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    I have started a project to try and map where my ancestors were located in each census. I have 2 Grantham addresses from 1841 that I am having trouble locating: Russell Court and Granby Yard

    Anyone have a clue as to where they might be?

    My Ancestry subscription has run out so I can't look at the census pages and see which roads were nearby. I have also looked at the NA street indexes but Grantham doesn't appear to be on there. Old maps of Grantham haven't been forthcoming either.

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    MINTA family living in Russell Court

    Class: HO107; Piece: 625; Book: 2; Civil Parish: Grantham; County: Lincolnshire; Enumeration District: 4; Folio: 34; Page: 15

    BRIGGS family living in Granby Yard

    Class: HO107; Piece: 625; Book: 2; Civil Parish: Grantham; County: Lincolnshire; Enumeration District: 4; Folio: 41; Page: 28

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    Russell Court appears to follow addresses in Westgate; afterwards there are a couple more in Westgate, then it goes into Wilkins Place.

    Granby Yard has Market Place on both sides, and the immediately preceding property is an inn. (Was there ever a Marquis of Granby there? It seems quite possible - apparently he was the local MP, as well as reputedly setting up retired soldiers from his regiment as innkeepers, hence the number of pubs that bear his name.)

    Unfortunately I haven't managed to spot either address on a map.

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    Quote Originally Posted by arthurk View Post
    Unfortunately I haven't managed to spot either address on a map.
    Neither have I.

    I think that part of Grantham has been extensively redeveloped and the two locations no longer exist.

    You could try Grantham Library (in part of the new development!) which might well have some old maps of the town.

    Peter

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    Thank you both. That's very helpful information

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    History Gazetter & Directory of Lincolnshire 1856
    GRANTHAM DIRECTORY
    Granby Inn, Thos' Lunn, Market Pl

    There's a pub called the Granby Head, 6 Market Place -
    http://www.visitoruk.com/Grantham/gr...ouse-l148.html

    The Gentleman's Magazine mentions the "... Granby Head Inn, in the Market Place ..." as early as 1796. From the 1820s I can only see Granby Inn, Market Place, the "Head" having apparently been dropped? Was it subsequently restored?
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    The URL above is correct but is returning an error when clicked - odd.
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    Is The Granby Head now the Eden Wine Bar?
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