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Home Park Cottages, Kings Langley Herts
« on: Tuesday 07 January 20 13:08 GMT (UK) »
Hi

I am researching my grand parent house in Kings Langley ( 7 Home Park Cottages, Kings Langley) - I know they were built in 1825 by John Dickinson for his workers.

I have been unable to find any other information on them until my grandparents were born ther in the 1930's.

Can any help in filling the gap in??

Thanks you

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Re: Home Park Cottages, Kings Langley Herts
« Reply #1 on: Tuesday 07 January 20 13:42 GMT (UK) »
I don't have any information but I found a nice map (which you may already have):
https://maps.nls.uk/geo/explore/side-by-side/#zoom=18&lat=51.7099&lon=-0.4410&layers=168&right=BingHyb

Maps can help follow the development of an area.

They are lovely little cottages. I can see Homepark Mill nearby - was John Dickenson the Mill Owner?

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Re: Home Park Cottages, Kings Langley Herts
« Reply #2 on: Tuesday 07 January 20 20:18 GMT (UK) »
From the front page of 1911 census - Hemel Hempstead 141, subdistrict Hemel Hempstead 1, enumeration district 17, RG14/7756, the first household is Mill House Home Park, then Lock House.  Goes then to Watford Road.  Then High Street.  Church Lane, Alexander Road, Waterside .... No?

Worth working your way through that census to see if anything useful pops up that I have missed?

Might be on wrong side of the water?


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Re: Home Park Cottages, Kings Langley Herts
« Reply #3 on: Tuesday 07 January 20 20:26 GMT (UK) »
Have you been in contact with the local family history society?

http://www.kingslangley.org.uk/index.html

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Sorry, just seen they say only answering bona fide academic research  enquiries.

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Re: Home Park Cottages, Kings Langley Herts
« Reply #4 on: Tuesday 07 January 20 21:09 GMT (UK) »
I have found King William Giffen   age 58 living in Numbers Farm in 1911 - but cannot access the image to see who is in the vicinity.  It is Registration district 140, Watford, sub-district Abbots Langley.

Ignore this for Home Park Cottages - but curious as to why images are not available.

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Re: Home Park Cottages, Kings Langley Herts
« Reply #5 on: Tuesday 07 January 20 21:31 GMT (UK) »
Ancestry for 1911 has this man as an occupant of Home Park Cottages, no number specified

Edward Dock   Age 54
Birth Place:   Kings Langley, Hertfordshire, England
Civil Parish:   Abbots Langley
Address  Home Park Cottages, Kings Langley, Watford, Herts

District 140   sub-district 4    enumeration 2

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There looks to be Charles Chambers at Zoffany House, then the cottages before him, so count along to see if correct number of dwellings etc etc.

There is damage on some of the pages but if you examine the images you should be able to sort them out.

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Re: Home Park Cottages, Kings Langley Herts
« Reply #6 on: Tuesday 07 January 20 21:50 GMT (UK) »
Good idea Pat.

Cinirel could do the same for each census to see who was living in the cottages. Although they are unlikely to be numbered in the censuses, there are not many cottages, so it might be possible to work out who lived in which one.  :)

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Re: Home Park Cottages, Kings Langley Herts
« Reply #7 on: Tuesday 07 January 20 22:35 GMT (UK) »
Edward Dock is in Home Park Cottages in 1901..... (about a dozen of them, then Zoffany House.)

And 1891.  Dozen dwellings, then Zoffany House.

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Re: Home Park Cottages, Kings Langley Herts
« Reply #8 on: Tuesday 07 January 20 22:45 GMT (UK) »
1881 on Ancestry - just tick for Home Park Cottages - or F M P probably it is the street address.

Sorry, I thought there was difficulty in finding any information about them, they are there.  They are also given as some peoples' birth places in some censuses.

Will of an occupant.