Started by: dostaf (inactive)

Is there, was there such a place?

Started: 1st Mar 2013 at 14:22

Posted by: erontquay (inactive)

Replied: 1st Mar 2013 at 14:48

Posted by: mache (inactive)

Nowt here

Replied: 1st Mar 2013 at 14:57

Posted by: phred (348) 

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

Posted by: dostaf (inactive)


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

Posted by: mache (inactive)

Aye does moulding know

Replied: 1st Mar 2013 at 18:43

Posted by: dostaf (inactive)

Will do now.

Replied: 1st Mar 2013 at 20:17

Posted by: carol gr (910) 

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

Posted by: gaffer (6855) 

1861 census lists Back Wallgate in St. Thomas's parish.

Replied: 16th Mar 2013 at 20:17


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