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DATCHET, or Datchet St. Helen's, is a parish in the hundred of Stoke, union of Eton, situate on the eastern bank of the Thames, 2 miles E.S.E. of Windsor, with which town it communicates by a neat iron bridge, called the Victoria Bridge. Another bridge below connects Datchet with Old Windsor, and is called the Albert Bridge. There are many handsome villas on the banks of the river, and magnificent views of Windsor Castle, the Royal Park, Eton College, and the course of the Thames, may be obtained from this locality. Shakespeare, in " The Merry Wives of Windsor," has invested this place with peculiar interest; "the muddy ditch at Datchet Mead, close by the Thames side," was where Falstaff was thrown "glowing hot, like a horse shoe, hissing hot" and having "an alacrity in sinking, had been drowned but that the shore was shelvy and shallow." The Thames at Datchet was a favourite resort of Isaak Walton, the chief of English " Piscators," who with his friend," that great undervaluer of money, the late Provost of Eton College. Sir Henry Wotton, a most dear lover and frequent practiser of the art of angling, often plied here the gentle craft. The village is still a noted resort for anglers. Formerly a monastery, dedicated to St. Helen, the walls of which are still to be seen, stood near the present Albert Bridge. Ditton Park, in this parish, is a splendid seat; the mansion was built by Elizabeth, Duchess of Buccleugh, in 1813, on the site of an old manor of the Molinses and Hungerfords, burnt in the previous year. The church is a plain structure, dedicated to St. Mary. The living is a vicarage, in the deanery of Burnham and patronage of the Dean and Canons of Windsor, annual value about 150. There is a chapel for Baptists and a National School. The parish comprises an area of 1630 acres, with a population in 1861 of 982.

Gentry
Adams Mr Henry
Ashley Miss
Barton C esq
Bristow Lady Alicia, Datchet house
Cooper Ramsey esq
Croak Mrs John
Dilly William esq
Galpin Mr
Hall Rev Henry F U, Leigh house
Hill Rev G D, Vicarage house
Hooper Mrs
Kington P O esq
Le Grange Mr Jas, Warrington
Miller Mr
Needham Lady Georgina, Datchet house
Nichols John esq, Southley house
Pond Mr Francis
Smith Mr Thomas
Sturges the Misses Jane, Mary Ann and Sophia
Walsh Captain Lewis

Traders
Aldridge John, baker and corn dealer
Anderson Wm, farmer
Bidwell Wm, Painter & glazier
Boulter Joseph, carpenter
Brightwell Mrs, beer retailer
Cantrell C S, farmer
Cox Frederick, wheelwright
Cox Henry, beer retailer
Dickman Wm Hy, Royal Stag
Gough George, farmer
Hammerson Thomas, blacksmith
Hawkins Henry, tailor
Hopkins Benjamin, butcher
Houlton George, boot and shoemaker
Hunt John, carpenter
Huntley George, national schoolmaster
Huntley Louisa (Mrs), national schoolmistress
Jacques George, miller
Keene George, fisherman
Lovegrove James, blacksmith
Newman Edward, cabinetmaker and upholsterer, house and estate agent, assessor of taxes and agent to Royal Exchange Fire and Life
Newman Henry, coal merchant and rod grower
Philby Jas, boot and shoemaker
Pitt George, builder and carpenter
Rollins John, painter and parish clerk
Sears Edward, bricklayer
Shoppee Mrs, boarding school
Statham Thomas, butcher
Talbot Richard, farmer
Tarrant William, farmer
Vos Edward, Horse and Groom
Wilson Wm, shopkeeper

Post Office. - John Hunt, receiver. Letters arrive from Windsor nt 8 a.m. and 12 noon; dispatched at 10-15 a.m., 6-50 p.m., and 7-20 p.m. Sunday dispatch at 10-30 a.m.


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