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The history of Clophill, Bedfordshire, UK
Including historical descriptions, maps and statistical analysis.

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 - 87 High Street

1911 Census entry for house

AddressKind of Building
High StreetPrivate House

1911 Census entry for occupants

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First Names Surname Relation Condition Sex Age Birth year Occupation Where born
Samuel MITCHELL Head Married M 54 1857 Village Carrier Steppingley Bedford
Esther MITCHELL Wife Married 18 years F 60 1851 House Work St Marys Bedford

1910 Finance Act

Occupier Owner Description Situation
Mitchell, Samuel Dickson, Ellen Elizabeth Cottage pres & gdn High Street

1925 Valuation Act

Occupier Owner Description Situation Detail Valuer's Comments
Appleby E.G. Appleby E.G. Ho Smithy, B's & P High Street Pebble-dashed & T Detached.
Down P L K. Up 3B Bathroom cold only. Out WB & CI Wood barn. B & CI E.C. . Out WB & CI Wood barn, B & CI E.C. WB, B & S. 21x14. Furnace. 2 Good Garages.
Bathroom - cold only. Co's water 4/- 1000 11/- year. Rent of meter.

Listed Building

Not listed

Additional Information

The 1925 Finance Act survey shows that the two cottages were demolished and the present house was built by Mr Appleby, the blacksmith. There was a smithy attached to the west end of the house.