Tyne and Wear HER(16371): Sunniside, Holmside Terrace - Details
Sunniside, Holmside Terrace
Built around 1905 for the Holmes family, who bought the land from Mr W Snow of Guthrey Villa. Matthew Holmes lived in Granby Terrace and worked on the Tanfield Railway in the 1880s. His grandfather Aaron Holmes lived at High Green near Old Sunniside in the 1840s. Around 1890 Matthew Holmes moved to Ravensworth Terrace. He was a mineral guard on the railway. He had two sons. Alec was born in 1886. He became a carter and had stables on the end of Holmeside Terrace in the 1920s.
Sunniside Local History Society, no date, Front Street, Sunniside, www.sunnisidelocalhistorysociety.co.uk/frontst.html