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 - The Cottage, 3 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
Samuel GAYLOR Head Married 16 years M 51 1860 Local Carrier Clophill Beds
Mary Ann GAYLOR Wife Married F 56 1855 Clophill Beds

1910 Finance Act

Occupier Owner Description Situation
Gaylor, Samuel Clophill Charity ? House, bldgs Nr High Street

1925 Valuation Act

Occupier Owner Description Situation Detail Valuer's Comments
Ashworth Mrs L.M. & Lejeune Mrs. G.M. Cakebread A. H & P Goodrest, High Street B stucco Timber & Thatch Det.
Down P L S. Up 2B. Out WB & felt E.C. WB & S lean-to.
Nice Place. Arithmetic no guide. Weekend type. Let as a weekend type. When referenced occupiers had rented it for a fortnight. Nicely furnished.

Listed Building

Title Location Grade Number Date first listed Date of most recent amendment Details
THE COTTAGE THE COTTAGE, 3, HIGH STREET, Clophill, Central Bedfordshire II 1312038 10 January 1985 NA House. C18. Colourwashed roughcast over timber frame. Thatched roof. 2- room plan, one storey and attics. Ground floor has 3 casement windows, 2 of 2-lights, one a single light, attic has 2 gabled dormers with 2-light casements. Central C20 thatched porch. Red brick double ridge stack.

Additional Information

Sammy Gaylor lived at No 3 in 1920s; he was called 'The Carry' as he used to go to Ampthill Market and Ampthill Station to pick up parcels, also as he passed the doctor's surgery at the top of Station Road he would pick up your medicines at tuppence (2d) a bottle.' Jack Pitt's Clophill Memories.