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Lanton, near Coupland, North Northumberland:building with a bell tower?
« on: Thursday 19 October 17 15:42 BST (UK) »
In the tiny settlement of Lanton off the A697 near Coupland and Milfield are some very fine 2storey cottages with a bell tower at one end. They look late Victorian but I may be wrong. They look rather grand for farmworkers' cottages. Why would they have a bell tower? It is of the type normally added to a school but I don,t think there was ever a school in such a small place. Can anyone help?
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Re: Lanton, near Coupland, North Northumberland:building with a bell tower?
« Reply #1 on: Thursday 19 October 17 16:26 BST (UK) »
O think this is a picture of the cottages. You can see the "bell tower" on the right hand side although the angle is not very good. However if you play around with the streetview it gives a better view of it

https://www.onthemarket.com/details/2892090/
When and where did they die ?

Joseph Dodd born 1847 Corbridge, Northumberland  and Isabella Dodd (nee Thirwell) born 1848 Allendale, Northumberland. In 1911  they were living at Leadgate, Durham.

(As well as there being several people of these names around the surname is sometimes given as Dodds)

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Re: Lanton, near Coupland, North Northumberland:building with a bell tower?
« Reply #2 on: Thursday 19 October 17 16:40 BST (UK) »
The cottages appear to have been built late 19th century.

They appear on this map of 1897 https://www.old-maps.co.uk/#/Map/392565/631218/12/100509

but not on this one of 1895 https://www.old-maps.co.uk/#/Map/392565/631218/12/101338

There is no indication on any of the maps that they are anything other than a row of cottages.
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Re: Lanton, near Coupland, North Northumberland:building with a bell tower?
« Reply #3 on: Thursday 19 October 17 17:11 BST (UK) »
The "1895" map is actually the 1855-64 initial survey, the map was published in 1866. The first revision  was carried out 1894-7, and the map published in 1897.

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Re: Lanton, near Coupland, North Northumberland:building with a bell tower?
« Reply #4 on: Thursday 19 October 17 18:06 BST (UK) »
The "tower" on the cottage could be a reference to Lanton Towers, a monument several hundred years old

http://www.gatehouse-gazetteer.info/English%20sites/2539.html
https://www.old-maps.co.uk/#/Map/392420/631150/10/101337

or it could be a reference to a separate monument on nearby Lanton Hill to Alexander and John Davison

https://co-curate.ncl.ac.uk/lanton-northumberland/
When and where did they die ?

Joseph Dodd born 1847 Corbridge, Northumberland  and Isabella Dodd (nee Thirwell) born 1848 Allendale, Northumberland. In 1911  they were living at Leadgate, Durham.

(As well as there being several people of these names around the surname is sometimes given as Dodds)

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Re: Lanton, near Coupland, North Northumberland:building with a bell tower?
« Reply #5 on: Thursday 19 October 17 21:39 BST (UK) »
The "bell tower" is on the end of the row of cottages, it is not really a tower just a housing for a bell.

 See https://goo.gl/maps/w1eqyTnpCtA2

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Re: Lanton, near Coupland, North Northumberland:building with a bell tower?
« Reply #6 on: Thursday 19 October 17 22:18 BST (UK) »
The "bell tower" is on the end of the row of cottages, it is not really a tower just a housing for a bell.

 See https://goo.gl/maps/w1eqyTnpCtA2

Stan

That's the same picture as in my reply #1 but from a better angle. If all else fails the OP could contact the estate agents in my first post and ask if they can explain the "bell tower" on the end of the cottage
When and where did they die ?

Joseph Dodd born 1847 Corbridge, Northumberland  and Isabella Dodd (nee Thirwell) born 1848 Allendale, Northumberland. In 1911  they were living at Leadgate, Durham.

(As well as there being several people of these names around the surname is sometimes given as Dodds)

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Re: Lanton, near Coupland, North Northumberland:building with a bell tower?
« Reply #7 on: Tuesday 24 October 17 11:34 BST (UK) »
Thank you, davidft, stanmapstone and JenB for your comments. I am still trying to discover the reason for the bell "tower".... I wonder if it could be purely decorative? seems strange.
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