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Offline sgrollitt

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House and office
« on: Friday 09 October 15 10:49 BST (UK) »
In various censuses and lists, what exactly does an "office" mean when a person has a "house and office" or "house, office, and garden"?

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Offline aghadowey

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Re: House and office
« Reply #1 on: Friday 09 October 15 11:08 BST (UK) »
An office is an outbuilding on a property (barn, piggery, stable, storeroom, etc.), also known as office housing. A garden is just what it says- a garden.

Griffith's Valuation is usually where you see the listings for house, offices, garden, etc. whereas the census records will give a breakdown of the various uses.

Picking this household at random-
www.census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1911/Antrim/Benvardin/Lisnisk/128770
this is the household return showing the occupants- Household Return (Form A)
http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/reels/nai001385701/
the House and Building (Form B1) gives details on the dwelling house
http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/reels/nai001385697/
and this is the Out-Offices and Farm Steadings Return (Form B2)
http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/reels/nai001385699/
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