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Re: Hammett Square???
« Reply #9 on: Monday 18 July 16 12:30 BST (UK) »
Black Boy Lane is now Magdalene Street. So ..between Melody Buildings and Magdalene Street on that 1:500 map?

At both ends of Melody Buildings there are open areas (courtyards?) either of which I suppose could Hammett Square.

It is a shame I can't find a map with more detail.

Here is Magdalene Lane:
http://maps.nls.uk/geo/explore/sidebyside.cfm#zoom=20&lat=51.0149&lon=-3.1009&layers=117746211&right=BingHyb
(zoom out to see the location on the modern map)

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« Reply #10 on: Monday 18 July 16 20:13 BST (UK) »
Thank you all for your help. Viewing the map I was sent I can see that East Street runs to the rear. My gggrandad`s wife Elisa was born there. Also Paul Street and Upper High Street all had a members of my family at one time.  Will be popping down to Taunton in a couple of weeks so I am grateful for the information. Best wishes and regards to you all.
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Re: Hammett Square???
« Reply #11 on: Monday 18 July 16 23:41 BST (UK) »
It will probably be much changed looking at the shops around the area today, however there are sure to be some buildings from your ancestor's time still standing, so you may be able to get a feel for the place. Enjoy your time in Taunton. :)