denison StreetCeilingFireplace: Locks: Windows
House49 Denison StreetMany SlatesPlasterCeilingsLock: Windows
House50 Denison StreetCeilingsWindows
House51 Denison StreetCeilingsWindows & Frame
House52 Denison StreetCeilingLock & Windows
House53 Denison StreetCeilingsPassage Wall: Windows
House54 Denison StreetMany SlatesCeilingLocks & Windows
House55 Denison StreetMany SlatesCeilingsWindows
House56 Denison StreetCeilingsLocks & Windows
House57 Denison StreetCeilingsDoor: Windows & Frames
House58 Denison StreetWindows
House59 Denison StreetPlasterPassage Wall: Windows
House60 Denison StreetWindow
House61 Denison StreetCeilingLock: Windows
House62 Denison StreetMany SlatesLocks & Window
House63 Denison StreetCeilingsWindows
House64 Denison StreetDoor & Windows
House65 Denison StreetMany SlatesPlasterWindows
House66 Denison StreetCeilingWindows
House67 Denison StreetPlasterCeilingWindows
House69 Denison StreetPlasterCeilingsLocks & Windows
House71 Denison StreetWindows
House73 Denison StreetMany SlatesCeilingWindows
House75 Denison StreetMany SlatesCeilingWindow
House77 Denison StreetMany SlatesWindow
House79 Denison StreetWindow
House & Shop81 Denison StreetShop & House Windows
31 Field LaneWindow
Garage (Paint Shop)Field LaneSlates
Council SchoolField Lane Window
Data extracted from West Yorkshire Archive Services Ref KMT1/Box42/TB227This is only a portion of the information contained. I have not included owners, occupiers, rateable value etc.

For Part 1 – A to B see here.
For Part 3 – G to J see here.
For Part 4 – K to N see here.
For Part 5 – O to P see here.
For Part 6 – Q to T see here.


Footnotes:
1. In these cases more detailed house history research is required.
2. This building was on a different form where the only column relating to damage was “Indiction of Extent of Damage to Contents”. Other buildings on this form suffered complete destruction. It seems to be a form reserved for those buildings which suffered serious damage. In an earlier post about Batley’s First Air Raid it is noted that a two-storey Rag Warehouse off Bridge Street belonging to J. E. Etherington Ltd had a stock of wool destroyed. Bridge Street backs onto Caledonia Road, so the entry on this form may refer to that building.

World War 2 Air Raid Damage in Batley: Part 1 – A to B

In my post Batley’s First Air Raid – The Night of 12/13 December 1940, I wrote about the areas of Batley hit. Since then I have been able to pinpoint many of the affected buildings, houses and addresses. This includes a general summary of the damage inflicted on each specific property.

This is the first post in which I provide details of the addresses and damage so you can identify if your home was part of this event in our local history; or if a home associated with your family history was affected.

View of Batley towards St Andrew’s Church – one of the bomb-damaged areas – Photo by Jane Roberts

One note of caution, although many house numbers remain unchanged from that period, some may have undergone re-numbering in the intervening years. The numbers here are as they were during the war, not as they are today. Other houses have long gone.

Also, though hundreds of addresses are listed, I am aware from my earlier research that this is not the complete inventory – there are areas of Batley hit that night which are missing.

Some final points to be aware of. I have detailed the information exactly as it was written, so the damage inventory columns are not consistent. For example ceiling damage sometimes comes under ‘contents’, at others under the ‘generally’ heading. 

It is also clear this is not the complete story of damage inflicted. I am aware some buildings did suffer substantially more than is listed for them in the space-limited columns – for example gable ends needing rebuilding as a result of the air raid. 

And, to my mind, the list of contents ruined does appear suspiciously light. For example it is hard to believe that crockery and furniture in the majority of houses was undamaged given the structural damage listed. Again has space played a part? There are exceptions – in one detailed entry for an address in another post, although the contents were not listed in the space provided, they were an add-on insertion at the top of the page. It is hard to believe that contents in the majority of entries for other houses suffered no similar damage. I believe it is likely that individual household forms were completed initially and the information then collated and condensed on one form covering all addresses, meaning layers of detail being missed in this overall summary.

Anyway, good luck with locating your home. Don’t forget to scroll across the table to get the full details – there are columns detailing the property description, address, and an indication of the extent of damage (i.e. roof, walls, floors, contents and general damage). And do keep coming back to my website to check as I continue to add more posts listing affected houses.

DescriptionAddressRoofWallsFloorsContentsGenerally
House57 Albion StreetWindow
House58 Albion StreetWindow
House62 Albion StreetWindow
Sunday SchoolSt Andrew’s SchoolExtensiveWindows
ChurchSt Andrew’s Church Extensive Windows
House32 Back Brearley StreetWindow
House20 Back Coalpit StreetWindow
House22 Back Coalpit StreetRoof1Window
House24 Back Coalpit StreetRoof1Windows
House26 Back Coalpit StreetRoof1Windows
House28 Back Coalpit StreetRoof1Windows
House30 Back Coalpit StreetRoof1Windows
House32 Back Coalpit SteetRoof1Windows
House34 Back Coalpit StreetRoof1Windows
House26 Back Crescent StreetWindow
House30 Back Crescent StreetWindow
House34 Back Crescent StreetWindow
House2 Yd 2 Back Taylor StreetWindows
House5 Yd 2 Back Taylor StreetWindows
House1 Bank StreetCeilingsLock: Windows & frame
House2 Bank Street SlightPlasterCeilingsDoors, Windows & Frames
House4 Bank Street SlightPlasterCeilingsDoors, Windows & Frames
House6 Bank Street SlightPlasterCeilingsDoors, Windows & Frames
House8 Bank Street SlightPlasterCeilingsDoors, Windows & Frames
House10 Bank Street SlightPlasterCeilingsDoors, Windows & Frames
House12 Bank Street SlightPlasterCeilingsDoors, Windows & Frames
House1 Beaumont StWindows
House3 Beaumont StWindows
House4 Beaumont StWindows
House5 Beaumont StCeilingWindows
House6 Beaumont StMany Slates
House7 Beaumont StWindow
House8 Beaumont StWindows
House9 Beaumont StCeilingWindows
House10 Beaumont StWindows
House12 Beaumont StLock
House14 Beaumont StWindows
House16 Beaumont StPlasterCeilingWindows
House17 Beaumont StWindows
House18 Beaumont StChimney PotWindows
House19 Beaumont StMany SlatesCeilingWindows
House20 Beaumont StWindows
House21 Beaumont St[Ro?] Chimney PotDoor: Windows
House22 Beaumont StWindows
House23 Beaumont StWindows
House24 Beaumont StCeilingWindows
House25 Beaumont StCeilingsWindows
House26 Beaumont StWindows
House27 Beaumont StLock: Windows
House28 Beaumont StCeiling
House29 Beaumont StWindow
House31 Beaumont StLockWindows
House32 Beaumont StWindows
House33 Beaumont StLocksWindows
House34/38 Beaumont StWindows & Frame
House35 Beaumont StWindows
House 36 Beaumont StWindows
House37 Beaumont StMany SlatesWindows
House 39 Beaumont StWindows
House 40 Beaumont StWindow Frames
House41 Beaumont StCeilingsWindows
House & Shop42 Beaumont StShop & House Windows
House 43 Beaumont StWindows
House44 Beaumont StCeilingsWindows & Frames
House45 Beaumont StCeilingsLocks: fireplace: Windows
House46 Beaumont StCeilingWindows & Frame
House47 Beaumont StCeilings, door, lead piping Fireplace: Windows & frame
House48 Beaumont StCeilingWindows
House49 Beaumont StCeilingsFireplace: locks: fall-pipe, windows
House50 Beaumont StWindows
House51 Beaumont StCeilings Windows & frame: fall-pipe. Door
House52 Beaumont StWindows
House53 Beaumont StCeilingWindows
House54 Beaumont StCeilingsWindows
House56 Beaumont StCeilingWindows
House58 Beaumont StPlasterCeiling Locks: Windows
House60 Beaumont StCeilingLock: Windows
House62 Beaumont StCeilingsWindows & frame. Door.
House64 Beaumont StCeilingLock: Windows
House66 Beaumont StCeilingWindows
House68 Beaumont StWindows & frames
House70 Beaumont StCeilingWindows & Frame
House72 Beaumont StCeilingsWindows
House74 Beaumont StMany SlatesCeilingWindows
House76 Beaumont StChimney PotsCeilingDoor & windows
House78 Beaumont StMuch Damage – Tenant away – entry impossibleWindows
House80 Beaumont StWindows
House82 Beaumont StCeilingWindows
House1 Belvedere Road Tenant away – entry impossible – slight damageWindows
House3 Belvedere Road Windows & frame
House4 Belvedere Road Windows
House8 Belvedere Road Windows
House10 Belvedere Road Windows
House14 Belvedere Road CeilingWindows
House15 Belvedere Road Windows
House16 Belvedere Road Wash-basinWindows
House18 Belvedere Road Window
House20 Belvedere Road Window
House22 Belvedere Road Door-lock
House40 Belvedere Road Window
House42 Belvedere Road Window
House20 Blakeridge LaneWindow
House35 Bonaccord Square, P’well LanePlasterCeilingWindow
House35A Bonaccord Square, P’well LaneCeiling
House1 Bonaccord Terrace Great Wood StMany SlatesWindows & frame: Lock
House3 Bonaccord Terrace Great Wood StMany SlatesDrains: Lock: Windows
House5 Bonaccord Terrace Great Wood StLock: Windows & Frame
House7 Bonaccord Terrace Great Wood StWindows & frames: Lock
HouseBoys’ Grammar School House2
ShopBradford RoadWindow
ClubBritish Legion Club, Bradford RoadWindows
House[Bradford Road?]2
Shop52 Bradford RoadWindow
Shop56 Bradford RoadWindow
Shop60 Bradford RoadWindow
House & Shop187 Bradford RoadWindows
House & Shop191 Bradford RoadWindow
Shop215 Bradford RoadWindows
WorkshopBradford RoadWindows
ShopBradford RoadWindows
National Prov BankBradford RoadSlates, joists & flashing
LaundryBradford RoadWindows
LaundryBradford RoadWindows
WarehousePerseverance Mills, Bradford RoadTop storey gutted
MillAnchor MillsExtensive Several Bales of ragsWindows
House4 Brearley PlaceCeilingWindows & frames
House6 Brearley PlaceWindows & frames
House8 Brearley PlaceWindows & frames
House10 Brearley PlaceCeiling & lockWindow frame & windows
House12 Brearley PlaceMany SlatesWindow frame & windows
House14 Brearley PlaceCeiling Window frame & windows
House16 Brearley PlaceCeilingWindows
House18 Brearley PlaceCeilingWindows
House20 Brearley PlaceCeilingsWindows
House22 Brearley PlaceCeilingsWindows & frame
House24 Brearley PlaceCeilings Windows & frame
House26 Brearley PlaceCeilingsDoor: lock: Windows
House28 Brearley PlaceCeilingsWindows & frame
House30 Brearley PlaceCeilingsWindows & frame
House32 Brearley PlaceCeilingsWindows & frame
House34 Brearley PlaceCeilingsWindows & frame
House 36 Brearley PlaceCeilingsWindows & frame
House2 Yd 1 Brearley StreetWindow
House3 Yd 1 Brearley StWindows
House4 Yd 1 Brearley StWindows
House5 Yd 1 Brearley StWindows
House5 Brearley StreetWindow
House13 Brearley StreetWindow
House23 Brearley StreetWindows
House33 Brearley StreetWindow
Sunday School }Methodist }ChapelWindows
Chapel}Brownhill
House4 Brownhill Terrace, Warwick Road Window
House5 Brownhill Terrace, Warwick Road Window & lock
House7 Brownhill Terrace, Warwick Road Ceiling Window
House62 Brownhill Terrace, Warwick Road Window
House64 Brownhill Terrace, Warwick Road Window
House76 Brownhill Terrace, Warwick Road PlasterCeilingsWindows
House1 Brown’s PlaceWindow
House12 Brown’s PlaceWindow
32 Brown’s Place3Windows
House17 Brown’s Terrace, Purlwell Lane Window
House23 Brown’s Terrace, Purlwell Lane Windows
House25 Brown’s Terrace, Purlwell Lane Windows
House27 Brown’s Terrace, Purlwell Lane Windows
House29 Brown’s Terrace, Purlwell Lane Windows
House31 Brown’s Terrace, Purlwell Lane Windows
Data extracted from West Yorkshire Archive Service Ref KMT1/Box42/TB227

For Part 2 – C to F click here.
For Part 3 – G to J see here.
For Part 4 – K to N see here.
For Part 5 – O to P see here.
For Part 6 – Q to T see here.


Footnotes:
1. Roofs to wash-houses damaged – slates.
2. No damage listed.
3. Cross matching with 1939 Register I suspect this should be Brown Street.

St Mary of the Angels, Batley: One-Place Study Update – 1 to 30 June 2022 Additions

This is the latest update of the pages relating to my Batley St Mary’s one-place study, the details of which I announced here.

June saw the addition of eight new posts, meaning the site has passed the 150 mark. In fact, this month’s additions brings the total number of posts to 157. Two others were updated.

The additions included four weekly newspaper pages for June 1916. I have accordingly updated the surname index to these During This Week newspaper pieces, so you can easily identify newspaper snippets relevant to your family.

I have written a new biography for a War Memorial man – that of Richard Carroll Walsh.

More men who served and survived have been identified. I have updated that page accordingly. No new biographies for these men have been added this month. They will follow in due course.

There is also a new occupational post. This describes the job of a lamp cleaner. It is perhaps an overlooked coal mining occupation, but turned out to have a fascinating history, critical to improving mine safety.

Finally for this month there are two new school log books. These are for the Boy’s Department in 1917 and 1918. The latter is particularly relevant to today’s Covid-hit world, covering the first and second waves of the Spanish Flu pandemic. School closures are commonplace in 1918 as Batley succumbed to the virus.

Below is the full list of pages to date. I have annotated the *NEW* ones, plus the *UPDATED* pages, so you can easily pick these out. Click on the link and it will take you straight to the relevant page.


1. About my St Mary of the Angels Catholic Church War Memorial One-Place Study;

Batley Descriptions – Directories etc.
2. 1914: Borough of Batley – Town Information from the Annual Report of the Medical Officer of Health.

Biographies: Men Associated with St Mary’s Who Died but Who Are Not on the Memorial 
3. Reginald Roberts 
4. William Frederick Townsend

Biographies: The War Memorial Men
5. Herbert Booth
6. Edmund Battye
7. Dominick (aka George) Brannan
8. Michael Brannan
9. John Brooks
10. Lawrence Carney
11. Martin Carney
12. Thomas Curley
13. Peter Doherty
14. Thomas Donlan
15. Thomas Finneran
16. Michael Flynn
17. Thomas Foley D.C.M.
18. Thomas Gavaghan
19. Michael Groark (also known as Rourke)
20. James Griffin
21. Michael Horan
William McManus – See William Townsend below
22. Thomas McNamara
23. Patrick Naifsey
24. Austin Nolan
25. Robert Randerson
26. James Rush
27. Moses Stubley
28. William Townsend, also known as McManus
29. Richard Carroll Walsh *NEW*

Biographies: Those who Served and Survived (this includes a list of those identified to date and who will later have dedicated biographical pages) *UPDATED*
30. Patrick Cassidy
31. James Delaney
32. Thomas Donlan (senior)
33. Michael Rush

Burials, Cemeteries, Headstones and MIs
34. Cemetery and Memorial Details
35. War Memorial Chronology of Deaths

During This Week
36. During This Week Newspaper Index *UPDATED*
37. 1914, 8 August – Batley News
38. 1914, 15 August – Batley News
39. 1914, 22 August – Batley News
40. 1914, 29 August – Batley News
41. 1914, 5 September – Batley News
42. 1914, 12 September – Batley News
43. 1914, 19 September – Batley News
44. 1914, 26 September – Batley News
45. 1914, 3 October – Batley News
46. 1914, 10 October – Batley News
47. 1914, 17 October – Batley News
48. 1914, 24 October – Batley News
49. 1914, 31 October – Batley News
50. 1914, 7 November – Batley News
51. 1914, 14 November – Batley News
52. 1914, 21 November – Batley News
53. 1914, 28 November – Batley News
54. 1914, 5 December – Batley News
55. 1914, 12 December – Batley News
56. 1914, 19 December – Batley News
57. 1914, 24 December – Batley News
58. 1915, 2 January – Batley News
59. 1915, 9 January – Batley News
60. 1915, 16 January – Batley News
61. 1915, 23 January – Batley News
62. 1915, 30 January – Batley News
63. 1915, 6 February – Batley News
64. 1915, 13 February – Batley News
65. 1915, 20 February – Batley News
66. 1915, 27 February – Batley News
67. 1915, 6 March – Batley News
68. 1915, 13 March – Batley News
69. 1915, 20 March – Batley News
70. 1915, 27 March – Batley News
71. 1915, 3 April – Batley News
72. 1915, 10 April – Batley News
73. 1915, 17 April – Batley News
74. 1915, 24 April – Batley News
75. 1915, 1 May – Batley News
76. 1915, 8 May – Batley News
77. 1915, 15 May – Batley News
78. 1915, 22 May – Batley News
79. 1915, 29 May – Batley News
80. 1915, 5 June – Batley News
81. 1915, 12 June – Batley News
82. 1915, 19 June – Batley News
83. 1915, 26 June – Batley News
84. 1915, 3 July – Batley News
85. 1915, 10 July – Batley News
86. 1915, 17 July – Batley News
87. 1915, 24 July – Batley News
88. 1915, 31 July – Batley News
89. 1915, 7 August – Batley News
90. 1915, 14 August – Batley News
91. 1915, 21 August – Batley News
92. 1915, 28 August – Batley News
93. 1915, 4 September – Batley News
94. 1915, 11 September – Batley News
95. 1915, 18 September – Batley News
96. 1915, 25 September – Batley News
97. 1915, 2 October – Batley News
98. 1915, 9 October – Batley News
99. 1915, 16 October – Batley News
100. 1915, 23 October – Batley News
101. 1915, 30 October – Batley News
102. 1915, 6 November – Batley News
103. 1915, 13 November – Batley News
104. 1915, 20 November – Batley News
105. 1915, 27 November – Batley News
106. 1915, 4 December – Batley News
107. 1915, 11 December – Batley News
108. 1915, 18 December – Batley News
109. 1915, 23 December – Batley News
110. 1916, 1 January – Batley News
111. 1916, 8 January – Batley News
112. 1916, 15 January – Batley News
113. 1916, 22 January – Batley News
114. 1916, 29 January – Batley News
115. 1916, 5 February – Batley News
116. 1916, 12 February – Batley News
117. 1916, 19 February – Batley News
118. 1916, 26 February – Batley News
119. 1916, 4 March – Batley News
120. 1916, 11 March – Batley News
121. 1916, 18 March – Batley News
122. 1916, 25 March – Batley News
123. 1916, 1 April – Batley News
124. 1916, 8 April – Batley News
125. 1916, 15 April – Batley News
126. 1916, 22 April – Batley News
127. 1916, 29 April – Batley News
128. 1916, 6 May – Batley News
129. 1916, 13 May – Batley News
130. 1916, 20 May – Batley News
131. 1916, 27 May – Batley News
132. 1916, 3 June – Batley News *NEW*
133. 1916, 10 June – Batley News *NEW*
134. 1916, 17 June – Batley News *NEW*
135. 1916, 24 June – Batley News *NEW*

Miscellany of Information
136. The Controversial Role Played by St Mary’s Schoolchildren in the 1907 Batley Pageant
137. The Great War: A Brief Overview of What Led Britain into the War
138. Willie and Edward Barber – Poems
139. A St Mary’s School Sensation

Occupations and Employment Information
140. Occupations: Confidential Clerk
141. Occupations: Lamp Cleaner *NEW*
142. Occupations: Limelight Operator
143. Occupations: Office Boy/Girl
144. Occupations: Piecer/Piecener
145. Occupations: Rag Grinder
146. Occupations: Willeyer

The Families
147. A Death in the Church

School Log Books
148. Boys’ School – Log Book, 1913
149. Boys’ School – Log Book, 1914
150. Boys’ School – Log Book, 1915
151. Boys’ School – Log Book, 1916
152. Boys’ School – Log Book, 1917 *NEW*
153. Boys’ School – Log Book, 1918 *NEW*

Population, Health, Mortality and Fertility
154. 1914: The Health of Batley School Children Generally, with a Particular Focus on St Mary’s School Children

World War Two
155. World War Two Chronology of Deaths
156. Michael Flatley
157. William Smith