South Street, Braintree, 1909Reproduced courtesy of The Francis Frith Collection.
History of Braintree >> Post Office Directory 1874
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Note: the directory lists the names in the following order: Surname, First Name. It also abbreviates names. These have been reversed and typed in full to assist research.
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Miss Eliza Abbott, dress maker, 78 Manor Street
Mrs. Maria Adams, milliner, 4 Bank Street
Mrs. Mary Ann Ager, baker, New Street
William Robert Alden, tailor and tobacconist, 67 and 69 High Street
George Amos, Sun PH, Upper Railway Street
John Frederick Amps, linen draper, 4 New Street
John Anderson, travelling draper, 39 Manor Street
Frederick Andrews, grocer and provision dealer, 79 Manor Street
Joseph Edward Andrews, cooper and patent churn manufacturer
facturer. 90 and 92 High Street
Major Andrews, butcher, Hoppit
John Arnold, shoe maker, 61 Lower Railway Street
James Attwood, chimney sweep, Coggeshall Road
Joseph Edward Attwood, marine store dealer, Fairfield Row
James Baines, baker, 9 High Street
Walter Barnard, house agent, Albert Road
George Thomas Thorpe Bartram, gun maker, 33 Bank Street
William Bateman, Fox and Hounds PH, Upper Railway Street
Isaac Belsham and Son, coal, oil cake and manure merchants, Upper Railway Street
Joseph Benson, plumber and painter, etc. 94 High Street
William Bennett, White Horse inn, wine and spirit merchant, New Street
David Bentall, shoe maker, 6 Manor Street
William Bigg, furniture broker, 91 High Street
John Blomfield, linen draper, 2 Bank Street
Mrs. Ann Bloomfield, fishmonger, 103 High Street
Edward Bloomfield, ironmonger, 81 and 83 High Street
Fred Bovill, milliner, 71 High Street
Charles Boyton, boot and shoe maker, Coggeshall Road
David Boyton, confectioner, 114 High Street
Robert Boyton, town crier. Sand Pit Road
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Braintree and Bocking Gas Company Jabez Church, managing director
Braintree and Bocking Permanent Benefit Building Society Auustus Cunnington, manager, Great Square
Charles Brand, builder, Albert Road
Charles Brown, beer retailer, Chapel Hill
Mrs. Jane Brown, milliner, Cattle Market
Mrs. Pheobe Brown, beer retailer, London Road
Stephen Brown, cooper, 49 Coggeshall Road
John Brunning, tailor and draper, 40 Bank Street
Mrs. Catherine Budden, ladies' school, Grove House, London Road
Jonathan Bullard, book binder, 131 CoggeshaIl Road
David Burwood, french polisher, Albert Road
George Butcher, Saracen's Head PH, 48 Bank Street
James Butcher, baker, 75 Coggeshall Road
William Butcher, tailor, 50 Manor Street
Robert Byford, shopkeeper, Coggeshall Road
Mrs. Caroline Calver, beer retailer, 251 Coggeshall Road
Rev. Thomas Everard Cartwright, M.A. surrogate for granting marriage licences, Vicarage
Henry Cater, plumber, 26 London Road
Thomas Challis, farmer, Goldinghams
Mrs. Charles John Cheeseman, milliner, Coggeshall Road
George Cheeseman, brewer, Upper Railway Street
Alfred Choat, saddler, 154 High Street
Charles John Clark, greengrocer, 115 High Street
Mrs. Harriet Clark, shopkeeper, 43 Coggeshall Road
John Clark, gardener and seedsman, 38 High Street
Joseph Clark, furniture dealer, 11 and 12 Lower Railway Street
Walter Clark, beer retailer, Upper Railway Street
Isaac Claydon, wine and spirit merchant, Great Square
Charles James Clement, grocer, 31 Bank Street
George Cook, pork butcher, 156 High Street
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Mrs. Rebecca Cook, second-hand clothes dealer, Swan Street
Walter Cook, second-hand clothes dealer, Cattle Market
James Cooper, beer retailer, Coggeshall Road
Samuel Cooper, shopkeeper, 103 Manor Street
Co-operative Stores Benjamin Eve, manager, Swan Street
Courtauld Samuel and Co. crape manufacturers
Daniel Cowlin, saddler, 89 High Street
James Crabb, builder, Manor Street
George Cresswell, baker, 151 Coggeshall Road
Robert Crickmore, saddler, 60 High Street
Francis Berrington Crittall, furnishing ironmonger, 27 Bank Street
Francis Berrington Crittall, watch and clock maker and jeweller, Great Square
Peter Crozier, shopkeeper, 109 Lower Railway Street
Thomas Cuff, coal dealer, Fairfield Row
Augustus Cunnington, solicitor and registrar to the county court, Great Square
William Cutts, day school, Hoppit
John Edward Daulby, tailor and woollen draper. High Street
Miss Elizabeth De Ville, milliner, 51 Manor Street
Alfred Digby, shopkeeper, 26 New Street
Charles Digby, miller and farmer, Broom Hills
George Digby, baker, Hoppit
John Digby, fishmonger, Lower Railway Street
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