The history of Clophill, Bedfordshire, UK
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By cross-linking occupier information in the 1911 Census with occupier information in the 1910 Finance Act survey it is possible to identify some of the present addresses of buildings and hence identify who lived there.

It is not possibly to do it for all census entries for a number of reasons. The buildings may have been demolished, the numbers written on the map by the valuer may be illegible or the map may be missing. See How its done for more information.

Information for - Flying Horse

1911 Census entry for house

AddressKind of Building
Flying Horse Inn Public House

1911 Census entry for occupants

First Names Surname Relation Condition Sex Age Birth year Occupation Where born
Charles Henry ROBINSON Head Married 23 years M 50 1861 Innkeeper Bedford
Mary Elizabeth ROBINSON Wife Married F 48 1863 Innkeeper Wife Exeter Devon
Dorothy Margaret Irene ROBINSON Daughter Single F 18 1893 Innkeeper Daughter Kettering Northants
Edna Eileen Marjorie ROBINSON Daughter Single F 8 1903 Innkeeper Child Greeton Northants

1910 Finance Act

Occupier Owner Description Situation
Copperwheat, Thomas Morris & Co. Ampthill Public House Flying Horse

1925 Valuation Act

Occupier Owner Description Situation Detail Valuer's Comments
Chase S. Green J.W. Ltd Public House B's & P The Flying Horse, High Street B Timbered & S Detached.
Down Taproom, Bar, Hall, Club room, Smoke room, K S. Up 6 B, Bathroom.
Trade. 1923 - 1924 Used for income. Tax appeal. Year 40 - 36 Gall Barrels. 180 Dozen Pints bottled. 47 galls spirits, 199 dozen mineral waters. Assessed for income tax at £100. Out WB & S Stable for 5 used busses etc., Also 1.9.Bitter, Stable for 7 used Bikes etc., Stable for 6 used car, Room for 2 cars. B & S E.C. & Urinal, B & S 2 Loose boxes use store, B & S 2 Pigsties disused,
Gets main road traffic. Has good yard. Gets Charabanc parties. Mainly weekend trade. Best pub in village. Take visitors. Caution. Question of takings. ? Not so good a house as it used to be.

Listed Building

Title Location Grade Number Date first listed Date of most recent amendment Details
THE FLYING HORSE PUBLIC HOUSE THE FLYING HORSE PUBLIC HOUSE, THE GREEN, Clophill, Central Bedfordshire II 1113736 10 January 1985 NA Public House. C18 block to rear, with early C19 front block. Rear block is timber framed with colourwashed brick infill and clay tile roof. Front block is stuccoed and has slate roof. T-plan, one storey and attics. 4-window front elevation has 3 tripartite sashes to ground floor, 4 gabled dormers with sashes, all with glazing bars. Off-centre doorway has moulded cornice on engaged elliptical Tuscan columns. Part glazed C20 door. Red brick external stacks to both gable ends.

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