1910 House Map

The 1910 House Map was lent by Anna Blomfield. Thank you, Anna!

The map is a copy made (probably) with old blueprint-copying technology. The original was hand-drawn, presumably in 1910. The copy then had some additions made in black ink and white paint. The version shown below has been heavily photoshopped to improve the contrast and make it more readable.

Why the map was made is a complete mystery. Any ideas? Leave a comment below! Also, what is the significance of the additions and subtractions? And the Xs in some houses?

This is a splendid resource, because it allows us to match up house locations with the 1911 census forms. Click for a bigger version.

1910 Houses


3 Replies to “1910 House Map”

    1. I don’t know. There used to be many more houses on both sides of Berry End, and I don’t know their fate. Walking up Berry End now, you can see a flattened area on the right behind the small bungalow. There was at least one house in there, in the past. Anyone else know?

      1. Thanks, Emrys. I’d heard about the Burnt Cottage before I even learned it was on our property. I have a photo of the rooftop looming behind our bungalow. Can send it to you if you wish. Some of the maps on your website show where it might have been (along with other houses on Lower Berry End).

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