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Thread #162444 Message #3866161
Posted By: Jon Freeman
14-Jul-17 - 07:25 PM
Thread Name: BS: Do you play with google earth maps?
Subject: RE: BS: Do you play with google earth maps?
Must try to find the site I used for historic maps, bbcw. One thing it showed me was why "school cottages" weren't close to what I knew as (I think closed late 50s/ early 60s, before my time) the school. Late 19th C maps show an earlier school in the right place.
Started off as reading some info someone had quoted from a "walks in the area" guide. Having lived in the property in question, I knew some bits of what it said about a house one would pass by wasn't quite right. That said the searches (finally settled by the current owner showing my brother who knows her the deeds) showed something that I didn't know. The house was known as once being a (parlour) pub and I thought that was the case. There was an old inn marked on the deeds as ruins but it was what in my time was the garage for the house, bot the house itself. The house even had a different name, someone must have named it after the pub later...