Granary in/near Tantobie (Co Durham)?

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  1. kernowmaid

    kernowmaid Well-Known Member

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    My 3xGt Uncle (John "Jack" Wm Marshall) appears to have given up being a Coal Miner and in 1911 (ED 24; Piece 29875) was a "GRAINERY MANAGER".

    In 1939 (FGDQ/schedule 92/dist 550-3) he is described as "GRANARY ENGINE MAN - COLLIER RETIRED".

    He lived in Tantobie. Which looks like the middle of a Coal Mining area, with very little agriculture.

    My question is: Was there a GRANARY in the Tantobie area, or have I got my unmentionables in a twist:oops: :confused:? Is this still something to do with Mining?

    Jane
     
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    mugwortismy cat Tenacious to the End!

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    Well the miners needed to eat and it makes sense that there would be some agriculture, even if only wheat for making bread. I've done a google search and am getting hits for farm cottage/barn conversion in/near Tantobie.

    Edit: and see this
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    bushbladesfarm.com/
    (sorry I have a complete mental blank about how to make this non-clicky. Sorted. ;) )
     
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    About 4 miles to the north west of Tantobie is the village of Lintzford.

    GENUKI says:

    LINTZFORD. This hamlet lies about 2 miles south of Rowlands Gill, where the river is spanned by a very old single arch bridge, probably dating from the middle of the 17th century when a Corn Mill functioned there. The Richardson Printing Ink Co. holds parchment deeds complete with wax seals, some written in Latin, for the Corn Mill and land, dated 1695.

    Maybe this is where he worked. :)
     
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    There is a High Brooms Granary guest house 4 miles S.W from Tanobie just on the outskirts of Leadgate.
     
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    Thanks Guys.
    I've never been to Co Durham - maybe not the "grim oop north" area that I imagined!
    Although I don't trust the history of modern guest houses called "The Granary" - we have hundreds down here - usually the top floor of an old barn!
    Jane
    (with apologies to all the Northeners present! :oops:)
     
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    The Durham Mining Museum website has a list of mining occupations, including:-
    Granary Attendant
    Employed at granary preparing fodder for horses; preparing and storing food for horses.

    So, the colliery probably had a granary to feed the horses employed in the pit.

    Sue
     
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    Thanks Sue.
    Now THAT makes sense!

    Jane
     
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    Happy to be able to help.

    I live in County Durham and it's definitely not all 'grim', by the way! Although there was much more heavy industry in the past, most of the county is - and always was - beautiful countryside.

    Sue
     
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