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 - Oakley House, 36 High Street

1911 Census entry for house

AddressKind of Building
Oakley HousePrivate House

1911 Census entry for occupants

First Names Surname Relation Condition Sex Age Birth year Occupation Where born
Alice Catherine HUBBACK Head Widow F 71 1840 Private Means India Madras Visitor
Alice Blanche HUBBACK Daughter Single F 48 1863 Private Means India Madras Visitor
Constance May HUBBACK Daughter Single F 35 1876 Private Means London Paddington
Mary DEVEREUX Servant Single F 30 1881 General Servant Domestic Shefford Beds

1910 Finance Act

Occupier Owner Description Situation
Hubback, Mrs Topham, Henry. Church Farm, Maulden Ho Bldgs & pres High Street

1925 Valuation Act

Occupier Owner Description Situation Detail Valuer's Comments
Rothwell Captain J. Rothwell Captain J. H B & P Oakley House, High Street B Stucco T & Thatch Detached.
Down Drawing room, Hall small, Dining room, Kitchen, Pantry, Scullery, Schoolroom. Up Bedroom, Dressing room - connecting washbasin very small, Bedroom, Bathroom & washbasin, Bedroom, Study. 2nd flour. 3 Attics used bedrooms, 1 Attic used boxroom. Out B & T WC, Coal barn, Wood barn, B & Thatch Garage & bike shed.. Cellar, good, part used boot room.
Very small garden. Very large chimney in centre of house. Hall, passages and stairs very cramped. Back stairs exceedingly narrow. Right on road. Water laid on. Lamp lighting. Cesspool drainage. No depth on account of mill stream.

Listed Building

Title Location Grade Number Date first listed Date of most recent amendment Details
No name for this Entry 36, HIGH STREET, Clophill, Central Bedfordshire II 1113742 10 January 1985 NA House. C18, reworked C19, "I.L. 1854" on W chimney stack. Colourwashed plaster render on brick. Clay tile roof with decorative ridge cresting. T- plan, 2 storeys and attics. LH block has first floor band and wood dentil eaves cornice. RH block has bands at first floor and eaves level. Sash windows with glazing bars, LH block with 2 to ground floor and 3 to first floor, RH gable with one per floor. LH block has central doorway with moulded panel door, semi-circular fanlight and flat hood on Shepherd's crook pilaster/ brackets (a feature peculiar to the region). Rendered multiple ridge stack to LH block, rendered stack to side of W block. Adjoining to W is single- storeyed block, the central 3-light window with moulded cornice.

Additional Information

'No 36 Oakley House built in 1854 was where the first gentry - the Rothwells - lived. The single storey part of the building was the children's playroom.' Jack Pitt's Clophill Memories.