Rock Road

Rock Road is between Foundry Road and Scotgate, it was developed in the 19th Century and today there are 2 terraces, one to north of the end of Eight Acres and one to the south.

In 1911 there were 19 households but some of these properties have gone. In particular there were a couple of cottages opposite the southern terrace and this may have been where there was a greengrocer’s shop. At the northern end Edward Barlow had some cows and a dairy.

The turnover of occupiers in the early 20th Century was quite high with only two families remaining in the road between 1901 and 1911. It had a mixed population with a number of labourers however by 1911 there was also a compositor, a wheelwright and two men working in engineering.

Nine Boys aged 11 years to 16 years were living in the road and of those three were killed in World War One but at least three others returned to live in Stamford.

Rock Road - Terrace to the south

Rock Road – Terrace to the south

Rock Road - Terrace to the north

Rock Road – Terrace to the north

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