Author Topic: Blaxton/Blakiston family of Tanfield  (Read 1512 times)

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Re: Blaxton/Blakiston family of Tanfield
« Reply #36 on: Thursday 01 July 21 12:28 BST (UK) »
Thank you JenB 

Do I take it that Stackyard Row is the 4 small buildings next to the PO?   Or le long-ish terrace to the right of SP?

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Re: Blaxton/Blakiston family of Tanfield
« Reply #37 on: Thursday 01 July 21 13:26 BST (UK) »
Thank you JenB 

Do I take it that Stackyard Row is the 4 small buildings next to the PO?   Or le long-ish terrace to the right of SP?

I'm afraid I've no idea exactly where it was.

I was going from the order in which places were enumerated in the 1871 (following the reference which Boo gave you)

In Tanfield Lea the enumeration was in this order in 1871

Tanfield Leith Farm,
Tanfield Lea House
Wood Rows
Brick Rows
Stackyard Row
Shop Square
Allen Square.
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Re: Blaxton/Blakiston family of Tanfield
« Reply #38 on: Thursday 01 July 21 15:37 BST (UK) »
JenB,

This is very close to where I live and I have been out to see it on the ground.  There is nothing at all left but it was where those four houses and another nearby street (which form a sort of square) once stood.  See map


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Re: Blaxton/Blakiston family of Tanfield
« Reply #39 on: Thursday 01 July 21 15:51 BST (UK) »
I was just looking at the enumeration on the 1881 census, in which the order is:

Primitive Methodist Chapel (at the west end of George Street)
William Street
Stable Row (3 dwellings - perhaps the houses immediately to the west of William Street?)
Tanfield Leigh House
Stack Yard
Shop Square



 
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Re: Blaxton/Blakiston family of Tanfield
« Reply #40 on: Thursday 01 July 21 18:02 BST (UK) »
On the map all of the houses in this area appear as pretty poor housing but I don't think this is the case.  I was born in my grandfather's colliery house; he was a Deputy and had a better house than the average miner.

John Pringle was an Overman and would have had a better house than a Deputy and then became a Manager and would have had a better house still.  I think these houses were better than they seemed from the map and they are well positioned being set back from both the road and the railway line and they all had substantial gardens too.

I am trying to find old photographs to get a visual impression.

Neville