Hi terryb18, it sounds like you lived very close to my relatives' entry, which I estimate was only 2 or 3 up from the junction with All Saints' Road. It appears, whilst the back to back houses were similar, the court yard layout depended on the road layout close-by. I'm still filling some of the gaps in my memory, can I impose on you for your recollections on the following?Peg Monkey...I lived at 1/114 Park Rd which would have been on your drawing below the entry where it says Adjoining dwelling. It was slightly different to your drawing as I remember it. The Front door would have been next to the entry with the stairs door on the back wall in the right corner. Next to the stairs we had a very narrow pantry with the door to the cellar in there. We didn't have a range only a coal fire which was on the right hand wall as you entered the front door.
Thanks terryb18 for the invaluable info', I was inspired to extend the plan from a single dwelling to a courtyard of dwellings.Hi Peg,, in answer to your questions....1. We had 2 bedrooms, mom and dads on the first floor, and mine in the attic. 2. There were 6 houses in our yard, 4 at the bottom and 2 at the top, with the brewhouse and a toilet halfway up the yard on the right hand wall. (I can only remember 1 toilet) Houses were numbered 1-6. 3.The Cellar grating was underneath the living room window. 4. I am not sure if I can answer that except to say that the pantry did'nt intrude and I cannot remember a chimey breast, just the hearth against next doors wall. I have attached a couple of pics, one showing my father holding me which looks like outside next door. The brickwork behind him covered the cellar grating. They must all have been knocked down as I cannot remember them. The other picture is of me on Coronation day standing by the living room window and just next to the cellar grating.
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Thanks Terry, you lived on a different part of Park Rd than I imagined.Peg, not quite, I am not very good at this, but I have tried to do a diagram the best I could. Hopefully it will show you as it was. The map image shows the yard I lived in, coloured green.