UDC 1910 - Plan for proposed new room in Kirtley's Yard for Tom Pallister - was this the old Priory Hall, sometime a cinema, and later destroyed by fire?
Bramley's Yard - not thought to be officially used.
Adcock’s Yd – next to Black Swan. Also a candle factory.
Allen’s Yd – NR Record Office – 1833 – List of persons entitled to vote at election of 2 Knights of Shire. vide Barry Harrison.
Bird’s Yd – Demolished 196?. Top storey in brick with date. Ground floor stone.
Burrow's Yard - In 1881 Census. Plus Johnson's Yd?
9 houses in Burrow’s Yd
4 in Bolton’s Yd (a Porteous residing there)
(‘Porteous’ never Bolton’s Yd!)
vide old Jack Richardson the painter.
Foster’s Yd – also called Clarke’s Yd after the licensee of the Chaloner Inn adjoining.
In Northgate. Quoit Club on this site now. The Old Theatre was in this area too.
Hutton’s Yd – also called Lodging House Yd from common lodging house fronting the entrance to the Yd. Ex Brit. Leg. Club/cum Boyes shop now on site.
Johnson’s Yd – also called Burrows Yd – 9 houses 1881.
Kirtley’s Yd – old Priory Hall? UDC plan 1910.
Moore’s Yd – Belmangate, also called Grout’s Yd from licensee of Anchor Inn nearby.
Metcalfe’s Yd 1855
Mermaid Yd (off Bakehouse Square)
Old Chapel Yd
Porteous Yd – also known as Bolton’s Yd.
Poynter’s Yd – also called Page’s Yd. 9 houses in 1881.
Scaife’s Yd – off Dragon Inn passage
Scarth’s Yd – now Greear Garth
YARDS—names which have disappeared
NR Rec. Office ‘List of Persons entitled to vote at election of 2 Knights of Shire’ Allen’s Yard 1833
Foster's (off Northgate)
Clarke’s Inn Yd – p213 ‘Guis. Before 1900’
Poynter’s Yard (Now No. Westgate on E side of passage, and No. Westgate on W side. 1861 Census – 8 houses.
Porteous' Yard (Bolton’s Yd) see old photos of thatched cottages, Highcliff View.
Old Chapel Yard (now between No. and No. Westgate.
1861 Census 15 houses incl Lodging house. In Lodging house: man/wife and 17 lodgers – surely using more than one single cottage ?
Hutton’s Yard (scheduled for demolition 1960) also called
Lodging House Yard. After demolition British legion Club erected on site. After BL Club foundered financially Boyes store next door on E bought the Club. 1983/4 this site set back from adjoining properties. 1861 Census 7 houses.
Scarth’s Yard (now upstaged to Greear Garth) between No. and No. Westgate, E of Wilson St.
Johnson’s Yard – slum property scheduled for demolition 1960 (1861 Census 8 houses also called Burrows Yd. There was a Burrows, joiner and wheelwright there in 1900) 1988 – a carpet warehouse. Johnson’s Yd an example of very bad or devious planning; should have been demolished, but allowed to be turned into lock-up garages and decay.
Parker’s/Metcalf’s Yard – 1861, 3 houses
Kirtley’s Yard 1910 – Plan for a room there for Tom Pallister, a confectioner at No. Westgate. Was this the “Priory Hall”?
Bird’s Yard – 15 houses (10 in Yard, rest in Westgate frontage)
Wiley’s Yard – adjoining Martin’s Newsagency on West and cottages stood on a site now Hinton’s Supermarket: slum property. Tap outside!
Hardy’s Yard – between Black Swan and No. Westgate leading to houses now demolished.
Dragon Passage – also called Scaife’s Yd. 1854. After 1960 redeveloped. (Dragon derived from 19th c pub George and Dragon)
Moore’s Yard – off W side of Belmangate. (Grout’s Yd ? Grouts had Anchor pub nearby.) 1861 Census 15 houses. Slum property demolished 1960s)
Merryweather’s Yard. Slum property demolished 1960s. Dr Merryweather’s plans for 8 cotts subject to demolition of old buildings (Bd of Health Vol I, 25/11/1871 – get a copy).
Throstle’s Nest, corner off
from Kirkleatham Regs. (printed) 1789-94
Robert Frankland, Clerk of Guisbro, and Elizabeth Thrush, Licence,
A Thrush was ‘Register’
Yard back of 81 and 83 Westgate
4 views of Johnson's Yard, N side of Westgate, bounded on the west by Registrar's Office and County Library.