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John F Wilson in his (page 19) 'A History of Whitefield' says:
"There is much history attached to the area bounded by Charnley Street, Livsey Street, and the shopping centre on Bury New Road. I had access to an old map, describing this as Livsey Park. The date was obliterated, but I judged it to be about 1800. It would not be a park such as we know, but an area of field and trees and probably the farmstead of the Livsey's. They left their name in Livsey Street although I do not think they built any of the house. In my school-days these were known as the 'Ashton Houses', yet Livsey Street was the correct name. It would appear that Aston's were the builders. At the bottom house on the right-hand side lived John Jackson, who, somewhere about 1860, founded the firm of joiners and builders bearing his name."
The above would tend to suggest that the first cottages (the white buildings above?) on Livsey Street were built somewhere between 1800 and 1860.
A quick search of the 1861 Census on Ancestry.co.uk for 'John
Jackson' comes up blank, but a search of the 1871 census shows a John Jackson,
joiner, employing 2 men and 2 boys at 34 Livsey Fold (some houses have address
of Livsey Fold, some Livsey Street, but the house numbers are consecutive!?).
The highest street number seems to be 41.
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