First House in Middlesbrough – West Street

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The first house in Middlesbrough was built by George Chapman in April 1830 on West Street. This plaque from the building is now on display in the Dorman Museum
George Champman 1830, First House in Middlesbrough

The house was long ago demolished along with most of St Hilda, but you can see a photograph of it here :-

2 thoughts on “First House in Middlesbrough – West Street

  1. If it was the first house how come it had a street name? Maybe George Chapman was the original Barretts, Bovis, etc. 🙂
    Only joking.
    Keep up the good and interesting work.

    • The first house completed in Middlesbrough was number 20 West Street. My brother and cousin were born there. At one time my grandparents lived there. North, South, East and West Street surrounded the original Middlesbrough Town hall which became a laundry after the new town hall opened.

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