Falcon Square, Castle Hedingham, c.1965Reproduced courtesy of The Francis Frith Collection.
History of Castle Hedingham >> 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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William Barton, St. James's Street
Thomas Littell Borley Bridge
John Bourne Bromley
Rev. William Henry Cole, Independent
Lewis Ashhurst Majendie, M.P., J.P., Hedingham Castle
Misses Majendie, Damyons
Rev. Sidney Phillips, M.A., Vicarage
Charles Brogden Sperling, J.P.
Rev. Samuel Steer
George Ambrose, beer retailer
George Amey, shoe maker
William Ashford, Bell Inn
Balls and Newman, auctioneers
Daniel James Mayhew Balls, carrier
James Mayhew Balls, auctioneer, farmer and land agent, The Nunnery
Thomas James Barnett, chemist
Mrs. Louisa Barton and Miss Mary Ann Brown, ladies' boarding school
William Bear, farmer, Little Lodge
Edward Bingham, terra cotta manufacturer and postmaster
Henry Bowyer, butcher
John Brand, chimney sweeper
John Bourne Bromley, surgeon
Frederick Curtis, King's Head PH
Miss Susannah Davey, bookseller and stationer
Walter Deeks, farmer, Priestfield
Miss Elizabeth Digby, milliner
Mrs. Charlotte Dyson, straw bonnet maker
James Dyson, shopkeeper and baker
Crown Farrants, blacksmith
William Finch, gardener
John Gatward, butcher
Isaac Goss, ironmonger
Henry Hammond, beer retailer and butcher
John Harrington, bricklayer
William Hart, grocer and draper
John Horton Harvey, draper and grocer
Charles Hawkins, wheelwright
Frederick Hawkins, wheelwright
Francis Horder, inland revenue office
Robert Clarke Howe, blacksmith
John Jarman, cabinet maker
Mrs. Maria Jarman, milliner
Joseph Jay, shoe maker
George Kendall, beer retailer
James Knight, farmer, Laurance Farm
William George Lee, boot and shoe maker
Frederick Maysent, baker
John Partridge, upholsterer and bricklayer
Henry Payne and Frederick Payne, farmers (George Wiffen, farm bailiff), Kirby Hall
James Payne, corn dealer
George Percival, shoe maker
William Plummer, farmer
Thomas Radley, beer retailer
George Redgewell, beer retailer
Mrs. Sarah Revell, Crown PH
Edward Ripper, linen draper
James Rogers, saddler
William Cousins Ruffle, miller
Henry Sams, gardener
Charles Smith, beer retailer and corn dealer
Frederick Smith, plumber
Robert Smith, shoe maker
William Smith, carpenter
Edward Steward gardener
Vero William Taylor, maltster
John Titshall, tailor
Richard Westrop, fruiterer
Robert Westrop, beer retailer, basket maker
Robert Joseph White, blacksmith
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