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 - 19 High Street

1911 Census entry for house

AddressKind of Building
High Street

1911 Census entry for occupants

First Names Surname Relation Condition Sex Age Birth year Occupation Where born
Joseph CHAPMAN Head Married M 64 1847 Dairyman Bedfordshire Clophill
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

1910 Finance Act

Occupier Owner Description Situation
Taylor, William Masters, Elizabeth. Clophill Cottage & grd Nr High Street

1925 Valuation Act

Occupier Owner Description Situation Detail Valuer's Comments
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.

Listed Building

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.

Additional Information

'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.