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Lizza

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Looking for
« on: August 28, 2017, 03:14:47 PM »
Hi I am looking for photos, maps, information about Jerry's lane erdington 1700-1800. I know it used to be farm land but interested to find what if anything was there before. Thank you

Phil

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Re: Looking for
« Reply #1 on: August 28, 2017, 04:56:41 PM »
Hi Lizza

Welcome to the forum, I don't think you will find many photos from the 18th & 19th centuries. You might be lucky enough to find some from around 1850(ish), but the best you might hope for is a sketch or painting. The earliest detailed map that I can access is dated 1905 which shows only Turfpits Farm and a few scattered buildings which are probably cottages.

If Mikejee sees this he might be able to come up with something earlier.
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mikejee

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Re: Looking for
« Reply #2 on: August 28, 2017, 10:55:59 PM »
Nothing much there, as Phil says, but below is map c 1884 showing Jerry's lane

astoness

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Re: Looking for
« Reply #3 on: August 29, 2017, 06:32:12 AM »
hi lizza this is the only remaining old cottage on jerrys lane...for some reason know as "the hovel"


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