The Tithe Map shows that in the first half of the 19th century apart from the communities of Lower Heysham (Village) and Higher Heysham the rest of the parish was a series of scattered farms. To the north the first farm was at Four Lane Ends; east down Tibicar Lane (now Oxcliffe Road) was Winterend Farn where the Tibicar Garage is now sited (there is an old wall to the left of the garage). From there you could go down Winter Lane (now Fairfield Road) to Lordsome Grove Farm and round to what is now Dalton Road where Crow Dubs Farm and Swordfish Hall were on opposite sides. On an 1848 OS map Swordfish Hall is called Mearsbeck Cottage. You could then loop back along Cross Lane (now Heysham Road) to Four Lane Ends. A long coastal meadow from Swordfish Hall up to the Old Mill was called Sandilands - this seemed to be the only link to the buildings adjacent to the Old Mill which were owned by Edward Edmondson.
By 1850 the railway had reached Poulton-le-Sands (soon to become Morecambe) and the township began to develop around the village of Poulton itself and also at the West End adjacent to Heysham. Most of Heysham continued as before but the development of the West End spilled over into Heysham North. At this time there were fears of a French invasion and coastal defences appeared all round the country. Roger Bingham in his fascinating account of Morecambe
Lost Resort? The Flow and Ebb of Morecambe
Cicerone Press (1990)
gives a full account (pp 152-154) of how The Battery got its name. The illustration from the book to the right is reproduced with his permission.