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.

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