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 - 53 High Street

1911 Census entry for house

AddressKind of Building
High StreetDraper's Shop

1911 Census entry for occupants

First Names Surname Relation Condition Sex Age Birth year Occupation Where born
Henry DANIELS Head Married M 59 1852 Licensed Hawker Beds Maulden
Priscilla DANIELS Wife Married 38 years F 57 1854 Beds Maulden
Herbert James DANIELS Son Single M 16 1895 Hawker Assistant Beds Clophill
Rose Lilian DANIELS Daughter F 12 1899 School Beds Clophill

1910 Finance Act

Occupier Owner Description Situation
Daniels, Henry Daniels, Henry Ho Shop Gdn High Street

1925 Valuation Act

Occupier Owner Description Situation Detail Valuer's Comments
Mead G. Mead G. H Shop, B's & P High Street B Timber Stucco T & CI Detached.
Down P L K Shop s Used store. Up 2B Boxroom. Out B & T Washhouse, WB & CI Store, WB & CI Garage used cart, WB & CI Stable, Mealhouse, Store, Loft over all. B & CI E.C. WB & T Store, B & F Pigsty disused. Cellar, 3B disused, Shop.
Very low eaves.

Listed Building

Title Location Grade Number Date first listed Date of most recent amendment Details
POST OFFICE POST OFFICE, 53, HIGH STREET, Clophill, Central Bedfordshire II 1113741 10 January 1985 NA House. C17, reworked C19. Timber framed construction with colourwashed roughcast render to front and pebbledash render to E. W gable end rebuilt in C20 brick. Clay tile roof. 2-room plan, one storey and attics, with later 2 storeyed block projecting from rear, forming overall L-plan. Ground floor has wood mullion and transom to LH and projecting rectangular shop front to RH. 2 gabled dormers with 2-light casements. Doorway, in line with red brick double ridge stack, has part-glazed door and pedimented door hood on cut brackets. This is surmounted by single-light window. Wood brackets to eaves cornice. Red brick integral stack to LH gable end.

Additional Information

The Post Office at 53 High Street, run by John & Beryl Burger from 1975 until last year, was in Jack’s youth a shop run by his relations, the Daniels. Jack used to go on a Saturday morning and clean the knives and forks and earn 6d. It was not the Post Office but has always been a shop in Jack’s time.' Jack Pitt's Clophill Memories.