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Laurel Cottage, 1 Church Street, Alvaston Derby


Would anybody be able to help me find some history Laurel Cottage, 1 Church Street, Alvaston, Derby.

I am trying to compile a history of the property i.e census for people who lived there.

Kind regards

1939 Register.

James Holmes
Birth Date: 5 Dec 1879
Residence Year: 1939
Address - "Laurel Cottage" Church St Alvaston
Residence - Shardlow, Derbyshire, England
Occupation: Co-op Sey Watchman
Schedule Number: 336
Sub Schedule Number: 1
Enumeration District: RCWX
Registration district: 434/1
Inferred Spouse: Ellen Holmes
Inferred Children:
Charlotte C Holmes
George H Holmes
Doris M Holmes
Harold E Holmes

Thank you p.risboy

we have just bought this property and im trying to find out who lived there it was built around C1700's it was so im told a farm workers cottage. the farm is number 5 church street
Yes. From 1911 to 1841. It maybe possible to go back to 1841. I doubt the house will be named or have a number on all or any.

All you can go by, is countng houses from familiar buildings in the area. Like a Pub, or a Church house. If you're really lucky with a named householder, they have lived there over the decades.

Just by googling Laurel Cottage, Church St Alvaston. There is a post card addressed to Miss A. Pearson, 13 June 1914.


1911 Census.

Wm Robt Pearson
Aged 35
abt 1876
Birth Place - Alvaston, Derbyshire, England
Civil Parish - Alvaston and Boulton, Derbyshire
Address - Laurel Cottage, Alvaston St Alvaston
Registration district: Shardlow
Registration District Number: 434
Sub-registration district: Shardlow
ED -1
Piece: 20814

Wm Robt Pearson 35 occ. Turner. (Loco Dept. Railway Company.
Mary Pearson 35
Harold Pearson 12
Dorothy H Pearson 10
Ada Pearson 8 b.Alverston.
Robt Wm Pearson 5
Margt Pearson 7/12
Thomas Radford 25

The Pearsons appear in the 1901 census, 4 houses down from The Viicarage. The Vicars name is Thomas C Harris, I think.

The Pearsons address is just given as Alvertson Street, next door to The Yews.

If you can find the oldest person living in your neighbourhood. They could possibly tell you more.

All that has got you back 108 years. Just 200 to go.;):LOL:

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Derby Evening Telegraph (Derby, England),

Tuesday, November 29, 1949


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Peter, not sure if these articles are of any use to you, they don't state what number cottage so don't know if they were actually living in your cottage or another one on the farm. Im just posting what I find on the off chance its of any use for you. You may already know or have it.

"Aside from the church, listed buildings in the village include Church Farm and its associated cottages on Church Street, which date to the early 16th or early 17th-century."
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Published: Saturday 17 April 1926
Newspaper: Derby Daily Telegraph
County: Derbyshire, England

DWELLING HOUSE known Church Farm, Church-street, Alvaston. Gross rent £24 14s. Lot 7.-TWO COTTAGES, known Laurel Cottage and Elm Cottage, situate in Church-street, Alvaston. Gross rent 6s.