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Norton's Corn Stores, Cotton End, London Road, Northampton.
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member greysman
N 52° 13.819 W 000° 53.793
30U E 643652 N 5788740
Quick Description: On the west side of London Road in Cotton End this building used to house Norton's, Corn Merchants.
Location: East Midlands, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 8/18/2010 4:35:28 PM
Waymark Code: WM9GGE
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member GT.US
Views: 1

Long Description:
Now unoccupied this building was part of the complex built up between South Bridge Wharf and the London Road. Bridge Street Station on the London & North-Western Railway was also not far away.

There are several Nortons listed as living and trading in the area during the 19th century as shopkeepers, grocers, coal merchants and corn factors.

The sign in the gable says:

NORTON'S
CORN, HAY & CHAFF STORES
SACKS L[ET ]ON HIRE

whilst the one at low level partly obscured by the 'modern' sign says:

[NORT]ON'S
[CORN ]DEPOT
CORN SACKS LET ON HIRE

The wharf arm of the navigable River Nene is still there behind a guillotine-type lock gate.

Chaff is recommended as a winter additive for hen feed, 'During the winter all grain should be thrown into dry chaff or litter of some kind in order to keep the hens busy hunting for it.'
Taken from THE POULTRYMAN'S HANDBOOK:

A Convenient Reference Book For All Persons Interested in the Production of Eggs and Poultry for Market and the Breeding of Standard-Bred Poultry for Exhibition

by International Correspondence Schools, Scranton, PA
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