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 - 104 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
Ebenezer GOSS Head Married M 85 1826 Old Age Pensioner Cranfield Beds
Hannah Amy GOSS Wife Married 54 years F 79 1832 Old Age Pensioner Barton Beds

1910 Finance Act

Occupier Owner Description Situation
Goss, Ebenezer Lucas, Lord Ho Shop Pres & gdn High Street

1925 Valuation Act

Occupier Owner Description Situation Detail Valuer's Comments
Shepard Mrs K. Shepard Mrs K. H Shop & P 104 Cross Tree, High Street B & S Semi-detached.
Down L K Shop. Cellar little used. Up 3B. Out B & S Washhouse & E.C. B & S Pigsty. Shop 24½ x 12, Cellar Damp little used.
Cottage Shop

Listed Building

Not listed

Additional Information

Across the road at 104, was also a shop run by the Shepherd family. Mr Shepherd died during a heavy thunderstorm one night from either a heart attack or he was struck by lightning. In the 1980s the shop was run by Mr and Mrs Stokes.' Jack Pitt's Clophill Memories.