The history of Clophill, Bedfordshire, UK
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Further information

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 - Brickwall Farm, Kiln Lane

1911 Census entry for house

AddressKind of Building
Brickwall Farm Farm House

1911 Census entry for occupants

First Names Surname Relation Condition Sex Age Birth year Occupation Where born
John MADDAMS Head M 48 1863 Farmer Flitton Beds
Caroline MADDAMS Wife F 42 1869 Guilden Morden Cambs
George MADDAMS Son M 14 1897 School Beds Clophill
Arthur MADDAMS Son M 12 1899 School Beds Clophill
Philip MADDAMS Son M 10 1901 School Beds Clophill
Muriel MADDAMS Daughter F 9 1902 School Beds Clophill
Winifred MADDAMS Daughter F 6 1905 School Beds Clophill

1910 Finance Act

Occupier Owner Description Situation
Maddams, John Lucas, Lord Ho Homestead ? Brickwall Farm

1925 Valuation Act

Occupier Owner Description Situation Detail Valuer's Comments
Maddams, J. one 240 acres Brickwall Farm Was Wrest Park. 240 acres.
House 2R K S Dairy 4B 2 attics No bathroom. Out Coal house, wood house, Trap house, Garage.
3 stall hay stable & loose box as stores. Blacksmith's shop. Horse box, 2 bay hovel. 2 piggeries as stores. 3 horse boxes or piggeries. 5 bay hovel. Barn 5 bay hovel. ? ho. granary over. Horse box, barn. Gateway loft over. Chaff ho. Stable for 9, hourse box. 5 Bay cart shed. Engine ho. Elevator shed. 2 bay implement shed. B & S construction throughout.
Sir Tristram fixed rent. Water pumped from well. Has to cart occasionally. Bldgs. From well & roof. Well was Wrest Park Estate. Quality of land varies greatly - good & bad.

Listed Building

Title Location Grade Number Date first listed Date of most recent amendment Details
BRICKWALL FARMHOUSE BRICKWALL FARMHOUSE, KILN LANE, Clophill, Central Bedfordshire II 1113744 10 January 1985 NA House. C18, reworked and extended mid C19. Original block of red brick on coursed ironstone plinth, later works in mottled yellow brick. Slate roofs. Double-pile plan with 2-span roof, N block originally 2 storeys with attic added C19. S block a 2-storeyed C19 addition. N elevation : much altered, 4 window range. All sashes with glazing bars, one of ground floor ones bipartite. 4 box dormers. C18 brick band at first floor level is imitated by C19 band above first floor windows. C20 part-glazed door. One brick ridge stack. Integral stacks to both gable ends. S elevation : plain, with casement windows with glazing bars. Canted bay window with lead canopy hood to RH. Part-glazed door in moulded surround with slightly projecting cornice. Included for group value.

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