Market Place, Great Dunmow, c.1955Reproduced courtesy of The Francis Frith Collection.
History of Great Dunmow >> 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 James Anniss
Rev. John Backhouse, M.A., Brook House
Moses Barltrop, Rose Cottage
Mrs. Barnard, The Limes
Henry Burt, Brick House
Francis Cates, Broadgroves
William Blackborne Clapham
George Cock, Causeway
Right Hon. Sir Robert Collier, Bigods Hall
Rev. James Ervine, (Congregational)
Thomas Gibbons, Down House
Richard Greene, The Downs
David Day Grigsby, The Downs
Sir Brydges Powell Henniker, bart. J.P., Newton Hall
Mrs. Holloway, Daisey Cottage, Church End
Robert James, Church End
William Wheatley Knocker
Miss Langworthy, The Downs
Oliver Manaton, The Downs
Horatio Maunsell, M.D. and M.C.
Edward Philbrick, Bowling Green
Mrs. T.M. Philbrick, Ivy Cottage
Mrs. Mary Randall, North House
Captain Herbert Ray, Goston Lodge
Rev. William Langston Scott, M.A., vicar and rural dean, Church End
James Smith, The Laurels
Miss Smith, Dunmow Park
Mrs. Taylor, The Downs
Thomas Warner, Causeway
Mrs. Welch, The Downs
William James Anniss, surgeon
Agricultural Society Thomas Welch, sec.
William Bailey, farmer, Strood Hall Farm
Thomas Ballardie, cabinet maker and upholsterer
George Barnard, farmer, Marks Hill, Crouches, Maples and Old House
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John Clapton Barnard, wine merchant
Thomas Barnard, confectioner
Thomas Barnard Constable, farmer, Low Hall
William Barnard, bankers' agent
William Beard, draper and outfitter
Frederick Bond, grocer and cheesemonger
Charles Brewster, agricultural implement dealer
Simon Bright, baker
Misses Brown, ladies' school
Building Society, Stephen Giffard, sec.
John Bull, corn dealer
William Burch, clothier and outfitter
Burt and Ottway. wine and spirit merchants
Robert Burton, corn dealer
Charles Rayner Byatt, tailor
Dansie Carter, book seller and printer
Dansie Carter, jun., fancy repository
Francis Cates, jun., Saracen's Head - hotel, family, commercial posting house
Mrs. Elizabeth Cheek, dress maker
George Dixon Clapham, corn, coal, seed, cake merchant
William Blackborne Clapham, surgeon to the Dunmow union
John Clark, butcher
Elisha Clayton, tailor
William Clayton, wholesale grocer
Samuel Coates, baker, Church End
Henry Cockayne, Eden School
Cole Brothers, huilders
Miss Lydia Collis, school
Amos Coote, beer retailer
Henry Cox, builder and brick maker
Arnos Crow, beer retailer
John Crane, station master
Mrs. Ellen Day, dress maker
Thomas Dennis, ironmonger
Mrs. Mary Dennison, clothier
George Ellis, carter and coal dealer, Parsonage Down
Thomas Elsey, superintendent of police
Rev. James Ervine, British and Foreign Bible Society's depot
William Fisher, general dealer
Mrs. Susan Franklin, farmer, Newton Hall Farm
William Franklin, White Horse PH, timber merchant and builder
Friendly Society, John George McKenzie, clerk; W.C. Barnard, treasurer
John Galney, tea dealer
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