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Looking for Poors Lane Crowland

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CuriousFish Report 16 Aug 2013 08:21

This no longer exists. Do any of the clever 'genies' out there know where it was? :-)


Gins Report 16 Aug 2013 08:31

1881 England Census

Civil Parish:


Street Address:

Registration District:

Sub-registration District:

ED, institution, or vessel:2
Page Number:17

Chris Ho :)

Chris Ho :) Report 16 Aug 2013 08:34

(and 1871)

HAWES, William Head M 67 1804 Norfolk
Piece: 1520
Folio: 34
Page: 17
Registration District: Peterborough
Civil Parish: Crowland
Municipal Borough:
Address: Poor's Lane, Crowland
County: Northamptonshire

Chris :)

edits (looking on google, not sure if it was linked to Poor House Lane)


Reggie Report 16 Aug 2013 09:46

If you look at the enumeration district info for the census on which you have reference to it, you should get an idea, at least, of where it was.

On the census record, it is preceded by addresses in West Street................which does still exist


CuriousFish Report 16 Aug 2013 13:24

Thanks for you replies, I have a better sense of where to look now. <3


Porkie_Pie Report 16 Aug 2013 14:37

According to OS maps from 1880's Poor House Lane is now Albion street,

On the 1880's map it listed a building called Albion house where the lane meets West street,

Added, south end of Poor House Lane/Albion street has the School "south view primary" main entrance now off Reform street which is still listed on both todays maps and the 1880's map


Just checked a 1904 map and Poor House Lane had been renamed Albion street so it changed between late1880's and 1904


mgnv Report 16 Aug 2013 15:49

Here's the 1881 census, concentrating on addresses just before and after Poors La:

1881 England Census
Civil Parish: Crowland
County/Island: Lincolnshire
Country: England
Registration District: Peterborough
Sub-registration District: Crowland
ED, institution, or vessel: 2

Piece: 1597 Folio: 29 Page Number: 15

Street Address: West Street
William Hall 24
Joshua Hall 11

Street Address: Poors Lane
Elizabeth Rippon 61

Piece: 1597 Folio: 32 Page Number: 22

Street Address: Poors Lane
Charles Frisby 60
Betsy Frisby 60
Charlotte Frisby 17

Street Address: Crease ? (W St)
James Adams 54 Small Farmer Of 17 Acres
Sarah Adams 52
Samuel Adams 14
Alice Adams 11
Edward Wright 20

Street Address: Gas Terrace
Thomas King 52
Mary A. King 47
Frederick King 11
Sarah J. King 9
Mary A. King 6

Piece: 1597 Folio: 33 Page Number: 23

Street Address: Gas Terrace
Job Stokes 32
Jane Stokes 32
Hannah Stokes 10
Jessie Stokes 9
Harry Stokes 8

Street Address: Gas Works
William W. Palmer 37 Gas Manager & Farmer Of 12 Acres
Sarah A. Palmer 26
Dixon Palmer 21
William B. Palmer 18
Charles Palmer 13
Lettice Palmer 12
Emma Palmer 11
John W. Palmer 6

Street Address: Old Mill
Charles Childs 28 Ag Lab
Ruth Childs 25
Rhoda Childs 9
Charles Childs 6
Thomas Childs 4
Caroline Childs 2
Susannah Childs

Now go to and enter the OS coordinates 523800,310000 then select the 1888 map (1:2500 scale)
So, for the bit of interest, it looks like our enumerator worked along West St, turned down Poorhouse Lane - presumably Poors La is a variant naming - and then west along New Rd, past Crease Drove to the Gas Works - I guess the houses on the right, midway between Crease Drove and the Gas Wks were Gas Terr.

You can also go to a modern map like - this lets you search for the coords (entered as a 13 character string) - you can then zoom in or out Zoom levels 1 & 3 are the most interesting.
At zoom 1, the arrow head points just W of the old windmill's site - I guess the Kings lived just across the road from the windmill, and the Childs lived at the mill.
It seems to me that Poors Lane/Poorhouse Lane has been renamed to Albion St, and New Rd to Broadway.

NB To see the name Crease Drove in 1888, I had to decrease the northing by 500 metres, and enter 523800,309500 - the easting stayed the same.


CuriousFish Report 16 Aug 2013 20:56

Thanks so much. i knew you clever 'genies' would know the answer