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 - Ivy House, 52 High Street

1911 Census entry for house

AddressKind of Building
Ivy HousePrivate House

1911 Census entry for occupants

First Names Surname Relation Condition Sex Age Birth year Occupation Where born
Geoffrey Duke COLERIDGE Head Married M 33 1878 Pupil To A Land Agent Ottery St Mary Devon
Jessie Alehca COLERIDGE Wife Married 6 years F 30 1881 Lockgilphead Argyll
Phyllis Mary COLERIDGE Sister Single F 27 1884 Paddington London
Mary Elizabeth JONES Servant Widow F 48 1863 Cook Domestic Southam Warwick
Elizabeth MANNS Servant Single F 35 1876 Nurse Domestic Catherington Hants
Editte CORE Servant Single F 24 1887 Parlourmaid Domestic Sandhurst Berks
Richard Duke COLERIDGE Son M 5 1906 Ottery St Mary Devon
John Seymour Duke COLERIDGE Son M 2 1909 Ottery St Mary Devon

1910 Finance Act

Occupier Owner Description Situation
Gaunt, J P Burrows, Samuel. 82 Victoria Street, Westminster House pres & garden High Street

1925 Valuation Act

Occupier Owner Description Situation Detail Valuer's Comments
Tanqueray A H. Tanqueray A H. H. B's & P Ivy House, High Street B & T S Detached.
Lounge hall, Dining room, Drawing room, Study, Butler's pantry, Scullery, Maid's sitting room, Kitchen, W.C.
Up Bathroom – washbasin, 4 Bedrooms. 2nd floor 2 attics – maid's Bedrooms, 1 attic – used boxroom. Cellar good, under dining room.
Co's water. Lamp lighting. Cesspool drainage. Stands right on road. Upstairs rather cramped. Nice garden. Dining room opposite end of house from kitchen.

Listed Building

Title Location Grade Number Date first listed Date of most recent amendment Details
IVY HOUSE IVY HOUSE, 52, HIGH STREET, Clophill, Central Bedfordshire II 1311958 22 October 1952 NA House. Mid-late C18. Red brick with clay tile roof. Double pile plan, 2 storeys, front block of 3-room plan, 2 storeys and attics. 3 sashes with glazing bars to ground and first floors. Doorway, to R of central bay, has door of 3 moulded panels, and flat hood supported by shepherds crook pilaster/brackets (a feature peculiar to the region). Brick dentil cornice to eaves. Gable ends have brick coping with moulded kneelers. Red brick integral stacks to both gable ends. Single-storeyed outbuilding adjoins to W.

Additional Information

'By 1851 Ivy House was occupied as a girls’ boarding-school run by Miss Prosser and her mother who had been a Miss Locke of the Warren Farm. Later it became a doctor’s house and at the end of World War I was owned by Mr. Tanqueray, a magistrate and highly respected in the village.' Mary Phillips. The Clophill Story.