etheridge's court

etheridge's court

Victorian slum housing off South Street

 

Etheridge's Court makes its only appearance in the records in the 1851 census. From its location in the census it was a ‘court’ of slum housing off South Street, just before Wine Street.

The 1851 census listed just four families, eighteen people, but of the poorer class including agricultural labourer John Crocker, his laundress wife Susan and their children as well as his pauper agricultural labourer father-in-law and pauper glove turner mother. Next door was carpenter journeyman John Seymour with his wife and children, then bookbinder journeyman George Bragg and his wife Ruth. Finally there lived glove leather cutter William Bailey, his wife and children and two lodgers.