Replied: 1st Mar 2013 at 14:48
If tha'd lived in a terraced 'ouse wi'a back yard, it probably 'ad a back wall wi'a gate in it!
Replied: 1st Mar 2013 at 16:47
Nice find Eront.
Question was raised following Pisolivadi's sugggestion Here
Note how 'graveyard' on Mache's map goes right up to the railway.
Pre King Street West.
Replied: 1st Mar 2013 at 18:29
On the 1861 census I had family living in 20 Adelaide St - back. I recently posted a map of Adelaide st (1907) and you can see that there were separate dwellings - literally the back walls divided 2 houses. They would have been accessed through a narrow passage - this is halfway down the street on the left hand side. In later years they seemed to have been relabelled as Bimsons and then Simpsons yard. Just a theory, I'll flick through censuses for the same year to see if there are any references to Back Wallgate or Wallgate back.
Replied: 16th Mar 2013 at 17:31
1861 census lists Back Wallgate in St. Thomas's parish.
Replied: 16th Mar 2013 at 20:17