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Woodcroft in Leek
« on: Monday 04 February 13 00:20 GMT (UK) »
Hi
I have discovered that some of my ancestors according to 1901 census lived at 'Woodcroft' in Leek Staffs.  No road/street is given so I am thinking that it is a building of some significance.  Can anyone give me any info about where it is/was and anything about it.  If anyone has a photo that would be great.  Any help will be much appreciated.
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Re: Woodcroft in Leek
« Reply #1 on: Monday 04 February 13 01:27 GMT (UK) »
I think it's an area rather than a building?

Woodcroft First School exists today.
As does the street Higher Woodcroft, Woodcroft Road and Woodcroft Avenue.
And there is also Woodcroft WI!
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Re: Woodcroft in Leek
« Reply #2 on: Monday 04 February 13 10:07 GMT (UK) »
Hi KGarrad
Thanks for your response.  I had already picked up on the road names etc that you mention but was thinking that these possibly came after a house had been demolished and an estate sold off for development.  The census and other records that I have found do read as if there was a 'house' named 'Woodcroft' rather than it simply indicating an area.
Thanks again
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Re: Woodcroft in Leek
« Reply #3 on: Monday 04 February 13 10:39 GMT (UK) »
The StaffordshirePastTrack site has maps of the area from 1899-1904 which has Woodcroft marked - it's either a single property or a small group - hard to tell:
http://www.search.staffspasttrack.org.uk/engine/GIS/default.asp?pan=4&scale=1

That site has maps of different dates for much of Staffs via the "Map Explorer" tab.

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Re: Woodcroft in Leek
« Reply #4 on: Monday 04 February 13 14:33 GMT (UK) »
Hi mshrmh
Thanks for this - looks like the place I'm looking for.  Census record indicates quite a number of servants so I'm guessing that there was a main house and a number of out-buildings.  Seems strange that there appears to be no references to it that I have come across.
Thanks again
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Re: Woodcroft in Leek
« Reply #5 on: Monday 04 February 13 16:04 GMT (UK) »
A bit more searching produced a reference in British History Online "Woodcroft, a house of the earlier 1880s"
http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=22911
It's in the paragraph under the illustrations Figs 17 & 18 and there's another mention about the later housing estate in the paragraph that starts "A 9-a. estate in Nab Hill Avenue" -seems there was also a house called Woodcroft Grange

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Re: Woodcroft in Leek
« Reply #6 on: Monday 04 February 13 19:17 GMT (UK) »
Hi mshrmh
Thanks for this - it seems to confirm that a house called Woodcroft with some land did exist in the area to the West of the Newcastle Rd.  It would be interesting to know its history and reason for its demise if anyone has any further info.
Thanks yet again
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Re: Woodcroft in Leek
« Reply #7 on: Wednesday 06 February 13 18:52 GMT (UK) »
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Re: Woodcroft in Leek
« Reply #8 on: Wednesday 06 February 13 18:55 GMT (UK) »
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No...the link I was going to give you doen't work.
stoke on trent. carson,wain,leese,shaw,key,scalley,mitchell,
james,
 nottingham,pollard,grice,
derbyshire,vallands,turton,howe.
 new zealand,turton
 canada,carson.
australia,mitchell,scalley,


Has anyone seen Henry Atcherson Carson,born Canada 1844?