Yards & Courts of Kings Lynn by Colin C Barton

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Yards & Courts of Kings Lynn by Colin C Barton

Postby Beauts » 10 May 2006, 00:40

Hi all
during the time up the Library i came across a typed booklet called "Yards & Courts of Kings Lynn by Colin C Barton"
This gives a few pages on the early history ofLynn development but also lists streets, number of yards in each street along with how many houses in each yard.
It also gives figures for population levels.
I photo copied the whole booklet [Pages are missing from the original] and the following photos [give you an idea whats in it] are of the Word document i created from these and tables reconstruted.
I have it in Word (807 KB) or PDF (141 KB) document forms. If you are interested in seeing it in full, contact me directly with e-mail address and i'll send you it.

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Re: Yards & Courts of Kings Lynn by Colin C Barton

Postby rocker » 26 May 2011, 17:40

Hi Beauts, I am at the moment doing a course on ancestry at Trues Yard and have recently found out that my ggg grandfather lived in White Lion Court, have you any info about the residents who lived there especially the house no's. I recently had a look round the area and to my surprise there are still quite a few old houses still in existance. It would be good if my relatives house was still there. His name was John Self and he was a cabinet maker,(born in 1846) I believe his shop was 7 Norfolk Street (now WH Smith) so it was probably around the back somewhere.
Also wondered what was the difference between a Yard and a Court. Thanks.
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Re: Yards & Courts of Kings Lynn by Colin C Barton

Postby Vic » 20 Nov 2012, 15:24

Has anyone got an electronic copy of this?
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Re: Yards & Courts of Kings Lynn by Colin C Barton

Postby Sp53 » 15 Mar 2019, 09:28

Hi all,

I too would love to have access to this as I'm researching ancestors at Thurlock(?) Court in Norfolk Street.

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Re: Yards & Courts of Kings Lynn by Colin C Barton

Postby Holcombe » 25 Mar 2021, 23:17

Is anyone able to provide any information about the small building in a yard in Norfolk Street in what is now called Fredericks Court, beside number 97? Pictures attached.
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Was the Court/yard called something else in the past?
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Re: Yards & Courts of Kings Lynn by Colin C Barton

Postby EWW » 25 Mar 2021, 23:50

The little building was a small post office untill the PO started shutting them all down,
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Re: Yards & Courts of Kings Lynn by Colin C Barton

Postby EWW » 26 Mar 2021, 10:02

On the old maps I have the nearest I can get to what maybe an earlier name for the yard would be BELL YARD. The map I have
for that area is not a very good copy. Hope others members may have one.

EDIT. Another possible is LIFTS YARD.
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Re: Yards & Courts of Kings Lynn by Colin C Barton

Postby Tresagreen » 26 Mar 2021, 11:49

If you enlarge the picture carefully, in the top right of the pink painted bit, you can just make out a tiny cross and what looks like the end of the word society. Could this have once been the tiny Mormon chapel, referred to in the 1850 book, religious buildings of Norfolk. The book is in Norwich forum, upstairs in the historical records. This is NOT the Salem chapel mentioned elsewhere.

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Re: Yards & Courts of Kings Lynn by Colin C Barton

Postby EWW » 26 Mar 2021, 11:57

Possible but it was a little post office at one time. I seem to remember a meals on wheels place somewhere there also.
In 1933 it was a post office and stationers run by a Mrs R Kitchener. I think in the vicinity was a little cardboard factory
type place there also. Just checked and it was still a PO in the 60s.
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Re: Yards & Courts of Kings Lynn by Colin C Barton

Postby Tresagreen » 26 Mar 2021, 12:28

If it was

a chapel, it would have been in the 1800s, as the book is dated 1850
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Re: Yards & Courts of Kings Lynn by Colin C Barton

Postby rospaul » 26 Mar 2021, 15:55

:) ....... Just to clarify, number 97 Norfolk St was the "East Gate Post office". I used to go to school that way via Railway passage every day in the early 1950s. I can't recall the little car-stone building up the yard ever being used as a Post Office, but after 65 years I could be wrong..... :lol:

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Re: Yards & Courts of Kings Lynn by Colin C Barton

Postby EWW » 26 Mar 2021, 17:04

I think they carried on in the little building after the front post office shut for a while RP.
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