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11-12-2005, 9:43 PM
My husband's great-great-grandfather was living at 9 Oswald Terrace in the St John's area of Scunthorpe at the time of the 1901 census - a street that no longer exists.
Does anyone know roughly where this street is in the modern day Scunthorpe?
Many thanks for any help
11-12-2005, 11:06 PM
I don't know Scunthorpe well enough to be able to say where Oswald Terrace was. I am aware that there is now an Oswald Road but I don't know if that has any connection.
If you wanted to see the location of Oswald Road a suitable postcode to enter into multimap or streetmap is DN15 7PU
Best of luck
12-12-2005, 8:27 AM
My husband's great-great-grandfather was living at 9 Oswald Terrace in the St John's area of Scunthorpe at the time of the 1901 census - a street that no longer exists. Does anyone know roughly where this street is in the modern day Scunthorpe?
At the start of each enumerator's book, there is a description of the area covered. It is often a lists of streets in the order which the enumerator followed - it is possible to compare this with a modern map and work out where a place was.
Other than that, you might try looking at preceding and following pages of the census to see the street names which adjoin onto Oswald Terrace.
12-12-2005, 12:07 PM
Thanks Dennis and Geoffers. I've realised after I posted that my local library is likely to have an old street map so I'll check it out there.
12-12-2005, 5:22 PM
I've just discovered this website where old maps are for sale at reasonable prices - you might want to have a look.
alan godfrey maps. If your library doesn't come up with the goodies then you might find what you want for the princely sum of just over £2.00.
I will probably purchase a couple for my own interests.
12-12-2005, 7:09 PM
Thanks, Dennis, for that link - really good value, methinks!
I will contact you privately, if that's ok, to carry on the 'life of an agricultural labourer' thread, as I think our discussion was going off track a bit, as far as the forum is concerned!
13-12-2005, 10:05 AM
It wouldn't surprise me if the house still existed. There were lots of houses built in the 1890s with stone plaques, eg there are some just round the corner from me - Cotteswold Terrace (2 houses) and Cotteswold Villas (4 houses) which in the early days were known by those names in directories. However, by 1910 the names had fallen into disuse and the address was simply that of the road in which they stand.
I believe St John's church opened in 1891 which would suggest the surrounding houses may be of a similar vintage. It's seems quite likely that houses of that age are still standing.
13-12-2005, 8:32 PM
Thanks, Geoff, for the suggestion - yes, I know what you mean about the stone plaques.
I don't think, however, that the house/street in question is likely still to exist, as I think just about all the housing around the St John's area in Scunthorpe was demolished last century to make way for a new shopping centre. The housing was originally built for workers at the nearby ironworks.
I will chase up an old map of this area from my local library to see if I can find it.
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