Great Hormead in 1863
From History, Topography and Directory of Bedfordshire, Huntingdonshire and Hertfordshire, 1863
Is a small village, 3 miles east of Buntingford, near the river Quin, and the Newmarket road, in Edwinstree hundred, Buntingford union and deanery, Royston county court district, diocese of - Rochester and archdeanery of St. Albans. It contains 1,899 acres, and in 1881, the population was 660, rated at £2,144 68. The church of St. Nicholas is an old building, with six bells. The living is a vicarage, annual value £121, with residence in the gift of St. John's College, Cambridge, and held by the Rev. Charles Colson, :M.A., late fellow of that college. The register dates from the year 1569. Hero is a National school, and a small chapel for Independents.
HARE STREET is partly in this parish. Brick and drain pipe making are now carried on here by W. Gibbons, of Buntingford. Here is a chapel for Wesleyans.
POST OFFICE.- Charles Wright, sub-postmaster. Letters arrive through Buntingford at 7 a.m.; dispatched at 6.45 p.m. Buntingford is the nearest money-order office.
Parish Clerk, John Baker.
National School, Mrs. Frances King, mistress.
GREAT HORMEAD. Clark, Mrs. Gould, Lieut.-Col. Francis Augustus, Hormeadbury Colson, Rev. Charles, M.A., vicar Wilcox, James, Esq., Hormead cottage Walbey, Mrs. TRADES AND PROFESSIONS Bunyon, William, thatcher Gould, James, beer retailer Cannon, Mrs. Mary, shopkeeper Pryor, Edward, Three Tuns Chapman, Thomas, farmer Skinner, James, carpenter Clark, William, farmer Wick, Joseph, marine store dealer Cousins, William, farmer, Lily end Witham, George, shopkeeper Dellow, John, miller Wisby, Thomas, farmer Drage, George, boot and shoemaker Wyman, Walter, farmer, Hormead hall HARE STREET
Little, Mr. William, Bradbury house.
TRADES AND PROFESSIONS Barron, William and Son, ironfounders and smiths Mole, George, beer retailer Boswell, Joseph, marine store dealer Mudie, Mrs. Isabella, grocer and draper Chapman, William, boot and shoemaker Patten, John, farmer and cattle dealer Choldcroft, George, wheelwright Piper, Francis Caton, farmer, brick and drain pipe maker Mrs. Mary, beer retailer Taylor, Prime, bricklayer King, Wren, shopkeeper Thorogood, Thomas, bricklayer Lambert, Robert, rope and twine maker Warren, John, clothier and furniture dealer Lawrence, William, Bell, and builder Wright, Charles, shopkeeper, saddler, and harness maker Mole, Frederick, boot and shoemaker
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