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Norwich Street

Norwich Street historical notes

Norwich Street seems to have been built during the 1860s. It is not listed in the 1861 census.

Numbering of Norwich Street

Whilst the modern house numbering was in place by 1911, before that the houses were numbered sequentially starting with the north side at the Hills Road end, down to Panton Street and back along the south side.

The 1871 census shows discrepancy between its numbering and that of the 1881 census along the south side. Because some properties were lived by the same families in both 1871 and 1881 it is possible to be fairly sure of the matching of some of these properties in both censuses.

However there is a problem at the eastern end of the south side.

For the modern numbers 11 – 39 there are matching numbers in 1881 of 87 – 73, 15 houses in each sequence.

However, in 1871, there is a sequence of 11 houses numbered 71 – 81. There seems to be no useful correspondence between the families living in this stretch of the road in both 1871 and 1881 to enable speculation as to which are the matching house numbers.

The last houses on the south side moving east where definite matches can be made between 1871 and 1881 are:

modern number 53, the Cox family, no. 64 in 1871 and no. 65 in 1881.

modern number 51, the Long family, no. 65 in 1871 and no. 66 in 1881.


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