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Offline rprest

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Houghton Bank, Heighington help
« on: Friday 26 January 18 12:44 GMT (UK) »
I wonder if anybody can help.

I know my family were living in the Heighington area in the early 1800s, but I'm trying to pin down where either exactly or certainly close by. I know from a press report about my Greatx4 grandfather (Thomas Prest) that they were living in 'Haughton Bank', which is presumably Houghton Bank, in 1817.

They suffered a burglary at their house while they were out in the fields and the press report only mentions 'Haughton Bank', no specific address. This is obviously pre-census, so are there any places/documents online that I could search that might help pin down the location??

A long shot I know!

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Re: Houghton Bank, Heighington help
« Reply #1 on: Friday 26 January 18 13:00 GMT (UK) »
There were no street addresses at that time. Even street numbering in towns did not become formalised  until the 1850s at the earliest.

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Re: Houghton Bank, Heighington help
« Reply #2 on: Friday 26 January 18 13:12 GMT (UK) »
You can see Houghton Bank on this 1859 map http://maps.nls.uk//view/102341728#zoom=6&lat=7833&lon=9952&layers=BT
There are not many houses.
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Re: Houghton Bank, Heighington help
« Reply #3 on: Friday 26 January 18 13:17 GMT (UK) »
Thanks Stan, I've been looking at that map. It's somewhat frustrating knowing that there were only a handful of houses and not knowing which one was theirs!