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On Stuart's map, project from Thoroton Street and see four houses nestled behind the houses on Russell Street.  I think those would be Adcocks Yard.

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6 minutes ago, The Engineer said:

On Stuart's map, project from Thoroton Street and see four houses nestled behind the houses on Russell Street.  I think those would be Adcocks Yard.

Wow thankyou great to see that.

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@RadFordee Historical Directories of England and Wales, hosted online by Leicester University.  Whites, Wrights and Kellys are the most comprehensive.  Lists of streets and who lived there, with occupations.  A veritable mine of information (includes lots of background info and stats for Notts) but I find the search facility a bit flaky (that said I am on a mobile - might be better from a desktop).

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@RadFordee I think a lot of us just like a bit of detective work.  The different methods and resources used by members complement each other and these are sense checked with various memories to form a credible solution.

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@The Engineerwell you are all great detectives having solved my query & especially as quickly as you did, thanks again to yourself & to stuartc for the map which is the only map i've ever seen that shows all of the small yards etc that were in the area.

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Radfordee,

The map was published 1901.

On the link below if you are on a P.C or tablet, (don't think you'll see it on a phone) if you use the slider bottom left you can overlay the modern layout of the area.

If the Help box comes up, click the X top right to get rid of it.

 

https://maps.nls.uk/geo/explore/#zoom=18&lat=52.95910&lon=-1.16532&layers=168&b=7

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@Stuart.Cthanks very much stuart for the link i will have a look at that later on the laptop, & thanks for dating the map too, i guessed it must have been an early 1 with the infant school not being situated on the corner.

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