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    My grandfather was born in "5 in 4 Court" off Rathbone Street in 1899.

    I have a map of Rathbone Street around the time but can't identify where exactly 4 Court was.

    Anybody able to help?


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    Probably the only way to identify it is to get the 1890 1/500 OS map from the Record Office in the Central Library.
    A smaller scale map will show it, but won't identify it.
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    Have you looked for him in the 1901 census?

    he may still be there and you may find out what street the Court is near.

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    Thanks for that.

    Yes, he was still there in the 1901 census but (doh!) I hadn't thought to look at the preceding pages.

    They don't help immensely, except that 2 Court and 4 Court seem to be next to each other, and then Rathbone Street proper seems to start with number 2.

    I think therefore that 4 Court may be the second court down from the top of Rathbone Street, the long straight one next to the Telephone Exchange. But obviously if anyone has anymore info I'd be so grateful.
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    Rathbone Street: If I am right it was at the top of Brunswick Road near and opposite Grant Gardens. I can only recall that it was waste land by about 1957. Maybe the historians can tell us what exactly happened. In other words was it bombed? in the 1941 May Blitz?

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    Rathbone Street is shown on the map - 2 posts up.
    Georgec. I have the small scale 1890 map and the Telephone Exchange was built on the site of courts, but 4 court would have been at that end.
    As I said, the large scale 1890 map should identify the courts.

    In case anybody isn't sure what courts looked like, they are the smallest buildings, always built back-to-back.
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