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Offline Leofwine

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Re: Charlton Street, New Brompton (Gillingham)
« Reply #3 on: June 12, 2017, 18:37:36 »
Thanks Longpockets, now you've told me where it was I've found it shown on the 1869 OS Map (surv. 1862-5), where it is the section of what is now Saxton Street between Lock Street (Cross Street on the 1869 map) and the High Street. I guess it got incorporated into Saxton street  in the late 1860s or 70s. 

I guess I was just unobservant when looking for it before!
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Re: Charlton Street, New Brompton (Gillingham)
« Reply #2 on: June 12, 2017, 17:46:36 »
Hello Leofwine,

It is shown on a 1866 map at www.old-maps.co.uk it is south off the High Street west of the junction of High Street with Railway Street.

It looks as if the eastern end of what is now High Street was called Railway Street.

Canterbury Street was Canterbury Road and Britton Street was Upper and Middle Britton Street.

It could have been the northern part of what is now Saxton Street (plus what looks like a passage) South of the High Street, between Canterbury Road and Middle Britton Street.

I hope this helps.

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Charlton Street, New Brompton (Gillingham)
« Reply #1 on: June 12, 2017, 17:17:41 »
Does anyone know where Charlton Street was in New Brompton?

I have found it listed in the 1855 Post Office Directory, where there is a listing for a baker named John Fowle at No. 15 and a boot & shoemaker named John Rudman at No. 33, suggesting it was a reasonable length street.

In the 1862 P.O. Directory John Craven Esq. is listed there (no number), also John Craven, solicitor, and John Welch, baker.

In the 1867 P.O. Directory ther is only a listing for John Welch, baker.

It doesn't appear in Melville's directory of 1858.

I haven't found it after this. I'm guessing it might have been renamed to something else, but haven't found anything else.
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