Watergate

Penn Banks, 1985.

Similar view to the earlier photo but nearer the weir, looking upstream.
The height of the river bank is now apparant as is the lock-wall. There is a clear view of the farmhouse on the Altofts bank and some of the farm buildings.

Cottages near Turner's Farm, Watergate.

These tood on the west side of the road, below where the bungalows are now.The three storey building was used as cottages in the 1940s and perhaps later as farm buildings. Mr. Turner lived at the farm at the time of the Watergate Floods. After the floods the farm became empty and was later demolished. The pear tree on the left remained growing.

A short row of cottages on Watergate below the Mexborough Arms on the opposite side.
This short row of cottages stood back from the road where Turner's Farm was. One house was a 'house' shop kept by Mrs. Turner.

Houses near the Mexboro' Arms.

Community - houses - around the Mexborough Arms. This small group of properties is on Watergate, just before the Mexborough Arms. On the left is the front garden and part of a bungalow, one of a pair of semi-detached bungalows, built on this higher ground by the Turner family after their farm was demolished, 1960s.
Beyond, also on the left, is an old - now modernised - cottage, called Rose Cottage. Across the road on the left side of the photo, is the plaster-rendered gable of the Mexborough Arms still in use as a public house 2014 on, standing at the east corner of the crossroads. In the near foreground is a detached house built mid 1960s.

 

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