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Offline Kerry Fitzpatrick

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Does Bourton street still exist
« on: Thursday 11 January 18 23:21 GMT (UK) »
My grandparents lived in Bourton street off Oldpark road in Belfast until 1969 but I can't find it on the map,does it still exist.If not, what happened to it

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Re: Does Bourton street still exist
« Reply #1 on: Thursday 11 January 18 23:51 GMT (UK) »
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Bourton street off Oldpark road

Which county?  You have posted on the Common Room board so difficult to determine
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Re: Does Bourton street still exist
« Reply #2 on: Friday 12 January 18 00:01 GMT (UK) »
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Bourton street off Oldpark road

Which county?

There is an Oldpark Road in Belfast.  :-\ And one in Exeter.

There are some directions here:
https://moovitapp.com/index/en-gb/public_transportation-Burton_Road_and_Old_Park_Road-West_Midlands-intersection_5356401-2108

(Google tells me that Gornal is in the West Midlands)  :-\

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Re: Does Bourton street still exist
« Reply #3 on: Friday 12 January 18 13:24 GMT (UK) »
Greetings, and a warm welcome to Rootschat from me.

Many Belfast streets have disappeared under redevelopment so this is more likely than a name change.

I have had a quick look on g00gle for old Belfast street maps and there are many, but not all indexed and not all sufficiently detailed.  You could try the Belfast Forum which has about 25 pages of posts on old street names:
http://www.belfastforum.co.uk/index.php/topic,26349.0.html

Hope this helps.
Philip
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Re: Does Bourton street still exist
« Reply #4 on: Friday 12 January 18 21:20 GMT (UK) »
As Philip suggests, it looks like redevelopment may have taken the street. If you can find a detailed old map of the area, you could systematically go along the street and check those that run off Oldpark.

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Re: Does Bourton street still exist
« Reply #5 on: Saturday 13 January 18 15:06 GMT (UK) »
Newspaper references 1910 and 1916 refer to "Bourton Street, Crumlin Road" and after this "Bourton Street, Oldpark Road".

Cannot spot Bourton Street on this early map
http://queensub.maps.arcgis.com/apps/webappviewer/index.html?id=c2e87b77374c4477a26a14f808638631
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Aberavon - Hopkin/s, Jenkins, Thomas
St. Brides/Wick - Jenkins
Llanblethian -  Price
Abergwynfi -  Han(d)ford
Pontardawe -  Lewis.

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Re: Does Bourton street still exist
« Reply #6 on: Saturday 13 January 18 15:56 GMT (UK) »
http://www.lennonwylie.co.uk/bcomplete1960_2.htm

Has Bourton Street running between Hillview Street and Lebanon Street
S. Wales, Somerset, Devon - Oxenham

Aberavon - Hopkin/s, Jenkins, Thomas
St. Brides/Wick - Jenkins
Llanblethian -  Price
Abergwynfi -  Han(d)ford
Pontardawe -  Lewis.

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Re: Does Bourton street still exist
« Reply #7 on: Saturday 13 January 18 16:12 GMT (UK) »
http://www.lennonwylie.co.uk/bcomplete1960_2.htm

Has Bourton Street running between Hillview Street and Lebanon Street

Great find, hanes telu.  :)

g00gle map has Hillview Road running from Oldpark Road to Crumlin Road - no sign of Bourton or Lebanon.  The map suggests this is now a trading estate (car parts, recycling depot etc).  It does look as if Bourton Street was one of the many areas of housing demolished and redeveloped.
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Re: Does Bourton street still exist
« Reply #8 on: Sunday 14 January 18 00:25 GMT (UK) »
Well found hanes.