Mawdsley Street is a residential street in Weatherfield, connecting with Rosamund Street on the west side and Viaduct Street on the east. Built in 1902, the street is comprised of a row of nine terraced houses, all of which lead out into the ginnel connecting it with the terrace houses of Coronation Street, Weatherfield which is is located behind.
Businesses currently operating in Mawdsley Street are J.R. Eccelston & Sons and G. Hatzar Engineering. At some point there was a chapel on the street, Emily Nugent married Ernie Bishop here on 5th April 1972.
By the turn of the century, Sir Humphrey Swinton's vision of new Weatherfield was taking shape. Tenements were being cleared and demolished, and replaced by modern working class housing. Two of the last streets to be constructed were Mawdsley Street and Albert Street, two rows of terraced houses built in the shadow of Hardcastle's Mill, a major centre of employment since 1882. The new houses were partially intended as accommodation for the mill's workers, and Charles Hardcastle was involved in their planning. Upon Swinton's death in 1900, his mistress Mabel Grimshaw saw his plans to completion.
In keeping with most local streets, the houses in Swinton's streets were typical two-up-two-down terraces. Each of the seven houses in Albert Street consisted of a front room, a living/dining room with a coal fire for heating and an adjoining scullery on the ground floors and three bedrooms on the upper floors. They contained no indoor lavatories, with outdoor toilets installed in the backyards.
List of buildings in Mawdsley StreetEdit
An Unnamed building which was situated next to J.R. Eccelston & Sons on the left. It could be seen behind the Rovers Return Inn through the old viaduct.
J.R. Eccelston & Sons which was situated inbetween an unknown building and G. Hatzar Engineering. It could be seen behind the Rovers Return Inn through the old viaduct.
G. Hatzar Engineering which was situated next to J.R. Eccelston & Sons on the right. It could be seen behind the Rovers Return Inn through the old viaduct.
6 Mawdsley Street
7 Mawdsley Street
10 Mawdsley Street
15 Mawdsley Street
17 Mawdsley Street