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Endon Cottage


Endon Cottage in 1925 top photo and 2019  ( with extension on the side) , once called Ivy Cottage. The gentleman in the old photo is most probably George MacKenzie who was living there at that time.

The ‘Rally Road‘ ran down the side of Ivy Cottage through where the arch is on the old photograph.


1851 James Gill aged thirty six was living here , he was from Withington and listed as a Labourer in a Stone Quarry. He lives with his wife Sarah from Manchester and 6 children aged from 3 to 15
1861 James Gill, now aged forty six is now listed as a gardener and domestic servant and his wife S. They had five children with them aged from 8 to 21, four of which were employed as cotton spinners.

By 1871 James Gill was no longer living at Endon Cottage , he was now widowed and living in Butley with one daughter Harriett. No information yet as to who now lives at Endon Cottage this year.
1881 John Massey lived here aged sixty one from Alderley, described as a Gardener. Also his wife Hannah sixty five from Knutsford and also a boarder, Frank Griffin unmarried aged twenty one and finally a Groom from Gloucestershire.
1891 William H Robinson aged forty two, a gardener from Stretford lived with his wife Elsie forty three, a dressmaker from Douglas Isle of Man. They lived with Niece Elizabeth Smith also from Douglas, aged twenty three (married) also a domestic house keeper and her daughter Agnes aged 3.

1911 John George Lewis Bell thirty six, a ‘Traveller in Literations’ own account from London. His wife Alice Annie thirty three from Manchester and their 6 year old daughter.

1923 George MacKenzie lived here.


Our thanks go to Linda Stewart who has researched census information to present an interesting history of the house’s residents.