Bridge Street

Bridge Street is the "wrong" side of the bridge, having been many years not part of Brigg at all. It has been in Broughton and in Scawby parishes.

My interest in in the house cureently numbered 3, but which has had numbers 2, 3, 3a and 4 in its time as well as being unnumbered. I have also seen a reference to it as "The Merchant's House" but that may have been artistic licence.

As part of my research, I have obtained census details for parts of Bridge Street for 1871, 1881 and 1901. They are very interesting in showing the different professions and occupations that were, and in some cases, still are carried out in Bridge St.

1871

This is very sparse, covering a few houses from the curent No 3, occupied by Robert Denton, and heading away from the bridge.

Bridge Street 1871 census data

1881

This is quite extensive, and is in two parts for the two different sides of the road. No 53 was even then a Doctor's house. This data includes three barges moored for the night in the Ancholme

The current No 3 is still occupied by Robert Denton, but is known as No 4

Bridge Street 1881 census data

1901

This is quite extensive, although the buildings on the north side near the bridge are not included.

The current No 3 is now occupied by Seargeant Denton and has no number.

Bridge Street 1901 census data


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