Here are the website links discussed at the meeting last Thursday about the old farms in Turton.
|Handout - 'Turton as it was in 1746'|
Old Ordnance Survey Maps
The National Library of Scotland has scanned 260,000 maps of Scotland, England and Wales, which are available for free on their website - high-resolution and zoomable.
Link: Ordnance Survey Map Six-inch 1850 Turton Area
Airborne lidar (light detection and ranging) measures the height of the ground surface and other features in large areas of landscape with a very high resolution and accuracy. It provides highly detailed and accurate models of the land and provides archaeologists with the capability to recognise and record otherwise hard to detect features.
Link: LiDAR Finder
Foot Path Maps
UK footpath, bridleway and byway maps can be found at FootPathMap.
Link: Foot Path Maps
Turton Manor Court Records
Published in a book by Sir Lees Knowles in 1909 (at the time the owner of Turton Tower), these records cover the period 1737 - 1850. The book has been scanned by the Allen County Public Library Genealogy Center in Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA and made available for free online. A fully searchable, downloadable copy can be found at Archive.org.
Link: Turton Manor Court Records 1737 - 1850
Lancashire On-line Parish Clerk
Baptism, marriage and burial records compiled and transcribed by volunteers and made available online for free. Includes many local churches and chapels.
Link: Lancashire On-line Parish Clerk
List of 18th-Century Farms in Turton
Armsgroves, Batteridge, Birtenshaw, Bradleys, Brooks, Brownlows, Buffs, Butterworths, Ciss Hey, Clough, Cocks Carr, Cocks Green, Coopers, Cousins, Dewhursts, Dimple, Dunscar, Egerton's, Foggs, Great Oak, Greens, Greenwall, Hamers, Hardmans, Haydocks, Heightside, Higher Tenement, Holdens, Holts Fold, Horridges, Horrobin Mill, Isherwoods, Kenyons, Knowles’s, Little Oak, Lower House, Mather Fold, Meadowcrofts, Meadowhead, Nabb, Nearer & Further Branfield, Nicodean, Old Stewards, Orrell Fold, Orrell's, Overhouses, Parrs, Pilkingtons, Ramsdens, Rushtons, Shorrocks, Stanrose, Stones, Stones Bank, Tarkingtons, Taylors, Thomasons, Three Lows, Timberbottom, Top o’th’ Brow, Toppings, Tower Demesne, Walmsleys, Whewells, Whittles, Windy Harbour, Wood End and Yates
|Field behind the wood|
between the ruins of Shore farm and Buffs