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Where was "Turnpike" in Stourpaine...
« on: Wednesday 17 June 15 22:49 BST (UK) »
Hello!!

In the 1851 and 1861 Censuses my great great great grandfather Thomas Horlock(and family) was noted as living at a street called "Turnpike" in Stourpaine. Would anyone know where this street was as it doesn't seem to exist anymore...

Cheers,
Mario

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Re: Where was "Turnpike" in Stourpaine...
« Reply #1 on: Wednesday 17 June 15 23:01 BST (UK) »
Turnpike   was the term given to a stretch of toll road, wasn't it?

Turnpike  could  possibly be the name of the House where the toll collector lived, Do you think?
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Re: Where was "Turnpike" in Stourpaine...
« Reply #2 on: Wednesday 17 June 15 23:06 BST (UK) »
Thanks for the prompt reply Scouseboy!

Yes, I understand Turnpike to be a toll road too. As for a toll house, there were quite a few families noted as being on "Turnpike" so I'm pretty sure it's a road...

Cheers,
Mario

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Re: Where was "Turnpike" in Stourpaine...
« Reply #3 on: Wednesday 17 June 15 23:07 BST (UK) »
Stourpaine  was such a tiny place it was most probably a stretch of what has now become  the A350.


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CHOULES All ,  COKER Harwich Essex & Rochester Kent 
COLE Gt. Oakley, & Lt. Oakley, Essex.
DUNCAN Kent
EVERITT Colchester,  Dovercourt & Harwich Essex
GULLIVER/GULLOFER Fifehead Magdalen Dorset
HORSCROFT Kent.
KING Sturminster Newton, Dorset. MONK Odiham Ham.
SCOTT Wrabness, Essex
WILKINS Stour Provost, Dorset.
WICKHAM All in North Essex.
WICKHAM Medway Towns, Kent from 1880
WICKHAM, Ipswich, Suffolk.

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Re: Where was "Turnpike" in Stourpaine...
« Reply #4 on: Thursday 18 June 15 03:46 BST (UK) »
Hi all!

After a little searching I discovered this site that has the names of most turnpikes in Dorset - http://www.turnpikes.org.uk/Tollhouses%20of%20Dorset.htm

From what I can see in this table, the old toll house, know as Dunn's Lane, is on Shaston Road which is, as suggested by Jebber, now part of the A350. Also mentioned in the turnpikes.org.uk table is the Durweston Bridge. Therefore, I am pretty confident that Shaston Road is the street "turnpike" mentioned in the censuses.

Cheers,
Mario

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Re: Where was "Turnpike" in Stourpaine...
« Reply #5 on: Sunday 28 January 18 22:43 GMT (UK) »
Hi Mario,

Interesting to see your query as my husband's Great Great Grandparents and the generation before, the Domoney family lived in Turnpike Road Cottage in Stourpaine, Blandford Dorset.   Did you get any further with your research? Sounds like the Horlocks may have known the Domoneys as they were on the same road!

I would love to hear from you :-)

Thanks
Helen

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Re: Where was "Turnpike" in Stourpaine...
« Reply #6 on: Monday 29 January 18 07:30 GMT (UK) »
Helen,

I never took this any further but I'm pretty confident that the turnpike now makes up part of the A350 and is the main road of Shaston Road.

As for the Horlocks, there are quite a few in Pimperne and so it's my gut feel they probably originated from there several generations before my Gx3 grandfather, Thomas Horlock who was born in Stourpaine in 1781.

Thomas lived until the age of 79 so I'm in no doubt that he would've met your husband's forebears at some stage - maybe even shared a drink or two!

Cheers,
Mario