Penine View, Palterton is located on the site of the former Scotland Yard and Ten Row.
Ten Row was so named because it comprised ten houses (two up, two down) each with an outside toilet (lavatory), coal 'shed' and dustbin hole. These latter outside facilities were across the yard from the houses. Each of the houses had a garden at the rear of the house measuring the width of the house by about twenty five metres long.
The main entrance to Ten Row was the same as the present entrance to Penine View from Back Lane. Nothing has changed!
Scotland Yard was at the west end of the plot in the area where the present retired citizens bungalows are located. I do not know why the area was named Scotland Yard, but conject it was because the owner(s) the Armstrong family were of Scottish descent. However, there may have been another reason that is not within my knowledge.
1868. 12 June 1868.
1869. Indenture made between Richard Armstrong and William Godber and said Robert Armstrong - £1,560. One acre 3 roods and 8 perches situated at Palterton in the parish of Scarcliffe.
1897. Indenture made between Robert Armstrong of Burnt Leep, Whitwell, Farmer on the one part and Mary Mitchell, wife of Edward Mitchell of Chesterfield, Accountant.
1890. 17 September 1890. Sale Catalogue.
These properties were owned by Robert Armstrong, Esquire of Scarcliffe Lanes near Mansfield. There were ten lots for sale, seven being in Palterton, the remaining three being in Bolsover.
The first six lots were the properties and land which comprised Ten Row, Scotland Yard and properties on Main Street, which were part of Scotland Yard.
Lot 1 comprised the Freehold House and shop, together with Four Cottages and a plot of building land, having a frontage to the Main Street.
The shop was the one on Main Street facing west on the south side of the 'gennel'. These four cottages were at the south side of Scotland Yard.
The occupants of these properties were stated to be H. Allfree, Miss Thornaley, H. Godfrey, J. Townsend and M. Fenton at rentals amounting to £46..16s..0d. .
Lot 2 comprised Five Freehold cottages with garden ground thereto adjoining Lot 1, in the occupations of Mrs Cantrell, H. Frith, W. Shilling, A. Allfree and R. Hays at rentals amounting to £35..2shillings per annum.
The purchaser of Lot 2 was to have right of way through the passage on the east side of Lot 1.
I believe Lot 2 was on the east side of Scotland Yard.
Lot 3 comprised Three Freehold Cottages adjoining lot 2, in the occupations of William Hall, William Smith and M. Wright at rentals amounting to £28..12 shillings per annum.
I believe these properties were on the north side of Scotland Yard and were in fact the Manor House divided into three cottages.
Lot 4 comprised Four Freehold Cottages adjoining the Main Street, with the necessary conveniences detached therefrom, in the occupations of H. Mellors, J. Pearce, J. Pemberton and Albert Allfree at rentals amounting to £31..4shillings per annum.
These four cottages were on the west side of Scotland Yard facing across the valley towards Sutton Scarsdale. From these four cottages travelling north was a wall, two cottages, a gennel and four more cottages. Then Spray's house.
Lot 5 comprised Ten newly built Freehold Cottages and Gardens in front in the occupations of R. Radford, C. Drabble, W. Barthorpe, W. Griffiths, J. Shimwell, M. Jones, S. Allfree, F. Shaw, E. Griffiths, G. Ward at rentals amounting to £104 per annum.
These Ten Cottages were known as Ten Row.
Lot 6 comprised a plot of Freehold Building Land, adjoining Lot 5, having a frontage of about 55 yards to Back Lane containing in the whole 900 square yards. The purchaser of this Lot 5 was to have a right of road ten feet wide along the whole western side of this lot.
Subsequently, six semi detached houses were built on this plot on Back Lane.
Lot 7 comprised Three valuable Freehold Closes of Grass Land near Palterton Carr House, known as Darwoods containing about 6 acres 1 rood 25 perches and numbered 109, 111 and 115 on the Ordnance map of Scarcliffe.
Scotland Yard, Palterton.
1899. 12 December. The will of Robert Armstrong appointed dear wife ELLEN and son Robert Armstrong.
1900. 24 June. Robert Armstrong died.
1900. 17 August 1900. Robert Armstrong's will proved.
1902. 2 June 1902. Mary Mitchell and first part, John James Dickens and Hannah Dickens, his wife of Eyre Street, Chesterfield, Commission agent and second part, and Ellen Armstrong of Worksop, widow and Robert Armstrong of Whaley, farmer, third party.
This document of 2 June 1902 is Mary Mitchell selling to John James Dickens and his wife Hannah Dickens. The mortgagees were Ellen and Robert Armstrong.
This was Scotland Yard and was 1 acre 3 roods and 8 perches in Palterton, bounded by land on the north owned by Charles Spray, sold sometime ago by Robert Armstrong on the south by land owned by Earl Bathurst, on the east by the Back Road and on the west by the main road from Sutton to Palterton Railway Station to Scarcliffe.
1897. .... and all those 27 dwelling houses or tenements erected on the said piece or parcel of land occupied by Caleb Jones, John Barker, Thomas Nicholson, A. West and others.
1916. 12 February. The will of Hannah Dickens appoints Charles Dickens and John Dean Dickens as Executors.
1923. 15 May. Hannah Dickens died.
1949. 22 August 1946. John Dean Dickens of 39, Tennyson Avenue, Chesterfield died .
I remember John Dean Dickens from my childhood because each week on a Saturday morning he travelled from Chesterfield to Palterton to collect the rents for Ten Row and Scotland Yard. In particular, I vividly remember the last time I saw him, being the last time he collected the rents. Some children had been collecting 'Blue Bells' from the local wood and had discarded them at the bottom end (no.10) of Ten Row, near to Scotland Yard. They were strewn on the ground. Dickens was repeating himself "all those beautiful Blue Bells". The following week, we heard he was ill with a nervous breakdown and he died shortly afterwards.
The beginning of the end for Scotland Yard and Ten Row.
1958. 29 May. Blackwell Rural District Council Minutes.
Blackwell Rural District Council
1958 10 July. Palterton.
1958 4 September. Housing site, Palterton.
1958. 18 December. Housing Programme for 1959.
1959. 19 February. Housing Programme 1959.
1959. 19 March 1959.
1959. 19 March.
1959. 19 March.
From hereon, most of the facts relate to residents of Palterton who were living in either Ten Row or Scotland Yard being rehoused out of the village. Most of the headings are under the title 'Allocation of Accommodation'.
1958. 11 December.
1959. 8 January.
1960. 23 June.
1960. 5 September. Hilda Annie Dickens of 29, Tennyson Avenue, Chesterfield sold
Scotland Yard to Blackwell R.D.C. for £1,000. It was compulsory purchased. I have noted another date :
1961. 22 June.
1961. 20 July 1961.
1961. 14 September.
1961. Thursday, 28 September.
1962. 4 January.
1962. 8 November.
1962. Thursday, 15 February.
1962. Thursday, 27 September.
Clearance Area 55. Palterton.
1962. Thursday, 20 December.
1963. Thursday, 14 February.
1963. 25 April. Transfers.
1963. 18 July. Unfit Property.
1963. 15 August. Houses and Bungalows, Palterton.
1963. 12 September.
1963. 7 November. 18 Houses and Bungalows, Palterton. Submitted list of suggested allocations of these properties. Resolved list be presented asapproved.
1963. Thursday, 21 November.
Although both Scotland Yard and Ten Row had been demolished a year or so earlier, this was the finale. Ten Row had existed for 75 years whereas Scotland Yard had probably existed for 175 years.
Perhaps in the future, people will view this page and discover a bit more of the history of this area in the village. It will not be forgotten.
Scotland Yard and Ten Row
Created 2 December 2003
Last updated: 5 February 2009