Lost someplace in Hilfield ... 1901 census

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  1. mugwortismy cat

    mugwortismy cat Tenacious to the End!

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    What does it say? Tun House, Mun House, Fun House ... is that even an H? someplace in Hilfield, Dorset. I've tried a modern Ordnance Survey but couldn't see it, if it's there ... the places enumerated before this were Three Gates Farm (which I can find) and Three Gates Rd. Assuming a logical progression through the parish between Three Gates Farm and Pond Farm I can find Mounds, Bide's Gorse, Stone's Farm, Hilfield Manor none of which seems to fit ... I have looked at all previous census returns but most enumerators did not bother with precise placenames, and then only specific important ones ...

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    Flook A True Gentleman. Rest in Peace.

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    RG13 Piece 2005 fol. 105 p. 7 for anyone looking.
     
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    Ma-dotcom A Bonza Little Digger!

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    It's not IRON house is it?

    go back one page & check lettering for 'Good Hope INN', then one page past the above to see letter 'I' in Irvine, 'F' in 'Church FARM Cottage' & other similar letters on the pages show J F & S. Not the same.
     
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    Mealymoo A Busy Lizzy

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    Think you have it, Wendy.
     
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    I agree - looks like Iron House to me as well.
     
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    Me, too.

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    mugwortismy cat Tenacious to the End!

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    THANK YOU! 8(:-) I think somewhere in my brain those words were struggling to get out. Sorry, my Tun, Mun , Fun was a joke -- not serious contenders. I knew it was none of those letters. Kept thinking it was something + R but "Iron" never quite emerged, now it seems only too obvious.
     

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