The history of Clophill, Bedfordshire, UK
Including historical descriptions, maps and statistical analysis.

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 - Old Forge

1911 Census entry for house

AddressKind of Building
High StreetPrivate House

1911 Census entry for occupants

First Names Surname Relation Condition Sex Age Birth year Occupation Where born
Arthur CAKEBREAD Head Married 15 years M 38 1873 Blacksmith Meppershall Beds
Agnes CAKEBREAD Wife Married F 35 1876 Meppershall Beds

1910 Finance Act

Occupier Owner Description Situation
Cakebread, Arthur Cakebread, Arthur. Clophill Cottage & pres

1925 Valuation Act

Occupier Owner Description Situation Detail Valuer's Comments
Cakebread A. Cakebread A. H & P High Street B & S Detached
Down P L S Pantry. Up 2B good.

Listed Building

Not listed

Additional Information

'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.