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Court Dwellings


Hi,
I am researching my Park and Pickup family in Liverpool and in the 1851 Census two of my female relatives – both widows – are described as Pauper (Painter & Glazer Wife) and Pauper (Car Drivers Wife) and are listed as living at:
9 Court 4 House
St Andrews Street
The Registration district is Liverpool and the Sub-registration district is Mount Pleasant.
I am wondering if this address is a Workhouse but would be grateful for any information on this. The other address on the page is 9 Court 2 House,. Addresses on the next census page follow the same pattern: 11 Court 1 House, 11 Court 2 House, 11 Court 3 House etc.
Many thanks,
Kaye
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19/06/2011 - Posted by | Uncategorized | ,

3 Comments »

  1. Hello,

    these addresses appear to be court dwellings and not a workhouse. The Liverpool Workhouse was in Brownlow Hill.

    Regards

    Rob Ainsworth
    Liverpool History Society

    Comment by Liverpool History Society Questions | 19/06/2011 | Reply

  2. Hi Rob,

    Would you be able to tell me what “court dwellings” are in today’s terms?

    Many thanks,

    Kaye

    Comment by Liverpool History Society Questions | 19/06/2011 | Reply

  3. Dear Kaye,

    Court dwelling were erected in the Georgian period to accommodate the mass of people moving from the countryside into the growing cities during the industrial revolution. Please see the link below or further information. There is currently only one partial court dwelling left in Liverpool.

    https://liverpoolhistorysocietyquestions.wordpress.com/2009/10/15/liverpool-court-dwellings/#comments

    Regards

    Rob Ainsworth

    Web Administrator
    Liverpool History Society

    Comment by Liverpool History Society Questions | 19/06/2011 | Reply


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