The houses are in a part of Ashton which is mostly made up of small terraced houses so these larger semi-detached houses come as a surprise. There are two other pairs of semi-detached houses here, each pair of a different design, all facing Holy Trinity Church.
Some of the terraced houses close by are also of a larger and grander design than usual. It is possible that, while most of the houses were built for the mill workers, these houses may have been built for those of slightly higher status, although not of sufficiently high status as to be able to afford to live in a house with gardens.
The three pairs of semi-detached houses on Portland Street, although they have no front gardens, do have fairly long back gardens, which is unusual for this part of Ashton, where a small yard is the norm.
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