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Gascoyne Place

Gascoyne Place is on Map 2d, but is not shown on the map on the map. Gascoyne Place is at the western end of Upper Borough Walls, which is named on the map.

Street directories are not consistent about how they describe Gascoyne Place. Post Office Directories show Gascoyne Place as a continuation of Upper Borough Walls leading to Sawclose. Kelly's Directories say that Gascoyne Place is a named terrace that forms part of Upper Borough Walls at its western end. Because the map shows Upper Borough Walls extending as far as Sawclose, I have followed the Kelly's description.

The City Engineer's Report makes several references to Gascoyne Place. In the "Historic Buildings" section Number 1 is listed as a Public House, and Number 2 is shown as a factory. In the "Industrial Premises" section, Number 2 Gascoyne Place is listed as a factory, and Numbers 2&3 Gascoyn Place are listed as a single premises which is a Corset Factory. I have used the Post Office Business Directory to arrive at what I believe is the correct situation in the table below.

Number  Name Type Damage Level Surveyor's Comments
1 Broadley & Co. Wine Merchants Public House Minor general damage  
2-3 Drew Son & Butcher Ltd. Wholesale and export corset manufacturers Corset Factory Minor general damage  

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