The history of Clophill, Bedfordshire, UK
Including historical descriptions, maps and statistical analysis.
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.
|Address||Kind of Building|
|High Street||Grocer's shop|
|First Names||Surname||Relation||Condition||Sex||Age||Birth year||Occupation||Where born|
|Alice Minnie||JUFFS||Daughter||Single||F||28||1883||Assistant Grocer||Clophill Beds|
|Amelia Kate||JUFFS||Daughter||Single||F||20||1891||Dressmaker||Clophill Beds|
|Juffs, John||Juffs, John||Hoshop ?|
|Juffs A.||Juffs A.||H Bakehouse, Shop, B's & P||High Street||B & T detached.
Down L, K, S, Shop. Up 3B, kitchen/lumber room. B & T Bakery, 4 bushel oven (poor) & cooling room. Store over. Out B,WB & S Open shed, loft over. B & CI Open shed, pigsties, not used. WB & T Barn, cart (containing E.C.). WB & T Stable. WB & T Trap house, store used lumber. B & T Coal barn.
|Garden about ¼ acre, used kitchen garden. Bake house very small 13x13. Enormous slope at back.|
'The Bakehouse was next door to the Green Man and that belonged to the Juff family. The oldest boy Bert was the baker and delivered it on a baker's cart. His mother ran the sweet shop which was the meeting place for all the youngsters in Clophill in 1920s. Later on the bottom room became a Gents Hairdresser, run by Bill Smith from Luton.' Jack Pitt's Clophill Memories.