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Stordy Lane has disappeared!

October 8, 2011 by Frank W in forum Genealogy / History

#1026 Frank W, 8 October 2011, 00:58

It was near Church Green,Totternhoe in the 1901 & 1911 Censuses and is probably part of another local street nowadays.   It had about 20-25 households in both Censuses. The family surnames listed in 1911 were:[ANDREWS-EAST-HELAY-HELEY-JACKSON-IMPEY-SMALLBONES-HOWLETT-SKINNER-HOLT-BATCHELOR-KING-BROOKE-LINNEY-FOUNTAIN-COOK-BONNER-HORN-MORGAN]    Perhaps someone has researched one these surnames and may have a more up to date street name for the same locations?
This query has also been sent to the Totternhoe website.
Regards....Frank W  

#1027 Tom n Harry, 10 October 2011, 13:04

Hi Frank.... The 1871 census for Church End Totternhoe starts at Doolittle Mill and goes along the road to The Bell Pub and then into Stordy Lane. The only road that is close and long enough for the amount of houses I think would be Wellhead Road. Will ask around as I'm sure someone will know.

#1028 Tom n Harry, 10 October 2011, 13:25

It is Wellhead Road.....If you go to the Beds Records Office Totternhoe page and look at 3 Wellhead Road there is information on an Edward Snoxell.The same Edward Snoxell can be found living in Stordy Lane in the 1841 census.

#1029 Frank W, 13 October 2011, 15:01

Thanks Tom n Harry

I've now found the Google map showing present day Wellhead Road and compared it with the 1829 map on the Beds Record Office site, which also shows Stordy at its right hand side halfway down.  It is a parcel of land whose northern end is exactly where the Wellhead Road starts to bend round to the southeast,roughly where the long undeveloped part of Wellhead Road begins.   Possibly the land might have been called Stordy Furlong?
The only meaning I can find for "Stordy" is 'store room' or 'warehouse'.   Perhaps some medieval usage?
The 1911 census Enumerator's walk also fits very well with the location of Wellhead Road.
Many thanks for your help and interest.
Regards.....Frank W

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