History of Saffron Walden
High Street, Saffron Walden, c.1950
Reproduced courtesy of The Francis Frith Collection.
History of Saffron Walden >> Pigot's Directory 1863
Pigot's Directory of Essex 1823 - list of inhabitants.
If you wish to trace any of these people on the census returns, he nearest census date for this 1823 directory is the 1841 census.
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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Painters, Plumbers, and Glaziers.
Rope Makers and Saddlers.
Gold Street, Saffron Walden
Low resolution copy courtesy of Footsteps' Shop on Ebay. Quality postcards of Essex.
Tailors and Drapers.
Taverns and Public Houses.
Bell, William Ward
castle, Edward Bird
Compasses, James Bowtell
Eight Bells, William Perkins
George, William Spicer
Green Dragon, George Bambridge
Greyhound, George Smith
King;s Head, James Webb
Hoops Inn, John Warren
Queen's Head, James Day
W. Hudson, White Horse
Watch and Clock Makers.
John Kent, snr.
John Kent jnr.
John Copsey, perfumer
James Linsdale, staymaker
William Lowe, coach proprietor
J Nockolds, land agent
Jonathan Richardson, hatter
Mary Scamer, breechmaker
David Smart, wood turner
Thomas Smith, tanner
James Starling, spirit merchant
James Surry, confectioner
Robert Thurgood, accountant
George bambridge, veterinary surgeon
John Thomas, currier
Henry Burrows, druggist
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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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