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

First Names Surname Relation Condition Sex Age Birth year Occupation Where born
Thomas MATTHEWS Head Married M 55 1856 House Thatcher Campton Beds
Emily MATTHEWS Wife Married 21 years F 49 1862 House Duties Clophill Beds
Sidney MATTHEWS Son Single M 20 1891 Assurance Agent Clophill Beds
Nellie Edith MATTHEWS Daughter Single F 15 1896 Nurse Domestic Clophill Beds
Ethel May MATTHEWS Daughter F 13 1898 Nurse Domestic Clophill Beds
Frank MATTHEWS Son M 10 1901 School Clophill Beds
Charles Edward MATTHEWS Son M 4 1907 Clophill Beds

1910 Finance Act

Occupier Owner Description Situation
Matthews, Thomas Dickson, Ellen Elizabeth Cottage pres & gdn High Street

1925 Valuation Act

Occupier Owner Description Situation Detail Valuer's Comments

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.