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Horton by Blyth - vanished village?
« on: Saturday 04 July 09 21:08 BST (UK) »
Tried to find Sinkers Row, Horton on old maps with no success. Where exactly were the houses in Horton circa 1871?

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Re: Horton by Blyth - vanished village?
« Reply #1 on: Saturday 04 July 09 21:16 BST (UK) »
Dont know if this will help but have a look at http://communities.northumberland.gov.uk/Blyth_C15.htm
A plan of Blyth from the Northumberland Communities site

Barnard, Ford, Pett, Moore, Holden, Collison, Kingshott, Lytollis, Kinghorn, Walker, Lightoller, Lightowler.

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Re: Horton by Blyth - vanished village?
« Reply #2 on: Saturday 04 July 09 21:19 BST (UK) »
Greenwood's Map of Northumberland (1828) that is
Barnard, Ford, Pett, Moore, Holden, Collison, Kingshott, Lytollis, Kinghorn, Walker, Lightoller, Lightowler.

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Re: Horton by Blyth - vanished village?
« Reply #3 on: Saturday 04 July 09 22:18 BST (UK) »
Many thanks Bopsey, I was looking in the wrong direction! It is east of the church, I've even found there was once a castle too!

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Re: Horton by Blyth - vanished village?
« Reply #4 on: Saturday 04 July 09 22:29 BST (UK) »
hi
i was told that the field opposite the church was where the pitmens houses were once but now gone.

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Re: Horton by Blyth - vanished village?
« Reply #5 on: Saturday 04 July 09 22:39 BST (UK) »
Steve - there might be some truth in that. If you look at the field on google map aerial view, there are some strange dark marks parallel to the road facing the church. Could be the foundations of the old houses. We need Tony and his Time Team geo-fizz!

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Re: Horton by Blyth - vanished village?
« Reply #6 on: Saturday 04 July 09 22:51 BST (UK) »
hi Gen
you're right,just had a look on google earth and there are some lines in the field,but that might be my imagination running wild.I had a look on the historical maps on this http://gis.durham.gov.uk/website/interMAP/viewer.htm but couldn't see any houses.Maybe someone else can find them?

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Re: Horton by Blyth - vanished village?
« Reply #7 on: Sunday 05 July 09 07:22 BST (UK) »
Hi Gen
Just looked at6 the enniumerators description for 1881 and it reads so..

The whole of the township of Horton including the Forster Pit Houses and sinkers Row. High and low Horton including the Sextons House in churchyard. Milh***s farm. Mickle gatehouse, Blacksmiths Cottage, North Moor Farm and cottages, The astlet Arms inn and other houses in North Moor Edge and Albion Inn Shank House

Might have been that they were away from main part of village

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Barnard, Ford, Pett, Moore, Holden, Collison, Kingshott, Lytollis, Kinghorn, Walker, Lightoller, Lightowler.

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Re: Horton by Blyth - vanished village?
« Reply #8 on: Sunday 05 July 09 08:48 BST (UK) »
Hi bopsey

I've never found the enumerators pages on ancestry.com census but I do have the dusty old CD's of the census somewhere that does show them? Where did you find yours?

One of the children was born at Forsters Pit so that fits in well with the area.

Thanks Bopsey
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UK - Northumberland, County Durham: ANDERSON,   DODD(S), EDWARDS, ELLIOTT/ELLET, FENWICK, GREY/GRAY, MEW(ES)/MUSE, MOORE, OGDEN, RYDER-TURNER, SPARK(E)(S),STEWART, TILLEY, WATSON, WHINNEY/BEWHINNEY
Sheffield: TURNER
Middlesex: RYDER

Aberdeenshire: EDWARDS, BRODIE
Angus STEWART, DIXON, PETRIE
Australia, Adelaide: STEPHENS
Ireland: McCormick, Quinn