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 - 51 High Street

1911 Census entry for house

AddressKind of Building
Wood View, High Street Private House

1911 Census entry for occupants

First Names Surname Relation Condition Sex Age Birth year Occupation Where born
Frederick William TITMAS Head Married M 52 1859 Dairy Farmer Clophill Beds
Alice TITMAS Wife Married 29 years F 53 1858 Clophill Beds
Jesse TITMAS Son Single M 28 1883 Assisting And Dairy Farm Clophill Beds
Sam TITMAS Son M 15 1896 Apprentice (Cycle) Clophill Beds
Constance TITMAS Daughter F 12 1899 School Clophill Beds
Helen TITMAS Daughter F 8 1903 School Clophill Beds
Christine RUTTER Boarder Single F 27 1884 Governess Private Cambridge

1910 Finance Act

Occupier Owner Description Situation
Titmas, F William Titmas, F William Ho Gdn High Street

1925 Valuation Act

Occupier Owner Description Situation Detail Valuer's Comments
Titmas Mrs F.W. Titmas Mrs F.W. H & P Woodview, High Street B & S Detached.
Down P L K S Dairy and Pantry. Up 4B. 2 Attics. Out B & S E.C. WB & T Coal barn.
+ Garage. Cars for Hire.

Listed Building

Title Location Grade Number Date first listed Date of most recent amendment Details
No name for this Entry 51, HIGH STREET, Clophill, Central Bedfordshire II 1321807 10 January 1985 NA House. Late C18 with C19 additions. Original block of red brick with flared headers, additions in red brick. Slated 2-span roof. Original 2-room plan block to W of 2 storeys and attics, gable end to road. Extended by addition of parallel block to E. Symmetrical W elevation : ground floor has 2 sash windows with glazing bars under gauged brick heads. 2 first floor sashes and 2 box dormers with casements, closer together than ground floor windows. Central round-headed doorway has moulded panel door and semi-circular fanlight with radiating glazing bars. Red brick multiple ridge stack. Mansard roof to this elevation but built out to rear elevation.

Additional Information

'At 41 High Street there were two cottages and George Young a pork butcher lived there. He did not sell joints of pork but sausages, chops and chitlins; there was an alleyway beside the house to his shop at the rear.' Jack Pitt's Clophill Memories.