High Street, Barkway, Robert H Clark series - Posted 1920

BARKWAY is a parish and village in Edwinstree Hundred, 4 miles south-by-east from Roysston, and 4 miles north-east of Buntingford, on the Cambridge road. The area is 5,080 acres, and the population in 1841, 1,291. The assessment to the Property Tax in 1815 was 3,871, and in 1842, 5,150. A fair is holden on the 20th July. The church is dedicated to St Mary Magdalen, and is handsome, with fragments of old stained glass in the windows, forming part of a series representing the creation. The living is a vicarage, valies P.R. 512 per annum, in the incumbency of the Rev Robert Samuel Battiescombe. Here is an Independent chapel and a National school, erected for the education of the children of Barkway, Nuthampstead, Newsells Bury and Reed.

NUTHAMPSTEAD is a hamlet of Barkway, 1 miles south-east, with a population of 289, assessed at 2,041.

NEWSELLS BURY, belonging to the Rev Leveson Vernon Harcourt and the Hon. Caroline Mary, his wife, is a hamlet of Barkway, three-quarters of a mile north, with a population of 155. COCKEN HATCH is the seat of Lady Louisa Clinton, a quarter mile to the east.

NEWSELLS BURY [repeated in original] is a scattered hamlet, 1 mile south-west, with a population of 155.

From Post Office Directory for Hertfordshire, 1850

High Street, Barkway, circa 1910?

1667 token of John Kent, Grocer, in Barkway, Herts.
as offered for sale on eBay

High Street, Barkway,Hertfordshire,  post card by Robert H Clark

High Street, Barkway, Robert H Clark series - Posted 1905

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Area maps

On the road to Kings Lynn, 1719

St Mary Magdalen



Description of Barkway written in 1880

Barkway in 1931


Selected Answers

Cockenach, 18th & 19th century
AYRES, 19th Century
HOY, 19th century
MOULE, mid 19th century
WARREN, 1830-1870
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