Gardens & wildlife

Ashdown Road in 1891

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Properties in Ashdown Road 128 years ago

Using Freecen (older version is easier)

Search the or the and find one household in Roundhill Crescent, you can use the buttons and to find others.

To perform this initial search:

  1. Enter a known SURNAME (and forename if possible)
  2. Enter the census county as "Sussex"
  3. The last step will allow you to enter the Census Town as "Brighton"
  4. Enter the Census Year: 1891
  5. Finally press ONCE ONLY and wait up to 100 seconds

A known resident is S MUSSABINI of 5 Ashdown Rd (born in Kent)

Another is William STRAUGHAN  of 4 Ashdown Rd (born in London)

Another is Henry Edwin DAPP of 3 Ashdown Rd (born in Sussex)

The lets you fill in the street name. Take care to shorten "Ashdown Road" to "Ashdown Rd" (as above). The birth county is optional.

 Richmond Road    Richmond Road    
    rear gardens  vista  rear gardens    
1   2    
3   4    
5   6    
7   8    
9   8    
11   10    
13   12    
    rear gardens   vista  rear gardens    
 Roundhill Crescent    Roundhill Crescent    














Guess where they live: 1 to 13?

Use clues (below) and click on house number (above) to guess

 Assistant Schoolmistress O  MID
 Bricklayer E  MID
 Clerk (Railway) O  MID
 Clerk House Agent O  MID
 Coach Trimmer E  R Rd
 Drapers Manager O  R Rd
 Dressmaker O  R Rd
 Dressmaker O  R Rd
 Dressmaker E  MID
 Gas Fitter O  RHC
 Housemaid O  RHC
 Laundress E  R Rd
 Laundress E  RHC
 Laundress E  RHC
 Laundry Carrier E  R Rd
 Laundry Man E  RHC
 Laundry Superintendant E  RHC
 Nursemaid E  R Rd
 Plasterer O  RHC
 Post Office Telegraphist E  MID
 Printer  O  MID
 Sign Writer  O  MID
 Sorting Clerk P.O.  O  RHC
 Telegraph Linesman  O  R Rd
 Trimmer Railway Works O  MID
 O=ODD House No. and E=EVEN House No.
R Rd = nearer a property in Richmond Road
RHC = nearer a property in Round Hill Crescent
MID = nearer to the middle













Resources which may help

Check the Ashdown Road plots on the 1897 Map on the National Library of Scotland's website.

  • The gaps between the terraces at the four corners of Ashdown Road continuing the green vistas provided by the rear gardens of properties in Richmond Road and Roundhill Crescent.
  • The first plot on the E side is an outbuilding (later a garage).
    Then comes no. 2 Ashdown Road, which includes an underpass.


Occupants of Round Hill homes:



Details of the 15 laundries in Princes Road in 1891
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This page was last updated by Ted on 10-Apr-2019
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