On the 1911 Census, it shows firstly, Elders Cottage (un-numbered), then the Brickyard (un-numbered), then no.5, Victoria Road… this leads me to believe that Elders Cottage and the brickyard were intended to be numbered 1 and 3, Victoria Road – though, possibly, due to these 2 properties being on the opposite side of the road, and more houses being planned, they would have needed to be even numbers… maybe they gave up on the idea, thus the numbers 1 and 3 were never allocated.
As we know, the Jarrow/Hebburn border has moved umpteen times over the years, and this must have had an affect on the numbering system, drastically altering it.
Peter, if the present property numbered 241, was previously no.75, [thank you for that information by the way] then, in 1911, no.5, Victoria Road, must have started at the railway crossing, and the properties must have incremented on their way up towards Jervis Street - the opposite direction of today’s numbering system. In 1911, there were 63 properties on that stretch: flats, private houses and shops.
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