tenting house

1) The verb ‘to tent’ is a northern form of ‘tend’ and it could mean ‘to attend to’ or ‘look after’.

In 1735, George Roper of Handsworth leased All that Steel Furnace … with the Smithy and Tentinghouses to George Steer and the inference is that these were warehouses of some kind.

places Handsworth
dates 1735

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