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|
|Samuel||GAYLOR||Head||Married 16 years||M||51||1860||Local Carrier||Clophill Beds|
|Mary Ann||GAYLOR||Wife||Married||F||56||1855||Clophill Beds|
|Gaylor, Samuel||Clophill Charity ?||House, bldgs||Nr High Street|
|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.|
|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.|
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.