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 - 6 High Street

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
James WHITTAMORE Head M 48 1863 Carpenter Clophill Beds
Ann WHITTAMORE Wife F 47 1864 Clophill Beds
Hubert WHITTAMORE Son Single M 16 1895 Apprentice Carpenters Clophill Beds
Arthur WHITTAMORE Son M 8 1903 School Clophill Beds
George WHITTAMORE Boarder Widower M 80 1831 Clophill Beds

1910 Finance Act

No information available.

1925 Valuation Act

Occupier Owner Description Situation Detail Valuer's Comments
Whittamore J Senior Whittamore J Senior H B & P High Street B Stucco & Thatch Detached.
Down P L K B. Out WB & S & CI Carpenter's shop, CI Timber shed, WB Henhouse, WB & S E.C., WB & CT Coal barn. 2B in roof.
Carpenter's shop

Listed Building

Not listed

Additional Information

'6 High Street was the village carpenter, Jim Whittermore ran it with his son Arthur and he was also the village undertaker. He had no car for the business so, when someone died in the village, the coffin would be carried from his workshop to the house. If they had a carpentry job, Arthur would take all his tools on his bike but you never saw him ride the bike, he was always pushing it. The single storey is the old carpentry part of the house, the rest was added later.' Jack Pitt's Clophill Memories.