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Title: Edger Terrace in 1841 Tunbridge Wells
Post by: londonscorpion on Sunday 04 November 18 18:24 GMT (UK)
I am looking at 1841 census sheet HO-107-463-9-40 where Edger Terrace is mentioned. I am trying to find where this is in today's Tunbridge Wells, Kent. A web search returns no results. Can anyone help.
Title: Re: Edger Terrace in 1841 Tunbridge Wells
Post by: Pennines on Sunday 04 November 18 18:32 GMT (UK)
Wonder if that should be Edgar Terrace?

Sometimes parts of a longer street or road had a few houses in part of it ,given a name -- such as 'Something Terrace' -- so it may have been part of a longer thoroughfare,

Might be worth looking for the adjacent street names shown on that census to see if they still exist or existed in say 1939 or 1911.
Title: Re: Edger Terrace in 1841 Tunbridge Wells
Post by: londonscorpion on Sunday 04 November 18 18:47 GMT (UK)
No, Its definately Edger. The next place is Abergavenny Place and then Chapel Place.
Title: Re: Edger Terrace in 1841 Tunbridge Wells
Post by: stanmapstone on Sunday 04 November 18 21:43 GMT (UK)
This is fron the Kent & Sussex Courier - Friday 05 December 1924 "High Street in Retrospect"
You can see a map of the area at https://www.old-maps.co.uk/#/Map/558435/139086/13/100233

Stan
Title: Re: Edger Terrace in 1841 Tunbridge Wells
Post by: londonscorpion on Thursday 08 November 18 17:03 GMT (UK)
Hi Stan
I've been following your leads and I have now located pretty much exactly where Edger Terrace was. The terrace was demolished over a number of years to accomodate the railway development. It was located at the corner of Grove Hill Road and the High Street (opposite Hoopers). There is now an opening to a car park on a slope leading to where a new tunnel (to accomodate the southward extension of the line) was built.

In 1841 we find an Edger House and 11 houses in Edger Terrace. By 1851 numbers 7 to 11 had disappeared and the census shows that numbers 1 and 3 were empty with only 2, 4, 5, and 6 occupied. Edger House also had gone. By 1861 number 6 had also disappeared and only numbers 1 to 5 were occupied. By 1871 none were left.

The gradual disappearance of houses in Edger Terrace seems to correspond with the development of the railway in Tunbridge Wells:

August 1843 SE Rail started buying land between Tonbridge and Robertsbridge
20/09/1845 Jackwood Springs (in what is now Good Station Road) opened
25/11/1846 Tunbridge Wells Central opened
March 1848 Grove Tunnel finished
01/09/1851 The line to Robertsbridge opened
01/02/1852 The line to Hastings opened

Thanks to all for your help