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From: "Graham Parnell" <>
Subject: Re: [DEV] Coles court Dartmouth
Date: Tue, 25 Nov 2008 13:01:26 -0000
Go to the bookshop where Newcomen Road meets Lower Road, and look at a copy
of ""The Chronicles of Dartmouth" by Don Collinson, (If you have Dartmouth
ancestors you should consider purchasing this excellent book). My copy is a
first edition so the page numbers probably do not match the current version,
BUT on my page 90 it states that in 1896: "Coles Court, and Embankment area
that belied its fine name was offered for sale to the council. This area was
the home to numerous lumpers' families crowded together in little more than
hovels. The acquisition would enable a road to be cut from the ferry end of
the Embankment to join Lower Street. Regretfully nothing was done for some
A photograph on page 116, and two engravings on 117 show the old Coles
Court, which should enable you to locate it. To me it appears to be the gap
in the buildings where the road from the Embankment is that cars now queue
waiting to board the Lower Ferry, in fact on a map in my hand this gap is
actually named "Coles Court"!
Graham Parnell from Brixham
From: [mailto:] On
Behalf Of Rose Kelland
Sent: 25 November 2008 10:12
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Subject: [DEV] Coles court Dartmouth
Good morning all!
I am on a weeks holiday in Dartmouth overlooking the beautiful River Dart -
sun shining but awfully cold outside!
My ancestors Robert & Susan KELLAND and family lived according to the
censuses in COLES COURT, LOWER STREET, Dartmouth. I believe the Coles court
which is now here and over which i am looking now, is not the original. Does
anyone know where the original 1880 Coles court was?
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