" Beechwood Cottages consist of thirty-four houses, each having room, kitchen, scullery and washhouse, coal-cellar, and dry-closet. There is a small garden in front of these cottages. Gravitation water is got from the washhouse. The refuse is removed weekly from ash-pits. The rent is 3/2 weekly, inclusive of rates."
Theodore K. Irvine, Report on the Housing Conditions in the Scottish Shale Field, 1914.
Beechwood: This property is being maintained as instructed. The roads are in a very poor condition, and will be patched with the minimum of expense. Empty house which are in poor condition and require extensive repairs will be repaired only if the housing situation justified reletting, otherwise these houses will be closed.
Meeting held at Middleton Hall on 9th September 1958 to review position of house properties etc.