Thorpe-le-Soken, c.1955Reproduced courtesy of The Francis Frith Collection.
History of Thorpe le Soken >> 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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Mrs. Aird, Ivy Cottage
Colonel Bridges, Thorpe Hall
Mrs. Dennis Comarques
Rev. Joseph French, (Baptist)
Charles Hicks, Ivy House
Maurice Levett Manthorp, The Abbey
Thomas Edward Osmond
James Rolph, Lodge Farm
Rev. Abraham Henley Rumboll, M.A., Vicarage
Joseph Yelloley Watson, J.P., Grange
George Abbs, blacksmith
John Allen, glove maker
John Almond, beer retailer
Samuel Andrews, grocer
George Baker, farmer
Henry Banyard, plumber and painter
Daniel Barton, saddler and harness maker
William Edwin Bear, farmer
Robert Beckwith, miller and, baker, Thorpe Mills
Miss Charlotte Bennewith, milliner and dress maker
Samuel Bowles, hair dresser
George Bradford, coach painter
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William Carter, cattle dealer
John Clarke, farmer
Mrs. Susannah Corner, wine and spirit merchant
John Dumerton, carrier
William Field, saddler and harness maker
William Fisher, farm bailiff
John Fuller, carpenter
William Gifford, builder
Joseph Gosling, beer retailer
John Horace Green, farmer, White Hall
Mrs. Emma Hacklett, grocer and draper
William Hempson, cooper
Hill and Maskell, grocers and linen drapers
Jases Holby, corn chandler and shopkeeper
Samuel John Keeble, baker
Edward Laws, farmer, Thorpe Park
John Lilley, carpenter
John Lines, veterinary surgeon
Maurice Levett Manthorp, surgeon
George Marshall, paper hanger
Robert George Martin, shoe maker
William Mash, blacksmith and wheelwright
James Merrit, King's Head, Landermere
Robert Nicholson, carpenter
Robert Nicholson, farmer
William Nicholson, butcher and farmer
William Nicholson, coal merchant and farmer, Landermere Hall
William Hall Norris, Maid's Head PH
Thomas Osmond, surgeon
Thomas Edward Osmond, surgeon
James Porter, farmer, The Elm
George Reason, butcher
James Rolph, farmer and landowner, Lodge Farm
John Ross, tailor
Edward Rudling, shoe maker
Mrs. Mary Ann Stott, Bell Inn PH
William Alfred Skeet, tailor
Henry Spurling, solicitor and commissioner in chancery and common law courts
William Thompson, farmer, Thorpe Green
William Thompson, jun., farmer, Rose Cottage
Joseph Yelloley Watson, farmer and landowner
James Wellham, builder
John Wells, boot maker
Arthur Wilson, boarding and day scboo
John Wilson, blacksmith
Mrs. Matilda Ann Willett, barge owner
William Willett, master mariner
John Worters, grocer and draper
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