There used to be cottages along Newlands Road. There were two cottages on the site of the present car sales pitch. When these two cottages were demolished a repair garage selling petrol was built on the site. There were four more cottages facing onto Newlands Road beyond the corner cottages and two more cottages behind (or possibly, in) the garden of Newlands House. One of these may have been called Mulberry Cottage. Some of the cottages were demolished to make way for Queens Gardens and the others were lost when the railway was built.
**Walk along the path with the lake on your left to the far end of the lake where the road crosses over Chorlton Brook.