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|
|First Names||Surname||Relation||Condition||Sex||Age||Birth year||Occupation||Where born|
|Fanny||CHAPMAN||Wife||Married 35 years||F||63||1848||Middlesex Walham Green|
|Harriet Amy||CHAPMAN||Daughter||Single||F||31||1880||Assistant Dairy Maid||Bedfordshire Clophill|
|Alice Ellen||CHAPMAN||Daughter||Single||F||28||1883||Assistant Dairy Maid||Bedfordshire Clophill|
|Taylor, William||Masters, Elizabeth. Clophill||Cottage & grd||Nr High Street|
|Taylor W.||Taylor W.||H, B & P.||High Street||B & T Detached.
Down P L K. Up 3B. Out Scullery. WB & S E.C. 2 Attics. WB & T Two-seater garage on opposite side of road.
|Farm house by look. No bath. Nice narrow house.|
|Title||Location||Grade||Number||Date first listed||Date of most recent amendment||Details|
|No name for this Entry||19, HIGH STREET, Clophill, Central Bedfordshire||II||1113739||10 January 1985||NA||House. Later C18. Date 1764 and initials S.B., A.B., F.B., W.B. and I.S. incised in brickwork above doorway. Red brick, clay tile roof. 5-room plan, 2 storeys. 2 ground floor windows, J first floor windows, all 2-light wood mullion and transoms with leaded lights. Ground floor ones have gauged brick heads. 2 doorways, principal one between 2 LH bays, slightly narrower one to RH. Both have moulded surrounds and hoods on cut brackets, and moulded panel doors. Moulded brick eaves cornice. Red brick integral stack to LH gable, red brick multiple ridge stack serving 2 RH bays. To LH weatherboarded and tiled outbuilding projects at right angle.|
'19 High Street, now George & Vera Robinsonís home was called Taylor's House where Will Taylor lived; and he had 2 sons Wilf and Bert. George's first wife was Flo Taylor. Across the road there were cattle sheds for milking the cows that walked down the High Street from a field where the school is now situated. Mr Appleby would be walking his cows the other way down the High Street at the same time to a field near 55 the Primitive Methodist Chapel. Alwyn Ward's mother used to go out and clear up the manure. You could go to Taylor's House and buy milk, butter and eggs and other farm produce as well as buying it from the cart which Wilf and Bert took around selling milk out of churns.' Jack Pitt's Clophill Memories.