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What era was this house built?
« on: Sunday 11 November 18 22:45 GMT (UK) »
I found an ancestor's address on the census of 1911, I was wondering whether this house would have been rebuilt or whether my ancestor would have been living in this actual house in 1911? Thanks.

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Re: What era was this house built?
« Reply #1 on: Sunday 11 November 18 23:26 GMT (UK) »
Have you enquired with the Local Authority as to whether the street was ever demolished and rebuilt?
Looks pretty old brickwork
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Re: What era was this house built?
« Reply #2 on: Sunday 11 November 18 23:27 GMT (UK) »
It has the wrong door and windows but I would say it could have been there in 1911.

Would you be willing to give the address?


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Re: What era was this house built?
« Reply #3 on: Sunday 11 November 18 23:31 GMT (UK) »
It has the wrong door and windows but I would say it could have been there in 1911.

Would you be willing to give the address?

The address is 5 Cowper Street, Middleton, Manchester. Thanks.

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Re: What era was this house built?
« Reply #4 on: Sunday 11 November 18 23:36 GMT (UK) »
Victorian terraces  - yes they would have been there in 1911.

Numbering might have changed though.

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Re: What era was this house built?
« Reply #5 on: Sunday 11 November 18 23:38 GMT (UK) »
Victorian terraces  - yes they would have been there in 1911.

Numbering might have changed though.
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Re: What era was this house built?
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Re: What era was this house built?
« Reply #7 on: Sunday 11 November 18 23:55 GMT (UK) »
I'm not sure if this link will work, but that row of houses is not there in 1909, though others in the vicinity are:
https://www.old-maps.co.uk/#/Map/392500/404500/12/100674

(that area was undeveloped (no houses were removed to build it) so the one you see today must be the house they lived in - it would have been brand new in 1911)

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Re: What era was this house built?
« Reply #8 on: Monday 12 November 18 05:05 GMT (UK) »
Agree with Ruskie although I've never been to Manchester but very 'Coronation Street' i.e. building original but moving with the times on windows & door.

Love those old buildings but not as much as the much older type  :D

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