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|
|High Street||Draper's Shop|
|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|
|Daniels, Henry||Daniels, Henry||Ho Shop Gdn||High Street|
|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.|
|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.|
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.