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Offline ValHar

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dn type of dwelling
« on: Tuesday 20 February 18 05:39 GMT (UK) »
Perhaps someone with more knowledge of 19th century English language use may be able to tell me what 'dn' means when referring to a type of dwelling, please? I have found the record for the Thomas Shepperd household in Pitminster on Ancestry and the address is Browns Elm Dn. It is next door to Browns Elm Cottage.

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Re: dn type of dwelling
« Reply #1 on: Tuesday 20 February 18 05:54 GMT (UK) »
Welcome to RootsChat  :)

Could it be Do. -ie ditto??

Kay

Added - In 1881 the family are living at Brownselm

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Re: dn type of dwelling
« Reply #2 on: Tuesday 20 February 18 07:31 GMT (UK) »
Yes, I think you're right Kay. I shouldn't have fixated on difference! Thanks so much for your fresh eyes.

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Re: dn type of dwelling
« Reply #3 on: Tuesday 20 February 18 07:41 GMT (UK) »
In 1886  there appear to be just a  pair of houses there http://maps.nls.uk/view/106024466#zoom=5&lat=6171&lon=15516&layers=BT

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Re: dn type of dwelling
« Reply #4 on: Tuesday 20 February 18 23:10 GMT (UK) »
Thank you, I am so excited to see this! I am useless at finding maps for the period I'm looking at and I really appreciate you taking the time to post this. It really adds a new dimension to the census data - it's fabulous.