Can't find it on a modern map? The soldiers' histories on our web site use place-names that were current at the time, some of which may not be shown on modern maps. This page is intended to help locate those difficult-to-find places.
There are various reasons why an old place-name does not appear on a modern map.
Some places now have a different name because the name has been officially changed.
- perhaps the old name was thought to have the wrong connotations,
Railway View no-longer has quite the ring of modernity and progress it once had.
- or caused confusion by having the same name as another place nearby,
Back Lane, Hyde, & Back Lane, Newton, happily co-existed until Newton became part of Hyde.
- or needed to be simplified because the road name changed every hundred yards or so.
Joel Lane, Arnold's Hill, and Werneth Brow were a lot of names for one short road.
Some places have been replaced by newer structures with a different name.
George Street, Hyde, was quite a street in its day, but was swept away by the M67 motorway.
Some places are still there but have lost significance, their name is no-longer on the map.
Both Hoviley and Hoviley Brow are still there, if you know where to look.
In these descriptions, old place names are in italics, and modern place names are shown in ordinary print.
Acorn Lane, Gee Cross, is now part of Stockport Road,
it is the part of Stockport Road that runs from Backbower Lane to Mottram Old Road.
Acre Street, Hyde, is now part of Lumn Road,
it is the short middle section of Lumn Road from Lumn Street to Walker Lane, see the note on Lumn Road.
Arnold's Hill, Gee Cross, is now part of Joel Lane,
it is the middle third of Joel Lane, see note 2.
Back Lane, Hyde, is now part of Lumn Road,
it is the southern half of Lumn Road from Walker Lane to Stockport Road, see the note on Lumn Road..
Back Lane, Newton, is now Victoria Street.
Damside Lane, Newton, is now Cartwright Street.
George Street, was demolished in the 1960s to make way for the M67 motorway.
it roughly followed the line of the M67 between the railway in the town centre and Commercial Street.
George Street West, had the same fate as George Street.
it was an extension of George Street.
Hallbottom Lane, Newton, now under the recreation ground between Garden Street and Ashley Street.
Originally Holebottom Lane was in a deep valley later used by the council for refuse disposal.
The recreation ground was made after the valley had been filled.
Hallbottom Place, Newton, similar story to Hallbottom Lane.
Hallbottom Street, Newton, similar story to Hallbottom Lane.
Hyde Lane, Hyde, originally known as Red Pump Street, is now part of Market Street.
Hyde Lane ran from Hyde Market Place to the junction with Back Lane (Lumn Road) and Stockport Road.
Market Street ran only from Hyde Market Place to Manchester Road but in 1908 it was extended
to incorporate Hyde Lane. For many years locals continued to use both old names.
Gerrards, Gee Cross, (a road) is now part of Stockport Road.
it ran from Apethorne Lane, to Gee Cross village, see the note on Stockport Road.
Joel Lane, Gee Cross was originally only the lower third of the current Joel Lane,
see the note on Joel Lane.
Lumn Street, Hyde, is now part of Lumn Road,
it was the northern half of Lumn Road from Mottram Road to Acre Street, see the note on Lumn Road.
Mottram Road was the road that ran from Gee Cross to Mottram now known as Mottam Old Road.
Mottram Road, the road from Hyde to Mottram, was originally known as Mottram New Road.
We do not know the date when the name Mottram Road was transferred from the old road to the new.
Muslin Street, Newton, is now Talbot Road.
Newton-in-Mottram, is the name of a Church of England parish geographically similar to Newton, Hyde.
Red Pump Street was the original name for Hyde Lane now part of Market Street.
Although changed a long time ago, the name was still used by some old people in the early 20th century.
Treacle Hill, Gee Cross, is now part of Mottram Old Road,
it ran from Acorn Lane (Stockport Road) to Church Avenue.
Werneth (a village just south of Hyde), in 1866 changed its name to Compstall.
Werneth Brow, Gee Cross, is now part of Joel Lane,
the upper third of Joel Lane, see the note on Joel Lane.
Joel Lane, Gee Cross, was formed by merging Joel Lane, Arnold's Hill, and Werneth Brow.
Lumn Road, Hyde, was formed by a merging Lumn Street, Acre Street and Back Lane.
Stockport Road, Gee Cross, was formed by merging Gerrards and Acorn Street,
this created an extension of Stockport Road, Hyde.