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 - Stone Jug, Back Street

1911 Census entry for house

AddressKind of Building
The Stone JugPublic House

1911 Census entry for occupants

First Names Surname Relation Condition Sex Age Birth year Occupation Where born
Frank TUFFNELL Head Married M 35 1876 Publican Beds Clophill
Mabel TUFFNELL Wife Married 5 years F 34 1877 Beds Clophill

1910 Finance Act

Occupier Owner Description Situation
Tuffnell, Frank Fordham E K & H Ltd, Ashwell, Nr Baldock Beerhouse & pres The Stone Jug

1925 Valuation Act

Occupier Owner Description Situation Detail Valuer's Comments
Tuffnell F. Fordham E.K. & H. Ltd Beer house & P. The Stone Jug, Back Street Stone & S detached.
Down L Bar Taproom K Store Cellar. Up 3B.
Trade. 1 ½ barrels week. 4 doz bottles stuff. No idea of takings. All local trade.
Alterations (enlargement) Now Living room, Bar & Taproom, Kitchen, Cellar. Up 3B. NeWB urinal.
Was two cottages. House very damp. Living room floor gone. (Dry rot- no ventilation) Trade is probably incorrect. Tenant keeps no books.

Listed Building

Not listed

Additional Information

'The Stone jug arrived in Back Street about 1861 being described as One Beerhouse licenced, occupied by Frederick Upton, owner John Low of Clophill, tied to Fordham of Ashwell. Later this passed to the Tuffnell family who nearly lost their licence at an early stage. Through inexperience Mr. Tuffnell allowed an ugly scene to develop into a punchup serious enough to attract police. However the magistrates were lenient on the grounds that Mr. Tufnell had only held the house for three months.' Mary Phillips. The Clophill Story.