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Bledlow 1863 Dutton, Allen & Co directory

Bledlow pub history index

Directory of Pubs in the UK, historical public houses, Taverns, Inns, Beer Houses and Hotels in Buckinghamshire. The Buckinghamshire listing uses information from census, Trade Directories and History to add licensees, bar staff, Lodgers and Visitors.

The following entries are in this format:

Year/Publican or other Resident/Relationship to Head and or Occupation/Age/Where Born/Source.

Bledlow is an interesting village and parish in the hundred of Aylesbury, union of Wyoombe, 3 miles S.W. from Princes Risborongh, and 5 1/2 E.S.E. of Thame. The ancient church, dedicated to the Holy Trinity, is seated on the edge of a Precipitous cliff, above a beautiful and extraordinary ravine, overhung by old trees and ivy, into which several springs fall, and uniting constitute a small crystal lake, called the Lyde. This lake appears to undermine the cliff, which gave rise to an old prophecy of Mother Shipton :
"They who live and do abide,
Shall see Bledlow church fall into the Lyde;
And they who live and do remain
Shall see the same built up again."
The living is a vicarage, in the archdeaconry of Buckingham, valued in the King's books at 16 9s. 7d., and endowed with 400 private benefaction, and 200 royal bounty. The present income is about 300 per annum. The benefice is in the patronage of Lord Carrington, and incumbency of the Rev. William Stephens, M.A. There is a Chapel of Ease in the hamlet of Bledlow Ridge. The Wesleyans have a Chapel at Bledlow, and also one at Bledlow Ridge. The parish comprises an area of 4130 acres, with a population in 1861 of 1189.

Barwell Charles, esq., Loxborough house
May Rev J. T., M.a. (curate), Vicarage
Stephens Rev William, M.A. (vicar), Vicarage
Straw Thomas, esq., West lane

Allen James, beer retailer, the Ford
Almond John, shopkeeper, Ridge
Austin George, paper manufacturer, North mill
Avery Robert, Queen, Water lane
Avery William, farmer, Water lane
Badger John, farmer, Sandpit farm
Batson Misses, farmers, Holly Bush farm
Blick William, beer retailer and water cress grower
Britnell Jonah, jun., farmer, Ridge
Britnell Jonah, sen., farmer, Ridge
Britnell Wm., Two Brewers, and blacksmith, Ridge
Britnell William, beer retailer, Ridge
Brooks Deborah, miller and farmer, Water lane
Brooks John, farmer, West lane
Chown Sarah (Mrs), farmer, Ridge
Chown Thomas, farmer, Ridge
Dell James, farmer, Church end
Dell Samuel, farmer, Ridge
Edmunds John, Royal Dragoon, Ridge
Eggleton Thomas, farmer, Ridge
Eggleton Ann, farmer, Ridge
Eggleton Jesse, farmer. Ridge
Farey Richard, farmer and butcher, Puddle farm
Folley James, Red Lion, Church end
Folley John, farmer
Folley Joseph, farmer & shopkeeper, Pitch green
Franklin John, farmer, Bottom farm, Ridge
Fryday Mary (Mrs), grocer, Church end
Gibbons Henry, farmer, Ridge
Gibbons John V., farmer, Ridge
Gibbs William, farmer, Common leys
Gomme James, beer retailer, Pitch green
Gomme Joseph, sen., farmer, Grove way
Goodchild William, carpenter, Cross roads
Grange Samuel, farmer, Forty green
Grenaway John, collector, Railway station
Heybourn Mary, farmer, Pitch green
Heyboume Thomas, shopkeeper and baker, the Ford
Higgs Richard, carrier, Forty green
Ing Jesse, Old Three Crowns, Cross lane
Keene Thomas, farmer, Ridge
Lee Thomcs, farmer, and timber merchant, Church end
Lutman James and Joseph, farmers, Ridge
Maunder John, carpenter, Ridge
Newell John, former, Ridge
Pheasey William, farmer, Ridge
Pitcher Charles, farmer, Ridge
Pitcher John, beer retailer, Ridge
Pitcher William, farmer, Ridge
Richardson Wm., shoemaker and parish clerk, Church end
Roberts William, blacksmith, Church end
Seymour William, farmer, Ridge
Simmons John, farmer, Callow down
Slaughter W., grocer, Ridge
Stellwood Harold, master of union schools, Church end
Tubb Joseph, miller, Ridge
Thompson John, farmer, West lane
Walton James, beer retailer, West lane
Walker James, Leather Bottle, Shinnols
Welch Benjamin, farmer & butcher, Holly green
West Richard, farmer, Sandpit farm
Wheeler Thomas, coal dealer, Pitch green

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