Kidd’s Terrace


© City of York Council: York Images

Just the one photo of Kidd’s Terrace, from the city archives. How it looked in the 1950s, from Hallfield Road. (Update: see also Kidd’s Terrace and Kidd family photos.)

David lived at 7 Kidd’s Terrace from 1940 to 1967 (when the houses were demolished):

Our house had front room, living room, kitchen, 2 bedrooms. Outside toilet in yard, with a large brick shed which had originally had a brick built wash boiler fuelled by a fire. We overlooked the Ropewalk & towards the rear of the Corporation Depot. We had of course full electric & water services.

… Landlady was Eliza Irvine who lived at 26 Kidd’s Tce. She was a relative of the Kidd family who had originally built the houses c.1860. & other members of that family either lived and/or owned houses in the Terrace, which had 28 houses in total.


  1. Terry Morrison

    I played down kidds terrace with Graham whattam, the hare’s David John Andrew and pip, the whiteheads , we always built a bonfire on 5th November down kidds terrace good times when we were kid’s

  2. My great grandfather Henry Kidd built the terrace – Sadly demolished before my time – lovely to see a photo!
    My mum & aunt would talk about living there often – Got a photo of the little kitchen of their house

  3. Just adding a comment to mention that some of Mark’s photos are now included, see

  4. Janice wares

    I spent my first holidays in kidds tce staying with my lovely aunty edie and uncle fred .The main memory I have of that house was that the stairs were in a cupboard, and it was very cosy.I loved York ,this was in the 1950s/60s.Im sure there was a goat tethered in the back lane?
    Jan Wares

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