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Postcard of Market Place, Saffron Walden.

History of Saffron Walden >> Post Office Directory 1874

Post Office Directory of Essex 1874 - list of inhabitants.

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Mrs. Mary Clayden, miller, Long Lane
Mrs. Mary Coe, beer retailer, Long Lane
Joseph Thomas Collin, solicitor, etc., Church Street
Mrs. Rosanna Cornell, shopkeeper, London Road
William Cornell, basket maker, High Street
John Cowell, butcher, cattle dealer and farmer, Market Row
Mrs. Susan Cowell, beer retailer, Audley End
William Cowell, boot maker and shopkeeper, Audley End
William Cowell, Cross Keys commercial inn, High Street
George Cox, beer retailer, Castle Street
John Campion Crussell, grocer, Market Place, and florist, Fairy Croft Nursery
Francis Thomas Day, photographic artist, Gold Street
George Day, clothier, Market Hill
James Day, Queen's Head PH, and builder, High Street
William Day, grocer, Debben Road
William Henry Day, cabinet maker, High Street
Mrs. Emma Jane Dennison, farmer, Little Walden Road
Richard Dix, carpenter and joiner, London Road
William Douglas, builder, Myddylton Place
Richard Downham, Fox PH, Sewards End
Mrs. Susannah Downham, beer retailer, Thaxted Road
John Green Emson, wholesale grocer, Market Place
Francis Willis Erswell, builder, Market Row
George Erland, rope maker, Debden Road
Essex Provident Society (Obadiah Bush, collector),Bank pI Essex (17th) Rifle Volunteers (J. G. Bellingham, captain commanding)
Miss Hannah Ewin, shopkeeper, Horn Lane
James Ewin, miller, steam mills, South Road
Henry Farrow, beer retailer, East Street
Mrs. Elizabeth Francis, beer retailer, Gold Street
Jonas Free, farmer, Mitchell, Little Walden
Freeland and Bellingham, solicitors, High Street
William Bennett Freeland, solicitor, etc. High Street
John Thomas Frye, organist and professor of music, Bridge Street
Francis Furlong, gun maker, King Street
Mrs. Elizabeth Gardiner, confectioner, Cross Street
Sampson Garritt, farmer, Little Walden
Gas Works (John Wilson, sec.; Charles Wright, manager), Thaxted Road
Henry Gatward, watch maker, High Street
Henry Gayler, marine store dealer, Hill Street

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Ruins of the Castle, Saffron Walden.
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Gibson and Parnment, fancy repository, Market Hill
John Gilling, pharmaceutical chemist, Market Hill
Gosling Brothers, tailors and drapers, High Street
William Gowlett, farmer, Pounce Hall
Elijah Green, bricklayers, Thaxted Road
John Green, iron founder and agricultural implement maker, Railway Foundry
Julius Green, Duke of York PH, and builder, High Street
Thomas Green, blacksmith, Little Walden, and at Ashdon
William Greene, painter, Hill Street
Samuel Halstead, farmer, Redgate
Christopher Bainbridge Hardman, tobacconist, King Street
Mrs. Jane Hardwick, fishmonger, Market Hill
Thomas Hardwirk, fish monger and game dealer, King Street
Henry Hart, bookbinder, printer, stationer and music seller, King Street
Misses Mary Ann Harvey and Ellen Harvey, milliners, Hill Street
William Havlock, grocer, Market Row
Charles Hockley, upholsterer, High Street
William Hodson, greengrocer, Church Street
Mrs. Eliza Holgate, boot maker, High Street
Horticultural Society (Thomas Green, secretary)
Joshua Housden, farmer, Audley End Road
Samuel Housden, beer retailer, Castle Street
John Hughes, carpenter and grocer, East Street
John Thomas Hughes, cooper, Castle Street
James Humphrey, photographer, Copthall
John James, watch maker, King Street
Charles Jeffrey, boot maker and leather seller, Cross Street
Henry Charles Jeffrey, boot maker, Market Row
Charles Johns, registrar of births and deaths for the Saffron Walden district, High Street
Thomas Johnson and Son, iron mongers and founders, Church Street
Alfred Nicholas Jones, surgeon, High Street
Henry Jopson, beer retailer, East Street
William Kemp, tailor, High Street
John Campion Kent, beer retailer, Castle Street
Richard Kent, coach builder, High Street
John Kettle, grocer, Castle Street
Simeon John King, land surveyor and distributor of stamps, Castle Street
Thomas King, miller, King Street, and at Littlebury
Joseph Lagden, farmer, Sewards End Road
Joseph Langley, baker, Castle Street

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Saffron Walden - Cary's New and Correct English Atlas, 1798

Saffron Walden - First Series Ordnance Survey Map 1805

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