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Post Office Directory 1874
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Alfred Clyatt, Rose Cottage
Rev. Frederick Adrian Scroope Fane, M.A. [rector of Norton Mandeville], Priors
John Royds, J.P. Brizes
Rev. Samuel Slocock, M.A. Rector
Mrs Wilkins, Amy Cottage
Edward Carrington Wright, Kelvedon Hall
John Bloomfield, farmer
Richard Brazier, farmer
Thomas Brown, blacksmith and wheelwright
James Clarkson, land allotted to E.C.Wright
James French, farmer
Robert French, farmer Germain's Farm
Henry Knightbridge, butcher
George Littlechild, farmer and miller
Thomas Norris, Eagle Inn
James Newcombe, farmer
Henry Pain, cattle dealer
Samuel Whitnal, draper
Extracts from the Doddinghurst entry
Philip Brown, Swan, Kelvedon Common
John Godfrey, blacksmith, Kelvedon Common
John Maryon, beer retailer, Kelvedon Common
William Smith, shopkeeper, Kelvedon Common
Samuel Fairey Whitnall, shopkeeper, Kelvedon Common
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Kelvedon Hatch, 1840 - 1920: A Guided Tour
Go on a guided tour of Kelvedon Hatch, Essex, during the 19th and early 20th centuries. With the help of photographs, newspapers, parish records and census returns, the story of each house is revealed, as are the lives of some of their occupants.
It was a parish of many contrasts: from wealthy land-owners living in grand Georgian mansions with numerous servants, to agricultural workers struggling against poverty in overcrowded and dilapidated cottages. Discover how the landscape changed after the common land was enclosed, and how farmers struggled to cope with the agricultural depression. Find out about the role of the parish in WW1 when it was at the front line of Britain's fight against the Zeppelins. See how the new school was established and functioned, and why a new parish church was built. There are stories of crime, bankruptcy, poverty, scandal, revenge, leisure and migration.
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