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Old 30-01-2005, 13:45   #1
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Question Napoleon Street

Does anyone know where Napoleon Street in Clayton used to be??
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Old 30-01-2005, 14:02   #2
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Re: Napoleon Street

I have lived in Clayton for 35+ years and I have never heard of it, but I will ask around and get back to you. Would it be nosy of me to ask why you want to know????
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Old 30-01-2005, 20:23   #3
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I`m doing the family tree and was chatting to a chap in Rawtenstall library who said he had relations living on Napoleon St in Clayton. I said I`d never heard of it, low and behold the next day searching the1871 census I found I had relations living on the same street. So i`m intrigued......
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Old 30-01-2005, 20:28   #4
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I will ask some of the older members in our street, maybe they will know of it.
I will let you know if I find out anything.
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Old 30-01-2005, 21:13   #5
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Re: Napoleon Street

Going back to that 1871 census, you don't happen to remember any other streets that were listed either before or after Napoleon Street do you?
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Old 30-01-2005, 22:33   #6
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I'm looking at an old map and Napoleon Street looks like it was either Atlas Street or part of Whalley Road, it's very hard to tell which though but I'II keep at it.
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Old 30-01-2005, 22:42   #7
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Re: Napoleon Street

From what I can make out it's the section of Whalley Rd between Church Lane and the turn off to Rishton is it called Blackburn Rd?
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Old 31-01-2005, 21:05   #8
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Re: Napoleon Street

Now why didn`t I realise it would be near Waterloo Street.. Doh!! Thanks Bagpuss
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Old 31-01-2005, 21:11   #9
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Re: Napoleon Street

I wonder when the name was dropped.
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Old 31-01-2005, 21:13   #10
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I think it may have been demolished when they widened the road at Load Of Mischief
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Old 31-01-2005, 21:36   #11
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Re: Napoleon Street

I'm a bit confused now. Was it a separate street or just part of Whalley Road that had that name? Do you mean that Whalley Road was widened at some time? I'm only really familiar with what's there now and what was there before the motorway.
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Old 31-01-2005, 21:49   #12
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I've looked at the map again and it's before Atlas St. was built or so it seems. Napoleon Street was a part of Whalley Rd not a separate street.
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Old 05-02-2005, 20:54   #13
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None of the folks I have talked to can recall Napoleon St.......they are all in their late 80's so maybe it is even before their time. Could you get a squizz at the old street maps......maybe Accy Library could help.
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Old 05-02-2005, 22:30   #14
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Re: Napoleon Street

How old is that map of yours Bagpuss?
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Old 05-02-2005, 23:04   #15
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How old is that map of yours Bagpuss?
I found it on a site recommended by our friend A Bob, it says:
Two scales of historic mapping are available:

The 1:10,560 (6-inch) first edition surveyed 1844-1850 (published 1847-1853) is available for those pre-1974 Lancashire areas within the current county.

The 1:2500 (25-inch) first edition surveyed 1884-92 (published 1891-1894) is available for several urban areas.

It looks like the one I was looking at is the 1884-92 edition. For your interest the website is http://mario.lancashire.gov.uk/
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