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Offline JoHunter

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Conygarth where was it?
« on: Wednesday 02 September 09 11:00 BST (UK) »
The 1901 census has some of my ancestors (living in Ashington at the time) listed as being  born at Conygarth. Does anyone have any informtion where exactly Conygarth was?

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Re: Conygarth where was it?
« Reply #1 on: Wednesday 02 September 09 11:19 BST (UK) »
Hello Jo, welcome to Rootschat.

The arrow in the centre of this map http://www.streetmap.co.uk/map.srf?X=424500&Y=587500&A=Y&Z=120 points to Coney Garth.

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Re: Conygarth where was it?
« Reply #2 on: Wednesday 02 September 09 11:32 BST (UK) »
You can also see Coney Garth in the top-left corner of this Ist Edition Ordnance Survey Map. http://communities.northumberland.gov.uk/004845FS.htm
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Re: Conygarth where was it?
« Reply #3 on: Wednesday 02 September 09 12:13 BST (UK) »
 Coneygarth/Coney Garth

" Coneygarth comes from a perfectly good Old English word 'coning-erth' meaning a Rabbit Warren"

Source; "Goodwife Hot, Northumberland's Past in it's Place Names"
By Godfrey Watson

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Place several mentions within the Northumberland Communities web site
  communities.northumberland.gov.uk

Enter the "Ashington" community.
From left hand menu choose "Plans" ... the first six items show/list the place with various spellings.

The place/house/farm obviously has plenty of antiquity.. see Speed's map of 1610 - for Cunnygarth.

Also on maps in "Ordnance Maps" section...  try 6"  versions for 1860 and 1897.


Photograph in www.geograph.org.uk    ( NZ 2487)


 And if you sit on the left-hand side seats ( facing forward) on a number 35 Arriva bus out of Ashington to Morpeth, you will pass close to Coney Garth.

Michael Dixon
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GALLAGHER ( + variations).
Areas. Co Sligo, Co Leitrim, Co Mayo. IRELAND.
Ontario, CANADA
Lowell, Ma, USA
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MALEY/MELIA/MALLEY  - with or without " O "
Westport Co Mayo. Northumberland
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DIXON
Cumberland.. Brampton, Carlisle, ENGLAND

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Re: Conygarth where was it?
« Reply #4 on: Wednesday 02 September 09 12:27 BST (UK) »
Thanks for the quick replies, don't know why I didn't look around that area as the rest of the family were listed as being born at bothal.  ???
Think a drive around the area is now on the cards

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Re: Conygarth where was it?
« Reply #5 on: Wednesday 02 September 09 12:29 BST (UK) »
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Think a drive around the area is now on the cards

Or a trip on the no. 35 bus  ;D
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Re: Conygarth where was it?
« Reply #6 on: Wednesday 02 September 09 12:49 BST (UK) »


Or a trip on the no. 35 bus  ;D

Had it been the 441 coming out of Ashington to Blyth I may just have opted for the  bus trip, unfortunately the no. 35 goes in the wrong direction  ;D

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Re: Conygarth where was it?
« Reply #7 on: Wednesday 02 September 09 13:04 BST (UK) »

 5, 25 and 45 mins past the hour from Ashington Bus station.
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 Trivia.... several Coney Garths throughout the country- google it

Several good fotos of "yours" on www.northumberland-cam.com.

Nearby is a road called Bothal Bank. This reminds me of my schooldays in Morpeth King Edward's.  Many of my classmates were from Ashington and the oft heard set excuse for lateness was " Bothal Bank frozen sir ". I, travelling in from Blyth,  had to make do with " Bebside Hair Pin Bend frozen sir." .
"Ouch"

Michael
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Areas. Co Sligo, Co Leitrim, Co Mayo. IRELAND.
Ontario, CANADA
Lowell, Ma, USA
Counties of Northumberland & Durham, ENGLAND
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MALEY/MELIA/MALLEY  - with or without " O "
Westport Co Mayo. Northumberland
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DIXON
Cumberland.. Brampton, Carlisle, ENGLAND

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Re: Conygarth where was it?
« Reply #8 on: Wednesday 02 September 09 15:14 BST (UK) »



Nearby is a road called Bothal Bank. This reminds me of my schooldays in Morpeth King Edward's.  Many of my classmates were from Ashington and the oft heard set excuse for lateness was " Bothal Bank frozen sir ". I, travelling in from Blyth,  had to make do with " Bebside Hair Pin Bend frozen sir." .
"Ouch"

Michael

Ah the memories of a frozen Hair Pin Bend .......... great for sliding down but not so great  on the shoes as my mother kept telling me. Living just 5 mins walk from the Hair Pin Bend I'd be tempted to have a slide down it again if age wasn't against me. Then off course there was the daring walk through the centre of the 'black bridge', not too bad unless a coal train came thundering across while you crossing the middle of the river lol

Looking at those photographs I have a good idea of where Coney Garth is now.