History of Saffron Walden

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Market Place, Saffron Walden, 1932
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History of Saffron Walden >> Post Office Directory 1874

Post Office Directory of Essex 1874 - list of inhabitants.

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Thomas Legerton, corn dealer, Market Place
Stebbing Leverett, linen diaper and grocer, Market Place
Mrs. Sarah Levi, glover, High Street
Josiah List, boot maker, King Street
William List, shoe maker, Market Place
Literary Institution and Public Library (Henry Stear, hon.sec.; J. T. Woodhouse, librarian), Market Street
Littlechild Thomas, machinist, Fairy Croft Road
London and County Joint Stock Bank, (J.H.S. Sweeting; manager), Market Place
Charles Long, appraiser, Long Lane
John Love, tailor, London Road
Mrs. Martha Low, dress maker, Church Street
Henry Machon, chemist and druggist, Market Place
Stephen Mallyan, beer retailer, Castle Street
Misses Martha Mansfield and Mary Mansfield, confectioners, King Street
Robert Market, farmer, Copthall
George Martin, whitesmith, Fairy Croft Road
Alfred Thomas Matthews, miller, Sewards End
William Maxted, grocer, King Street
Arthur Meadows, shopkeeper, Sewards End
Mechanics' Building and Investment Society (Frederick Marten, sec.), Hill Street
William Moule, beer retailer and pork butcher, Market Row
Samuel Moule, beer retailer, Sewards End
Miss Caroline Munton, day school, Common
Samuel Mynott, farmer, Sewards End
John Lucas Nash, butcher, Church Street
Nockolds and King, estate agents and valuers, Church Street
William Palmer, shopkeeper, High Street
Thomas Pearson, supervisor of inland revenue, South Road
Alfred George Perring, stationer, High Street
Thomas Perring, registrar of marriages, High Street
Sydney Pidduck, commercial traveller, High Street
Henry Pigrum, leather seller, High Street
William Pigrum, baker, High Street
Edward Pilgrim, Hoops Inn, Market Place
Thomas Pledger, Greyhound PH, High Street
Thomas Poole, farmer, High Street and at Debden

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John Porter, corn factor, Gold Street
Jacob Prime, blacksmith, Sewards End
Probert and Wade, solicitors, East Street
William Pursey, bookbinder, Castle Hill
William Rand, auctioneer, valuer, and land steward to Lord Braybrooke; offices, Audley End and Market Place
William Redhead, tailor, Church Street
Walter Richardson, tailor, King Street
Robson and Sons, grocers and drapers, King Street
Robson and Son, wholesale grocers, King Street
Daniel Rose, King Arms PH, Market Hill
Charles Rule, farmer, Little Walden
Henry Oliver Rule, veterinary surgeon, Common
Frederick Ruse, assistant overseer, High Street
Saffron Walden 2nd Building Society (William Fitzroy Ackland, sec.), Church Street
Saffron Walden Hospital (The Right Hon. Lord Bray.brooke, president; G.S. Gibson, treasurer; George Stokes, sec.; John Gilling, dispenser; Mrs. Bernice.Winter, matron), London Road
Saffron Walden Urban Sanitary Authority (W.F. Freeland, clerk), High Street
Saffron Walden Provident Society (W. B. Freeland, sec.)
James Sapsed, Green Dragon PH, Market Street
Thomas Samuel, saddler, East Street
Josiah Saunders, butcher, Castle Street
David Savill and Alfred Savill, cattle dealer, East Street
George Savill, cattle dealer, East Street
Jesse Savill, cattle dealer, East Street
William Savill, baker, East Street
Savings Bank, (George Stokes, sec.), Market Place
Joseph Scott, linen draper, Market Place
Joseph Scruby, wine and spirit merchant, Market Place
Isaac Seaman, veterinary surgeon, Common
Frederick Shed, baker, Castle Street
Richard Bevington Shewell, linen draper and upholsterer, King Street
Joseph Silk, earthenware dealer, Cross Street
Singleton and Nicholson, general ironmongers, King Street
Thomas Smith, beer retailer, London Road
William Smith, hair dresser, High Street
Henry Solomon, hatter, Church Street
William Spicer, farmer, Westley's Farm
William Spicer, Rose and Crown Inn, Market Place
Alfred Stackwood, cooper, wheelwright and general smith, Hill Street
W. and N. Starling, wine and spirit merchants, Church Street

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

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