Reader Adam Hill has been in touch with a very interesting question related to house names on the Lichfield Road, Brownhills, after studying his Grandmother’s birth certificate from 1916.
I have just recently came in to possession of my Gradmothers birth certificate, it lists her place of birth as being 10 Row, off of Lichfield Road, Brownhills. However I can’t seem to locate this location on Google Earth and there does not seem to be info online either pertaining to said location.
My Great Grandfather was a Miner and am wondering if this was property cheaply built specifically for the Miners and hencevbo longer being there. Can anyone help with any information they may know. My Grandmother was born 1916, so that is the time period am looking for.
My first reaction was there must be a word missing in ’10 Row’, then looked at the mapping of the time, and found something odd – there is a row of terraces marked on the 1884 1:10,000 map called ‘Seven House Row’ – note the difference to the current ‘Severn House’ near Silver Court.
This begs the question why Seven House Row? From the map, there are clearly seven dwellings – so was there a later row of ten? I can’t find such an arrangement on mapping of the day, but that doesn’t mean it didn’t exist.
Can anyone help please? If you can, please comment here out mail me: BrownhillsBob at Googlemail dot com. Thanks – and cheers to Adam Hill for a very interesting enquiry.