Spout Green in 1907. The 18th century cottages, some with workshops attached, housed hatter and handloom weavers. During the later 19th century a steam driven mill was built here. The houses in the foreground still remain, but the rest of the hamlet and the mill, together with the name, have disappeared to be replaced by a housing estate called Roe Cross Green.
SIDEBOTHAM lived in the area in 1881. She married
BENTLEY, brother of Robert
whose wife was Fanny
From Longdendale in Retrospect by Joyce Powell,
first published 1977, second edition 1984
Original photograph from Tameside
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