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Bakery in Roadwater?
« on: Friday 25 September 20 11:58 BST (UK) »
I have been tracing one "James Percy Bryant" who was a baker in roadwater (as was his father and son).

I am trying to work out which building (listed as "The Old Bakery" on the council tax list) is the right one from google streetview.

And failing.

Can anyone with local knowledge point me the right way please?

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Re: Bakery in Roadwater?
« Reply #1 on: Friday 25 September 20 13:05 BST (UK) »
This one was obviously a shop, but was it the bakery?

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Re: Bakery in Roadwater?
« Reply #2 on: Sunday 27 September 20 07:50 BST (UK) »
This map shows "The Old Bakery" , appears to be next to the "Old Bridge Post Office".
file:///tmp/mozilla_mba0/6.26.20.111LB.1%20Location%20Plan.pdf

(If you can't open that link, it's part of a building application for Oatway Cottage
https://planning.agileapplications.co.uk/exmoor/application-details/21714 )

I'm not local - hopefully someone who knows the area will be along soon.  :)


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Re: Bakery in Roadwater?
« Reply #3 on: Sunday 27 September 20 07:53 BST (UK) »
There's also a photo of part of the Bakery's stone wall on flickr - not that it helps with location!
https://www.flickr.com/photos/tags/roadwater/page2

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Re: Bakery in Roadwater?
« Reply #4 on: Sunday 27 September 20 08:56 BST (UK) »
This map shows "The Old Bakery" , appears to be next to the "Old Bridge Post Office".
file:///tmp/mozilla_mba0/6.26.20.111LB.1%20Location%20Plan.pdf

(If you can't open that link, it's part of a building application for Oatway Cottage
https://planning.agileapplications.co.uk/exmoor/application-details/21714 )

I'm not local - hopefully someone who knows the area will be along soon.  :)

Your first link is to a downloaded file on YOUR computer  :), but your second link worked a treat  :D.

Thank you.

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Re: Bakery in Roadwater?
« Reply #5 on: Sunday 27 September 20 09:07 BST (UK) »
Following the helpful planning document, I think this is "it".

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Re: Bakery in Roadwater?
« Reply #6 on: Sunday 27 September 20 09:17 BST (UK) »
This postcard (who knew eBay was useful for historical research  ;D) shows the Post Office; the bay window and distinctive roof apex feature are still clear on current day street view.

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Re: Bakery in Roadwater?
« Reply #8 on: Sunday 27 September 20 11:02 BST (UK) »
Is this the house next door, for sale?

https://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-83208913.html

That's the post office - look at image 10.

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