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Re: Wellington Place, Strood?
« Reply #9 on: October 23, 2017, 15:00:49 »
It looks like some of the original houses that made up Wellington Place may still be there.

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Re: Wellington Place, Strood?
« Reply #8 on: October 23, 2017, 11:09:36 »
http://www.kenthistoryforum.co.uk/index.php?topic=13566.msg143051#msg143051
From another angle, perhaps Wellington Place/greenhouse where Harris is.

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Re: Wellington Place, Strood?
« Reply #7 on: October 21, 2017, 22:25:08 »
Sorry Mike, but I have no additional details. The shop was still there until quite recently but has now been demolished.

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Re: Wellington Place, Strood?
« Reply #6 on: October 21, 2017, 20:58:16 »
Wellington Place, on the opposite side of the road to St. Nicholas' Church towards Cuxton Road. The photograph shows the New Covent Garden premises which is just out of view to the left as shown on the map, although the name here is Arthrell. Looks like it dates from late Victorian - early Edwardian era.

Dear Sir Smithy

The map is great, many thanks as it helps a great deal. Also the picture.  Do you have dates/people detail please?

I came up with this image today, dated 1901. The shop is far right.

Thank you very much


Mike



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Re: Wellington Place, Strood?
« Reply #5 on: October 21, 2017, 19:30:23 »
The diamond hatching on the map is the OS symbol for a glass house.
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Re: Wellington Place, Strood?
« Reply #4 on: October 21, 2017, 18:39:07 »
Hi Mike,
          I hope this will help .
The 1891 Census.Enumerators route took him from 4, London Road past a Carriage Works , Farrier’s Shop. Then on to1,2,3,and 4 Wellington Place (No 4 was the Illman Family shown as Nursery and House),next onto Town Barn Yard, London Road and then onto No 1 Temple Street.

London Road then was later the High Street.

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Re: Wellington Place, Strood?
« Reply #3 on: October 21, 2017, 18:19:24 »
Wellington Place, on the opposite side of the road to St. Nicholas' Church towards Cuxton Road. The photograph shows the New Covent Garden premises which is just out of view to the left as shown on the map, although the name here is Arthrell. Looks like it dates from late Victorian - early Edwardian era.

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Re: Wellington Place, Strood?
« Reply #2 on: October 21, 2017, 15:39:13 »
Does this link help? http://www.kenthistoryforum.co.uk/index.php?topic=9809.msg103444#msg103444
Looking at the census returns I believe Wellington Place was the block of houses between the Viscount Hardinge and Britton Street.

Edit. Sorry that was Gillingham. Sackcloth and ashes.
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Wellington Place, Strood?
« Reply #1 on: October 21, 2017, 15:21:30 »
Dear All:

I have seen mention of a Wellington Place in Gillingham but I am searching for Wellington Place, Strood.  In Melvilles Directory of Kent, I have a Josiah Illman owning a nursery, seeds, floral business in Wellington Place, High Street, Strood.  Any ideas exactly where along the High Street?

The family did own a floral shop, called New Covent Garden at the junction of the High Street and Cuxton Road.  This was opened after the success of the nursery and it was, I believe an additional building.  Grateful as always for a push in the right direction please?

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Mike
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