Great Hormead

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.

Clark, Mrs.   Gould, Lieut.-Col. Francis Augustus, Hormeadbury
Colson, Rev. Charles, M.A., vicar   Wilcox, James, Esq., Hormead cottage
 Walbey, Mrs.    
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

Little, Mr. William, Bradbury house.

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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