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ang1950
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1 of 9  Tue 19th May 2015 7:38pm  
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I know that the house that I was born in behind Spon Street was called LIME TREE COTTAGES. Someone very kindly gave me on this site an old map of it dated 1880. But I can't find it on any census ? I've tried putting in Court 49 which is the nearest I can get to (I saw a earlier post) but still wouldn't give me correct house. Any ideas please? Angela.
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dutchman
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2 of 9  Tue 19th May 2015 9:51pm  
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Hi Angela Wave Lime Tree Cottages were in Court 47 (Cook's Yard) behind the Sterling valve works according to my records. In 1891 they were occupied by: No.1: Robinson, George (bicycle machinist) No.2: Brown, Frederick (corn labourer) No.3: Wagstaff, Albert (watch finisher)
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Helen F
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3 of 9  Tue 19th May 2015 10:57pm  
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And in this picture you can see the bicycle wheels? Smile I think this is the view from Spon Street. Edited by member, 19th May 2015 11:00 pm
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TonyS
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4 of 9  Wed 20th May 2015 10:17am  
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Curiously, Court 49 is also mentioned in the first post in this topic: Spon Street (inc. childhood memories)
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dutchman
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5 of 9  Wed 20th May 2015 3:15pm  
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Yes it is Helen, now known as "Watch Close". It was a very long walk from the street to the cottages.
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Primrose
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6 of 9  Wed 20th May 2015 7:42pm  
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Spennell's 1912 Directory of Coventry shows the following as the inhabitants of Lime Tree Cottages: Lime Tree Cottages, back of 170 Spon Street: 1 Lee Frank E. 2 Tebbutt Edw. 3 Brooks Harry 4 Allwood .Mrs The first three are listed with their families in the 1911 census. I have not found Mrs Allwood or any other inhabitants of 4 Lime Tree Cottages in the 1911 census.
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Primrose
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7 of 9  Wed 20th May 2015 7:49pm  
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Hmmn, in the 1901 census there were Wagstaff families at 1 and 3 Lime Tree Cottages and the Sumner family at 2. There is no mention of a house numbered 4 so perhaps it only exists in Spennell's for some reason I can't figure out!
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dutchman
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8 of 9  Thu 21st May 2015 3:19am  
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There was a fourth cottage nearby but I don't know if it counted as one of the Lime Tree Cottages.
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ang1950
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9 of 9  Sat 23rd May 2015 12:13am  
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Thank you everyone for the help in finding my house on the 1911 census that I was born in in 1950. I have now put it onto my family tree. Seems funny to see the address written on the census! There were only 3 cottages when I lived there to my knowledge? Lol Edited by member, 23rd May 2015 12:46 am
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