Bank cottages, Battlefield

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marciaw
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My father was born at Bank Cottages, Battlefield in 1912.

Does anyone have any information about the possible location?

morrisonman
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If you have access to the 1911 Census, you can see the description of the Enumeration district : the address seems to be in the locality of "Harlesccott Farm, Harlescott Crossing, (Bank Cottages), Lower  House (Battlefield), Albaughlee (?) Farms (sic)  and cottages. Old Toll Gate House"

Perhaps a web seach for some of the above might let you pinpoint it better...

HTH,

MM

morrisonman
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I have since found the following map on the "Geograph" site:

http://www.geograph.org.uk/showmap.php?gridref=SJ507169

In particular, this contains "Albrightlee Farm".

One might suppose that given their name, the cottages were somewhere near the BANK of the Severn ?

MM

marciaw
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Thanks for that.

I now need to see an old area map, maybe available in the archives.

Your info has helped pinpoint the near neighbours from the census returns.

A visit to Shrewsbury in the future to explore the area will be necessary.

morrisonman
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Hello again,

 

Wonder if this map is any better ?

http://www.search.secretshropshire.org.uk/engine/GIS/default.asp?scale=2...

Cheers,

MM

marciaw
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Thanks again. All a great help. Map links are fascinating.

Martyn Freeth
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I have spoken today to someone who lives in and knows the area well - my recollections from childhood are too vague.

Neither he or his wife can recall any Bank Cottages, but wonder if such might have been those at the corner of Harlescott Lane and Ellesmere Road (which I do recall before demolition by a lorry). Has the advantage, for the name, of being at top of rising ground.

Other idea is those that survive next to the railway crossing - not the former crossing-keeper's house. But those are in a dip.

I may well bump into some other useful (human) source at a funeral on Friday.

marciaw
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Sorry for the delay in replying. Thanks for that info. It sounds promising. I had assumed that the cottages had been demolished a while ago but would love to find the location and visit when I am in the area later in the year.

morrisonman
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er...

Just occurred to me, looking at the maps again :

could "Bank Cottages" be in the vicinity of BANK HOUSE ?

cf.   http://www.geograph.org.uk/showmap.php?gridref=SJ51251723

mm