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1 Harding Street Swindon
« on: Friday 07 September 18 22:06 BST (UK) »
Does anyone have local knowledge of this property please?

My great greats were listed there in 1871 and 1875. 

Some years ago I went looking for the address and it seemed to be on a corner wrapping round to East Street  -  part of a Club of some kind but looked unoccupied. 

Would be interested to know if it was one large property or split into rooms etc if anyone remembers it being an occupied building.

Many thanks for any info.
Hinchliffe Huddersfield Wiltshire

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Re: 1 Harding Street Swindon
« Reply #1 on: Saturday 08 September 18 07:18 BST (UK) »
Swindon Advertiser & North Wilts Chronicle, Sat 4 Aug 1877
Advert "Freehold Property"

Lot 2 - A large DWELLING HOUSE and SHOP, No. 1 Harding Street,  adjoining Lot 1**, with rooms over passage way to the back, occupied by mr Aldridge or his undertenant. Rent 19 per annum

** - Lot 1 - All that Capital Corner BEERHOUSE and premises called East House,situate in East Street and Harding Street, New Swindon
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: 1 Harding Street Swindon
« Reply #2 on: Saturday 08 September 18 07:38 BST (UK) »
1886 Town Plan, Swindon - with house numbers.
https://www.old-maps.co.uk/index.html#/Map/414673/184850/13/101329

I checked the 1911 Census which gives the no. of rooms of each household.
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: 1 Harding Street Swindon
« Reply #3 on: Saturday 08 September 18 10:11 BST (UK) »
Duncan & Mandy's website has a couple of views of that end of Harding street as it is now, not much of the original left though. http://www.oodwooc.co.uk/web_places/swindon/ph_sw_railv-1.htm
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  WILSON;-Wiltshire.
 SOUL;-Gloucestershire.
 SANSUM;-Berkshire-Wiltshire
 BASSON-BASTON;- Berkshire,- Oxfordshire.
 BRIDGES;- Wiltshire.
 DOWDESWELL;-Wiltshire,Gloucestershire
 JORDAN;- Berkshire.
 COX;- Berkshire.
 GOUDY;- Suffolk.
 CHATFIELD;-Sussex-- London
 MORGAN;-Blaenavon-Abersychan
 FISHER;- Berkshire.
 BLOMFIELD-BLOOMFIELD-BLUMFIELD;-Suffolk.
DOVE. Essex-London
YOUNG-Berkshire
ARDEN.
PINEGAR-COLLIER-HUGHES-JEFFERIES-HUNT-MOSS-FRY

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Re: 1 Harding Street Swindon
« Reply #4 on: Saturday 08 September 18 11:40 BST (UK) »
Thank you for replies.

The 1886 map is interesting as it says "bakery" on the corner and the entry I found for 1875 described my great great as a baker - the first time I had seen that occupation attributed to him as he was a railway fitter and seems to have done a bit of brewing as well.

The boarded up photo was as it was when I saw it several years ago.  I fear it may be no longer there but will try and get along in person and have a nose. 



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Re: 1 Harding Street Swindon
« Reply #5 on: Saturday 08 September 18 13:04 BST (UK) »
I'm afraid hanes teleulu's link takes me to a modern map, the large building [bakery] is modern. In 1886 the buildings fronted onto East St, and Harding St, started in from the corner of the junction. I cannot remember the numbering system for Harding St, but the RNA building/house could well have been number one. It is still there although not like I remember it.

[ Just checked and number 24 was on the right hand side looking towards East St,]
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 SOUL;-Gloucestershire.
 SANSUM;-Berkshire-Wiltshire
 BASSON-BASTON;- Berkshire,- Oxfordshire.
 BRIDGES;- Wiltshire.
 DOWDESWELL;-Wiltshire,Gloucestershire
 JORDAN;- Berkshire.
 COX;- Berkshire.
 GOUDY;- Suffolk.
 CHATFIELD;-Sussex-- London
 MORGAN;-Blaenavon-Abersychan
 FISHER;- Berkshire.
 BLOMFIELD-BLOOMFIELD-BLUMFIELD;-Suffolk.
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YOUNG-Berkshire
ARDEN.
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Re: 1 Harding Street Swindon
« Reply #6 on: Saturday 08 September 18 14:06 BST (UK) »
Mapstone, Mapston.
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Re: 1 Harding Street Swindon
« Reply #7 on: Saturday 08 September 18 14:13 BST (UK) »
I'm afraid hanes teleulu's link takes me to a modern map,

[ Just checked and number 24 was on the right hand side looking towards East St,]

Just clicked on link I gave at post 3 and it returned the 1886 Town Plan.
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: 1 Harding Street Swindon
« Reply #8 on: Saturday 08 September 18 14:25 BST (UK) »
That link takes me to the 1957 1/1250 plan with the house numbers. The 1886 Town Plan does not have house numbers.

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