We have a friend who is descended from the Snowdon's of Eston.
Her grandmother was Gertrude Blanche Snowdon b.1882 dau of James Snowden b.c.1844/5 Eston.
And my wife Brenda was born close by at Normanby - so she knows the area well!
Her aunts and uncles lived at 48 Church Lane in the 1950s and 60s.
Their neighbours were called Lister and they were thought to have built the streets which interest you.
Brenda's mother had a grocery shop on the corner of Snowdon Street and Albert Road in the early 1960s.
My wife says that Albert Road went off Church Lane almost opposite the entrance to the cemetery, Snowdon
St was off to the left of Albert Road and Flora Street at the end off to the right,
As Nigel says Albert Road continued (after Flora St) - but just as a track through some allotments.
I have looked at an early map and it shows that originally it was a track that went on for a few miles to a
village called Lackenby.
The map is undated but is sometime between 1850 and 1900.
I suspect early because it does not show any of the streets you are interested in.
And I could not find those streets on my 1881 Census CD (but may be there).
Brenda says that area was known as Newtown, Eston (to distinguish it from Old Eston which goes back to
Elizabethan times 15th century).
What information do you already have on the streets?
We occasionally visit the North Yorkshire County Record Office at Northallerton.
It may well have some records of interest to you such as the register of deeds
The following book will also be of interest to you:
Title: The Story of Eston. A Social History. Embracing the townships of Eston, Normanby, South Bank and
Author: WILSON, Maurice Edward
Publication details: Redcar: the Author, 1972. pp. 298: illus., maps. 23 cm.
The book may still be available from the printers (of many local books):
A.A.Sotheran Ltd, 14-16 Queen Street, Redcar, Cleveland, TS10 AF, UKhttp://ourworld.compuserve.com/homepages/sotheran
Brenda's sister has a copy which we have read.
Some of it is rather dry - but there are many interesting parts too!
Unfortunately it does not have an index which makes it difficult to use for research.
And there is not a lot on Grangetown (which only came into being in the 1880s).
The book relates that (in 1963) Charlie Snowdon [brother of Gertrude above] worked at the blacksmiths forge
opposite the Stapylton public house. My wife remembers hearing the clang of the hammer on the anvil as she
walked past as a child.
Sadly the forge long ago fell into disuse and was deteriorating before it was converted into bungalows only a
few years ago.
The book says the forge was in use (by Snowdons) since Elizabethan times and probably long before.
It also says there are over 290 entries of Snowdon in the Eston Parish Register so there are a lot of look up
possibilities for Johanna!
There is a printed transcript (with index) of this parish register published long ago by the YAS.
Let us know details of your Snowdon ancestry and we'll try to link them to our friend's ancestors!
No doubt you have already found relevant entries in the UK Census Returns?
If not I can get some info for you (as I have the 1881 Census CD).
And you can search the 1901 census via the PRO website for yourself if you wish.
Ask me if you have difficulties as I can narrow the search by having local knowledge!
Hope we have helped you a little and with some more info from you can help some more!
Regards, Mike and Brenda Wheatley
PS was your Ayton ancestor Thomas Snowdon b.c.1813/4?