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||Private House|
|First Names||Surname||Relation||Condition||Sex||Age||Birth year||Occupation||Where born|
|Arthur||CAKEBREAD||Head||Married 15 years||M||38||1873||Blacksmith||Meppershall Beds|
|Cakebread, Arthur||Cakebread, Arthur. Clophill||Cottage & pres|
|Cakebread A.||Cakebread A.||H & P||High Street||B & S Detached
Down P L S Pantry. Up 2B good.
'The Old Forge is the first house on the right hand side in the High Street; it was run as a smithy in Jack’s young days by a Mr Cakebread who came from Meppershall to run it. It was a very busy blacksmith in those days because of the number of horses.' Jack Pitt's Clophill Memories.