George Street, Saffron Walden, c.1950Reproduced courtesy of The Francis Frith Collection.
History of Saffron Walden >> Pigot's Directory 1863
If you wish to trace any of these people on the census returns, the nearest census date for this 1823 directory is the 1841 census. There are a number of commercial providers of census returns. These include:
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.
My ancestor lived here at this time, but why aren't they listed here? Answer: Not everyone appeared in a trade directory. Please read our Trade Directories article.
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Rev. Nicholas Bull
Architects and Builders.
Bakers and Flour Dealers.
Booksellers and Printers.
Boot and Shoe Makers.
Gold Street, Saffron WaldenLow resolution copy courtesy of Footsteps' Shop on Ebay. Quality postcards of Essex.
Braziers, and Tinplate Workers.
Glass and Earthenware Dealers.
Crosskeys, Allen Hopwood
King's Arms, William Bailey
Rose and Crown, Robert Clark
Sun, John Burdett
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