Saturday, December 3, 2011

Why was Barrack Row, Aldbury, so called

Rita wanted to know why an early 19th century row of workmen's cottages were known at "Barrack Row" at Aldbury. They were built when the Earl of Bridgewater made many other changes in the village and were also known as "Slated Row" because they were among the first buildings to be roofed with slate - brought by the recently opened Grand Junction Canal. While there is a suggestion about the change of name, I feel it is not completely satisfactory. Anyone got a better idea?

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