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Cetus ??
« on: Sunday 28 September 08 20:43 BST (UK) »
I have an ancestor in Swindon with an address called 'Cetus' ??   Please could someone tell me whereabouts Cetus was in 1871?

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Re: Cetus ??
« Reply #1 on: Sunday 28 September 08 21:09 BST (UK) »
Was this at census?
What was the ref?

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Re: Cetus ??
« Reply #2 on: Sunday 28 September 08 21:12 BST (UK) »
Hi

I tried Googling and came up with this:

http://www.bluesaphire.co.uk/swindon%20Structures.htm

Second to last paragraph refers to Cetus Buildings, built c.1842, a bargees' tenement on the north side of the Wilts & Berks Canal.

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Sussex, Burwash/Somerset/South London: PANKHURST/FABLING/GREEN/KING/PARROT/POPE/PEMBROKE
Notts/Leics/London: POLLARD/BELAND/FELLS/MORRISON/MARYSON/CLARKE
Northants: MARRIOT/T
Suffolk: LINGLY/LINGLEY/LINDLY/LINDLEY/ SEAGER /SIGGER/SEGGAR/VINCE
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Re: Cetus ??
« Reply #3 on: Sunday 28 September 08 21:19 BST (UK) »
Sussex, Burwash/Somerset/South London: PANKHURST/FABLING/GREEN/KING/PARROT/POPE/PEMBROKE
Notts/Leics/London: POLLARD/BELAND/FELLS/MORRISON/MARYSON/CLARKE
Northants: MARRIOT/T
Suffolk: LINGLY/LINGLEY/LINDLY/LINDLEY/ SEAGER /SIGGER/SEGGAR/VINCE
Gloucs: WINDOW Glamorgan: JENKINS Cardiganshire: JONES
Poland: OZIEMKIEWICZ France: LINETTE

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Re: Cetus ??
« Reply #4 on: Sunday 28 September 08 21:37 BST (UK) »
Many thanks indeed for your help :)    The 'bluesaphire' site looks extremely interesting and I have picked up some other details as well! 
Wilshere - Devizes, GWR (Swindon)
Garland - Overmoigne
Osment of Folke
Ridout - Folke
Jenkins -Swansea
Coombes - Bath

Keopky -   Swansea
Bow - Semley, Wilts.
Hedges - Croydon & Alton (Hampshire)

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Re: Cetus ??
« Reply #5 on: Monday 29 September 08 22:52 BST (UK) »
WexDor,
Do you know which number Cetus Blds. was the one of interest to you? They may have been 1 - 12 when built but later merged with numbers in Medgbury Road.
I went inside some of the houses, just before they were demolished sometime about 1960, and might be able to describe one to you.
At that time there was some discussion about what came first - Whale or Cetus, the pub., bridge or the Buildings. I never heard of any certain conclusion being reached.
The building was quite imposing with a classical pediment. I was sorry to see it disappear but it cannot have been so nice to live in it. Falcoln Terrace in Westcott Place, which was also tied to the canal is, I believe, still standing.
If I can help more, I will try. Toby.

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Re: Cetus ??
« Reply #6 on: Tuesday 30 September 08 13:20 BST (UK) »
WexDor,
Do you know which number Cetus Blds. was the one of interest to you? They may have been 1 - 12 when built but later merged with numbers in Medgbury Road.
I went inside some of the houses, just before they were demolished sometime about 1960, and might be able to describe one to you.
At that time there was some discussion about what came first - Whale or Cetus, the pub., bridge or the Buildings. I never heard of any certain conclusion being reached.
The building was quite imposing with a classical pediment. I was sorry to see it disappear but it cannot have been so nice to live in it. Falcoln Terrace in Westcott Place, which was also tied to the canal is, I believe, still standing.
If I can help more, I will try. Toby.

Thanks Toby for your help........unfortunately I do not have a number for the family at Cetus Buildings ???
However, do you know where I could find a photograph of the place??

Thanks again!
Wilshere - Devizes, GWR (Swindon)
Garland - Overmoigne
Osment of Folke
Ridout - Folke
Jenkins -Swansea
Coombes - Bath

Keopky -   Swansea
Bow - Semley, Wilts.
Hedges - Croydon & Alton (Hampshire)

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Re: Cetus ??
« Reply #7 on: Tuesday 30 September 08 21:41 BST (UK) »
I ought to be able to find a photograph, but cannot think at this moment where it might be.
I have the names of tenants in 1886. What family name is of interest?
Toby.

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Re: Cetus ??
« Reply #8 on: Wednesday 01 October 08 18:22 BST (UK) »
Thanks Toby,    I have been able to view the on-line census for 1871 and have discovered that the family lived at 1 Cetus Building - their name is Hooper........John, Angelina, Alice Kate and Adelaide together with two lodgers.   Living accommodation must have been extremely cramped for them.   I would be interested to know the situation in 1886 - I know that Angelina appears to have married a Thomas Garland at some stage, presumably John Hooper had moved on, perhaps he had died...
Wilshere - Devizes, GWR (Swindon)
Garland - Overmoigne
Osment of Folke
Ridout - Folke
Jenkins -Swansea
Coombes - Bath

Keopky -   Swansea
Bow - Semley, Wilts.
Hedges - Croydon & Alton (Hampshire)