Beccles, Streets, London Road 
David Lindley July 2002 
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LONDON ROAD: Unidentified

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PLANNING COMMITTEE

Beccles Paper 25 Mar 

TO BE LET: Gardens & Orchard, excellent & well stocked vinery & commodious barn on the EAST
side of London Road, now in the occupation of John Crisp junior & his undertenant Mr Horsley.

 
Beccles Paper 12 May 

TO BE LET: Genteel Residence, furnished in London Road
TO BE LET: House near London Road tenanted by Mrs Holmes. Apply Garnham, London Road
TO BE LET: House & Garden in London Road, in occupation of Mr Goss & application.
SALE: of young apple, pear, plum, cherry & other fruit trees etc, which must be cleared off the land
directly, on premises of John Leggett, market gardener, London Road.
TO BE LET: Genteel Residence in London Road lately occupied by Mrs Barker, apply D Jude
TO LET: Convenient & respectable Cottage with garden near the Cemetery. Apply Mr Boast,  

Beccles Paper 2 Feb 
Beccles Paper 19 Apr 
Beccles Paper 22 Oct 

 
 

 
 

Beccles Paper 1 Mar 
 
builder
Beccles Paper 26 Aug 

TO BE LET: Genteel Residence with front & back Garden in London Road, late in the occupation of
Mrs Sayer. Nathaniel Pells [probably 47 or 49]
SALE: late Fred Girling; Furniture
SALE: Mrs Smithers, leaving Beccles; Sale of Furniture.

 
 
Beccles Paper 8 Oct 
Beccles Paper 3 Oct 
Beccles Paper 24 Sep 

TO LET: Detached HOUSE in LONDON ROAD by NW Pells: 4 Bedrooms, 3 rooms on ground  
floor, with good pantry. Good Garden & convenience for pony & Trap if required. [47 or 49?]

 
Beccles Paper 24 Sep 

TO LET: House in LONDON ROAD, with 8 Rooms & Garden.Apply James Mann, plumber,  
Exchange Square.

 
Beccles Paper 12 Sep 

SALE: LONDON ROAD: Hipperson Bros, Newly erected 4 Dwelling Houses each containing 6  
rooms in 4 Lots
 

 
 

(All withdrawn 190)
Beccles Paper 1 Jun 

SALE by Executors of Dr Aldis Wright: LOT 9: ACCOMMODATION MEADOW, fronting  
London Road, containing 5a 0r 12p, now in the occupation of Mr F Bedwell
 
 
LONDON Road containing 1a 2r 10p, in the occupation of Mr F Bedwell.
 

 
 
 
 
 

(purchased JE Crisp with No 10 405
SALE by Executors of Dr Aldis Wright: LOT 10: Small Accommodation MEADOW fronting  

(purchased with Lot 9 by JE Crisp for 405)
SALE of FURNITURE: ET Money, who is returning to Canada; also Market Garden, Stock in  

Beccles Paper 18 Mar 
 
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4 New Houses for Arthur Pells near London Road
New House by CE Hale near London Road
New House for George Aldous near London Road
2 New Houses for Mr Underwood near London Road
New House for Jas Thacker jun near London Road
New Farm Buildings for BW Kent near Railway crossing on London Rd
2 New Houses in London Road
Robt Rayner refused renewal of Slaughter House at Butcher's Arms
Land purchased for RC Church. Some for public use. 10 offered
Present arrangements injurious to health. Water closets needed
to pay half cost of garden dwarf wall [43 & 45] London Rd of 12-15s
Alteration to property of FWD Robinson in London Road
New House in London Road for HW Cutting [by Arthur Pells]
New House in London Road for Mr AR Block
Corn Store in London Road in occupation of Mr Bedwell
Alterations to Beaumont House for Wm Robinson in London Road
WC at premises in London Road for Dr Aldis Wright
Additions to Beaumont House, London Road for Mr Robinson, W
Additions to Ingate House, London Road for Mrs Allen
7 Houses in London Road by Mr Hipperson
1 House & Laundry in London Road for Mr Hipperson
Extension to Conservative Working Men's Club, 2 London Road
Dr Aldis Wright to close well in House, London Road. Unfit to drink
Bathroom at 49 London Road for Mr Arthur Pells
Mr Foweel complains of dangerous vanes on London Road Windmill
1 House for Mr H Hindes in London Road
New Stables for Mr Sherrard in London Road?

 

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LONDON ROAD 1 - Cherry Tree Cottages

Location unknown
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1935 
 

Meadows, William
Foyster, WW 
Foyster, Walter
Clarke, James
Piper, Miss
Piper, Miss
Walter, Albert 
demolished 1935
Coal Stacking Yard here after 1935 

Crisp 
dwelling
 
3 bedrooms 
2 sitting rooms 
7 occupants
 
Crickmore, Anne
 
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LONDON ROAD 3 - Cherry Tree Cottages

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1935 
 

Everett, George
Clarke, W
Clarke, William
Clarke, William
Billins, Mrs
Billen, Mrs
Bellin, Louisa 
demolished 1935
British Transport Executive after 1935

 
Crisp 
dwelling
 
2 bedrooms 
2 sitting rooms 
2 occupants
 
Crickmore, Anne
 
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LONDON ROAD: TELEPHONE EXCHANGE [some of it has now been made into dwellings]
CROWFOOT GARDENS

1841 
1841 

 
 

Owner: Thomas Farr 
Owner: Thomas Farr 

occupant: FW Farr
occupant: FW Farr

Market Garden 
Walnut Orchard 

0a 0r 27p
0a 1r 30p

 
 

 
 

 
 

Tithe Map 345
Tithe Map 346

In 1936 two houses were listed as existing in Crowfoot Gardens, by 1948 there were 8 houses.
LONDON ROAD: The Police Station
Built 1932
1841 
owner: John Day 
occupant: John Day  
pightel
0a  3r 7p
Pasture Land
Tithe Map Nos 349 &  351

 
1856 
 
 
 
1856 
1932 

 
 
[he also owned what is now the Conservative Club, No 2 London Road]

SALE: Lot 3: The Paddock: A piece of productive Pasture Land planted with fruit trees, Lucerne  
 
standing thereon, with a frontage on the London Road opposite Lot 1. Containing 1a 0r 10p.  
Freehold.
 
Directory 

SALE : John Day, 21 June
ground & Kitchen Garden, with the excellent Cottage, Double Coach House, Stable & Sheds  
 
 
 

The House was sold to John Crisp and probably  Lot 3, as well.
 

Police Station built
LONDON ROAD: THE POLICE HOUSE
Built behind the Police Station
LONDON ROAD 5 The Limes
Designed by the architect Arthur Pells c 1892 [see Pells file for architect’s drawings]
1841 
Tithe Map No 352 
owner: Eleanor Harmer 
occupant: Eleanor Harmer 
Market Garden 
1a 1r 19p   Pasture Land 

BAPTISM
1850 

Sep  5 
CENSUS 1851  [Is this him? He does not appear to be living in Beccles in 1851.]
Mary A  CUTTING

HENRY WILLIAM s/o Henry Howes and Mary Jemima CUTTING [born 1840]
Tailor
Head 
45 
Lodging House Keeper 
Gt Yarmouth-Norfolk
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Lavinia  CUTTING
Henry  CUTTING
Benjn W.  NEWMAN 
Mary  NEWMAN
Address:

Daur 
Son 



Lodg 

16 
14 

32 



28 

Great Yarmouth Yarmouth, Norfolk

Dressmaker 
Solicitors Clerk 

--- 

 

Gt Yarmouth-Norfolk
Gt Yarmouth-Norfolk
--- 
-Scotland

 
Wesleyan Minister
--- 

-Scotland

Lodg 
Every Terrace, Yarmouth  Census Place:

 

1881 CENSUS
Dwelling:

41, Blyburgate St
Henry Wm. CUTTING 
Anne CUTTING 
Harry CUTTING
Alice Mary SMITH

 


 

 
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37 
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Beccles, Suffolk, England 
Beccles, Suffolk, England 
Beccles, Suffolk, England 
Ringsfield, Suffolk, England

Head 
Wife 
Son 
Serv 

Solicitor General Clerk And Draper
Draper Milliner
Draper Apprentice
Domestic Servant

 
 
 

1896 
1904 

Cutting, Henry W
Cutting, Henry W

 
 

Cutting, Henry W  (born 1841) 
Cutting, Henry W

 
40

40
 
 

DEATH
CUTTING 

Henry  William
gentleman 
65 years
29 November 1906 
unc [ie Nonconformist].

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Cutting, HF 
Cutting, Harry
Cutting, Harry
Cutting, Harry Frank
Cutting, Harry
Cutting, Harry
Cutting, Harry
Robinson, SM Mrs
-
Wells, Anthony Dr
Wells, Anthony Dr

 
Cutting, Mrs HW 
dwelling
 
5 bedrooms 
4 sitting rooms 
4 occupants
 
Robinson, GH 
 
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LONDON ROAD 7 The Gables
Built between 1891 & 1896
[Art Nouveau in style]

SALE: Miss AM Pearson: No 7 LONDON ROAD: THE GABLES: Semi-detached MODERN  
 
offices, situate  on the residential side of the town, exceptionally well built, and in excellent structural  
& decorative repair. There is a matured and attractive Garden with entrance from Alexandra Road,
thus affording suitable site for a Garage.

1934 
Beccles Paper 15 May 

 
 
 
 

RESIDENCE: “THE GABLES”: 2 Reception, 6 Bedrooms, Bathroom & very convenient domestic

 
 

 

SALE: FURNITURE etc: Miss AM Pearson: No 7 LONDON ROAD: THE GABLES including
 
George II miniature Candlesticks & George II Tea Service.

 
1934 
Beccles Paper 30 May 

 
 

Antique dower chest, Antque Grandfather Clock, 300 ozs of Silver, George II bread basket, Pairof
 

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Tithe Map 359 (part) 

owner: Rev Richard Arnold 
Read, Miss 
Thompson, Rev Ernest 
Thompson, Rev EP
Thompson, Rev Ernest
Suggate, Joseph
Gooda, Frank
-
Pearson, Adele 
Craik, Jn
Cross, Jas
Francis, Lt-Com Roy
Nicholson, Norman
Nicholson, Norman

occupant: Thomas Farr 
 
 
dwelling

Long Pasture 
3a 0r 22p
Pasture
 

Draper, Mrs 
Block, Mrs 
Block, AR 

28
 
 

38
4 bedrooms 

 
3 sitting rooms 
7 occupants
 
Pearson, Adele 
 
40
LONDON ROAD 9
Built between 1884 & 1888

1891 
 

Beccles Paper 13 Jan 

FIRE in LONDON ROAD at house of Mr Saul 11 London Road. Fire in woodwork in 1st storey.  
Little damage, a little more to No 9 next door occupied by Miss Ecclestone.

 

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Tithe Map 359 (part) 

owner: Rev Richard Arnold 
 
 
 
 
 

occupant: Thomas Farr 
Long Pasture 
3a 0r 22p
Pasture

Ecclestone, Ann 
Eccleston, Ann 
Whitfield, Edward
Seago, Mrs 
Price, Robt Rev 

Hindes, Edward
Hindes, Edward 
Hindes, Edward
Hindes, Edward 
Hindes & Co 

 
22

 
dwelling

24
 

5 bedrooms 
2 sitting rooms 
7 occupants

Poll, William
Barnard, Sidney
Barnard, Sidney

 
 
Hindes, Edward 
 
30

White, Godfrey
Johnson, Stephen
Beevor, Jsph
Williams, Anthony

LONDON ROAD 11
Built between 1884 & 1888

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Tithe Map 359 (part) 

owner: Rev Richard Arnold 
Saul, William 
Saul, William 
Lavender, John 
Luxton, Henry 
Luxton, AH 
Luxton, Harry
Dodgson, William, Headquarters of Suffolk Yeomanry
Harvey, William
Harvey, William
Harvey, William 

occupant: Thomas Farr 
Long Pasture 
3a 0r 22p
Pasture

 
 
 
 
 

Hindes, Edward
Hindes, Edward 
Hindes, Edward 
Hindes, Edward 
Hindes

 
20

 
dwelling

24
 

 
5 bedrooms 
3 sitting rooms 
1 occupant
 
Harvey, William 
 
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1936 
1948 
1954
1965 
1974 

Harvey, William
Harvey, William

Reeman, Bernard
Reeman, Bernard

Alexandra road here
LONDON ROAD 13 - Rookwood
Designed as his own house by the architect Arthur Pells c 1902

1903 
 
 
 
 
 

Beccles Almanack 

ADVERTISEMENT: Arthur Pells, FSI, Architect, Building Surveyor, & Appraiser, London Road,
 
 
 
improvement. Quantity prepared, Estimates made & every description of Builers’ Work Measured &  
Valued.

Beccles.
 
Country Residences examined & tested, & plans & Estimates made for any alteration or

Specialist in House Drainage & Ventilation. Sanitary Fittings, Drainage & Ventilation of Town or
 

 
 

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1887c 
 
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FLAT 2
1948 
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FLAT 3
1948 
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FLAT 4
1948 
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1974 

Tithe Map 359 (part) 

owner: Rev Richard Arnold 
Site purchased for Catholic Church by Dom Ephrem Guy; about 1/3 of an acre for 250
It must have been sold some time later & the present site of the church purchased.
Pells, Arthur 
Pells, Arthur 
Pells, Arthur
Pells, Arthur
Hitchcock, Rev Robert (ret)
Hitchcock, Rev Robert
Hitchcock, Rev RA
Hitchcock, Rev Robert

occupant: Thomas Farr 
Long Pasture 
3a 0r 22p
Pasture

 
 

Pells, Arthur 
Pells, Arthur 

 
dwelling

67
 

7 bedrooms 
4 sitting rooms 
7 occupants
 
Hitchcock, Rev RA
 
75

Devereux, Gordon
Jolly, Geo
Mann, Mrs
Mann, Mrs

Gilding, Harry
Gilding, Harry
Gilding, Harry
Gilding E

Hammond, Geo
Hammond, Geo
Hammond, Geo
Hammond, Samuel

Freeman, Jn
Lewis, Mrs
Lewis, Mrs
Lewis, Mrs

LONDON ROAD 15 demolished to widen Peddars Lane [probably between 1965 & 1974]
Built between 1871 & 1881

 
1880

 
 

[LOT 2 purchased R Boon 390]
TO LET: London Road, A Residence to Let with Flower & Fruit Garden, 2 Sitting Rooms, Kitchen etc
& 4 Bedrooms. Apply Thomas Garrod, London Road.

Beccles Paper 6 Jan 

1841 
1881 

Tithe Map 186 (part) 

owner: John Pedgrift 
 

occupant John Pedgrift 
 

pightel
0a 2r 15p
Pasture
 
Garrod, Thos 
14 10s
Beccles, Streets, London Road 
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Hammerton, Caroline 
Rose, Henry 
Rose, HG
Rose, Henry
Aldred, Miss
Buckingham, George
Buckingham, George
Buckenham, George
Buckenham, George
Buckenham, Geo
Buckenham, Geo
Smith, Lionel
---

 
Garrod, Thos 
Garrod, Mrs 

Garrod, Thos 

 
 
4 bedrooms 

 
 

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3 sitting rooms  
4 occupants
 
Buckenham, George
 
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LONDON ROAD 17 first pair of semi-detached houses
Built between 1871 & 1881

1841 
1881 
1881 CENSUS
Geo NORTHOVER
Minn NORTHOVER
Maud NORTHOVER 
Min NORTHOVER
1891 CENSUS 

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Tithe Map 186 (part) 

owner: John Pedgrift 
 

occupant John Pedgrift 
 

pightel
0a 2r 15p
Pasture
Northover, George
Garrod, Thos 
14 10s


25 
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74  M 

Garrod, Thos 
Garrod, Thos 
 

Lambeth, Surrey, England 
Chelmsford, Essex, England
Clerkenwell, Middlesex, England 
St Pancras, Middlesex, England 
retired druggist 

Head 
Wife

Printers Reader

Daur
Daur

 

Steel, Samuel 
Steel, Samuel 
Steel, Samuel 
Steel, Sam 
Steel, Samuel
Cockburn, Misses
Cockburn, Misses
Stannard, Ellen 
Stannard, Miss
Stannard, Miss
Neech, Peter
Neech, Peter
Neech, Peter

born: Bury

 
 
 

 

 
Garrod, Mrs 

15
dwelling

 
4 bedrooms 
3 sitting rooms 
3 occupants
 
Stannard, Ellen 
 
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LONDON ROAD 19 first pair of semi-detached houses
Built between 1871 & 1881

1841 
1881 
1881 CENSUS
William JEX 
Emma JEX 
William JEX 
Alfred JEX 
Rosa JEX
Louisa JEX 

1896 
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1974 

Tithe Map 186 (part) 

owner: John Pedgrift 
 

occupant John Pedgrift 
 

pightel
0a 2r 15p
Pasture
Jecks, William 
Garrod, Thos 
14 10s


 
 
 
 

35 

12 
 


 
 
 


37 

10 


Garrod, Thos 
Garrod, Thos 
Garrod, Mrs 

Shipmeadow, Suffolk, England 

Beccles, Suffolk, England 

Beccles, Suffolk, England 
Beccles, Suffolk, England 

Head 
Wife
Scholar
Son 
Scholar

Coach Body Maker
Stoke Ferry, Norfolk, England

Son 
Beccles, Suffolk, England 

Scholar
 

Daur 
Daur

 
Gillett, Hub 
Lay, Emma 
Lay, Emma 
Lay, Mrs
Feltoe, Miss
Cockburn, Misses
Kerry, Martin
Mowle, R
Sones, Mrs
Burgess, Mrs
Clark, Jas
Clark, Jas
Harrison, Johanna

 
dwelling

15
 

3 bedrooms 
3 sitting rooms 
2 occupants
 
 
Kerry, Martin 
 
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LONDON ROAD 21 second pair of semi-detached houses
Built between 1841 & 1851

EX SUPERINTENDENT JOHN COLE April 1910
The death of Mr John Cole occurred at his residence, No 21 London Road. “A man of sterling integrity, beloved and respected
by a very large circle of friends”. He was born at Tannington, in Suffolk, on February 8th 1826. The son of a small farmer, he
joined the Suffolk Constabulary in 1845, at which time there were two Forces in Suffolk - East anmd West - Yoxford being
theheadquarters of the East. He remained there three weeks, when he was sent to Woodbridge, where he was stationed for
twelve months, at the end of which he was ordered to Bungay. Whilst at Bungay he was promoted to first-class constable, and
was then sent back to Woodbridge, where he stayed till May, 1851, when he was transferred to Wrentham. Whilst at Wrentham
he was instrumental in bringing to justice three men whom he detected robbing a barn at midnight. They were convicted at the
Quarter  Sessions, at Beccles, and sentenced to twelve months’ hard labour each. For his action in this affair Mr. Colewas
preesented with a purse containing 14, subscribed by the gentry and farmers of the district. He remained at Wrentham for
nearly nine years. In February, 1860, he was promoted to the rank of Sergeant and removed to Beccles, where he took up his
residence, first in Smallgate, and afterwards, when the old gaol was dismantled as a county prison and adapted for the purposes
of a police station, he went into residence there. It was while at Beccles that he received further promotion to the rank of first-
class inspector. During this period, East & West Suffolk were united under onepolice jurisdiction, and a vacancy occurring at
Ixworth, in West Suffolk, Mr Cole was appointed there in 1879, with the rank of Superintendent. He was at Ixworth for 17 years
and retired to Beccles & lived at 21 London Road for 16 years until his death at the age of 84.
He was a member of the Congregational Church in Beccles. He had been a total abstainer for 50 years.

1841 
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1861 
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1881 CENSUS
James GREEN 
Mary Ann GREEN

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Tithe Map 186 (part) 

owner: John Pedgrift 
 

occupant John Pedgrift 
pightel
0a 2r 15p
Pasture
Williams, CE 

Pedgrift, John 
50 U 
Pedgrift, John 
Maplestone, Jn etc
Garrod, Thos 

 
independent income

12 15s

Charlotte Williams
Baker, Thos 
Green, James 
Green, Jas 

 
 
 

 
 
 

15
16 10s
16 10s

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St Andrews Ilke, Suffolk, England 
St Andrews Ilke, Suffolk, England 

Garrod, Thos
Garrod, Thos 
Garrod, Mrs 

Head 
Niece 

Retired Corn Chandler
Domestic Servant


Cole, John 
Cole, John 
Cole, John 
Cole, John
Pearce, Miss
Pearce, Miss
Reynolds, John
Leathley, Wm 
Robinson, Geo F
Day, Alfred
Day, Alfred
Day, Alfred
Day, Alfred

 
dwelling

18
 

4 bedrooms 
3 sitting rooms 
2 occupants
 
Reynolds, Georgiana 
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LONDON ROAD 23 second pair of semi detached houses
Built between 1841 & 1851

1841 
1851 
1851 CENSUS 
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1881 CENSUS
Thomas GARROD
Sarah GARROD 
Mary Ann BOYCE
1891 CENSUS 

Tithe Map 186 (part) 

owner: John Pedgrift 
 

occupant John Pedgrift 
 

pightel
0a 2r 15p
Pasture
Cooper, Harriet 

Pedgrift, John 
46  U 
Pedgrift, John 
Maplestone, Jn etc
Garrod, Thos 

12 15s

Harriet Cooper 
Spalding, Fanny 
Suckling, Lucy 
Garrod, Thos 

annuitant

 
 
 

 
15 5s
 
16 10s




Sarah Garrod 

70 
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72  W 

Stratford St Andrews, Suffolk
Sotterley, Suffolk, England 
Blundeston, Suffolk, England
own means 

Head 
Wife

Retired Farmer

Servant
born: Sotterly

General Servant Domestic
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Garrod, Sarah 
Garrod, Sarah 
Garrod, Sarah 
Garrod, Mrs
Garrod, Mrs
Guyton, Mrs
Guyton, Mrs
Guyton, Elvina 
Guyton, Mrs
Barrett, Frederick
Darby, Mrs
Taylor, Thos
Taylor, Thos

 
 
 

Garrod exors
Garrod exors 
Garrod, Sarah 

 
dwelling

20
 

4 bedrooms 
3 sitting rooms 
2 occupants
 
Clayton, George 
 
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LONDON ROAD 25
25 - 31 London Road (Esdelle Terrace) were built between 1871 & 1874

1890 
&  
 
 

 
 
 
Gardens. 1 esdelle Terrace, London Road.

ADVERTISEMENT: Albert A Rolf: management of Public or Private Gardens, Lawn Tennis
 
for the last three & a half years Scawby Hall, Brigg & formerly of Stockton & Gillingham Hall  

Beccles Paper  
Cricket Grounds; also Laying out of new & Remodelling old Gardens. Experience: Head Gardener
 

1912 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Beccles Paper 26 Jun 

SALE: LONDON ROAD
 
 
 
250 withdrawn)

 
 
 
 
 
4p) planted with 500 fruit trees
 

 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Lots 1-4 Four Modern brick, slated & tiled bay fronted residences "Esdelle Terrace" with Gardens in
front and long strip of garden in rear
(1: [No 25]  Withdrawn 230, 2 [No 27] Miss Delf 250, (3; [29]: 230 withdrawn; &4 [31]:

v  ) 2 Brick & tiled Cottages adjoining [Nos 33 & 35]
(Bought Mrs Shellcross 215)
vi ) Mess with stabling, hothouse & large garden [No 37]
(Bought Jas Aldous 315)
vii) Substantial Brick & tiled Dwelling with fruit & Tool Houses & excellent Market Garden (2a 3r

(Bought W Deaves 420)

1881 
1881 CENSUS
William BALLS 
Hannah BALLS 
Ellen SQUIRE 

1896 
1904 
1906 
1914 
1922 
1927 
1933 
1936 
1948 
1954 
1968 
1974 

Balls, Wm 
 
Mobbs, James


69 
68 
34 

 
 
Pearse




Mobbs, James
Mobbs, James
Mobbs, James (Aylsham) 

Geldeston, Norfolk, England
Metfield, Suffolk, England 
Brampton, Suffolk, England

Head 
Wife
Niece 

Retired Farmer


Dunt, Robt 
Dunt, Robt 
Dunt, late
Rampling, Geo
Darby, Alan 
Darby, Alan 
Shadfelt, JH 
Shadgett, Jn 
Darby, Roland  
Darby, Mrs 
Darby, Mrs 
Davis, Trevor

No Occupation
 
 
3 bedrooms 
3 sitting rooms 
3 occupants

 
 
 

Darby, Allan 
21 
LONDON ROAD 27
25 - 31 London Road (Esdelle Terrace) were built between 1871 & 1874

1896 
1904 
1906 
1914 
1922 
1927 
1933 
1936 
1948 
1954 
1968 
1974 

Brundell, H 
Swinton,  Dav 
Garrard, Mrs 
Garrard, Mrs 
Delf, Mrs
Delf, Mrs
Delf, Harriet 
Delf, Miss 
Turner, Mrs 
Watson, Mrs 
Watson, Mrs 
Watson, Mrs M

 
Mobbs, James 
Mobbs

dwelling
 
3 bedrooms 
3 sitting rooms 
3 occupants

 
 

Delf, Harriet 
 
21 
LONDON ROAD 29
25 - 31 London Road (Esdelle Terrace) were built between 1871 & 1874
Beccles, Streets, London Road 
David Lindley July 2002 
11

1881 
1896 
1904 
1906 
1914 
1927 
1933 
1936 
1948 
1954 
1968 
1974 

Feltham, Fred 
Pearce
Pearce
empty 
Leadbetter, Thos
Woolnough, Wm
Woolnough, W 
Woolnough W 
Woolnough W 
Woolnough, 
Self, Fred
Self, Fred

Mobbs, James 
Mobbs, James
Mobbs, James
Mobbs, J

 

 
 
 

 
dwelling
 
3 bedrooms 
2 sitting rooms 
-

 
Woolnough, W 
 
 

21 
LONDON ROAD 31
1881 
Buscall, Alf
 
Mobbs, James

1881 CENSUS
Alf BUXALL 
Amelia J. BUXALL

1896 
1904 
1906 
1914 
1922 
1927 
1933+ 
1936 
1948 
1954 
1968 
1974 

36 
35 

Mobbs, James
Mobbs, James
Mobbs, J


Reigate, Surrey, England 
St James, Middlesex, England

Head 
Wife

Certificated Head Teacher Board School


Fell, Rev
Mann, Mrs E 
Mann, Mrs E 
Beddingfield, Mrs
Kellan, Miss
Foster, Jn
Reid, Jane 
Pleasants, Ben 
Pleasants, Ben 
Pleasants B 
Wright, Edw 
Wright, Edw

 
 
dwelling
 
4 bedrooms 
3 sitting rooms 
3 occupants
Lee, William 
21 
Beccles, Streets, London Road 
David Lindley July 2002 
12
LONDON ROAD 33
33-35 London Road were built between 1832 & 1838

1912 
 
 

Beccles Paper 26 Jun 

SALE: LONDON ROAD
LOT 5 ) 2 Brick & tiled Cottages adjoining [Nos 33 & 35]
(Bought Mrs Shellcross 215)

 
 

 
 

1838 
1841 
1841
1851 
1851 CENSUS 
1861 
1871 
1881 
1881 CENSUS
Harry G. DEVEREUX 
Mary DEVEREUX
Mary E. DEVEREUX 
John H. SHARMAN

1896 
1904 
1906 
1914 
1922 
1927 
1933+ 
1936 
1948 
1954 
1968 
1974 

Mobbs, A

 
 

Mobbs, Aaron

Ward, Jas
Tithe Map 185

Mobbs, Aaron
owner: Aaron Mobbs 

occupant: Aaron Mobbs
Mobbs, Aaron
67  M  
Mobbs, Aaron
Mobbs, Aaron
Mobbs, James

Market Garden 
0a 2r 39p Pasture
Curtis, Thos 
 

Thomas Curtis 
Berry, Wm 
Clarke, Jnth 
Devereux* 

proprietor of houses

 
 
 


31 
 
20 

 
Mobbs, James
Mobbs

28 

4 m 

Mobbs, James


Beccles, Suffolk, England 

March, Cambridge, England

Alburgh, Norfolk, England 
Head 
Bricklayer Journeyman

Wife
Beccles, Suffolk, England 

Daur
Boarder ((Unm))


Larke, Syd 
Parnell, Clatn 
Pye, Mrs
Pye, Albert

Solicitors Clerk General
 
 
dwelling
 
2 bedrooms 
2 sitting rooms 
3 occupants

Gunn, Mrs 
Maulding, Reg 
Cook, Fred 
Cook, Fred 
Cook, Fred 
Mobbs, Donald 
Mobbs, Donald

Day, Ernest 
13 
LONDON ROAD 35
33-35 London Road were built between 1832 & 1838

1838 
1841 
1841
1851 
1851 CENSUS 
1861 
1871 
1881 
1881 CENSUS
John CLEMENTS
Deborah CLEMENTS 
Herbert CLEMENTS
Priscilla CLEMENTS 
Arthur CLEMENTS
Edw CLEMENTS 
1891 CENSUS 

1896 
1904 
1906 
1914 
1922 
1927 
1933+ 
1936 
1948 
1954 

Mobbs, A
 
Mobbs, Aaron

Turrell, Jn 
Tithe Map 185

 
owner: Aaron Mobbs 

Mobbs, Aaron

occupant: Aaron Mobbs
Mobbs, Aaron

Market Garden 
0a 2r 39p Pasture
Winter, Ann 
 

Ann Winter 
Winter, Ann 
Andrews C 
Clements, Jn 

62  W 
 
 
Mobbs, James

annuitant
Mobbs, Aaron
Mobbs, Aaron

36 

10 
 


35 




40  M 

Mobbs, James
Mobbs, James
Mobbs

Halesworth, Suffolk, England

Halesworth, Suffolk, England

Halesworth, Suffolk, England
Halesworth, Suffolk, England
printer’s machine minder 

Head 
Wisset, Suffolk, England 

Leather Seller Carrier (Foreman)
Wife
Scholar

 

Son 
Halesworth, Suffolk, England

Daur 
Son 
Son
born: Oxford

Scholar

 
 

Scholar

Arthur Wellstead 
Wellstood 
Larter, Rich 
Dennington, Stephen 
Trotter, Mrs
Trotter, Mrs
Mobbs, Clement 
Day, Ernest 
Day, Ernest 
Day, Ernest 
Day, Ernest 

 
 

 
dwelling
 
2 bedrooms 2 sitting rooms
3 occupants
 
Day, Ernest 
13 
Beccles, Streets, London Road 
David Lindley July 2002 
13

1968 
1974 

Lincoln, Geo 
Lincoln, Geo

LONDON ROAD 37 (Rose Cottage)
37 London Road was built between 1841 & 1851

1912 
 
 

Beccles Paper 26 Jun 

SALE: LONDON ROAD
LOT 6 ) Mess with stabling, hothouse & large garden [No 37]
(Bought Jas Aldous 315)

 
 

 
 

1841
1851 
1851 CENSUS 
1861 
1871 
1881 
1881 CENSUS
George H. HUSSEY
Emily HUSSEY 
George H. HUSSEY
Louisa HUSSEY 
Helen HUSSEY 

1896 
1904 
1906 
1914 
1922 
1927 
1933+ 
1936 
1948 
1954 
1968 
1974 

Tithe Map 185
owner: Aaron Mobbs 

occupant: Aaron Mobbs
Mobbs, Aaron
51  W 
Mobbs, Aaron
Mobbs, Aaron
Mobbs, James

Market Garden 
0a 2r 39p Pasture
Swan, Rach 
 

Rachel Swan 
Brundell, Jn 
Borrett, Sim 
Hussey, Geo 

annuitant

 
 
 



 
 

46 
45 

14 
10 

Mobbs, James
Mobbs, James
Mobbs (Norwich)





Queenstown, Ireland 
Windsor, Berkshire, England
Beccles, Suffolk, England 
Windsor, Berkshire, England
Regents Park, Middlesex, England 

Head 
Wife
Son 
Daur 

Timekeeper & Pensioner (Printer) (Soldier)

Scholar
Apprentice Dress Maker
Daur 

 
Mobbs, Moses 
Mobbs, Moses 
Banns, George 
Chandler, Robt
Baldry, Mrs
Baldry, Arth 
Baldry, Arth 
Baldry, Arth 
Baldry, Mrs 
Baldry, Mrs 
Shelbourne Miss 
Hadman, Don

Scholar
dwelling
4 bedrooms 
3 sitting rooms 
6 occupants 
brick & tile stable
 
Balry, Arth 
15 
Beccles, Streets, London Road 
David Lindley July 2002 
14
LONDON ROAD 39
39 London Road was built between 1904 & 1914

1914 
1927 
1933+ 
1936 
1948 
1954 
1968 
1974 

Edmonds, Westley
Edmonds, W 
Kerry, Martin 
Kerry, Martin 
Kerry, Mrs 
Kerry, Mrs 
Dubuisson Jules 
Gardiner, Hermon

Kerry, Martin 
32 
LONDON ROAD 41: The Homestead
41 London Road was built between 1814 & 1820

1858 
 
 
1868 
 
 
 
 
 
 
1895 
 
 
1912 
 
 
 

Beccles Paper 5 Oct 

LAW: William Rouse, gardener, threatening the life of his wife. Conduct very violent. Everything in
the house was broken & prisoner behaving in a disgusting manner. Prisoner interrupted the officer,
swore aat the Magistrates. Removed from Court. Sureties required.

 
 

 
 

Beccles Paper 30 Jun 

William Delf, the younger charged with stealing strawberries from the Garden of mR Aaron Mobbs.
 
 
& picked up some strawberries.
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 

At 6.30p.m. Arthur Baxter saw three boys in the Garen putting friuit in their hats, - one of the others
was Stephen Oxborough. I ran after them up the new road by Mr Bland’s house [Frederick’s Road]

[Mr Baxter’s evidence: “The day the boys were in the Garden was the day before the Races in the
meadow near the Black Boy - on Wednesday”]
Given three months hard labour.
SALE: LONDON ROAD, MARKET GARDEN well planted with fruit trees & bushes
Substantial brick & tiled Dwelling House  2a 3r 10p; Many years occupied Moses Mobbs
(Bought Jas Mobbs 425)

Beccles Paper 4 Jul 

 
 

 
 

Beccles Paper 26 Jun 

SALE: LONDON ROAD
 
3r 4p) planted with 500 fruit trees
 

 
 
 

LOT 7) Substantial Brick & tiled Dwelling with fruit & Tool Houses & excellent Market Garden (2a
(Bought W Deaves 420)

1838 
1841 
1841 
1851 
1861 
1871 
1881 
1881 CENSUS
Aaron MOBBS 
Moses MOBBS 
Harriet MOBBS 
Ernest L. MOBBS
Aaron R. MOBBS
ALice MOORE 
1891 CENSUS 

1896 
1904 
1906 
1914 
1922 
1927 
1933+ 
1936 
1948 
1954 
1968 
1974 

Rouse, Wm 
Tithe Map 184 (part) 
Mobbs, A
Mobbs, A
Mobbs, A
Mobbs, A
Mobbs, A

 
Tiptod, William

owner: William Tiptod 
Tiptod, William
Mobbs, Aaron
Mobbs, Aaron
Mobbs, Aaron

occupier: William Rouse 
Market Garden 
3a 1r 39p
Pasture

 
 
 
 




 
 
 

67 
25 
26 


13 







35  M  

Beccles, Suffolk, England 
Beccles, Suffolk, England 
Aslacton, Norfolk, England 
Beccles, Suffolk, England 
Beccles, Suffolk, England 
Pulham Mary, Norfolk 
market gardener 

Head 
Son 
Daur In Law ((Wife))
GrandsonHandicap: Imbecile
Grandson

Gardener Market
Gardener Market

Serv 
born: Aslacton

General Servant (Domestic)

Moses Mobbs 
Mobbs 
Wellingham 
Sarbutt, William 
Mobbs, Moses
Bartholomew A & Son 
Bartholomew 
Bartholomew A 
Bartholomew  
A Rivett, A 
Rivett, A
Rivett, A
Rivett, A

Mobbs
dwelling
 
5 bedrooms 
3 sitting rooms 
2 occupants 
6 pigs; stye in garden
 
 
 
florists
Bartholomew A 
20 
Beccles, Streets, London Road 
David Lindley July 2002 
15

33 -37 etc LONDON ROAD
The developer of  numbers 33 - 37 appears to have been Aaron Mobbs, (born 1814, died 1885). His son James was presumably
responsible for the building of Nos 25 - 31 (Esdelle Terrace)

SALE:-  LONDON ROAD [Nos 25-31 & 33-37 & 39 & 41] 26-06-1912
Lots 1-4  Four Modern brick, slated & tiled bay fronted residences "Esdelle Terrace" with Gardens in front and long strip of
garden in rear [Nos 25 - 31]
(Bought:-  1. Withdrawn 230,  2. Miss Delf 250,  3. & 4. withdrawn)
v  ) 2 Brick & tiled Cottages adjoining [Nos 33 - 35]
(Bought Mrs Skellcross 215)
vi ) Mess with stabling, hothouse & large garden [No 37]
(Bought Jas Aldous 315)
vii) Substantial Brick & tiled Dwelling with fruit & Tool Houses & excellent Market Garden (2a 3r 4p) planted with 500 fruit trees
[No 41]
(Bought W Deaves 420)

41 LONDON ROAD Sale 23 July 1849 Lot 10
Property of William Tiptod, deceased.
Situate at principal entrance to Town. Freehold
Comprises a very substantial Brick & Tille Messuage with suitable Domestic Offices & convenient Outbuildings & 2a 3r 10p of
land used as a Market Garden planted with fruit trees
Rent Charge in lieu of Tithes 1 13s 8d. Occupied by William Rouse
[note: purchased by A Mobbs 405]

LONDON ROAD  04-07-1895 [No 41]
Market Garden well planted with fruit trees & bushes
Substantial brick & tiled Dwelling House  2a 3r 10p
Many years occupied Moses Mobbs
(Bought Jas Mobbs 425)

Beccles, Streets, London Road 
David Lindley July 2002 
16
LONDON ROAD 43 & 45
A pair of large, three storey, semi-detached houses standing back from the road.
Built between 1841 & 1851

1896 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Beccles Paper 26 May 

SALE: [43 & 45] LONDON ROAD, late Mrs Minton Double RESIDENCES  each containing a  
 
Drawing Room, Two Bedrooms & WC; Second Floor: Three Bedrooms; and in rear ranges of  
offices, containing Scullery, Coalhouse, and Closet; also a two stall Stable and Coach House, with
loft over, and ajoining on the south side a productive and well-planted Garden containing 1 rood 14  
perches and having a frontage on the London Road of 96ft 6ins, affording a valuable site for  
building.
 
 
 
 

capital inderground cellar: on Ground Floor: Dining Room. Kitchen, Pantry and Larder: First Floor:
 

 
 

 
 

 
 
35pa..
 

One Residence known as the “Beeches” now in the occupation of Mr AR Scott & his sub-tenant at
40 pa; the other, known as “Hillside” was recently in the occupation of Miss Beale at rental of  

(Bought HL Robins 930)
LONDON ROAD 43 - The Beeches/ Netherstead
Built between 1841 & 1851

1896  
 
 
 
1919 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Beccles Paper 8 Jul 

SALE: Late Mrs Minton:
[Nos 43 & 45] Well built Double Residence, 2 stall Stable & Coach House with loft over & adjoining
on the south side garden 1r 14p; frontage on London Road 96ft affording valuable site for building.
(Bought HL Robins 930)

 
 
 

 
 
 

SALE: by HL Robins. The Beeches & Hillside, situated in the best part of town, well planted &  
 
 
 
 
 
House with Loft over & adjoining on the south side is a productive Garden 1r 14p with Summer  
House enclosed from london Road by iron pallisading on dwarf wall. Front of 96ft 3ins, ripe for  
building. There is a great demand for houses in this most desirable part of the Town.
 

Beccles Paper 29 Jul 

productive Garden. Important frontage to Londn Road, ripe for building.
 
 
 
pallisading on dwarf wall, having important frontage of 98ft. At the rear is a 2 stall stable & Coach

The Beeches in the occupation of TH Pearce. Tenancy expires 11 October
Hillside on lease to Miss Best.
Pleasantly situated with front Gardens standing well back from London Road, enclosed by iron  

 

 
 

 
[withdrawn 1075]
 
Occupant 
 
Owner

1841 
1851 
1851 CENSUS 
1851 CENSUS 
1851 CENSUS 

1861 
1871 
1881 
1881 CENSUS
Frederick GIRLING
Matilda H. GIRLING 
Florence J. GIRLING 
Harcourt GIRLING
Hannah BROWN 

Tithe Map 184 (part) 
owner: William Tiptod 
occupier: William Rouse 
Market Garden 
3a 1r 39p
Pasture
John Garnham 

 
John Garnham 
Mary Ann Garnham59 

John Garnham 
62  M 

 
retired draper & magistrate

29  10s
 
born: Eye

wife
27 

John Garnham 
John Garnham 
Mrs Minton 

1 female servant 
John Garnham 
John Garnham 
Fred Girling 

um

 
 
 

 
 
 

29
33
33

62 

 
14 
19 


27 
17 

Westleton, Suffolk, England


Yoxford, Suffolk, England 
Shadingfield, Suffolk, England 

Widr (Head) 
Yoxford, Suffolk, England 
Yoxford, Suffolk, England 

Retired Farmer
Housekeeper
Assistant Housekeeper

Daur 
Daur 
Scholar
Serv 

 

Son 
General Servant Domestic

1896 
1904 
1906 
1907 
1914 
1922 
1927 
1933 
1936 

James Ray 
Thomas Pearce 
Pearce, Thos 
-
Pearce, Thomas
Samson, Sam
Smith, Mrs
Stocker, Alice 
Stocker, Miss

 
 
 

 
Henry Robins 
Henry Robins 

Henry Robins 

 
35
6 bedrooms 

 
dwelling

3 sitting rooms 
4 occupants 
 
Stocker, Alice 
 
40
Beccles, Streets, London Road 
David Lindley July 2002 
17

1948 
1954 
1965 
1974 

J-Douglas, Sholto
Aldred, Victor Major
Aldred, Victor Major
Aldred, Victor Major

LONDON ROAD  45 - Hillside
Built between 1841 & 1851

1890 
 
 
1893 
 
 
 
 
 
 
1896  
 
 
 

Beccles Almanack 

ADVERTISEMENT: High Class School for Girls, London Road, Beccles. Principals: Miss Nicholl
 
HRH the Duchess of Cambridge.

& Miss Arthur, GSM, Certificated 1st Class, Society of Arts; Pupil of Signor Li Calsi; Pianist to  
 
Beccles Almanack 

ADVERTISEMENT: High-Clas School for Girls, “Hillside”, Beccles. The Principals, assisted by  
 
moderate fees. Local Exams. High School Teaching. Junior & Senior Rooms, and Preparatory Class
for Boys.
 
 
 

resident certificated Governess & Visiting Masters, guarantee a sound modern education, at very
 
 

 
Algebra, Book-keeping & Science, Drilling, & Plain Needlework.
 

Curriculum: English Literature & Grammar, History, Geography, Divinity, Arithmetic, Euclid,  

Optional Subjects: - French, German, Latin, Italian, Piano, Singing & Drawing in all its branches.
SALE: Late Mrs Minton:
[Nos 43 & 45] Well built Double Residence, 2 stall Stable & Coach House with loft over & adjoining
on the south side garden 1r 14p; frontage on London Road 96ft affording valuable site for building.
(Bought HL Robins 930)

Beccles Paper 8 Jul 

 
 
 

 
 
 

1841 
1851 
1851 CENSUS 
1861 
1871 
1881 
1891 CENSUS 
1896 
1904 
1906 
1914 
1922 
1927 
1933 
1936 
1948 
1954 
1965 
1974 

Tithe Map 184 (part) 

owner: William Tiptod 
John Garnham 

occupier: William Rouse 
28

Market Garden 
3a 1r 39p
Pasture
Catherine Dowson

 
50  U 
John Garnham 
John Garnham 
Mrs Minton 
27  U 
Henry Robins 
Henry Robins 
Henry Robbins 

Lucy Dowson 
Lucy Dowson 
Lucy Dowson 
late Dowson 

annuitant

 
 
 

 
 

26 5s
26
26

 
Principal of School (4 boarders) 

Lucy Nicoll 
Wheelhouse 
empty 
Best, Miss
Best, Miss
Best, Miss
Best, Miss
Best, Margaret 
Best, Margaret
Best, Miss
Stimpson, Norman
Showers, Mrs JM
Showers, Mrs JM

born: Hounsditch, Middlesex

 
 
 

 
 
dwelling

 
 

30
 

5 bedrooms 
4 sitting rooms
 
Youngman, Harriet
 
40
LONDON ROAD - Lyndhurst
Built between 1927 & 1933

1841 
1933 
1936 
1948 
1954 
1965 
1974 

Tithe Map 184 (part) 

owner: William Tiptod 
 

occupier: William Rouse 
 

Market Garden 
3a 1r 39p
Pasture

Buck, Samuel 
Buck, Samuel
Buck, Mrs
Buck, Mrs
Roe, Peter
Smith, ME

Buck, Samuel 
40
Beccles, Streets, London Road 
David Lindley July 2002 
18
LONDON ROAD - Holly House / Teemore
Built between 1820 & 1824

1849 
 
 

Sale Notice 23 Jul 

SALE: Property of William Tiptod, deceased
Lots 1 to 9 Shipmeadow & Barsham: Farm of 76 acres, three areas of 4 acres, 6 acres etc
LOT 10: Situate at Principal Entrance to Town. Freehold. [This was NOT the main house]

 
 

 
 

 
 
 
 
 
1895 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 

 
out-buildings & 2a 3r 10p of Land used as Market Garden, planted with fruit trees.
 
 
 

Comprises a very substantial Brick & Tile Messuage with suitable domestic offices & convenient

Rent charge in lieu of Tithes 1-13s-8d
Occupied by William Rouse.
[Sold to A Mobbs 405]

TERRIFIC GALE: The most destructive gale in this country since 4 August 1879, prevailed on  
Sunday afternoon. The noise and confusion were most alarming ...
 
 
purpose, and the ropes carried over the roof.

Beccles Paper 26 Mar 

 
 
 
 

The expedient of securing the roof by means of ropes was also resorted to in the case of Mrs Day’s
house in LONDON ROAD, [Holly House or Teemore] stakes being driven into the ground for that

1917 
 
 
1932 
Bathroom etc) standing in an exceptionally fine Garden (depth 320ft)

Sale Notice 21 Aug 

SALE: Property of  Thomas Parker, 1830, So Cecil Street, Philadelphia
Holly House & Garden adjoining
(Sold to HH Chaplin 950 - private treaty)
SALE: HOLLY HOUSE, LONDON ROAD. Small Family RESIDENCE (3 Reception, 4 Bedrooms,

 
 
 

 
 
 

 
1824 
1828 
1832 
1841 
1841 
1851 

OCCUPANT
Tiptod, William 
Tiptod, William 
Tiptod, William 

 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
owner: William Tiptod 
Tiptod, William 
 

 
 
 

 
 
 

11 6s 8d
11 6s 8d
13 6s 8d
occupier: William Rouse 
26 10s
 

House Garden 
0a 3r 0p
Pasture
Tithe Map 182 

Tiptod, William 
Delf, Thos 

 
Tiptod exors 

26 5s

1851 CENSUS 
1851 CENSUS 
1851 CENSUS 
1851 CENSUS 
1851 CENSUS 
1851 CENSUS
 

Thomas Delf 
Elizabeth Delf 
Anna Delf 
Henry Delf 
Frederick

1 female servant 

61  
50 
 
18 
15 

26 

 M 

23 
um 
 

um

retired draper 
wife 
um 
son
son

 
 

Beccles
Beccles

 
dau

 

 
1861 
1871 
1881 
1881 CENSUS
Martha J. STACEY
Susan READ 
1891 CENSUS 

1896 
1904 
1906 
1907 
1914 
1922 
1927 
1933 
1936 
1948 
1954 

OCCUPANT 
Delf, Thos 
Stacey, Geo 
Stacey, Martha 

 
 
 
 

OWNER
 
Parker, MA 
Parker, MA 

Middleton, MA 

 
36
38

35

 
 


65 
50 



75  W 

 
 
Scott, A (agent) 

North Walsham, Norfolk, England 
Geldeston, Norfolk, England
own means 

Parker, MA
Parker, MA 

Head 
Servt 
born: North Walsham, Norf

Annuitant
Gen Serv Domestic

Martha Stacey 
Day, Celia 
Day, Celia 
Jickling, Miss 
Jickling, Miss
Jickling, Miss
Chaplin, Herbert
Chaplin, Herbert
Montagu, Charles
Taylor, Capt Jas (vet) 
Taylor, Capt Jas
Taylor, Capt Jas

 

 
 
 

 
5 bedrooms 3 sitting rooms

50
dwelling
2 occupants   stable of brick & tile 
 
Sherrard & Dr Taylor 
 
42
Beccles, Streets, London Road 
David Lindley July 2002 
19

1965 
1974 

Taylor partners
Roe, Peter (vet)

Beccles, Streets, London Road 
David Lindley July 2002 
20
ALL THE LAND South of Holly House as far as the north side of St George’s Road - including all the west end of
Frederick’s Road:

1841  
1845 

Tithe Map 183 

 
SALE Earl of Gosford’s Estates: Lot 16: occupied by W Leavold

owner: Earl of Gosford 
occpier: John Lark
Gallow’s Field  
7a 3r 39p
Arable
Sale 15 Aug 
HERE IS FREDERICK’S ROAD & St GEORGE’S ROAD
Beccles, Streets, London Road 
David Lindley July 2002 
21
LONDON ROAD - Mill Green - Ingate House

1610 
 
1622c 
 
1649 
1664 
1671 
1672 
1689 
1693 
1736 
1751 
1751.1
1809 
 
1829 
1833 
 
 
 
1841 

Nicholas Chamberlayne, for a Close late Mr Duke, before Rowland Gaythorne (folio 47) 
 
 
sometime Duke, after Nicholas Chamberlayne (folio 95) 

 
 
William Chamberlyne, for two pieces of land & certain houses & buildings next Mill Green,  

Task C8 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Task 4d
Task C22 
 

 
Nicholas Chamberlin, for a tenement 
Widow Chamberlyne, at the Millgreen for two tenements 
Widow Chamberlayne, for a house and lands at the Mill Green
Widow Chamberline
William Bardwell, tenement & two pieces of land late Chamberlin by the Millgreen 
William Bardwell, late Chamberlin and the Mill Green
Nathaniel Newson, by the Mill Green late Bardwell 
Benjamin Dawson, late Wake, before Newson, & formerly Bardwell at Mill Green
Sayers

 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 

Task 4d
 
 
 
 

Beccles Manor Rental 
 
 

Rent 7d
Rent 7d
Value 5
Value 6
Task 4d
Rent 4d
Rent 4d

Beccles Manor Rental 
Survey 

 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
Poor Rate
Task B76 
Beccles Manor Rental 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 
Rent 4d

Beccles Manor Rental 
Beccles Manor Rental 
 
 
Manor Court Book 

Mary Arnold, widow of John Arnold, deceased, Lands near Mill Green & a piece of land of the  
Waste of the Manor enclosed by Edward Arnold, father of John Arnold  
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 

 
Mary Arnold, land late Sayers. Mill Green 
Mary Ann Arnold of Bungay, spinster, Lands in Millgreen late Mary Arnold, her mother
ALSO piece of Land late part of Waste of Manor - part of the Garden occupied by
Mr Harvey, late also of Mary Arnold (Henry Harvey later)
Henry Harvey
 

 
 

Rent 6d
Rent 4d

 
 
 
 
Tithe Map 120 
owner: Mary Arnold 
occupier: Henry Harvey
House & Garden
0a 2r 6p
Pasture

1852 
 
1860 
1907 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Hunter, Mrs late M Arnold: Land - Sayers Mill Green
 
Harvey, Henry late Hunter enclosures on Sayer’s Mill Green
SALE:  1. Freehold Residence & Grounds, formerly the Residence of the late Miss Harvey.
2. Strip of Land adjoining on south side, 6ft wide, the Property of Dr Metcalfe.
by private treaty: bought by Mrs Allen 1500
Lands adjoining bought by Mrs Allen 10.

 
 

 
 
 

 
 
 

 

Rent 4d
Rent10d
Rent 6d

Enclosure there
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
occupant 
 
owner
 
 
value

1814 
1820 
1824 
1828 
1832 
1841 
1851 
1851 CENSUS 
1851 CENSUS
 
1851 CENSUS 
1851 CENSUS 
1851 CENSUS 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Arnold, Mrs Mary
Copland, JD 
Copland, Mrs 
Copland, Mrs 
Harvey, Henry 
Harvey, Henry 
Harvey, Henry 
Henry Harvey 
Jemima Harvey 
Frances Harvey 
Elizabeth Harvey
2 female servants 25 & 28

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
69  
66 
36 
34 

 
 
 
 
 
Thomas Hunter 
Thomas Hunter 
 M 

um 
um 

 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

35 10s Ho & land
10
13 6s 8d
13 6s 8d
14 6s 8d
28 10s
25 5s
Carlton

 
 
 
 

Gent 
wife 
dau
dau

1861 
1871 
1881 
1881 CENSUS
Frances H. HARVEY 
Eliz R. HARVEY 
Alice H. NEWSON
Ellen PULHAM 
1881 CENSUS 

1896 
1904 

 
 
 

Harvey, Henry 
Harvey, Frances & Eliz  
Harvey, Frances & Eliz  

 

Harvey, Henry 
Harvey, F & E  
Harvey, F & E  

 
 
 

40
40
44  2s





Frances Harvey 

Harvey, Frances & Eliz  
Harvey, Frances & Eliz  

66 



76  U 


Swaffham, Norfolk, England
Aldeby, Norfolk, England 
Ipswich, Suffolk, England 
own means 

Harvey, F & E  
Harvey, F & E  

Swaffham, Norfolk, England

Head 
Income From Dividends
Housemaid (Domestic Serv)
Cook (Domestic Serv)

Income From Dividends

64 
26 
24 

Sister 
Servt 

Servt 
born: Swaffham

 
 

 
 

73
Beccles, Streets, London Road 
David Lindley July 2002 
22

1906 
1914 
1922 
1927 
1933 
1936 
1948 
1954 
1965 
1974 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Allen, Mrs (late Miss Harvey)
Allen, Mrs WE
Allen, Misses
Allen, Misses
Allen, Dor & Beatrice 
Allen, Misses
Allen, Misses
Allen, Misses
Allen, Miss DM
Hipperson, Dennis L

Allen, Mrs 
 
dwelling
-
 
Allen, Dor & Beatrice 
 
63
LONDON ROAD PROPERTY south of Ingate House
1841 
Tithe Map  119 
owner: Mary Arnold 
occupier: Thomas Gilbert
Homestead 
0a 0r 31p 
Pasture

1841 
1841 

Tithe Map  121 

owner: Mary Arnold 
owner: Mary Arnold 

occupier: Thomas Gilbert
occupier: Thomas Gilbert

Drift 
Garden

 
 

0a 0r 24p 
0a 1r 29p 

Pasture
Pasture

Tithe Map  118 
LAND INCLUDING WEMBLEY AVENUE
1841 
Tithe Map  122 
owner: Mary Arnold 
occupier: Thomas Gilbert
Lucerne Ground
3a 1r  0p
 
Pasture
Wembley Avenue

Built between 1927 and 1936
1922 
 
 
 

SALE: Late Nathaniel Pells: BUILDING ESTATE in LONDON ROAD with frontage of 214ft to  
 
Gardens OR for Market Gardening; 2a 0r 22p Freehold.
 

Beccles Paper 9 Oct 
London Road; 122ft to PLEASANT PLACE; suitable for erectiuon of Villa Residences, with good
 
 
[purchased W Robinson]
LONDON ROAD 47 (Linden House)
Designed by Nathaniel Pells 1859 (see: Pells’s Drawings List B No 7)

1918 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Beccles Paper 20 Aug 

SALE: Late Nathaniel Pells LOT 2: No 47 LONDON ROAD in the occupation of Miss Shardalow.
 
 
the erection of one or two Villa Residences, with large Garden, in occupation of George Rouse.
 
 
 
 
St George’s Road, suitable for the erection of small Residence with good garden.
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

(Bought Miss Shardalow 400)
LOT 3  BUILDING PLOTS adjoining Lot 1, with frontage of 54ft upon London Road, suitable for

LOT 4: The adjoining similar BUILDING PLOT    
LOT 5: The adjoining similar BUILDING PLOT    
LOT 6: The adjoining similar BUILDING PLOT    
LOT 7

(Withdrawn)
(Withdrawn)

(Withdrawn)
Capital BUILDING PLOT in rear of Lot 3, with frontage of 30 ft upon Pleasant Place, near

LOT 8: The adjoining similar BUILDING PLOT    
LOT 9: The adjoining similar BUILDING PLOT    
LOT 10: The adjoining similar BUILDING PLOT    

(Withdrawn)
(Withdrawn)
(Withdrawn)

1881 
1881 CENSUS
William H.B. GOFF
Mary Ann GOFF
Clementine E. GOFF 
Aime M. Sp. GOFF
William D.B. GOFF
Thomas D.B. GOFF 
Harry D.B. GOFF
Wallace Y.B. GOFF

Goff, William 
 
Pells, Nathaniel


50 
43 
 
14 
13 
12 
10 



16 




Forncett, Norfolk, England 
Kings Lynn, Norfolk, England

Norwich, Norfolk, England 
Pulham Market, Norfolk, England 
Pulham Market, Norfolk, England 
Pulham Market, Norfolk, England 
Pulham Market, Norfolk, England 

 

Head 
Wife
 
Daur 
Son 
Son 
Son 
Son 

Com.  Traveller Drapery

 
Norwich, Norfolk, England 

Daur 
At Home No Occupation
Scholar
Scholar
Scholar
Scholar

At Home No Occupation

 
 

 

 
 

Beccles, Streets, London Road 
David Lindley July 2002 
23

Emily H. GOFF 
Edwin V.B. GOFF
Minnie M. GOFF
Amelia MARTIN 
1906 

1907 
1914
1922  
1927
1933+
1936
1948
1954
1968
1974

 
 
 




19 





 

Pulham Market, Norfolk, England 
Pulham Market, Norfolk, England 
Beccles, Suffolk, England 
Roydon, Suffolk, England 
Pells, NW

Daur 
Son
Daur
Serv 
3 bedrooms 

Scholar

 
 
 

 
Clabburn, Lucy Miss 

Clabburn, Miss

Dom Servt
 
dwelling
3 sitting rooms 
2 occupants
Nursey, Herbert
 
LONDON ROAD 49
Designed by Nataniel Pells 1859 (see: Pells’s Drawings List B No 7)

1918 
 
 

Beccles Paper 20 Aug 

SALE: Late Nathaniel Pells LOT 1: No 49 LONDON ROAD in the occupation of Mr George  
Rouse at rent of 26 pa.
 

 
 

(Bought John Edwards 505)

1881 
1881 CENSUS
Jane HOWES 
Eliza HOWES 
Charlotte RACKHAM 
Eliza HOLDMAN

Howes, Esther 
 
Pells, Nathaniel


70 
68 
 
14 



14 

Arlingham, Gloucester, England 
Arlingham, Gloucester, England 

Aldeby, Norfolk, England 

Head 
Sister 
Serv 
Gen Serv Domestic

Annuitant
Annuitant
Gen Serv Domestic

Toft Monks, Norfolk, England
 
Serv 

1906 
1907 
1914

Luxton, Mrs (late Deck) 
Luxton, Mrs

Pells, NW 
dwelling
 
3 bedrooms 
3 sitting rooms 
2 occupants

1922 
1927
1933+
1936
1948
1954
1968
1974

Glover, Frank
 
LONDON ROAD 51: Butcher’s Arms
was Victoria Gardens

1841 
1845 
 
 
1858 
 
 
 
1858 

Tithe Map 124 (part) 
owner: Earl of Gosford   occupier: John Lark    Kemp’s Field 
Lucerne Ground 3a 1r 0p Arable
Sale 15 August 

SALE of LORD GOSFORD’S Estate. Lot 18;
 
John Artis.

 
 

Arable Land to west of Kemp’s Lane, abutting on Halesworth Road; 1a 3r 24p in the occupation of
Beccles Paper 18 May 

ADVERTISEMENT: Stephen Bartram at Victoria Gardens on Whit Tuesday 25 May:
 
climbing greasy poles, Diving for oranges, Jingling, Smoking etc.
 

 
 
 

Sports & Donkey Race, Foot Race by women under forty, for young ladies under 20. Boys for  

A Dancing Booth 60ft x 20ft. Brass Band in attendance at 11 am.
LAW: Stephen Bartram illegally keeping house open after hours and resisting arrest. On morning of

Beecles Paper 25 May 
Beccles, Streets, London Road 
David Lindley July 2002 
24

 
 
1858 
 
1860 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
1862 
 
 
 
acres of meadow land. A great deal of brick earth in every part of the property. Apply Eddy Smith,
Head.
1862 
 
1862 
 
 
 
 
1865 
 
1887 

 
 

 
drinking in upstairs room. Fined 1 for resisting arrest.

28 May people singing in house Victoria Gardens between 12.30 & 12.45 am.  5 men & 2 women  
Beecles Paper 22 June 

SALE: Stephen Bartram. 87 large timber Trees a Victoria Gardens, Dog Cart, Hosehold Furniture.
Mr Bartram yields premises on 6 July

 
Beecles Paper 27 Mar 

SALE: New-Built Dwelling House, Garden Ground & Land by direction of assignees of Estate of
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Stable for 8 horses, large cart lodge; large cartlodge suitable for a carpenter or wheelwright; large &  
well planted Garden with about 300 yards of brick or stone wall, covered woith choice fruit trees &

Stephen Bartram, an insolvent debtor.
 
out-buildings, Garden & garden ground; 0a 3r 24p in occupation of Mrs Hannah Cotton Copeman as  
tenant from year to year
 
Turnpike Road.  Freehold. Land Tax redeemed.
 
another frontage on Kemp’s Lane now also occupied by Mrs Copeman as a tenant from year to year.  
Apportioned Tithe commutation rent charge seven shillings.
 
 
 
 
 
Counties Railway; being a new well built red brick House with slated roof containing 11 rooms;  

Lot 1: Newly erected brick & slate Dwelling House, with convenient & well constructed
 
Recently erected at a great expense - adapted as a Public House - extensive frontage on London
Lot 2 LAND: an acre on the south side of Lot 1, with a frontage of 140ft on the Turnpike Road, and

The property is entirely of Freehold Tenure and Land Tax redeemed, and the tenant is under notice
to quit both lots at Michaelmas next.
This was formerly part of the Worlingham Hall Estate and was purchased by a late owner in 1845.
Insolvency of Stephen Bartram; appointment of assignes 31January 1860.
SALE: Victoria Gardens on London Road commanding a close & extensive view of the Eastern  

 
 
 
Queen’s

 
 

2
 
Beccles Paper 30 Jun 

SALE: Furniture etc. At the Victoria Gardens, Beccles. Household furniture, two Milch Cows, grey
Cob, 30 fat hogs, fowls,lot of weatherboarding & outdoor effectsof Mr William Blowers.

 

SALE: Red brick & slated  Free Public House called Victorian Gardens adjoining the Turnpike Road
 
 
occupation of William Blowers.
 

Beccles Paper 26 Aug 

 
large piece of Garden ground & fruit trees & an enclosure of rich Pasture Land 2a 2r 29p in the  

leading from Beccles to Halesworth, with large Yard, Stables, conveniuent outbuildings & pump &
 
 
There is a vein of good brick earth on the pasture.
Beccles Paper 26 Dec 

SALE: Household Furniture, dairy utensils; - heifer, sow, etc., the property of William Woolner -
obliged to leave his premises. On the premises at Victoria Gardens pub.

 
8 Feb 
London Road 
Robt Rayner refused renewal of Slaughter House at Butcher's Arms 
Planning 

1860 
1865 
1870 
1875 
1880 
1881 
1881 CENSUS
John GIRLING 
Margaret GIRLING
Richard J. GIRLING 
Arthur GIRLING 
Fred W. GIRLING

1885 
1887 
1902 
1906 
 
1907 
1914
1922 
1927
1933+
1936

Hannah Copeman
William Wright 
William Wright 
William Wright 
Darby, Geo S 
Girling, John 

S Bartram 
Thornton & Co 
Thornton & Co 
Thornton & Co 
Worthington A & B 
Worhington & Co

 
 
 
 

House Land 
Ho & Bldgs 
Ho & Land  
Victoria & Bldgs 
Victoria Pub Ho 
Butcher’s Arms 

17 
21 
21 
21 
21 
21

1a 3r 24p
1a 3r 24p
1a 3r 24p
1a 3r 24p
1a 3r 24p

(No 699)
(No 721)
(No 783)
(No 765)
(No 794)

 


41 
41 
 

1 m 

Harwood & Co 
 



11 

Brampton, Suffolk, England
Woodbridge, Suffolk, England

Ellough, Suffolk, England 
Beccles, Suffolk, England 

Butcher’s Arms Pub
Butcher’s Arm’s 

Head 
Publican & Dealer

Wife
Brampton, Suffolk, England

Son 
Scholar
 

Son
Son

21 

 
Rayner, Robert 
Rayner, Robert 
Rayner, Robert
Coe, Arthur 
 
Coe, Arthur

 
1a 3r 24p
(No 838)
 

Colchester Brewery
 

Public House & dwelling 
 

5 bedrooms  4 sitting rooms 2 occupants  fowls & pigs,
stable wood & tile

 
 
 
 
Coe, Arthur 
beer retailer
Beccles, Streets, London Road 
David Lindley July 2002 
25

1948
1954
1968
1974 

This plot also contained land that was developed as housing: Nos 51-67 London Road

LONDON ROAD Southway
LONDON ROAD Inglenook
LONDON ROAD 

1974 
Garrood, Richard
1974 
Cook, Alfred
No 53

1914
1922 
1927
1933+
1936
1948
1954
1968
1974 

Theobald, Harry
Theobald, Geo
LONDON ROAD 
No 55

1914
1922 
1927
1933+
1936
1948
1954
1968
1974 

Aldous, Frank
Balls, Victor
LONDON ROAD 
No 57 

1913 
 

Beccles Paper 9 Dec 

57 London Road recently erected. Sold to Mr Tillett for 190, who also bought 2 houses in  
Alexandra Road

 

1914 
1922 
1927
1933+
1936
1948
1954
1968
1974 

Blake, William
Blake, Mrs

Daines, Jas
LONDON ROAD 
No 59

1914 
1922 
1927
1933+
1936
1948
1954
1968
1974 

Chilvers, Edmund
Southgate, William

Davidson, EA
LONDON ROAD 
No 61

1914 
1922 
1927
1933+

Howlett, Edward
Howlett, Edw 

 
insurance agent
Beccles, Streets, London Road 
David Lindley July 2002 
26

1936
1948
1954
1968
1974 

Monument, J
LONDON ROAD 
No 63

1914 
1922 
1927
1933+
1936
1948
1954
1968
1974 

Cole, Walter
Cole, Walter

Cossey, Lewis
LONDON ROAD 
No 65

1906 
1907 
1914 
1922 
1927
1933+
1936
1948
1954
1968
1974 

Robinson, Frank
Robinson, Frank

Simpson, WR Mrs
LONDON ROAD 
No 67

1907
1914 
1922 
1927
1933+
1936
1948
1954
1968
1974 

Blowers, Frederick
Roe, Frederick

Green, F Miss
LONDON ROAD 
69 (1 Essex Terrace) Renumbered
was 53
Built before 1883

1920 
 
 

 
 
 

SALE OF Mrs CA JACKSON’S PROPERTY
No 69, occupied by Mr J Took
(Purchased J Took, tenant, 175)

Sale 23 Mar

 
 

1902 
1906 
1907 
1907
1914 
1922 
1927
1933+
1936
1948
1954
1968
1974 

Robinson, Benjamin
Robinson, Benjamin 
Robinson, Benjamin

 
Elliott 
dwelling
3 bedrooms 
3 sitting rooms 
2 occupants 

Robinson, Benjamin
Took, John

Took, Mrs BG
LONDON ROAD 
No 71 (2 Essex Terrace) Renumbered
was 55
Built before 1883
1920 
 
SALE OF Mrs CA JACKSON’S PROPERTY
Sale 23 Mar
Beccles, Streets, London Road 
David Lindley July 2002 
27

 
 

 
 

 
 

No 71, occupied by Mr Wiggett
(Purchased by Mr Gutteridge 150)

1902 
1906 
1907 
1907
1914 
1922 
1927
1933+
1936
1948
1954
1968
1974 

Baldry, Frederick
Baldry, FM 
Baldry,

 
Elliott 
dwelling
3 bedrooms 
3 sitting rooms 
4 occupants

Barber, James
Wickett, Arthur

Wiggett, Arthur
LONDON ROAD 
73
(3 Essex Terrace) Renumbered
was 57
Built before 1883

1920 
 
 

 
 
 

SALE OF Mrs CA JACKSON’S PROPERTY
No 73 Occupied by Mr Harvey
(Purchased by Mr Gutteridge ? 150)

Sale 23 Mar

 
 

1902 
1906 
1907 
1914 
1922 
1927
1933+
1936
1948
1954
1968
1974 

Hensley, Thomas
Harvey, WE 
Harvey, William
Harvey, William
Joiner, George

 
Elliott 
dwelling
3 bedrooms 
3 sitting rooms 
4 occupants
Gilham, Frank
LONDON ROAD 
No 75 (4 Essex Terrace) Renumbered
was 59
Built before 1883

1920 
 

 
 

SALE OF Mrs CA JACKSON’S PROPERTY
No 75, Occupied by Mr Adams

Sale 23 Mar
 

1902 
1906 
1907 
1914 
1922 
1927
1933+
1936
1948
1954
1968
1974 

Rouse, Edward
Smith, JN
Smith, John
Scarle, William
Adams, Albert

 
 
Elliott 
dwelling
3 bedrooms 
3 sitting rooms 
3 occupants
Crake, Geoff
LONDON ROAD 
No 77 Renumbered
was 61
Built before 1883

1920 
 
 

 
 
 

SALE OF Mrs CA JACKSON’S PROPERTY
No 77, Occupied by Mr B Payne  with large Garden
(Purchased by Mr A Sampson for 250)

Sale 23 Mar

 
 

1902 
1906 

Payne, Charles
Beccles, Streets, London Road 
David Lindley July 2002 
28

1907
1914 
1922 
1927
1933+
1936
1948
1954
1968
1974 

Payne, Bertie
Payne, Bertie

Payne, Cyril
LONDON ROAD 
No 79 Renumbered
was 63
Built before 1883

LONDON ROAD 12-09-1910
Late Botwright Brown
Semi-detached Dwelling & forcing house & Market Garden 2 roods 25 perches Frontage to main road 100ft
(Bought John Smith 415)

4150 
4151 
4152 
1902 
1906 
1914 
1922 
1927
1933+
1936
1948
1954
1968
1974 

Lon 
Lon 
Lon 
Brown, Botwright
Brown, Botwright
Lines, Edward
Lines, Edward

Botwright BROWN
Susannah BROWN
Harriett UTHONS



42 
48 
80 



Goldeston, Norfolk, England
Diss, Norfolk, England 
Yarmouth, Norfolk, England

Head 
Wife
Boarder

Gardener Jobbing
Annuitant No Occupation
Brown, Botwright
dwelling
2 bedrooms 
2 sitting rooms 
2 occupants 
Lines, Arthur Edward
Beccles, Streets, London Road 
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29
FEOFFMENT ESTATE

1893
0r 1p of land, the income from which is mainly devoted to charitable purposes, the trust, strictly speaking, being for
“the benefit, profit, and common utility of the inhabitants of Beccles.” The Feoffees have set aside a considerable
portion of the land at their disposal in allotments, which are let at moderate rentals to deserving working-men of the
town. The income from this and other sources is devoted to helping the needy in the shape of coals, blankets, etc. and
to such other philanthropic objects as commend themselves to the Feoffees.
1890

Beccles Almanack 
On the east side of London Road lies the greater part of the Feoffment Estate, containing 102a
 
 
The Feoffees have set apart land in quarter-acre allotments ...

These properties were both formerly owned by the Feoffees:
THE CROMWELL ROAD / FAIRFAX  COURT ESTATE

1841
 

Tithe Map 129 
 
owner: Beccles Feoffees
occupier: John Tooke
 
9 acres
8a 2r 16p
Arable

THE SIR JOHN BAAS PARK ESTATE
1841

 
owner: Beccles Feoffees
occupier: Robt Dashwood  
2 acres
5a 1r 7p 
Tithe Map 130 
 
Pasture
Beccles, Streets, London Road 
David Lindley July 2002 
30
BRICK YARD, near LONDON ROAD
Beccles, Occupations, Brickmaking 2 
David Lindley, December 2000
BRICKMAKING
from An Historical Atlas of Suffolk

Kiln-fired bricks were made in England during the Roman occupation, and have been found on sites all over the country. In the
5th century AD when the Roman empire broke up, this widespread manufacture was abandoned in England although it did
continue in other parts of the continent. Therefore, any bricks used in early Saxon or Norman buildings were either reused from
Roman sites or imported from the Low Countries.

The making of fired bricks began again in England in the 12th century, and first appeared in East Anglia which has little local
stone suitable for building. The earliest surviving building using English bricks is probably the aisled late-Norman church of
Polstead in Suffolk.

The first medieval bricks were made in clamps close to the place where they were needed, probably by groups of itinerant
brickmakers.  Brickearth,  which  is  a  mixture  of  clay  and  sand,  was dug from shallow pits, made malleable by treading and
moulded into shape by hand. The ‘green bricks were partly dried in the am and then stacked in heaps interspersed with fuel.
After the heaps were covered in mud, the fuel was ignited and allowed to burn slowly for a week or more. The quality of the
bricks produced by this method was variable, as the ones at the centre were fully burnt but the outer ones were still quite soft.
Between the 16th and 18th centuries, large numbers of small brickworks were undoubtedly created all over the county to cater
for local needs, because bricks were becoming cheaper and more fashionable and were widely used in chimneys, in new facades
and in the complete structure of an increasing numbers of domestic and agricultural buildings. The archaeological traces of
medieval and early modern brickworks have sometimes been noted as clusters of pits or as mounds of fire-reddened clay and
waste lumps of brick 2

By the 19th century Suffolk bricks were mostly made in simple updraught kilns with open tops, which gave a good uniformly
fired product. At the bottom of the kiln was a fire-grate for burning the fuel, either coal or wood, and the air-dried bricks were
stacked in the shaft above the fire-grate. If the brickearth contained iron oxide, the bricks emerged with a red colour, but if it
contained  chalk  they  were  a  light  buff  colour,  the  so-called  ‘Suffolk  whites’  ~.  The  only  machinery used in most of the
brickyards was a pugmill, driven by steam or turned by a horse, which mixed or churned clay, sand and water to the required
consistency. The brickmaker threw the resultant mix or ‘pug’ into individual wooden moulds at a rate of about 1000 a day.

Brickyards were widely scattered, as can be seen by the map opposite which shows the situation in 1885. The small brickyards
had a total output of about 100,000 bricks per year, and supplied purely local needs. The large brickyards had an output of
several million bricks a year, and were close to a large town or had easy transport by road, rail or sea. Of about 250 sites
identified in commercial directories between 1844 and 1937, more than 70 were working for over 20 years, and of those more than
20 were working for over 50 years.

In the late 19th century, a tough shale clay which contained 10% of coal was found at Fletton near Peterborough. This material
was  easy  to  use  in  machinery,  and  the  coal  content  burned  in  the  kiln to give a good uniform heating to all the bricks.
Production of Fletton bricks began in 1881 using large Hoffman kilns which were economical on fuel. As a

result the price of bricks fell from 1.10 per thousand in 1896 to 42p per thousand in 1908. The wages of workers in the older
brickyards were cut in an attempt to match the price of Flettons. However, after reaching a peak of 115 in 1885, the number of
brickyards in Suffolk fell rapidly. Brick kilns were shut down during the First and Second World Wars because, in the final
stages of firing, bricks became red hot and the bright glow from the open tops of kilns was easily visible to enemy Zeppelins
and aircraft. By 1986 Suffolk had only three brickyards still operating at South Cove, Aldeburgh and Gisleham.

Beccles, Streets, London Road 
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31

VICTORIA BRICKWORKS
Operated by 
 
 
 
June 3rd, 1886 --Valuation of Real Estate of Mr Samuel Darby, deceased of Gillingham & Beccles, Timber Merchant &
Brickmaker:
1

 
2
3 Timber Yard
, Saw mills, Stables, Drying sheds adjoining the above with machinery & appliances
4  RAVENSMERE.  Terrace  of  4  brick  &  slated  houses containing Parlour, Sitting Room, Kitchen, Pantry, 3 Bedrooms &
 
5  House  &  Shop  adjoining  occupied  by  Henry  Gower  containing  Front  Shop,  Parlour,  Sitting  Room,  Wash  house,  4
 
6 House adjoining above occupied by Reverend Colls containing Dining & Sitting Rooms, Kitchen, Wash house, 4 Bedrooms &
 
7 SWINES GREEN. 8 Cottages & Gardens occupied by Fred Walker, Edward Salter, Joseph Youngman, William Rix, Widow
Prime, Willaim Purland, William George & Charles Soames. (Freehold)
8 Two Cottages & Gardens in the brick Fields occupied by Alfred Pulford. (Copyhold)
9 Lower Brick Yard & 2 acres of arable Land (6 acres in all) with 2 Kilns, 2 Tile sheds, Drain Pipe shed, Odd Ware Shed, next
 
10 Upper Brick Yard & 1 Kiln, Engine Shed, Washing apparatus. In all 5 acres of Pasture land & 2 Cottages occupied by
 
Valued at 4850

 
 
 
 

Samuel Howard
Samuel Darby 
Darby Brothers
Norfolk & Suffolk Brick Co Ltd 

 
 
 

 
 
 

 
 
 
 

1855
1865 - 1896
1896-1922
1922-1933

 
 
 

Bridge House: Residence late occupied by Samuel Darby containing Drawing Room & Dining Rooms, Hall, Kitchen, Wash

house, Dairy, Cellar, pantry, Store room, 7 Bedrooms, with garden & necessary outbuildings
Two Brick & Tiled Cottages adjoining occupied by William Remblants & Charles Groom

outbuildings occupied by Henry Stimpson, William Fiske, Widow Merritt & Widow Mecham
Bedrooms, & outbuildings
outbuildings
the Highroad from Beccles to Weston
Castleton & Prime
 
Jonathan Mobbs, Appraiser, Station Road
SUFFOLK RECORD OFFICE
DARBY BROTHERS LTD OF BECCLES
ACCESSION NO 401 Deposited 22 May 1990

The firm of Darby Brothers Ltd was founded in 1844 by Samuel Darby but he appears for the first time in the commercial section
of the 1855 county directory as Darby, Samuel. Timber Merchant of Bridge Street. Subsequent entries chart the changes and
expansion of this business and are as follows
1858 
I864  
 

Samuel Darby -
Samuel Darby 
 

 

 
 
 

Hermitage [Public House] and timber and coal merchant, Bridge Street
Coal
Victoria Brick Fields

 
and
timber
merchant,
Gillingham
Bridge
Wharf
and
 
 
An advertisement in this same directory (pg 55) gives the following expanded details re this business.

‘Bridge Wharf, Gillingham and Victoria Brick Field and Tile Works Beccles -
Samuel Darby Coal and Timber Merchant -
every description of Red and White Bricks Pavement, Pan and Roof Tiles, Drain Pipes, Chimney Pots etc - Stockholm and Coal
Tar - Pantile splines and ceiling laths. Scantling of every description cut to order — Slate and Slatine done - goods conveyed to
and from Yarmouth, Lowestoft and Norwich, per craft.’

1875 
 
1885 
 
1888 
 
1900 
 

 Samuel Darby 
 
 Samuel Darby ( exs of ) 
 
 Samuel Darby 
 
Darby Bros 
 

 
foreign timber and slate merchantWaveney Steam Saw Mills, Gillingham

 
Brick and tile manufacturer, Victoria Brick Works and coal, English and
 
 

 
Saw Mills
 

Coal, slate and timber merchants, Bridge Wharf and Waveney Steam  
 
 
 

 
foreign timber and slate merchant,  Waveney Steam Saw Mills, Gillingham
 
 

Brick and tile manufacturer, Victoria Brick Works and  coal, English and
 
 

 
manufacturers, Victoria Brick Works

Timber, coal, slate and cement merchants, Bridge Wharf, Brick and tile
 
 
Beccles, Streets, London Road 
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1912 
 
1922 
1929 
 

Darby Bros Ltd
 
Darby Bros Ltd
Darby Bros Ltd
 

 

 
manufacturers, Victoria Brick Works
 
 
 

Timber, coal, slate and cement merchants, Bridge Wharf, Brick and tile
 
 

 
 

Timber, coal, slate and cement merchants, Bridge Wharf
Timber, coal, slate and cement merchants, Bridge Wharf
TN 19, T A Darby Ltd, Beccles

 
 

 

The business is not listed in the last county directory of 1937. Subsequent Beccles Street Directories 1948/49-1974 however
record the business as follows

1948/49 -
1954-1972 -

    Darby Bros Ltd
 

 
 

Timber, coal and cement merchants, Bridge Wharf  T A ‘Darby Ltd Beccles’
Timber and builders’ merchants, Bridge Wharf  T A ‘Darby Ltd Beccles’

Darby Bros Ltd 

 
Beccles, but the business continued to trade as Darby Bros Ltd, celebrating 150 years in business in 1994.
 
of  Richard  and  Sarah  Darby,  nee Dav(e)y. He was the only one of twelve children not to be baptised into the Church of
England. At the baptism of most of his children Richard Darby is noted as being a waterman, but he is recorded in the 1841
census for Beccles, and in the 1844 county directory, as the innkeeper of the Hermitage, Bridge Street. This address was later
used by Samuel. Samuel himself is not at home, or in Beccles at the time of the 1841 census.
 
December 1845 at Metfield and the entry reads as follows:
25 December 1845
Samuel Darby of Full Age, Widower, Merchant of Beccles, father Richard Darby
Mary Ann Godbold of Full Age, Spinster, of Metfield, father George Godbold. Farmer
by banns
both signed
[witness all members of Godbold family]
 
Aldous, carpenter. She was buried in Beccles, aged 32 years, on 22 April 1854.
 
Mary’s younger sisters. Jemima was baptised in Metfield on 26 July 1835, at which time George’s occupation was still given as a
carpenter, although he is recorded on the 1841 census for Metfield as a farmer. The wedding of Samuel and Jemima did not,
however, take place in Metfield or Beccles.
 
Norfolk, where he died on 31 March 1884. Jemima died on 26 October 1884. On Samuel’s death the business passed to two of his
sons, Edward Charles and Albert, and continued to be passed down through the family until its sale in the early 1970s.

In the early 1970s the last surviving members of the Darby family, two brothers, sold the business to Aston Boats of
Samuel Darby, the founder of the business, was baptised on 23 November 1817 at Beccles Independent church the son
Samuel  was  married  three  times,  but  only  two  wives have been identified. His second marriage took place on 25
Mary Ann Godbold was baptised on 22 May 1822, at Metfield, the daughter of George and Elizabeth Godbold, nee
On her death Samuel remarried, for the third and final time sometime between 1854 and 1856 to Jemima Godbold, one of
Sometime between 1858 and 1860 Samuel, and family, moved from Beccles to live in the adjacent parish of Gillingham,

UPPER BRICKWORKS started 1875 [The Railway cut through some of these properties]
1841 
1841 
1841 
1841 
1841 
1841 
1841 

“VICTORIA BRICKWORKS”

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Tithe Map142 (part) 
Tithe Map 141 
Tithe Map139 
Tithe Map 138 
Tithe Map 137 
Tithe Map 133 

 
owner: Sarah Woolner 
 
owner: John Garnham   occupant: Edward Bailey
 
 
 

owner: Rev J Dashwood  occupant: Rev J DashwoodPightel

 
Crabtree Meadow

2a 1r 28p
5a 3r 3p

Pasture
Arable 

occupant: Thomas Gilbert 
/

House & Garden 
owner: John Garnham   occupant: John Gibbon 
owner: John Garnham   occupant: John Gibbon 
owner: John Garnham   occupant: Edward Bailey

0a 1r 4p
House & Garden 
Homestead 
House & Garden 

Pasture
0a 1r 2p
 
0a 1r 4p

Pasture
0a 1r 7p
Pasture

Pasture

ALSO
LOWER BRICKWORKS  Called “The Brickworks”
1841 
1841 
1841 
1841 
1841 

 
 
 
 
 

owner: Frederick Barne  occupant: James Copeman
owner: Frederick Barne  occupant: James Copeman
owner: Frederick Barne  occupant:  James CopemanSquare Pasture 
owner: Frederick Barne  occupant:  James CopemanWeston Pasture 
owner:  Earl of Gosford  occupant:  George Fenn

Hundred Acres 
Round Pasture 

0a 3r 21p
3a  0r 10p 
3a  3r 30p 
3a  1r 12p 
4a  3r  24p 

Pasture

Tithe Map 39
Tithe Map 19
Tithe Map 22
Tithe Map 23
Tithe Map 14

Pasture
Pasture
Pasture
Pasture

Suckling Meadow
Beccles, Streets, London Road 
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BRICKMAKING
In 17century a brickmaker would be expected to make 1000 bricks in a 14 hour summer’s day from 6a.m. to 8p.m.. He would use
three cubic yards of clay in the process.
BRICKLAYING
In 1749 a bricklayer and his mate were expected to lay 1000 bricks in ordinary walling in a standard summer’s day 6a.m. to 6p.m..
In concealed brickwork they would lay 1500. But for front walls in which 4 courses rise eleven inches they should lay 500 (one
brick a minute), with great neatness. Would be reduced if jointing & pointing of special quality were required.
Only the best and most skilled worked on the outer face of the front wall, laying selected bricks of the best quality.

BRICKMAKING IN BECCLES from the  RATE BOOKS
RATES 1861

London Road 
RATES 1881
Swines Green 
 
Swines Green 
 
RATES 1904
Swines Green 
 

Samuel Darby 
Samuel Darby 
 
 
Brick Yard & buildings 
 
5-0s-0d

Samuel Darby 
 
Samuel Darby 
 

Samuel Darby  
 
Samuel Darby 
 

Old Brickfield 
 
New Brickfield 
 

Brickfield, Kiln, Sheds, Land
& Premises 
Brickfield, Buildings Land
& Premises 

 
 
 
 
 
 
45-0s-0d
 
 
 
 
 
 
50-0s-0d

Edward Darby 
 

Edward Darby?
 

 
 

 
 

Brickfield, Kiln, Shed, Land
Buildings 

 
 
 
 
 
83-0s-0d

(DOCUMENT 1
THE PROPERTY 1919

from manuscripts of Darby family belonging to Monty Pitkin)

Nearly 30 acres in extent. Including:
18 Cottages on the ground
About 14 acres of Gravel, sand and tile earth
About 16 acres of Blue Clay (for White Bricks), sand and brick earth (for Red Bricks) Makes splendid drain pipes and  
The land runs by the side of the railway, but there is no siding at present.
The Brick Earth and Clay have been used on not quite 1 acre yet, to the depth of about 20 feet. It is estimated that there
feet on the red earth.
It has been worked for about 40 years and it is estimated that there is at least a further 200 years of life.

pantiles.
is a further 10 to 12

MACHINERY & PLANT
The present machinery and plant consisting of:

2 wash rings; 5 pug mills; 1 pipe machine; 6 dies; 1 Dutch Kiln & 2 Coon Kilns; portable steam engine; about 100 brick moulds for bricks, pantiles
and pipes - for turning out the products by hand.
1 spinning wheel; utensils of the trade such as 30 barrows, tramway rails & tipping wagons, hoes & dustbin.
1 mortar mill;
2 pipe & 2 tile sheds; 2 brick sheds; 2 wells, one 70ft deep, the other 30ft deep; water tank 30ft x 5ft deep - unlimited supply.

PRODUCTION
The production has been about 1 million annually, but with the necessary machinery there is the material for a very much larger output.

PRICE
Freehold 8,000 [the original typing appears to read 20,000, but, in pencil, the number 8,000 has been written on top]

DOCUMENT 2
Wiltshire Sons & Jordan,

Solicitors
12 South Quay,

Great Yarmouth
15 November, 1919

Messrs Tunbridge & Barnard,
Accountants,
South Quay

Beccles, Streets, London Road 
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Dear Sirs,

BECCLES BRICK YARD
We are instructed to inform you that Messrs William Henry Bayfield and JTC Salmon on behalf of themselves and others agree to

 
purchase from your clients, Messrs Darby Brothers, Ltd. the Freehold Brick Yard and Property at Beccles described in the Particulars handed by
you to us, and further set out in in the answers to the Queries we sent you.
 
 
 
 
 

The price is 8,000, and settlement had better be fixed we presume for the 24th prex.
We shall be prepared to pay your deposit on formal contract being sent us for approval and signature.
We are,
 
 

Yours faithfully
 

Wiltshire & Sons
DOCUMENT 3 with answers to the questions, in pencil on a separate piece of paper, :  added in bold type
Hazard & Pratt,

Solicitors,
Harleston,

Norfolk
31 December 1919

Dear Sir,

RE SALE OF BRICKFIELDS
Messrs Wiltshire & Co have sent us a long set of Reqisitions on your title, which however, we hope will not long occasion much delay in

 
comleting the purchase, though we do not see how they can complete punctually, their requisitions having only reached yesterday. They require,
inter alia, information on the following points:
(1.)  As to payment of the Death Duties on Mr AW Darby’s death. What firm of Solicitors obtained Probate of his Will, or whether they can
furnish this information.
Answer: JP Larkman
(2.) They ask us to state exactly:
 
 
 

(a) The land on which the 18 cottages included in the sale are erected
Answer:
 

 

10 Houses on Lower Park Field
2   Houses late Copeman

 
 
 

(b) The exact tenancies

 
 

 

 
 

4   Houses  late Jones
2   Houses Suckling’s Meadow

 
 

Answer:
 

 
 

Pulford G 
Rix, A

free
7 14s  0d 

 
George. W 
Drewell, W 
Brook
Suckling E 
Youngman E 
Kent Mrs 
Youngman C 
Downing 
Strowgler 
Smith
Brynton W 
Seamans G 
Warnes J 
Rendlesham 
Porter
Castleton J 
Gibbons: Land 

 
 
 

[1924 listed as Swine’s Green as Rix, Leonard]
[1924 listed as Swine’s Green]
[1924 listed as Swine’s Green]

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

7   3s  0d 
7   3s  0d 
8   5s  0d
7   3s  0d 
7  14s  0d 
 
7   3s   0d 
8   5s   0d
 
7  14s  0d
7  16s  0d 
7  16s  0d 
 
7    3s  0d 
8  16s  0d 
free
20  10s 0d

 
 
[1924 listed as Swine’s Green]

 
7   3s   0d 

 
[1924 listed as Swine’s Green]

[1924 listed as Swine’s Green as Kent Mrs]
 
7  14s  0d 
 
[1924 listed as Swine’s Green]
 
 

[1924 listed as Swine’s Green as Bryanton, Frederick]
[1924 listed as Swine’s Green]
 
[1924 listed as Swine’s Green]
[1924 listed as Swine’s Green]

 
7  16s  0d 

[1924 listed as Swine’s Green]

 
 

 

(c) Whether any are under notice to quit. Will you be kind enough to send us this information.
(3.) They enquire the name, address, description and means of knowledge of some person who can make a Statuary Declaration that the property
sold has been in your or Major Barnes’ representatives’ possesion for the last 12 years. Can you kindly inform us whether any local resident, such
as the Rate Collector or other official, can make such Declaration. The costs of which will be paid by the purchasers.
Answer:
 

 

Barnes’ Land:
W Gibbons, tenant

 
 

(4.) They ask for particulars of all incidents of tenure, Land Tax, Tithe, Rentcharge, undeveloped Land Duty and other outgoings, restrictive

 
under notice to quit, Sept 11th next

covenants and other rights and liabilities affecting the Property. We think you may reply that you know of none except Land Tax and Tithe
Rentcharge
Answer
 

 
 

Land Tax,
Tithe

(5.) They enquire whether there is in or under any part of the Property any sewer vested in any local Authority by virtue of any statute
Answer:

 
 
No sewer
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(6.) They enquire whether any part of the Property is subject to any and what drainage or land improvement or any other statuary charge.
Answer:
(7.) Whether all the roads, footpaths and sewers adjoining the property have been taken over by the local authority and all charges paid on account
thereof
Answer:
(8.) Whether any local authority has made any demand or passed any resolution requiring work to be done or alteration made on the premises, or
subjected the property to any charge for any such work
Answer:
(9.) Whether any competent authority has made any order for the ploughing up or cultivating any of the land.
Answer:

 
 
Subject to no drainage or land improvement
 
 
No roads, no charges
 
 
No demand from any Authority for alteration.
 
 
Land all ploughed up.

We are sorry to have to trouble you with so many enquiries, but have no alternative but to comply with the Purchaser’s rather hyper-critical
requirements

Yours faithfully
 
Hazard & Pratt
OTHER DOCUMENTS

A couple dealing with legal transfers of the property. One, dated 12 December, from the Harleston solicitors mentions:
a “Conveyance to the Company [Darby’s] of 5th June 1912.”

Beccles, Streets, London Road 
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Beccles: Corporation of Beccles Fen: 10 Feb 1803
Committtee to view land of Rev Mr Girdlestone and to ascertain the quantity of brickearth removed by Mr Sparrow, to determine
compensation. (lease taken over from Mr Allen) [and was presumably in the hands of Mr Price]
Brichearth taken: enough for 100,000 bricks - value 11 5s 0d.

1872 
 
 
1874 
 
 

Beccles Paper 3 Dec 

The Wherry Teazer, property of Samuel Darby of Beccles, sailed from Yarmouth laden with deals &
10 tons of cement for sewerage works in Beccles, crossing Breydon Water, capsized and sank. The
Master, Henry Lovett.

 
 

 
 

Beccles Paper 21 May 

COUNCIL; Road from Swine’s Green to London Road in bad state of repair. Mr Darby asked to  
contribute. He objected. He had orders for 1 million bricks this year. Corporation agreed to pay  

 
costs.

 
Railway Crossing

1875 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

ACCIDENT: Groves Moore of Mutford was driving from the direction of Weston the worse for  
 
 
approach half opened the gate to allow it to pass through without perceiving that the animal was
without a driver. To his consternation, instead of crossing the road the horse dashed down the line.  
The 4.12 train to London from Beccles was coming up, & a dreadful incident seemed imminent.  
Fortunately the driver of the train perceived the unusual obstruction, and stopped the train near
Leavold’s Bridge & the horse & cart were removed, delaying the progress of the train ten minutes.

Beccles Paper 9 Jan 

drink (it is reported) when the horse took fright & dashed along the road at a terriffic pace, throwing  
him out of the cart. The horse continued its course, & the keeper of the Railway gates, hearing its

 
 
 

 
 

+1841 
from the Beccles Official Guide 1998/9
M & H PLASTICS
M & H Plastics is a privately owned firm established in 1973 by two local men, John Maynard and Trevor Harris
and is situated on the outskirts of the town.

Tithe Map 17 (& 15?)

The company manufacturers a wide range of plastic containers and closures mainly for the cosmetics and toiletries markets.
There is a wide range of customers, many of which are household names. Indeed bottles and caps (identified by the MH logo)
which began life in Beceles, can be found in shops and stores throughout the UK, Europe and other parts of the world.

Expansion has been continual and rapid from the inception of the company, and has been possible due to the foresight of the
founders of the company in choosing a location which lends itself to industrial growth, whilst still retaining an acceptable
environmental balance.

The company has always taken great pride in its achievements and carries a high profile in Beceles for its awareness of a need
for pleasant working conditions, and an empathy for good relations throughout the area.
The Parish of Beccles ends, at its most southern point on the London Road at the turning to the west towards Ringsfield

The develoment of the town & its borders:
from The Midland Peasant by WG Hoskins, page 11 (with adaptations)

The course taken by the boundaries of a medieval parish will often tell us something significant about the earlier settlement of a  
piece  of  country.  When  the  boundary  of  the  township was drawn, probably in the tenth and certainly not later than the
eleventh century, the arable fields had already reached the frontier in some places. The irregularity of the boundary, making
frequent short right-angled turns, can only arise from the existence of strip cultivation at that date. This is especially noticeable
on the eastern side of Beccles to the north of the Lowestoft Road, across to the Ellough Road.
 
artificial frontier drawn through country as yet uncultivated. The change in the nature of the boundary from a zig-zag line to a
long straight line to the south of the crossing point of the Beccles parish boundary and the Ellough Road  strongly suggests
that  this  belt  represents  the  limit  of  expansion  of  the  fields  at  the  time  the  parish  boundary  was drawn.  Clearance and
cultivation must have stopped at that marginal land for some considerable time; but to the north of this point the woodman’s
axe  had  hacked  much  farther  to  the  north-east  and  had  reached  the  frontier  of  the  township  at  an early date. Thus the
examination of the course of the parish boundaries throws a little light on the nature of pre-Conquest expansion of the arable
into the forest and the Fen. We get a glimpse here and there of the limits of cultivation in the tenth or eleventh century from the
record of the Ordnance map.
 
across its entire breadth. Likewise the western edge is more or less a straight line, slightly varied according to the lie of the land.

In  some  places,  the parish boundaries run direct along straight lines for hundreds of yards, reflecting an
The southern boundary of the parish, which is crossed by the London Road is more or less a straight line straight
Beccles, Streets, London Road 
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TURNPIKE ROAD
1864 
Beccles Paper 9 Aug 
Little Yarmouth Turnpike: Lots 1 & 2 sold for 94
LONDON ROAD 2 Conservative Club
Built by Charles Wright c 1763, but it may have been remodelled & stuccoed in the late 18th or early 19th century

1743 
 
1768 
 
 
 
1773 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

1783 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
reduced  
 
 

The property of Thomas Pougher and was then described as having been “formerly called the Cork
& Bottle”

Rix: Faucon Mem, Rec Off
 
 
Norwich Paper Nov 12 

SALE: SM Creed to sell at the White Lion:
 
the south part of the Town on the London Road (late the Estate of Charles Wright, joiner, deceased)  
and now under lease to Rev Routh for seven years at 18 per annum, two and a half unexpired.

 
 
 

Newly built sashed House, five rooms on a floor, with Yard, Garden etc, situated at the entrance to

By Deed of Benjamin Hale dated 24 December 1773, Thomas Lovewell of Beccles, schoolmaster,
 
to Rev Peter Routh of Beccles  
 
 
 
 
 

Rix: Faucon Mem, Rec Off
remaining executor of Charles Wright of Lakenham, Norwich & before of Beccles, joiner, conveyed  

 
 
 
Fauconberge School, from 1781. The school was probably housed in this building for the first two  
years or so of its existence. It then moved to 44 Blyburgate]

ALL THE PREMISES  formerly two dwelling houses one occupied by Mr Plougher, since by Robert
Harbor, called the Cork & Bottle; the other occupied by Anne Sayer, widow.
[Peter Routh was Rector of Beccles for ten years. He was also the first Headmaster of the  

INDENTURES of Lease & Release, 19 & 20 August 1783 Rev Peter Routh & Mary his wife  
conveyed the premises to Rev Bence Sparrow [later changed name to Bence Bence].
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Rix: Faucon Mem, Rec Off

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

[Rev Bence Sparrow was the brother of Robert Sparrow, of Worlingham Hall, Lord of the Manor of
Beccles who owned the presentation of the living. At the time of the death of Robert Page, Rector of
Beccles, in 1764, Bence Sparrow was too young [aged 17] to succeed him so Rev Peter Routh was
given the living for 10 years on the understanding that he would be required to relinquish it when
Bence Sparrow was old enough to take it. Almost as soon as he had become Rector he went on The
Grand Tour, and Peter Routh, as Curate, continued to run the parish as before - but with a
 
He also sold his house (voluntarily?) to Bence Sparrow.
BENCE (SPARROW), BENCE,

salary.

 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
Bence of Henstead.]       
 
 
 
Kelshall-cum-Carlton, Suffolk 1806-1810.
 
 
 
 
 

 
Fellow commoner, 4 February 1769; Son of Robert Sparrow, Esq., [& Ann, daughter of Robert

born 1747. Admitted pensioner, aged 17, at Emmanuel College, Cambridge, 16 October 1764.
 

 
 
1774-1806; Rector of Beccles 1774-1823; Vicar of Endgate 1806-1823; Rector (and patron) of

Born at Woodbridge. School: Norwich (Mr Symonds); Matric 1765; LLB 1771; Ordained Deacon
(Norwich) 1 November 1774; Priest 6 November 1774; Perpetual Curate of Great Redisham  

 

 
 
 
 
 

Assumed name of Bence  in lieu of Sparrow 2 May 1804 on succeeding to Thorington estate. 
Married Hariet, daughter of William Elmy, Esq of Beccles 1786; Died 2 September 1824, aged 78.
Inscription on gallery in south aisle of Beccles Church:“This gallery was erected by the bequest of
the late Rev Bence Bence, Rector of this parish 51 years, AD 1826.” (The gallery was pulled down
in 1859 during the restoration of the church)] 

 
 
 
INDENTURE 27th January 1807

BETWEEN  Robert Rede of First Part; & Rev Bence Bence of Second Part.
ALL THAT land of 3a 0r 0p enclosed in the garden of Rev Bence Bence, then in his occupation for 84 5s 0d
IN EXCHANGE FOR
a piece of Marsh in Barsham (above)

What property is this?
INDENTURE  5th & 6th April 1813

Beccles, Streets, London Road 
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BETWEEN Henry Belward Moyse of Southtown (devisee of will of Rev Richard Belward, theretofore Rev Richard Fisher) of
First Part; Maria Ann Moys of Southtown, spinster of Second Part;  & Robert Rede Third Part.

ALL THAT ground whereon a meese formerly stood, wherein Jeremiah Howard formerly dwelt & on which site the Rev Bence

Bence erected another messe with the outhouses, buildings, yards, gardens, orchards, lands, meadows, pastures, grounds
appurts, containing 16a 0r 0p for some time past in the occupation of Bence Bence.
Richard Belward, formerly called Richard Fisher, by his will dated 24 June 1800 gave to Henry Belward Moyse one moiety of
hereditaments to hold after the death of Deborah Kellar, widow, deceased,  and the other moiety at his death, subject to his
paying Deborah Kellar 50 pa, and after her death to pay Maria Ann Moyse 50 pa.
The premises were demised to Bence Bence on 30 January 1792 and again in 1812 for 92 years at rent of 21. (Thomas Cheetham
Esq married Mary Kellar on 21 April 1768.)
Paid 900 by Robert Rede
1824 
1825 
 
 
1826 
 
1826 
1828? 
 
 
 

1856 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
9d

 
 
 
 
 

Church Memorial, Sept 
DEATH of Rev Bence Bence, 42 years Rector of this Parish
Ipswich Journal May 

SALE:- Mansion House in good repair, situated at the entrance to the town, with the offices, stables,
 
Bence Bence, deceased. All freehold. The furniture may be taken at valuation.

 
 

coach houses, vineries, green-houses, gardens, orchards and paddocks, late the residence of Rev
Norwich Paper 26 Jan 

SALE: Excellent Mansion; 8 bedrooms, excellent Gardens, Vinery - Three acres at entrance to Town
- apply John Maplestone

 
 
Norwich Paper 10 Mar 

SALE: Furniture late Rev Bence Bence
 
 
arrived in Beccles by 1828, aged 51, and became the first Mayor of Beccles in 1836 after Local
 

 
 
 
 

Purchased by John Day.
[John Day was born at Ilketshall St John in 1777, of which he was Lord of the Manor. He had  

Government reorganization. He died about 1856.]

 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
marble chimney pieces; Gentleman’s Morning Room, filled with presses, drawers & deeds’ safe;
Kitchen, Butler’s & Cook’s Pantries & Still Room, each appropriately fitted with press & shelving; a  
range of offices detached, comprising Servants’ Hall, Brew Office, Wine Store, Knife House &  
Scullery; with Laundry, two Mensevants’ Rooms & two attics above.
 
 
 
 

 
containing four wide stalls & Straw House with hay loft above.
 
 
ornamental Trees in full & luxuriant growth.
 
 
 
 
rain water. Altogether:
 

SALE of late John Day, Esq.  21 July 1856:
 
 
 
 

shelving; Beer Cellars &
 
Entrance from the Street; Dining Room & Drawing Room, each 20ft x 16ft with bay windows &  

Sale Catalogue 

Mr B Rix has now the pleasure to present to public notice, offers special advantages as a residence
for a family of good standing & of quiet social habits.
The MANSION, late the residence of John Day, Esq, deceased.
Basement:- Port Wine Cellar, with 18 brick bins & shelving; Wine Cellar with partitioned stone  

Closets.
Ground Floor:- Hall & Vestibule entered by glazed folding doors from the Lawn, and with Visitors’

 
 
 
 

 
Bay Window, Five Principal Sleeping & Dressing Rooms with ample wardrobe, linen & store closets.
 
 

Outbuildings, consisting of Game Larder, Coal, Wood & Fowl Houses; a Saddlery & Stable  

First Floor:- Open Staircase & spacious Landings with Water Closet; Ladies’ Morning Room with

Second Floor:- Seven family Sleeping & Dressing Rooms.
Rear of House:- a paved Court entered from the Street by folding gates, with a range of

 
 

 
evergreens & Levant Oak, Beech, Plane, Lime, Birch, Chestnut, Acacia, Mountain Ash & other  

The Lawn tastefully laid out and planted with flowering shrubs, threaded by a Drive, sheltered by
 

 
compartments arranged for securing a succession of fruit.
 
Apricot, Pear & other fruit trees; containing a Garden House & Fruit Room. A sixty barrel tank for

An efficient Conservatory & Vinery with varieties of the plant, cultivated in three separate  
Vegetable Garden Screened by a wall clothed on either side by a profusion of Peach, Nectarine,  
 
 
4 acres 3 roods 13 perches 
 
Land Tax 2 14s 10d 
Tithe commutation 1 17s

 
 
 
also a right to draw water from the well, part of this lot, by means of a suction pipe & pump, as now  
used.

 
 
exercised before the hour of seven o’clock in the morning & not more than four times a year; and

Lot sold subject to Right of Way over the back yard to & from the Street for the occupiers of Lot 2,
for the purpose of removing the soil from the privy & the bins of that Lot; such a right to be  

 
 

Beccles, Streets, London Road 
David Lindley July 2002 
39

 
 
 
1850s 
 

 
 
 
 
 

 
Bence Bence) dated 1783, 1784, 1807 & 1816.
 
 
 

Freehold titles to Lots 1 & 3 commence with conveyances to late Rev Bence Sparrow (afterwards

Part of Lot 1 taken in exchange of Robert Rede, Esq vested in Deed dated 1807.  
Purchased by John Crisp (born 1808. Maltster & Merchant. He built the large maltings beside the
Railway Station. After his death the property was owned by his son, John Edwin Crisp)

Working Men’s Conservative Club in London Road founded 1911 and has 600 members. The  
 
quarters for the Steward. Adjoining is a lecture hall erected in 1904 by Mr William Elliott which,  
including the platform, will seat 480 persons.

1914 
 
Directory

 
 
 
1914 
 
1914 
1914 
 
 
1914 
 
1914 
 
 
 
 
1915 
 
1917 
 
 
 
 
 
 
1918 
1925 

building contains billiards, games, assembly & reading rooms with a bowling green attached &  
 
 
ULSTER: Those prepared to protest against Home Rule Bill, sign at Conservative Club or Staithe
Beccles Paper 20 Mar 
 
House.
Beccles Paper 7 Jul 
Working Men’s Conservative Association open air concert. A big gathering.
Beccles Paper 21 Jul 

CONSERVATIVE OUTING: 100 members to Henham Hall in brakes & motor cars. Had tea on  
lawns, to Lowestoft at 6pm at Leighton’s Restaurant, the to the Marina  Theatre to see “The Easiest  
Way”. Set off home at 11 pm, arrived at 12.30.

 
 

Beccles Paper 25 Aug 

LORD KITCHENER’S ARMY. Mr AE Elvin, steward at Beccles Conservative Club despatched 37  
recruits from Beccles and District.

 

MORE MILITARY About 500 of the Essex infantry took up temporary quarters in the town on  
 
Hall, bowling green , the Adult School, and other large buildings, and some of the men were cottage  
billitted in the town. Others who came into the town on Sunday were accommodated at the  
Conservative Club and elsewhere.

Beccles Paper 3 Nov 
Saturday. Arrangements for their accommodation were made at the Men's Social Institute , Lecture

 
 

 
Beccles Paper c 20 Jul 

BECCLES WORKING MEN’S CONSERVATIVE CLUB: 4th Annual General Meeting.  
Chairman: FWD Robinson.

 
 

LETTER IN DEFENCE OF BECCLES by a Beccles soldier replying to an earlier critical letter:
 
 
 
etc., or the free membership of a Club equal to the Social Institute, with its three full-size billiard  
tables, baths, magazines, etc, not to mention the Conservative Club and such places, whose officials  
gladly welcome any military.

Beccles Paper 27 Feb 

 
provision for soldiers that Beccles is doing today. I know a Suffolk Regiment that would like to have  
the use of a recreation room equal to the Public Hall, with its free papers, writing material, games,

“I know that at the 17 stations in which our Company has been billeted not one has made the  
 
 
 

CONSERVATIVE CLUB: Smoking Concert given
Working Men’s Conservative Club ... has now about 325 members....

Beccles Paper 10 Sept 
 
Directory

POOR RATE BOOKS:
1756 

Harbor, Robert 
1760 
1765 
1770 
1775 
1781 
1807 
1810 
1814 
1820 
1824 
1828 
1832 
1841 
 
1841 CENSUS 
1841 CENSUS 
1841 CENSUS 
1841 CENSUS 
1841 CENSUS 
1841 CENSUS 

 
Harbor, Robt [formerly Cork & Bottle?]
Wright, Charles for Harbor’s now Mr Routh 
Pleasants, Mr more Harbor’s now Rev Mr Routh [Rook’s Lane] 
Routh, Rev Mr 
Routh, Rev Mr 
Bence, Rev B House & Garden late Crisp
Bence, Rev B 
Bence, Rev B 
Bence, Rev B 
Bence, Rev B 
Day, John Esq 
Day, John, Esq 
TITHE COMMUTATION:
Day, Jn

 

 
 

 
 
[under Rook’s Lane] 

 
 

5
5

 
 
5 for dwelling Ho
9
16 13s 4d
16 13s 4d
30  + 11 Land
35  + 11 Land
46 13s 4d 
46 13s 4d
46 13s 4d

5
5

 
 

 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 

 
John Day
Margaret Day 
John Day
Elizabeth Day 
1 male servant & 3 female servants
Georgiana Ferguson 

93 
 


 
 
 
 

Day, Jn Esq 
60 
45 
7
6

Resident
Independent Means
wife

 
Hun AG
Cons Club4a 2r 12p
pasture
 
 
25 
visitor 
Independent
1851 
Day, Jn
 
81 
Day, Jn Esq 
Resident
 
Hun AG
Cons Club
Beccles, Streets, London Road 
David Lindley July 2002 
40

1851 CENSUS 
1851 CENSUS 
1851 CENSUS 
1851 CENSUS 
1851 CENSUS 
1851 CENSUS 
1851 CENSUS 

John Day
Edward Ferguson
Georgiana Ferguson 
Robert Holland 
Sarah Leggett 
Caroline Wigg 
Mary Ann Smith 

 

74 
45 


um 
39 

um 
um 
um 

landed proprietor
nephew
um 
serv 
serv 
serv 
serv 

 
Retired Merchant
niece 
Footman  
Cook  
House servant 
House servant 

Ilkeshall

New York
Interest of Money

New York
Flixton, Suffolk
Hetersett, Norfolk
Beccles, Suffolk
Beccles, Suffolk

46 
28 
23 
20 

 

1855  
 
 
1861 
1861 CENSUS 
 

1871 
1881 
1881 CENSUS
John CRISP 
Elizabeth WITHAM
Emma M. PULFORD 
Esther L. MOORE

1896 
1904 
1906 
1907 
1914 
1922 
1927 
1933 
1936 
1948 
1954 
1965 
1974 

Day, John 
 
75 
 
Day, John 
 
House, Land, Garden & outbuildings  
4a 3r 12p
Crisp, Jn

 
John Crisp 
 

 
 

82.10


 
 


Crisp, Jn
aged 53
 

Crisp, Jn
Crisp, Jn

Corn Merchant 
born Beccles 
 

Corn Merchant 
Corn Merchant 

 
Hun AG
Cons Club

corn merchant & maltster employs 57 men and 4 boys
wife, 1 son, 1 dau, grand dau, 3 female servants

 
Crisp, Jn
Crisp, Jn

 
110.00
110.00

 
 

Hun AG
Hun AG

Cons Club
Cons Club


73 
26 

16 

 
85 



22 

 

dwelling
 

Beccles, Suffolk, England 
Wilton, Norfolk, England 

Barnby, Suffolk, England 


Turner, Thos Rev
6 bedrooms 
Turner, Rev Thomas

Head 

Merchant & Maltster ( 88 Men & 15 Boys)
Parlour Maid (Domestic)
Serv 
Cook (Domestic Serv)

 
Hun AG
4 occupants

Serv 
London, Middlesex, England

Housemaid (Domestic)


Crisp, Jn
Crisp, J Edw 
Turner, Thomas RevCrisp 
 
Beccles Working Men’s Conservative Club
Beccles Working Men’s Consevative Club 
Beccles Working Men’s Conservative Club
Conservative Club
Conservative Club
Conservative Club
Conservative Club
Conservative Club
Conservative Club

Serv 
 
Turner, Thos Rev

Clergy 
Clergy 
4 sitting rooms 

Hun AG
Cons Club

Cons Club
 
 
 
Secretary: AE Bunn; Steward: AE Elvin
Conservative Club
75
Beccles, Streets, London Road 
David Lindley July 2002 
41
LONDON ROAD - Alburgh

1933 
1936 
1948 
1954 
1965 
1974 

Dunn, Chas 
Dunn, Chas
Wilkinson, Miss
Wilkinson, Miss
Beare, Harry
-

Dunn, Geo exors 
25
LONDON ROAD - Nightingale/Oxonford

1933 
1936 
1948 
1954 
1965 
1974 

Harper, C
Harper, Chas
Moyse, Mrs 
Spalding, Victor
Spalding, Mrs
Spalding, Mrs

 
Dunn, Geo exors
 
 
 
car hire
LONDON ROAD -Highways

1954 
1965 
1974 

Hanson, Miss AE
Hanson, Miss AE
Hanson, Miss AE

LONDON ROAD - Waveney

1933 
1936 
1948 
1954
1965
1974 

McLaren, Dr 
Field, Miss
Field, Miss

Dunn, Geo exors
Leggett, Geof
LONDON ROAD - Henstead/ Nearby

1933 
1936 
1948 
1954 
1965
1974 

Breeze, Clifford 
Breeze, Clifford 
Breeze, Clifford
Breeze, Clifford 

Breeze, Clifford 
 

32
 

 
Registrar
 
 
 
Registrar
Dixon, GO
LONDON ROAD - Barton

1933 
1936 
1948 
1954 
1965 
1974 

 
Glew, Robt
Glew, Robt
Glew, Robt
Glew, Rob
Barrett, Fred

 
Nursey, Mrs 
35
LONDON ROAD - Fairseat

1933 
1936 
1948 
1954 
1965 
1974 

Sherrard, Dr Noel
Sherrard, Dr Noel
Sherrard, Dr Noel
Sherrard, Dr Noel
Duncan, RA 
Bourne, CJ 

 
Sherrard, Dr Noel
 
60

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

dental surgeon
 

chiropodist
LONDON ROAD 4 - The Lodge

1861
1871
1881
1896
1904
1906 
supply to  
Peddars Lane 
1907

Cook, Edward 

Crisp & Son 
 

one storey dwelling
 

1 bedroom 
 

2 sitting rooms 
 

2 occupants 
house. Water fetched from

No water
 
 
 
 
 
Beccles, Streets, London Road 
David Lindley July 2002 
42

1914
1927
1933 
1936
1948
1954 
1965 
1974 

Clarke, Wm 
 
Hamby, Chas 
 
20

Watts, Wm
-
Glew, RJR

HERE IS ST MARY’S  ROAD
Beccles, Streets, London Road 
David Lindley July 2002 
43
LONDON ROAD 6
Built between 1861 & 1871

1878 
 
 
 

Beccles Paper 8 Jun 

Freehold Property, late John Pedgrift:
 
occupation of Mrs Sayer [No 6] & Thomas Rackham [No 8]
 

 
 
 

LOT 2: Sash Fronted double Cottage at the junction of St Mary’s Road & London Road in the  
[LOT 2 purchased R Boon 390]
date 
occupant 
 
owner
 
 
value

1851 CENSUS 
1861.1
1871 
1881 
1896 
1904 
1906 
1907 
1914 
1922 
1927 
1933 
1936 
1948 
1954 
1965 
1974 

Fred Adamson 
 
Sayer, Hannah 
Sayer, Hawk 
Pye, Harry 
Everett, George 
Everett, George 
Everett, George
Brown, Mrs
Brown, Mrs
Brown, Mrs
Drew, Chas 
Drew, Chas
Drew, Chas
-
Martin, Miss R
-

27 
Pedgrift, John
Maplestone, Jn & Fox, Fred
Boon, Robert 
 
Maddle, Mrs 
Maddle (Northgate)

School Teacher [Usher at Leman School]
 

 
 
 
 
 
 

7
7
 
10
dwelling

 
Maddle, Mrs 

 
 

3 bedrooms 
3 sitting rooms  
4 occupants
 
Took, Walter 
 
13
LONDON ROAD 8
Built between 1861 & 1871

1878 
 
 
 

Beccles Paper 8 Jun 

Freehold Property, late John Pedgrift:
 
occupation of Mrs Sayer [No 6] & Thomas Rackham [No 8]
 

 
 
 

LOT 2: Sash Fronted double Cottage at the junction of St Mary’s Road & St Mary’s Road in the
[LOT 2 purchased R Boon 390]
date 
occupant 
 
owner
 
 
value

1851 CENSUS 
1861.1
1871 
1881 
1881 CENSUS
Alfred U. EDWARDS 
Anne EDWARDS 
Mary EDWARDS 
Mildred EDWARDS
Harriett GOOLE 
Flora GOOLE 
Ida GOOLE 
Henry GOOLE 
Clara GOOLE 

1896 
1904 
1906 
1907 
1914 
1922 
1927 
1933 
1936 

John Tooley 
 
Field, Samuel 
Edwards, Alf 

37  M 
Pedgrift, John 
Maplestone, Jn & Fox, Fred
Boon, Robert 

Coachmaker, journeyman 
 

 
 
 

 

7
7

 


32 


14 
11 



 
 
 

29 








Maddle, Mrs 
Maddle, Mrs 
Maddle


Aylsham, Norfolk, England 
York, York, England 
Beccles, Suffolk, England 
Aylsham, Norfolk, England 
Castleacre, Norfolk, England
Castleacre, Norfolk, England
Castleacre, Norfolk, England
Castleacre, Norfolk, England

Aylsham, Norfolk, England 

Head 
Wife 
Daur
Daur
Step Daur 
Step Daur 
Step Daur 
Step Son
Step Daur 

Unemployed
Dressmaker


 
 
 
 
 
 

Dressmaker
Scholar
Scholar

Scholar

 
Mobbs, William 
Robinson, Albert 
Robinson, Albert 
Robinson, Albert
Ainsworth, Mrs
Ainsworth, Mrs
Wharton, Mrs
Leach, Alfred 
Bullard, Jn

Scholar

 
 
dwelling

9 10s
 

 
3 bedrooms 
3 sitting rooms 
3 occupants
 
Took, Walter 
 
13
Beccles, Streets, London Road 
David Lindley July 2002 
44

1948 
1954 
1965 
1974 

Edgar, Ellis
Edgar, Ellis
Edgar, Ellis
Crisp, Norman A

 
 
 
 
 
painter & decorator
Beccles, Streets, London Road 
David Lindley July 2002 
45
LONDON ROAD 10

1919 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
MEADOW containing about 3acres 3r  
 

 
 
10 London Road, with offices in rear, small Garden, convenient set of Cowkeeper’s premises  and  

SALE: Late Aldis Wright - 2 June 1919 - Lot 2
Extensive block of property adjoinig last Lot [No 12 Gothic House] comprising Dwelling House No

 
rods in the occupation of Mr Bedwell
 
[Sold RE Haward 1400]

1814 
1820 
1824 
1828 
1832 
1841 
1851 
1851 
1861 
1871 
1881 
1881 CENSUS
William BERRY 
Rosa BERRY 

1896 
1904 
1906 
house same 

1907 
1914 
1922 
1927 
1933 
1936 
1948 
1954 
1965 
1974 

Edwards, Jas 
Curtis, Thos 
Sewell, Jn
Howell, Robt 
Aldis, William 
Aldis, William 
Bezant, Hannah 
CENSUS
Mason, John 
Berry, William 
Berry, Wm 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
uninhabited - late Besant
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
Barmby, John 
Barmby, John 

 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

2-10s
5 with meadow
3 6s 8d
3 6s 8d
3 6s 8d
6.1
5.05

 
 

 
 
 

Barmby, John 
Barmby, John 
 

 

6.05
5
 

 
Barmby, John 

5

61 
58 



 

Stradbroke, Suffolk, England
Stradbroke, Suffolk, England

 
 
dwelling & dairy 

Head 
Shoemaker (Jobbing)


Buckenham, William 
Buckenham, William 
Bedwell, F 

Wife
Buckenham, William 
Buckenham 

 
} with Meadow

} with Meadow

 
   Wright, JAldis   

 
5 bedrooms   3 sitting rooms

7 occupants  stable wood & tile; cow

Bedwell, Frank
Bedwell, Frank, dairyman
Bedwell, Frank, dairyman 
-
Corner, Edw 
-
Bell, Wm
Bell, Wm
Darby, Mrs SS
Darby, Mrs SS

 
 
 
 
Corner, Kate 
 
24
LONDON ROAD  Meadow behind No 10 & part of house?

1832 
1841 
1851 
1851 
1861 
1871 
1881 
1881 CENSUS
Wm BUCKINGHAM
Su BUCKINGHAM
Geo BUCKINGHAM 
Edm BUCKINGHAM 
Edth BUCKINGHAM 
Eliz BUCKINGHAM
Rol BUCKINGHAM

1896 
1904 
1906 
1907 
1914
1922
1927 

Barmby, John 
Barmby, John 
Barmby, John 
CENSUS
Barmby, John 
Buckenham, William 
Buckingham, William 

 
 

 
Barmby, John 
Barmby, John 
67 M 
Barmby, John 
 
 

 

 
 

3 6s 8d
6.1
6.05

 
John Barmby 

 
Cow Keeper

 

 
Barmby, John 
Barmby, John 

7.15
 
 

10
10


46 
47 
14 
 
 

6 m 




11 



 
 

Barsham, Suffolk, England 
Beccles, Suffolk, England 
Beccles, Suffolk, England 


Beccles, Suffolk, England 
Beccles, Suffolk, England 

Buckingham, William
Buckenham, William 

Head 
Wife

Cowkeeper 16/3

Son 
Beccles, Suffolk, England 
Beccles, Suffolk, England 

Apprentice (Grocers)
Son 
Daur 
Scholar

Scholar
Scholar

 

Daur 
Son

 
Buckingham, William 
Buckingham, William 

 
20
Buckenham, George
Corner, Edward
Beccles, Streets, London Road 
David Lindley July 2002 
46
LONDON ROAD 12 - Gothic House
Built between 1824 & 1828

1863 
 
 
1919 
 
 
 
 
1919 
1919 
 

Beccles Paper 5 May 

William Aldis Wright, MA, of Trinity College, Cambridge, editor of the beautiful edition of Bacon’s
 
Fauconberge School.

 
 

Essays, appointed to the post of Librarian at his College. Mr Wright was educated at the
 
Beccles Paper 6 May 

SALE: Late Aldis Wright - 2 June 1919 Lot 1
 
 
Offices and small Garden, with Greenhouse in rear, for many years occupied by Dr Wright.
 

 
 
 
 

Very pleasantly situated Brick & slated Small RESIDENCE: No 12 London Road, containing
three Reception Rooms, Study, five Bedrooms, Bathroom, Lavatory, Kitchen and convenient  

[bought WW Youngman 550]
SALE: FURNITURE: Representatives of the late Dr A Wright. Furniture Sale, 12 London Road

Beccles Paper 3 Jun 
Beccles Paper 9 Sep 

LETTER from Wasley WT Youngman of GOTHIC HOUSE, 12 London Road: Sold Stafford  
House,Smallgate to Mr T Southgate. Thanks customers of 22 years as butcher.

 

1828 
1832 
1841 
1841 CENSUS 
1841 CENSUS 
1841 CENSUS 

1851 
1851 CENSUS 
1851 CENSUS 
1851 CENSUS 

1861 
1871 
1871 CENSUS 
1871 CENSUS 
1871 CENSUS 

1881 
1881 CENSUS
Elizabeth OLDRINGW 
Ellen FORSDICK
1891 CENSUS 

1896 
1904 
1906 
1907 
1914 
1922 
1927 
1933 
1936 
1948 
1954 
1965 
1974 

Wright, George Rev
Wright, George Rev
Wright, George Rev

 
 

 
 
Higham, Thos 
50 
40 
9

Higham, Thos 
61   
57 
46 

Higham, W 
Higham, W exors
81 
71 

 
 

 
 

9 15s
9
18

 
George Wright 
Elizabeth Wright 

 
Baptist Minister
wife

William Wright 
Wright, George Rev

 
George Wright 
Elizabeth Wright 

 
Baptist Minister 
wife 
Brother-in-law 

 
 
Retired Baptist Minister 
 

16



um 

 
 
Annuitant 

 
 

Framlingham
Bramfield
Southwold

 

George Killurck 
Wright, George Rev
Wright, George Rev

 

16.15
17

 
George Wright 
Elizabeth Wright 


 
 

Framlingham
Bramfield

 
 

1 female servant 
Oldrin, Elizabeth 

 
Higham
 
 
17 10s 6d

66 
17 



59  U 

Wright, Wm Aldis
Wright, Wm Aldis
Wright, J A 

Southwold, Suffolk, England
Saxmundham, Suffolk, England 
Vice-Master & Bursar Trinity Coll, Cambs 

Head 

Annuitant
Servt 

Domestic Serv
 

William Wright 
Wright, Wm Aldis
Wright, Wm Aldis
Wright, J Aldis 
Wright, William Aldis LLD, MA
Wright, William Aldis
Youngman, Wolsey
Youngman, Wasley
Youngman, Harriet
Youngman, Mrs
Youngman, Mrs
Youngman, Mrs
Youngman, Mrs
Mclaren, Wm

born: Beccles

 
 
 

 
 
dwelling

25
6 bedrooms 

3 sitting rooms 
3 occupants
 
Youngman, Harriet
 
40
Beccles, Streets, London Road 
David Lindley July 2002 
47
LONDON ROAD,  14 The Larches

1792 
1793 
 
1802 
1802 
1803 
ADDITIONAL PROPERTY

Gowing’s Diary 4 June 

Gowing’s Diary: “They begin to dig the foundations of Mr Heptinstall’s house.”
Gowing’s Diary: “Mr Heptinstall removed to new house”.
[Rev Heptinstall, Independent Minister died in 1802, aged 60]
SALE: of Mr Heptinstall’s furniture
SALE: New built Residence for sale at Beccles, late Heptinstall, on Beccles - Yoxford Road.
Isaac Sloper purchased house for 500. [He died 1835 see Goodwyn]

Gowing’s Diary 18 March
 
 
Nor Paper 10 Oct 
Nor Paper 7 Nov 
Goodwyn page 73 
INDENTURE 28th February 1806

Rev Bence Bence, of Beccles, clerk, 1st Part
Robert Sparrow of Worlingham Hall, 2nd Part
Rev Isaac Sloper, Pastor of the Congregational Church in Beccles, 3rd Part
William Barnard, of Beccles, gent, 4th Part
Whereas Isaac Sloper has contracted to absolute purchase land for 56-5s-0d from Bence Bence, and 10s-0d paid to Robert
Sparrow
ALL THAT piece or parcel of arable land of 2 roods & ten perches, part of  the Cherry Ground, abutting upon the other part of
the Cherry Ground lately purchased by Joseph Oldring, to the South;
On the Turnpike Road leading from Beccles towards Weston on the East;
Lands late of Chatham, Esq and now of Moyse the younger [?]  on part of the west;
The Garden of Isaac Sloper to the North;
The Cherry Ground received by Bence Bence (by his name then of Bence Sparrow)
on 1st & 2nd of November 1784:
John Chambers, Doctor of Physic, 1st Part;
Bence Bence, 2nd Part;
Robert Sparrow, 3rd Part;
Provided they do not plant any Walnut tree, Poplar tree or Forest tree on the ground.

RIX GEOGRAPHICAL page 193
The house was lived in by Isaac Sloper when he married
Sloper built the semi-circular south end. The bow windows to the east have been put in by the present owner (18820 Mr
Eastaugh. The house was sold by Mrs Sloper to Mr Last & by his executors to Mr Eastaugh.
Part of the garden towards the south had been sold by Mr Sloper to Miss Anne Copland, who built upon it the house  [No
16]which she occupied & which afterwards became the property of Samuel Hayward and now (1882) belongs to Mr George
Woolnough.

1835.1
1858 
 

 
 
Samuel Last [see Biography]
Beccles Paper 25 May 

ADVERTISEMENT: Mr Samuel Last selling 560 tulip bulbs; compelled by age & infirmity to  
decline growing them. London Road

 

1867 
 
 
 
1867 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Theft from late Samuel Last’s house. At 2 a.m. on Sunday morning the Housekeeper & another  
 
pantry window. Cried out for help; scared the thieves. Some teaspoons, a plated toast rack & a cruet  
stand were missing.

Beccles Paper 20 Jul 
woman heard someone trying to open a window & saw a light shining in the ground in front of the

 
 

 
 
 
 
Offices; Fine airy and commodious Sleeping Rooms
 
 
House, Knife House, Tool House, and other Offices. All fixtures included
 
 
 

26 July 

SALE by H & J Read, by direction of executors of Samuel Last, Esq., deceased:
 
 
Drawing Rooms, and excellent Kitchen, Store Rooms, Washhouse, Cellars, and other convenient

 
[see plan in Sales File]
THE HOUSE, substantially built, and containing Entrance Hall and Open Stair-case; Dining and  

 
 
 
 
 
 

 

 
Shrubs: A FRUIT AND VEGETABLE GARDEN, well planted: A Stable Two Coach houses, Coal

A SPACIOUS PLEASURE GARDEN, tastefully laid out, and planted with ornamental Trees and  
 

 
 
pleasantly situated at the entrance of the Town, and offers an opportunity seldom obtained, of  

Land Tax  18s 4d.;  Rent Charge in lieu of Tithes, commuted at
This Valuable Property has a frontage of 170 feet, includes altogether an area of  0a. 2r. .3Op., is  

6s

 
 

 
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1870 
 
 
 
1915 
 
 
 
1915 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
1915 
 
 
 
 
1934 
 
 

 
Country. Possession, will be given on the completion of the Purchase.
 

purchasing a Residence combining all the conveniences of a Town with the retirement of the  
 
 
 
 
[Purchased by George Woolnough 540]
Beccles Paper 15 Nov 

TO BE LET: House & Premises in London Road now in the occupation of Read Crisp (Read Crisp
 
 
with Coach House, Stable & other Offices

 
 
 

faced financial ruin as a result of the swindle perpetrated by William Moore in the Caxton Press): 2  
Parlours, 5 Bedrooms, Kitchen, Store Room, Wash House & Pantries. Large well-planted Garden

 
Beccles Paper, 5 Jan 

A HURICANE IN BECCLES on Monday night between midnight and 3 am, the wind being about
 
London Road]  was broken off level with the ground and fell right across the road, slightly damaging  
the fence opposite.

70 mph. It was accompanied by squalls of snow and rain.  A tree in Colonel Wilson’s grounds [14

 
 

DEATH of COLONEL WILSON, JP,VD, aged 71, He died of a heart attack. Had been in Beccles  
 
 
 
 
 
Brigade. He became Colonel of the Brigade, as second in command to Colonel, Lord Stradbrooke.
 
 
he was elected Alderman. He was Mayor more often tha anyone else. During his term of office the
pathway from Northgate to Ravensmere was opened, and on the coping stone at the entrance his
name is [was?] written,
 
 
 
 
Lincoln Cathedral. She died in 1906, leaving a son, Oliver.
 
 
 
 
 
& G Johnson.
 

Beccles Paper, 30 Mar 

nearly 40 years as Manager of Caxton Printing Works. Took great pleasure and pride in growth and  
expansion of the Works and  finding employment for incresing number of employees.
 
succede to the Captaincy of TM Read. The Battery consisted almost entirely of men employed in the  
Caxton Works, where it was formed at an earlier date. Gained the prize for the best Battery in the

Early in his career at Beccles he joined the Artillery Volunteers. Commissioned as Lieutenan, he  
 

 
office he filled six times; 189, 1890, 1900, 1901, 1910 (at the Cornation of Ggeorge V) 

He was elected to the Town Council in May 1886 and three years later was elected Mayor, which

In 1892
 
 

 

 
School, sidesman of St Michael’s, Committee of Public Library, Director of Waterworks.
 
before he came to Beccles. His daughter, Grace, married Richard Warner, son of Canon Warner, of

He became a JP in 1908. Member of Hospital Management Committee, Governor of Sir John Leman
Son of Robert Wilson of Torrieburn, Fifeshire, born Glasgow. Married Grace Rankin, who died  
 

 
 
girls in the bindery and machinery departments and 150 or more men joined the procession
 
Peachey, WWWT Youngman, JS Palmer, RC Dunt, CA Martin, CE Watson, SL Skevens, CC Hall

Colonel Wilson was a Conservative and President of the Conservative Association
For his funeral described the following week: The Works were closed that afternoon and 80 of the

The sidesmen of the Parish Church were pall bearers: Messrs WC Smith, GA Stanford, A Pells,, FT
 
 
[He lived at The Larches, 14, London Road]

 
 
 
& Tool Houses. Excellent Stabling for 2 horses, also accommodation suitable for garage. 

SALE 27 September 1915, Lot 1: In London Road: The pleasantly situate Family Residence known
 
Larder, Cellar & 6 Bedrooms. Ornamental & Kitchen Gardens, with Conservatory, Vinery, Summer

Beccles Paper Sep
as “The Larches,” with large Dining & Drawing Rooms, Library, Kitchen, Scullery, Pantries,  

 
 

 
 
 
(withdrawn 775; bought W Watson 850 private treaty)

SALE:  by Private Treaty for 1,500: No 14, LONDON ROAD, The LARCHES: 3 Reception  
Rooms, 5 Bedrooms, tiled Bathroom, excellent domestic offices, in excellent repair throughout.
 

Beccles Paper 1 May 

 
 

 
 

Main services. Two Garages. Particularly attractive walled-in Old World Garden of  half an acre.

1828 
1832 
1841 
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1851 
1851 CENSUS 
1851 CENSUS 

Sloper, Isaac Rev
Sloper, Isaac, Rev
Last, Samuel 

 
 

 
Sloper, Isaac Rev
Last, Samuel 
60 
50
10

 

 
 

14 13s 4d
14 13s 4d
29 05s

 
Samuel Last 
Marianne Last 
Marianne Last 

 
Independent

1 female servant
Last, Samuel 

 
Samuel Last 
Marianne Last 

Last, Samuel 
76  
60 

 
Retired Farmer 
wife 

30


Toft Monks
Thorpe/ Haddiscoe

 
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1851 CENSUS 
1851 CENSUS 

1861 
1867 
1871 
1871 CENSUS 
1871 CENSUS 
1871 CENSUS 

1881 
1881 CENSUS
Jonathan EASTAUGH 
Emma EASTAUGH
Alice EASTAUGH
Rosa EASTAUGH
Mabel WOODS 
Ethel WOODS 
Charlotte GOWER
Mary REDGRAVE
1891 CENSUS 

1896 
1904 
1906 
1907 
1914 
1915 
1916 
1922 
1927 
1933 
1936 
1948 
1954 
1968 
1974 

Maria Brunnell 
50 
annuitant
 
Botesdale

1 female servant
Last, Samuel 
 
Crisp, Read 

24
 
Purchased by Mr Fuller of Raveningham for 750

Last, Samuel 
 
29 15s
 

Thomas West.  
Read Crisp 
Marianne Crisp 

 

 
Accountant 
wife

 Read Crisp died August 1885, but had moved to 19 Blyburgate by 1873

55 
52 

Southwold

no servant
Eastaugh, John 

Eastaugh, John  
 
37  
aged 67, retired corn & coal merchant





 
 

67 
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19 


19 
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printer manager; Mayor of Beccles 

Carlton, Suffolk, England 
Fritton, Suffolk, England 
Wangford, Suffolk, England
Wangford, Suffolk, England
Lowestoft, Suffolk, England
Lowestoft, Suffolk, England
All Saints, Suffolk, England
Raveningham, Norfolk, England 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Head 
Wife
Daur
Daur
Grand Daur
Grand Daur
Serv 

Retired Coal & Corn Merchant

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Cook Domestic
Serv 

 
born: Scotland

Housemaid

Thomson Wilson 
Clowes, WK 
Clowes, WK 
Wilson, Col Thomson 
Wilson, Col Thomson
Wilson, Col Thomson
 
 
Mrs Watson
Mrs Watson 
Porter, Herbert 
Lush, Lt-Col Robt
Nicholson, Dr Edward
Nicholson, Dr Edward
Nicholson, Dr Edward
Nicholson, Dr Edward

46  W 
Eastaugh, John 
 

 
 
W Clowes & Sons

 
70 
dwelling

 
 
6 bedrooms 

 
 

 
4 sitting rooms 

4 occupants

 
 

SALE: late Col Thomson Wilson; withdrawn at 775
Bought for 850 by W Watson by private treaty

 
 

 
Porter, Herbert 

 

 
62 

 
 
 
 
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LONDON ROAD,  16 - MILLBANK  (originally part of No 14) see original sale catalogue

Built in 1828
1792 
1793 
 
1802 
1802 
1803 
ADDITIONAL PROPERTY
1806 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
RIX GEOGRAPHICAL page 193 (referring partly to No 14 & partly No 16)
The house [No 14] was lived in by Isaac Sloper when he married.
Sloper built the semi-circular south end. The bow windows to the east have been put in by the present owner (1882 Mr
Eastaugh. The house was sold by Mrs Sloper to Mr Last & by his executors to Mr Eastaugh.
Part of the garden towards the south had been sold by Mr Sloper to Miss Anne Copland,  [No 16]  who built upon it the house
which she occupied & which afterwards became the property of Samuel Hayward and now (1882) belongs to Mr George
Woolnough.

Gowing’s Diary 4 June 

Gowing’s Diary: “They begin to dig the foundations of Mr Heptinstall’s house.”
Gowing’s Diary: “Mr Heptinstall removed to new house”.
[Rev Heptinstall, Independent Minister died in 1802, aged 60]
SALE: of Mr Heptinstall’s furniture
SALE: New built Residence for sale at Beccles, late Heptinstall, on Beccles - Yoxford Road.
Isaac Sloper purchased house for 500. [He died 1835 see Goodwyn]

Gowing’s Diary 18 March
 
 
Nor Paper 10 Oct 
Nor Paper 7 Nov 
Goodwyn page 73 

 
 
 
upon:
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
same more or less, being part of a certain piece of land there called the Cherry Ground abutting  

Bence Bence to Isaac Sloper for 56 -5s-0d
ALL THAT piece or parcel of arable Land containing by survey two rods and ten perches, be the

 

 
 
 
 
 

Other part of the said Cherry Ground lately purchased by Joseph Oldring of the said Bence Bence in
the part of the SOUTH;
on the Turnpike Road leading from Beccles towards Weston on the EAST;
on the lands late of  -- Chatham, Esq, now of Moyse the younger on the WEST;
& on the Garden of Isaac Sloper on the NORTH.

1828 
 
 
1866 

Nor Paper 6 Dec 

Miss Copland thanks friends for liberal patronage for 11 years, moving to new and very commodious
house built on purpose for her establishment.
[Miss Copland ran a Girls’ School, previously housed in Ingate House]
SALE  20 June 1866 under will of Mr Samuel Haward, deceased [see Plan]

 
 

 
 
 

 
 
 

PARTICULARS.
LOT I.
THE LONDON ROAD HOUSE,
SITUATION ON
TIlE WEST SIDE OF THE TURNPIKE  ROAD, NEAR THE ENTRANCE TO THE TOWN, IN BECCLES
As laid down in the Annexed Plan 1 & comprising
THE LATE RESIDENCE OF MR. SAMUEL HAWARD, DECEASED;

THE HOUSE, substantially erected in modern English style; and containing—
IN THE BASEMENT: an excellent Wine and Ale Cellar:
ON THE GROUND FLOOR: a spacious Entrance hall and open Stair-case ; a Dining Room, about 2lft. 3 in. by 15 ft.; Drawing

Room, about 15 ft. by 12 ft. 9 in. an excellent Kitchen, Store Room, and Wash house; with detached Coal, Wood, and Knife

houses
ON THE FIRST FLOOR: Seven airy and commodious Sleeping and Dressing Rooms, Landing and Closets

ON THE SECOND FLOOR: Four Attic Sleeping Rooms

PLEASURE  GARDEN, tastefully laid out and planted, and screened from the public road by aterrace wall:
FRUIT AND VEGETABLE GARDEN, judiciously arranged in the rear, and walled round, at the exitentity of which is a SUMMER HOUSE
STABLE,

with Two Stalls and Harness Room ; and a CHAISE HOUSE.

ALL THE VALUABLE LANDLORD’S FIXTURES WILL BE INCLUDED
The Register Stoves with Marble Mantlepieces in the Entertaining Rooms; Syoves, Blinds, and Closet Fittings in the Rooms; Bells and Fittings
throughout; Cooking Stove, Two Coppers with brick settings and furnaces, Iron Oven; complete Store Rooms and Pantry Fittings; Two Lead
Pu8mps fixed at a Stone Sink in the Wash-house, with a Well and a large Rain Water Cistern amply supplied with troughs and Pipes from the
house; Manger and Strap.

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FREEHOLD

Annual Outgoings:- Land Tax    .   .   .   .   0 19s 6d
And a Rent Charge in lieu of Tithes commuted at 2s 3d

1914 
 
 
 
 
 
 

SALE by CW Fowell, Esq: [16]  LONDON ROAD  Mill Bank:  Large Hall, 3 reception Rooms, 5  
 
laid on from the mains;
 
 
 
 

Sale Notice 23 Mar 
Principal Bedrooms, Dressing Room, wc, 2 good attics; soft water well & pump; gas & water are  
 

 
 
 
 

capital Outbuildings & 2 wcs. Stabling for 2 horses. Garage for 2 motors.
Garden planted with choice fruit trees, about 47 perches. Stands on gravel soil, well elevated above
the road and property surrounded by brick wall
(AJ Young 630)

MILLBANK No 16
1832 

Copland, Miss 
1841 
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1851 
1851 CENSUS 
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1851 CENSUS 

1861 
1871 
1881 
1881 CENSUS
John SMITHERS
Maria SMITHERS
Deborah COPLANDM 
Mary ELLIS 
1891 CENSUS 

1896 
1904 
1906 
1907 
1914
1922 
1927 
1933 
1936 
1948 
1954 
1965 
1974 

 

 
Copland, Mrs 
50 
40 
 
8
5
 

 

 
 
born Suffolk

12
26 10s

Delf, Thomas 

 
Thomas Delf 
Elizabeth Delf 
Anna Delf 
Henry Delf 
Frederick Delf 
Sarah Delf 

Draper
wife
13

70 
Independent

1 female servant
Haward, Samuel 

 
Haward, Samuel 
wife
niece

Haward, Samuel 
56  M 

 
Stone Merchant

25

1 female servant
Haward, Samuel 
Garrard, William 
Smithers, John 

 
 
 

Haward, Samuel 
Woolnough, George
Woolnough, George

 
 
 

26 05s
30
30


60 
53 
88 
23 





70  M 

Woolnough, George
Fowell, Charles 
 

Bankside, Surrey, England 
Stepney, Middlesex, England
Hunworth, Norfolk, England
Ellington, Huntingdon, England 
retired seed merchant  

 
 
 

Head 
Wife
Mother In Law 

Retired Seed Merchant

No Occupation
Gen Serv Domestic

 
born: Southwold

Servn 

John Smithers 
Blackett, Flora 
Fowell, Charles 
Fowell, CW 
Fowell, Chas

 
 
Fowell ?

 
7 bedrooms 

40
dwelling
4 sitting rooms 
4 occupants 

Allnut, John
Allnut, John
Alnutt, Dr John 
Allnut, Jn
Kelf, Frank
Kelf, Frank
Kelf, Frank JP
Kelf, Frank JP

 
Alnutt, Dr John 
 
45
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Haddingham’s Mill & House

The Mill was built between 1805 & 1807. There was no mill on the site previously, as it was described as a Cherry
Ground.

1805 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 

Indenture between Bence Sparrow (now Bence Bence) FIRST PART
Robert Sparrow SECOND PART
Joseph Oldring THIRD PART
William Barnard FOURTH PART
Part of the Cherry Orchard [I have no details]

[ORIENTATION of No 14 London Road]
1806 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
South;
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
and 10s-0d paid to Robert Sparrow
 
abutting upon the other part of the Cherry Ground lately purchased by Joseph Oldring, to the  

INDENTURE 28th February 1806
Rev Bence Bence, of Beccles, clerk, 1st Part
Robert Sparrow of Worlingham Hall, 2nd Part
Rev Isaac Sloper, Pastor of the Congregational Church in Beccles, 3rd Part
William Barnard, of Beccles, gent, 4th Part
Whereas Isaac Sloper has contracted to absolute purchase land for 56-5s-0d from Bence Bence,

ALL THAT piece or parcel of arable land of 2 roods & ten perches, part of  the Cherry Ground,  
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

On the Turnpike Road leading from Beccles towards Weston on the East;
Lands late of Chatham, Esq and now of Moyse the younger [?]  on part of the west;
The Garden of Isaac Sloper to the North;
The Cherry Ground received by Bence Bence (by his name then of Bence Sparrow)
on 1st & 2nd of November 1784:
John Chambers, Doctor of Physic, 1st Part;
Bence Bence, 2nd Part;
Robert Sparrow, 3rd Part;
Provided they do not plant any Walnut tree, Poplar tree or Forest tree on the ground.

1822 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
1824 
 
1831 

 
Appointed Elizabeth, his wife & John Kent, testator’s brother Henry Oldring & John Crisp,  
executors.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
& Benjamin Oldring
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
WILL OF JOSEPH OLDRING, late of Beccles, baker. 15 April. Father of Joseph Oldring.
 
 

 
 
buildings thereupon erected & then in occupation of himself & his tenants.
 
 
 
should be offered it. If not: to be sold.
 
 
(then Sarah Oldring), Emma, the wife of William Cooper (then Emma Oldring) & Catherine Oldring

Directed the sale of property in BALLYGATE & in Hulver.
ALL THAT piece of land in Beccles with the BRICK WINDMILL, tenements, cottages, messes &

His executors to hold on trust until:
Joseph Oldring and Benjamin Oldring should attain the age of 21.
Executors to offer the Mill to his son Joseph at an estimated price - if he does not want it Benjamin

Money should be on trust for Elizabeth, his wife & his six children:
Joseph Oldring, Ann the wife of Robert Bird (then Ann Oldring), Sarah the wife of William Gayfer

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

CODICIL 17 April 1822
Until the youngest child reaches 21 his wife to reside in the messuage & carry on the business of the
windmill.
CODICIL
Elizabeth, his wife died 25 Serptember 1822
Ann Bird (then Ann Oldring) executrix of the Will in her place & his sons Joseph & Benjamin should
act as Executors at the age of 18.
Joseph Oldring died March 1824
Mortgage for 1000 years at 4 & 1/2 % from George Bohun & Edward Alston
Catherine Oldring died 31 March 1832 under 21 unmarried

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1834 
1834 
 
 
1834 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
1841 
 
 
 
1842 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
SECOND PART;
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Cooper of Drinkstone, Suffolk, farmer & Emma, his wife; & Benjamin Oldring of Beccles, grocer, of

Benjamin Oldring attained the age of 21 on 17 February 1834
Reciting that Henry Oldring for some years resided in New York & intended to stay there; no longer
an executor
Joseph & Benjamin Oldring refused to purchase the Mill. Sold to William Delf for 2000
Indenture of Lease & Release between
John Kent, brazier & John Crisp of Weston, farmer of FIRST PART;
Joseph Oldring of Loddon, miller; William Gayfer of Beccles, draper & Sarah, his wife; William  

 

 
 
 
 
 
called the Cherry
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
from 1 February 1827 at yearly rent of 150.
 
from the rent.
 
the Waste of the Manor: two pieces of land:
 
 

William Browne Bohun of Beccles, gent & Edward Alston of Diss, brewer of the THIRD PART;
William Delf of No 2 Finsbury Circus, City of London, gent, FOURTH PART;
Thomas Delf of Beccles, linen draper, FIFTH PART
Edward Colby Sharpin of Beccles, gent, SIXTH PART.
ALL THAT piece of arable land of 1 acre 1 rood formerly part of land late of Rev Bence Bence  

Ground separated by a fence from the remainder & abutted NORTH
EAST: a Turnpike road from Beccles towards Weston
WEST: Lands formerly Chatham Esq, late Charles Maplestone, Esq then of - Higham.
SOUTH: on land part of a common road or lane.
With the Brick Windmill, tenements, cottages, messuage & buildings thereupon erected and built by
Joseph Oldring.
Mill Stones, sails, tackle, machinery, going gears, fixtures etc. to the same belonging.
The messuage & part of the premises in the occupation of Rev Robert John Francis, clerk.
The Windmill, cottages etc. in occupation of Samuel Clutton for the residue of a term of 10 years

On 18 April 1834 executor took into their possession premises of Rev John Francis, deducting 30
William Delf purchases from the Manor of Beccles from Lord Gosford & Dawson Turner for 3 3s
i) A piece of Land of 6 perches

ii) A piece of Land used as a Public Pound.
SALE: B Rix to sell at King’s Head:
TOWER WINDMILL [London Road] & House, occupied by Joseph Oldring onTurnpike Road from

Norwich Mercury 28 May
 

London & Ipswich. Also House “Near the Entrance to the Town occupied by Rev RJ Francis”
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Premises of William Delf
 
Rede, Clerk; in other part by Waste Lands of Lord of Manor of Beccles.
 
Premises of William Delf. In part by Waste Land of Lords of the Manor of Beccles.
 
 
 
and after his death to discontinue his farming & his other trades.
 
freehold messuages & his personal estate to his children in equal shares. If any should die, leaving  

1842 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
1853 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

INDENTURE & CONVEYANCE
William Delf of FIRST PART
Robert Burstal of Ellingham, miller, SECOND PART
Robert Aggas Burstal of Beccles, grocer THIRD PART
Edward Colby Sharpin of Beccles, gent, FOURTH PART
John Crisp Webster of Beccles, gent FIFTH PART
RECITING on 5 May 1842 William Delf put on public auction at the King’s Head Hotel in Lots:
Robert Burstal bought lots 1 & 3 for 985
ALL THATpart of Land & Waste Land purchased of Lord Gosford & the Windmill
ALSO all that messuage (formerly cottages) & the graneries, warehouses & outbuildings abutted:
NORTH EAST: by the Garden & Premises of Mary Ann Copland in part AND by the Garden &  

WEST & SOUTH WEST: by the same Garden of William Delf in part and by Lands of Rev Robert
EAST or SOUTH EAST: Turnpike Road from Beccles to Weston in part, & in part by Garden &  

Right to take water at the Pump.
Will of Robert Burstal (then of Bungay, merchant)
Executors to take 2000 from his funds & invest in Stock Funds for his wife to receive the income,

He gave all freehold messuage, farms, lands in Bungay or elsewhere in Suffolk or Norfolk & all  
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1854 
 
 
1856 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
1856 
1870 
1870 
 
 
 
 
 
1870 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
1870 
1870 
 
1870 
1871 
 
 
 
 
 
 
1871 
 
 
1881 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

issue under 21 to be treated like the others.
 
 
 
 
 
Bramfield.

Allow to apprentice children etc. if desired.
Executors: his wife, Richard Mann of Ditchingham, gent & David Walker of Bungay, merchant.
Will proved 17 July 1856 [He died on 22 April 1856.]
Tower Mill, London Road:
JD Eastaugh thanks etc, disposed of business to Mr C Haddingham, from the Waterloo Mill,  

Beccles Paper 6 Jul 

INDENTURE between executors (above) of FIRST PART
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
going gears, bins, straps, tackle, sack buckle & other materials.
 
 
 
appointed Trustee. As a result : SALE of property on 25 November 1870 by Auction.
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Charles Hadingham of Beccles, miller of  SECOND PART
Richard Bohun of Beccles, gent of THIRD PART
Sold by auction 28 July 1856 at King’s Head, Bungay. Lot 3 for 1050
(subject to Land Tax of 2 15s 4d & Tithe of 15s 6d)
ORIENTATIONS:
NORTH EAST: late Ann Copland, now Samuel Haward & William Delf;
NORTH WEST or WEST: Thomas Higham. [Otherwise the same]
ALSO: All the sails, sail cloth, stones, botting, flour, smeet & other machinery, jumper, wheels,  

MORTGAGE taken by Charles Hadingham for 150 from John Wells. 17 October
Charles Hadingham filed for liquidation under Bankruptcy Act of 1869. - 14 March 1870
Meeting of Creditors decided liquidation, not bancruptcy better. 9 April 1870. Sam Neave Berry  

PURCHASED by Charles Hadingham for 830.
ORIENTATIONS:
NORTH or NORTH EAST: formerly Ann Copland, late Samuel Haward, now George Woolnough
SOUTH or SOUTH WEST: late Robert Rede, now Frederick Darby Robinson

SALE: by Trustees of Charles Hadingham’s Estate
 
 
 
convenient Yard, 2 floored Granary, Stable, Gig House & Cart Lodges; together with a first class
Steam Engine of 14 Horse Power, capable of working 3 pairs of stones with shaft, Wheels, Beam 7&  
all the necessary attachments; substantially built chimney, deep Well, with a constant supply of pure  
water. Engine House, Boiler & Coal House etc.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Beccles Paper 10 May 

 
 
Jumper & other requisite machinery, of the most efficient description & in excellent repair:  

LOT 1: The very substantial lofty & powerful Freehold Tower Mill, nsituate at the principal entrance
to the Town, with nine spacious floors, Patent Sails, 4 pairs of French Burr Stones, 2 Flour Mills,

 

 
 

 
forming a most competent & highly desirable Estate.
 
Road.
 
 
 

Included in this Lot is a comfortable brick built Dwelling House with productive Garden, the whole
LOT 2: This piece of very valuable freehold Building Land having a frontage of 60ft next London

LOT 3: This like piece of freehold Building Land having a similar frontage.
The entire Estate has been in the occupation of Mr Charles Hadingham for 16 years.
[The Corporation pays all rates & local expenses except a small poor rate.]

Beccles Paper 28 Jun 

TO BE LET: Tower Wind Mill etc for many years in occupation of Charles Hadingham.
 
Steam Boiler.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

SALE: Trade & other effects of Charles Hadingham at Tower Windmill, including a 12 hp Cornish

SALE: Tower Windmill of Charles Hadingham etc. Peremptory Sale.
INDENTURE: 3 February 1871: Charles Hadingham FIRST PART;
Rev Samuel King Bland of Beccles, Dissenting Minister, OTHER PART
Piece of Freehold Land 1r 24 p abutting on:
NORTH: William Delf, Esq
EAST: London Road
SOUTH WEST: Waste Land of Frederick Darby Robinson
WEST: ground of Charles Hadingham.
INDENTURE: Charles Hadingham of ONE PART;
Johnathan Darby Eastaugh of Wangford, merchant the OTHER PART;
for 600 Mortgage at 5%
INDENTURE between JD Eastaugh ONE PART

Beccles, Streets, London Road 
David Lindley July 2002 
55

 
1881 
 
1890 
 
 
 
1891 
 
1892 
 
1892 
 
 
 
 
 
1893 
 
1897 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
1897  
 
 
 
 
 
1914 
1922 
 
 
 
 
 
 
possibility  
far  
 

 
 
 

 
 
 

Charles Hadingham  OTHER PART for 600 returned.
INDENTURE between Charles Hadingham ONE PART
John Crisp of Beccles, merchant the OTHER PART

Beccles Almanack 

ADVERTISEMENT:  Charles Haddingham, Merchant & Miller, London Road, Beccles
 
produce a better quality of Flour for strength & whiteness.
 

 
 
 

Has added Patent Porcelain Rolls & other new machinery to his Tower & Steam Mills, which  
Linseed Cake, Crushed Oats, Pollard, Meal, etc always in stock.
Beccles Paper 21 Apr 

HADINGHAM’S TOWER MILL changing from stone-milling system to roller process put in by  
Messrs ER Turner, 82 Mark Lane London.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

John Edwin Crisp, Esq, John Robert Crisp, Esq of Beccles & William Read, merchant
Reciting John Crisp died 24 September 1891. Appointed executors above. Mortgage continued.
INDENTURE:  Charles Hadingham of ONE PART 16 April 1892.
William Read OTHER PART;  1000 mortgage at 4%
ORIENTATIONS:
NORTH or NORTH EAST: George Woolnough & Garden of John Cooper’s executors.
WEST or North WEST Land late John Cooper & Frederick William Darby Robinson.
EAST Turnpike Road, & Garden of John Cooper & Rev Samuel King Bland.

Beccles Almanack 

ADVERTISEMENT: Try Hardingham’s celebrated Roller Flour for Bread & Pastry; Tower Roller  
 
 
 
 
House & Coal Store, containing Cornish Boiler & 20 Horse Power Horizontal Engine by Richard
Watts; Stabling for 4 horses, cart-sheds, Granaries, other premises
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Mills, Beccles
 
 
Mill with 9 spacious floors fitted with complete automatic Roller Plant by ER & F Turner. Engine

SALE by Mortgagee
ALL THAT Valuable freehold block of property consisting of the substantial & lofty Brick Tower

 
 

 
years occupied by the late Mr Charles Hadingham
 
 
 
 
 
Stable etc
 
 

Dwelling House with Garden. The compact & conveniently aranged premises have been for many

Bought NW Pells 800
INDENTURE: William Read, merchant’s Clerk ONE PART
Nathaniel W Pells, miller, the OTHER PART.
Sum of 1000 still outstanding from Mortgage of 1892. Sale to Pells for 800.
ALL THAT brick Tower Mill & the Messuage, engine house, granaries, warehouses, Coal, Stove,

ORIENTATIONS: the Same
Duties on Land Values: seems to be 400.

DEMOLITION OF MILL: The fine well built tower flour mill near London Road, long in the use of
 
 
having purchased the property to make use of the bricks in the erection of houses on the Homefield  
Estate.
 
 

Beccles Paper 22 Dec 

the late Mr Hadenham and later by NW Pells, deceased, which has been a conspicuous land mark in  
the district for upwardsof 200 years [this is probably wrong], is undergoing demolition, Mr Wiles

 
 

 
 
 
 
 

The mill has not been in use for many years and the sails were removed some long time ago, because
of the loud whistling sound, amounting to a nuisance, produced in windy weather and the
 
distant as Oulton Dyke.
[Sold to Mr Wiles for 195]

of their being wrecked in stormy weather. The tower could be plainly seen from the water as

 
 

TOWER MILL & HOUSE - St Margaret’s

1842 
 

SALE: B Rix to sell at King’s Head:
TOWER WINDMILL [London Road] & House, occupied by Joseph Oldring onTurnpike Road from
London & Ipswich. Also House “Near the Entrance to the Town occupied by Rev RJ Francis”

Norwich Mercury 28 May
 

1922 
 
 

Beccles Paper 22 Dec 

SALE OF PROPERTY OF NW PELLS:
LOT 4a: Detached Residence abutting Priory Road, with flower & fruit Garden
[Sold to Mr James Aldous 325]

 
 

 
 

Beccles, Streets, London Road 
David Lindley July 2002 
56

1807 
1810 
1814 
1820 

Oldring, Jos 
Oldring, Jos 
Oldring, Jos 
Oldring, Jos 

 
 
 
 

[under Ballygate]
[under Ballygate]
[under Ballygate no 29] 
 

 
 

 
 
 
 

6 13s 4d
6 13s 4d  
25 
20  

mill

land & mill
house & mill
  mill

 
 

 
1824 
 
1828 
1832 
1832 
1841 
1851 
1861 
1871 
1881 
1881 CENSUS
Chas HADINGHAM
Carlne HADINGHAM 
Louisa HADINGHAM 
Clara HADINGHAM 
Chestr HADINGHAM 
Chas HADINGHAM
1891 CENSUS 

1896 
1904 
1906 
1907 
1914 
1922 
1927 
1933 
1936 
1948 
1954 
1965 
1974

 
Clutton, Edward 
 
Clutton, Samuel 
Clutton, Samuel 
Clutton, Samuel 
Oldring, Joseph 
-
Hadingham, Charles
Hadingham, Charles
Hadingham, Charles

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
Delf, William 

 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

6
26 13s 4d mill
8
26 13s 4d mill
26 13s 4d mill
4 house
10 + 53 5s

 

 
 
 

Hadingham, Charles
Hadingham, Charles
Hadingham, Charles

 
 
 

 
 
 

87
85
79

56 




21 


57 
33 
25 
32 

St Andrews, Suffolk, England




Beccles, Suffolk, England 
66  M 

Head 
Bramfield, Suffolk, England
Bramfield, Suffolk, England
Beccles, Suffolk, England 
Bramfield, Suffolk, England

Merchant & Miller (Corn)
Wife
Daur 
Daur 

No Occupation
No Occupation

Son 
Son
 
born: Beccles

Clerk (Corn Merchants)
Assistant Corn Miller

Charles Haddingham 

Pells, NW 
Foulsham, Jesse 
Foulsham, Jesse
Field, Mrs
Field, Mrs
? Aldous, James
Clark, Sarah 
Clark, Mrs
Clark, Mrs
Bell, Mrs
-

merchant & miller
 

 
 
Pells, NW

Pells, NW
 
 

Pells, NW 
dwelling

 
4 bedrooms  

 
3 sitting rooms 

 

30 
3 occupants

 
 
Clark, Sarah 
 
 
24
Beccles, Streets, London Road 
David Lindley July 2002 
57
LONDON ROAD [Site of Mill] -Cheriton

1933 
1936 
1948 
1954 
1965 
1974 

Orford, Robert 
Orford, Robt
Orford, Robt
Orford, Robt
Wiggett, Peter
Grenz, Carl

 
 
Orford, Robert 
 
21
LONDON ROAD - Mill Site

1932 
 

Beccles Paper 5 Mar 

SALE: MILL SITE off LONDON ROAD; Central but secluded Small Semi-detached RESIDENCE,
modern conveniences, charming Garden, Low Price.

 

1933 
1936 
1948 
1954 
1965 
1974 

Moore, Edward 
Moore, Percy
Atkins, Percy
Allan, Miss
Wickham, Jn
Wickham, Jn

 
 
Moore, Edward 
 
21
Beccles, Streets, London Road 
David Lindley July 2002 
58
LONDON ROAD 18

1842 
 

SALE: B Rix to sell at King’s Head:
TOWER WINDMILL [London Road] & House, occupied by Joseph Oldring onTurnpike Road from
London & Ipswich.
Also House “Near the Entrance to the Town occupied by Rev RJ Francis”

Norwich Mercury 28 May
 

 
1876 
 
 
 
 
 

 
Beccles Paper, 11 Apr 

SALE Executors of late William Delf
 
 
 
through a Conservatory with a tastefully disposed Pleasure Ground, beyond which are spacious
Kitchen Gardens, with right of carriage way to the road.

 
 
Rooms and suitable domestic offices. The Drawing Room communicates by French Casements,  

LOT 5: A very pleasant Suburban Residence in London Road, [No18] in occupation of Mrs Hillier at
rent of 26 pa.. The House is conveniently arranged and contains 3 Sitting Rooms, 5 Sleeping  

 
 

 
1828 
1832 
1841 
1841 CENSUS 
1841 CENSUS 
1841 CENSUS 
1841 CENSUS 
1841 CENSUS 
1841 CENSUS 
1841 CENSUS 
1841 CENSUS 

1851 
1851 CENSUS 
1851 CENSUS 
1851 CENSUS 
1851 CENSUS 

1861 
1871 
1881 
1891 CENSUS 
1896 
1904 
1906 
1907 
1914 
1922 
1927 
1933 
1936 
1948 
1954 
1965 
1974 

OCCUPANT 
Clutton, Sam 
Sheriffe, Thos Rev
Francis, Rev RJ 

 
 
 

OWNER
 
 
Delf, William 
65 
65 
35 
30  
30 
30 
20 

 
 

 
 
 
not born in Suffolk

8
8
16

 
Francis, Rev Robert
Catherine Francis
Catherine Francis
Mary Francis 
Robert Francis 
Julia Francis 
Loisa Francis 

Clerk 
wife
um
um 
attorney
um
um

[exact ages not given]

2 female servants
Francis, Rev RJ 

 
Francis, Robert Rev
Catherine Francis
Mary Francis 

Delf, William 
76   
44 
43 
23 

Delf, William 
Delf, William 
Cooper, J

 
Curate of Barmby
clergyman’s daughter 
clergyman’s daughter 

21


um 
um 
 

 

Norwich, St Stephen’s
 
 

Norfolk
Norfolk

1 cook
Read, Mrs 
Hillier, Susan 
Worthington, AB

 
 
 
 

 

 
 
retired officer of Inland Revenue 

25
25

 

William Garrard 
Garrard, William 
Garrard, William 
Whitmore Searle 
-
Whitmore-Searle, James
Sayer, Jacob
Sayer, Jacob
Sayer, Jacob 
Sayer, Jacob
Owles, Allden MC
Owles, Allden
Owles, Allden MC
Sergeant, Jn

72  M 
 
 
Angell, TP (agent)

born: Gisleham

Cooper, J
Cooper, J

 
dwelling

 
 

30
4 bedrooms  

3 sitting rooms  
5 occupants
 
Sayer, Jacob 
 
40
Beccles, Streets, London Road 
David Lindley July 2002 
59
LONDON ROAD 20 - Victoria Cottage
Built 1880 on plaque on front of house: “FKP [FK Peachey] 1880

1936 
 

Beccles Paper 29 Aug 

DEATH of Mr FT Peachey. Had served as Reader at the Caxton Press for 54 years, during nearly
sixty years residence in Beccles at 20 London Road.

 

1881 
1881 CENSUS
Fred PEACHEY 
Emma PEACHEY
Emma M. PEACHEY 
Edith M. PEACHEY
1891 CENSUS 

1896 
1904 
1906 
1907 
1914 
1922 
1927 
1933 
1936 
1948 
1954 
1965 
1974 

Peachey, FK 
 
Peachey, FK 
 
14


30 
32 
 





40  M 

Peachey, FK
Peachey, FK 
Peachey, FT 

Colchester, Essex, England 
Whatfield, Suffolk, England

Beccles, Suffolk, England 
printer’s reader 

Head 
Printer Reader

Wife
Colchester, Essex, England 

Daur 
Scholar
 

Daur
born: Colchester

Frederick Peachey
Peachey, FK 
Peachey, FK 
Peachey, FT 
Peachey, Frederick
Peachey, Frederick
Peachey, Frederick
Peachey, Frederick
Peachey, Frederick
Peachey, Frederick
Drewitt, Albt
Drewitt, Albt
Drewitt, Mrs
George, Ronald

 
 
 

 
dwelling

16
 

3 bedrooms 
3 sitting rooms 
3 occupants
Peachey, FK 
 
21
LONDON ROAD 22 - Mayfield Villas
Built between 1871 & 1881
1889 

DEATH  of  Samuel  Gibbs,  [aged  78],  member  of  Oddfellows.  He  was  a  thrifty,  self-made  man.
Commencing life as a Wherryman, he saved enough money to establisg a corn chandler’s business,
and by good management was enabled to retire with a competency in his old age. He lived in Bungay
before coming to Beccles. [Listed as Corn Chandler at 23 Smallgate, 1865-1879]

East Suff Gaz 19 March 

1922 
 

 
 

SALE: 22 London Road, by Private Treaty, House & Garden for Mr WJ Norris (Solicitor )
[Bought James Burton 450]

Sale 6 Nov
 

1881 
1881 CENSUS
Letitia HAVERSON
John F. WEST 
1891 CENSUS 

1896 
1904 
1906 
1907 
1914 
1922 
1927 
1933 
1936 
1948 
1954 
1965 
1974 

Haverson, Miss 
 
Gibbs, Samuel 
 
14


38 
25 



24  M 

Pearson, George 
Pearson, George 
Pearson

Brooke, Norfolk, England 
Ireland
contractor’s clerk

Head 
 
born: Great Grimsby

Income From Interest Of Money
Ordnance Surveyor

 
Boarder

Samuel Hamilton
Saul, Thomas 
Pearson, Augustus
empty 
Pearson, Augustus
Norris, Walter
Norris, Walter
Burton, James
Burton, James 
Burton, James
Meadows, Mrs
Meadows, Mrs
Wright, Mrs CE
Wright, Mrs CE

 
 
 

 

 
3 bedrooms 

16
3 sitting rooms 

 
-
 
Burton, James 
 
21
LONDON ROAD 24 - Mayfield Villas
Built between 1871 & 1881
1889 

DEATH  of  Samuel  Gibbs,  [aged  78],  member  of  Oddfellows.  He  was  a  thrifty,  self-made  man.
Commencing life as a Wherryman, he saved enough money to establisg a corn chandler’s business,
and by good management was enabled to retire with a competency in his old age. He lived in Bungay

East Suff Gaz 19 March 
Beccles, Streets, London Road 
David Lindley July 2002 
60
before coming to Beccles. [Listed as Corn Chandler at 23 Smallgate, 1865-1879]

1881 
1881 CENSUS
George PEARSON
Kate R. PEARSON
Augustus  PEARSON 
Bertie S. PEARSON
1891 CENSUS 

1896 
1904 
1906 
1907 
1914 
1922 
1927 
1933 
1936 
1948 
1954 
1965 
1974 

Pearson, George 
 
Gibbs, Samuel 
 
14


40 
24 
 





52  M 

Pearson, George
Pearson, George 
Pearson, George 

St Sepulchre, Middlesex, England 
Beccles, Suffolk, England 

Yarmouth, Norfolk, England
printer’s mechanic

Head 
Wife
 
Son

Printers Machine Manager

 
Beccles, Suffolk, England 

Son
 

 
born: London

George Pearson 
Pearson, George 
Pearson, George 
Pearson, George 
Pearson, George
Meen, Frederick
Copeman, William
Copeman, Wiliam
Copeman, Wm 
Copeman, William
Copeman, Wm
Copeman, Wm
Copeman, Wm
Copeman, LM

 
 
 

 
dwelling

16
3 bedrooms 

3 sitting rooms 
2 occupants
 
Copeman, Wm 
 
21
LONDON ROAD 26 - Providence Cottages
Built about 1875
Purchase of Land:

1871 
 
 
 
 
 
 
1922 
 
 

INDENTURE: 3 February 1871: Charles Hadingham FIRST PART;
Rev Samuel King Bland of Beccles, Dissenting Minister, OTHER PART
Piece of Freehold Land 1r 24 p abutting on:
NORTH: William Delf, Esq
EAST: London Road
SOUTH WEST: Waste Land of Frederick Darby Robinson
WEST: ground of Charles Hadingham.

Beccles Paper 9 Oct 

SALE OF NW PELLS PROPERTY:
LOT 1: [One of] Three small Residences, Providence Cottages , London Road
[Sold to Mr Amiss for 295

 
 

 
 

1881 
Webb, John 
 
Bland, Rev SK 
 
10
1881 CENSUS

John WEBB 
Elizabeth WEBB 
1891 CENSUS 

1896 
1902 
1904 
1906 
1907 
1914 
1922 
1927 
1933 
1936 
1948 
1954 
1965 
1974 


35 
35 



43  M 

Bland, Rev SK 

Kelsale, Suffolk, England 
Hereford, England
printer’s reader 

Head 
Wife
born: Kelsale

Printer Reader

John Webb 
Webb, John 
Biggart
Biggart, Alex 
Hooker
-
Walker, George
Chaston, Miss
Chaston, Miss AE, masseuse
Carter, Maurice 
Carter, Maurice
Harrison, GE Mrs

 
 

 
 

Pells, NW 
Pells, NW

 
dwelling

 
 

14
3 bedrooms 

 
 
2 sitting rooms 
-
 
Amis, Wm

Taylor, Mrs
Taylor, Mrs

LONDON ROAD 28 - Providence Cottages
Built between 1871 & 1881
Beccles, Streets, London Road 
David Lindley July 2002 
61

Purchase of Land
1871 
 
 
 
 
 
 
1922 
 
 

INDENTURE: 3 February 1871: Charles Hadingham FIRST PART;
Rev Samuel King Bland of Beccles, Dissenting Minister, OTHER PART
Piece of Freehold Land 1r 24 p abutting on:
NORTH: William Delf, Esq
EAST: London Road
SOUTH WEST: Waste Land of Frederick Darby Robinson
WEST: ground of Charles Hadingham.

Beccles Paper 9 Oct 

SALE OF NW PELLS PROPERTY:
LOT 2: [One of] Three small Residences, Providence Cottages , London Road
[Sold to Mr Amiss for 285]

 
 

 
 

1881 
1881 CENSUS
Eliza DENT 
1891 CENSUS 

1896 
1902 
1904 
1906 
1907 
1914 
1922 
1927 
1933+ 
1936 
1948 
1954 
1965 
1974 

Dent, 
 
 
Bland, Rev SK 
 
10
43 


32  M 

Bland, Rev SK 

London, London, Middlesex, England
butcher’s manager

Head 
School Mistress

Henry Copeman 
Copeman, Henry
Chaston, Albert
Chaston, Albert 
Chaston, Albert 
Chaston, Albert
Chaston, Albert
Chaston, Albert
Chaston, Albert
Amis, Wm 
Amis, William
Amis, Wm
-
Turnbull, Arthur
Beevor, Jsph

born: Beccles
 

 
Pells, NW

Pells, NW 
 

 
 

 
3 bedrooms 

14
dwelling
2 sitting rooms 
3 occupants
 
 
Amis, Wm 
 
 
21
LONDON ROAD 30 - Providence Cottages
Built between 1871 & 1881

Purchase of Land
1871 
 
 
 
 
 
 
1914-18 WAR
 
1920 
1922 
 
 

INDENTURE: 3 February 1871: Charles Hadingham FIRST PART;
Rev Samuel King Bland of Beccles, Dissenting Minister, OTHER PART
Piece of Freehold Land 1r 24 p abutting on:
NORTH: William Delf, Esq
EAST: London Road
SOUTH WEST: Waste Land of Frederick Darby Robinson
WEST: ground of Charles Hadingham.

Francis W Nursey, 30 London Road; joined up 1915; Royal Engineers; Corporal; wounded; discharged, June 1919.
 

SALE OF FURNITURE: FW Nursey, who is going abroad.
SALE OF NW PELLS PROPERTY:
LOT 3: [One of]  Three small Residences, Providence Cottages , London Road
[Sold to Mr Catling (tenant) 245]

Sale: 17 Oct
Beccles Paper 9 Oct 

 
 

 
 

1881 
1881 CENSUS
Elizabeth FIELD 
Martha J. FIELD
Arthur W. FIELD

1896 
1904 
1906 

Field, Elizabeth 
 
Bland, Rev SK 
 
10


39 
35 
25 

 
 
Pells, NW




Bland, Rev SK
Pells, NW 
 

Beccles, Suffolk, England 
Beccles, Suffolk, England 
Beccles, Suffolk, England 

Head 
Sister 
Brother

Dressmaker
Dressmaker
Student Theology


Field, Elizabeth 
Field, Elizabeth 
Field, Elizabeth 

 
 

 
3 bedrooms 

14
dwelling
2 sitting rooms 
1occupant
Beccles, Streets, London Road 
David Lindley July 2002 
62

1907 
1914 
1922 
1927 
1933 
1936 
1948 
1954 
1965 
1974 

Field, Miss
Smith, Mrs ES
Catling, Harold 
Robinson, George
Sutherland, Hester
Sutherland, Thomas
Sutherland, Thos
Sutherland, Thos
Sutherland, Thos
Sutherland, Thos

 
 
 
 
 
builder
 
Sutherland, Hester
 
20
 HERE IS ASHMAN’S ROAD
Beccles, Streets, London Road 
David Lindley July 2002 
63
LONDON ROAD Pipe Shop

These premises are likely to have been near the property owned in 1881 by Rev Samuel Bland
There was a square shaped Pound next to the Mill. [see Sale plan of Mill to Burstall]

No specific mention of a Pipe Shop in the Poor Rate of 1804
1807 
1829 
1837 
 
1852 
 
1860 

 

Michael Shreeve for pipe shop [Poor Rates under Newgate 18]
Elizabeth Wales for the Pipe Shop late Shreeve 

 
 

 
 

Rates 1 6s 8d
Rent 2s 6d 

Poor Rates
Bec Manor Rental 
 
Bec Manor Rental 

Mary Ann Bate of Henstead, a cottage near the Pound lately a pipe shop built on waste ground of
the Manor, late Elizabeth Wales, before Shreeve 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 

 
Henry Corran, a cottage near the Pound formerly a Pipe Shop built on waste of this Manor, late Ann
Bate, before Elizabeth Wales 
Henry Corran late MA Bate, a pipe shop built on waste 

 
 
Rent 2s 6d
 
 
 

 
 

 
 

Rent 2s 6d
Rent 2s 6d

?A
1841 
1851 
1861 
1871 
1881 
1881 CENSUS
Charlotte ELVIN 
Harriett ELVIN 
Florence E. ELVIN
Martha A. HUBBARD 

- no more

Routh, Ste 
Hinsley, Charles 
Hinsley, Ann 
Bean, Lydia 
Elvin, Charlotte 

 
 
 
 
 

 
Corran, WH 
Corran, WH 
Corran, WH 
Bland, Rev SK 

Bate, Miss 

 
1 15s
2 15s
2 10s
2 10s

 
2

 
 
 
 


 
 

34 





26 

Weston, Suffolk, England 
Westminster, Middlesex, England 
Beccles, Suffolk, England 

Head 

Charwoman
Daur 
Scholar
Visitor 

Scholar

Daur 
Neatishead, Norfolk, England

Dressmaker

?B
1841 
1851 
1861 
1871 
1881 
1881 CENSUS
Lavinia BALDRY

Stevens, Mary 
Stevens, Mary 
Aldous, Robert 
Wyatt, Harriet 
Baldry, Lavinia 

 
 
 
 
 

Bate, Miss 
Corran, WH 
Corran, WH 
Corran, WH 
Bland, Rev SK 

 
 
 
 
 

 
1 15s
2 10s
2 10s
2 10s

2
 
30 
Bungay, Suffolk, England 
Head 
Dressmaker
- no more
Beccles, Streets, London Road 
David Lindley July 2002 
64
LONDON ROAD 32 now part of Sunshine Stores

1832 
1841 
1851 
1851 CENSUS 
1861 
1871 
1881 
1881 CENSUS
Mary Ann RICHES
Emma WALKER 
1891 CENSUS 

1896 
1902 
1904 
1906 
1907 
1914
1922 
1927 
1933 
1936 
1948 
1954 
1965 
1974 

Ling, William 
Watling, Jas 
Watling, Jas 

 
 
 

 
Cuddon, Jas 
Woodthorpe, Lucy
54  M 
Woodthorpe, Lucy
Cuddon, Miss 
Cuddon, Mrs 

 

 
 

1 6s 8d
1 10s
1 15s

 
agricultural laborer

James Watling 
Bullock, George 
Ling, William 
Riches, MA 

 
 
 

 
 
 

3 10s
4
4


79 
22 



46  U 

Cuddon, Mrs

Willisham, Suffolk, England
Beccles, Suffolk, England 
housewife

Head 
 

Cordwainers Widow
Printers Folder

Grandchild 
born: Beccles

Maria Larke 
Larke, Maria 
Lark, Mrs
Lockwood, Charles
Lockwood, Charles
Lockwood, Charles

 
 

 
 

Robinson, FWD 
Robinson, FWD 

 
dwelling

4
 

2 bedrooms 
2 sitting rooms 
2 occupants

Manning, Mrs
Manning, Mrs 
Manning, Mrs 
Wright, Ernest
Wright, Ernest
-
Moulton, CA

 
Harvey, Hannah 
 
Ho & Hoarding
LONDON ROAD 34 now part of Sunshine Stores

1832 
1841 
1851 
1851 CENSUS 
1861 
1871 
1881 
1881 CENSUS
Charles SMITH 
Adelaide SMITH 
Rosa SMITH 
William SMITH 
Charles SMITH 
Eliz THORNTON 
Min THORNTON 

1891 CENSUS 
1896 
1904 
1906 
1907 
1914 
1922 
1927 
1933 
1936
1948
1954 
1965 
1974 

Jarman, Robert 
Milas, John 
Crack, Thos 

 
 
 

 
Cuddon, Jas 
Woodthorpe, Lucy
60  W 
Wodthorpe, Lucy
Cuddon, Miss 
Cuddon, Mrs 

 

 
 

2
2 10s
2 5s

 
journeyman miller

Robert Crack 
Downing, Robt 
Culley, John 
Smith, Charles 

 
 
 

 
 
 

4
5
5



 
 
 

 

27 
32 
14 


31 
3 m 








30 M 
Cuddon, Mrs 
Robinson, FWD 
-

Weston, Suffolk, England 
Hemsby, Norfolk, England 
Hemsby, Norfolk, England 
Weston, Suffolk, England 
Beccles, Suffolk, England 
Hemsby, Norfolk, England 
LondonChelsea ((Hems)),  

bricklayer 

Head 
Wife
Daur 
Son
Son
Sister In Law ((Visitor)) 

Brickmaker Journeyman
Printers Folder
No Occupation

Niece
born: Beccles
5
7

Samuel Wiggett 
Wiggett, Sam 
Wiggett, Sam 
Wiggett, Sam jun
Wickett, Sam
Wickett, Sam
Wickett, Sam
Wickett, Sam
Wiggett, Clementia

 
 
 

 
 

 
Harvey, Hannah 
 
11  
Nos 34 & 36

Wiggett, Peter
-

LONDON ROAD 36 now part of Sunshine Stores

1832 
1841 
1851 
1851 CENSUS 
1861 

Howell, Robert 
Flowers, Wm 
James, Samuel 

 
 
 

 
Cuddon, Jas 
Woodthorpe, Lucy
66  W 
Woodthorpe, Lucy

 

 
 

2
2 10s
2 5s

 
agricultural labourer

Samuel James 
Harvey, Elizabeth

 
 
4 5s
Beccles, Streets, London Road 
David Lindley July 2002 
65

1871 
1881 
1881 CENSUS
Harriett WYATT 
Edward WYATT 
1891 CENSUS 

1896 
1904 
1906 
1907 
1914 
1927
SHOP

Harvey, Elijah 
Wyatt, Harriet 

 
 

Cuddon, Miss 
Cuddon, Mrs 

 
 

5
5


 

51 
13 


Beccles, Suffolk, England 
Beccles, Suffolk, England 

Head 
Son 

Charwoman
Errand Boy (Farmers)

Mary Ann Numir 
Nunn, Mary 
Nunn, Mary 
Wiggett, Sam jun

72 W 
 
 
Robinson, FWD 

parish relief 
Cuddon, Mrs 
Robinson, FWD 

born: Bungay
 
 
3 bedrooms 

5
7

dwelling
5 sitting rooms 
8 occupants 
rabbits kept

1933 
1936 
1948 
1954 
1965 
1974 

Harvey, William 
Harvey, Mrs
Harvey, Mrs H
Harris, Archibald 
Moulton, CA 
Burton, R  

 
Harvey, William 
 

 
 
 

 
 
 

 
 
 

 
 
 

 
 
 

 
 
 

shopkeeper
grocer
 

grocer
Beccles, Streets, London Road 
David Lindley July 2002 
66
HERE IS BULLOCK’S LANE or (now called) SOUTH ROAD
LONDON ROAD, CEMETERY

1841 
1885 
the  
 
 
1885

Tithe Commutation 
Tithe Map 170, 169 & 167 (& some of 166 perhaps)

 
 
 
burial ground since 1841. One half of the Cemetery is consecrated.

A new Cemetery, comprising five acres of land in a pleasant and commanding situation, adjoining
 
purchased from the Trustees of the Independent Chapel, had been used by the Independents as a

Directory
London Road, being formed in 1855 by the Burial Board. A small portion of the site, which was  
 
East Suff Gaz 23 Jun 

BURIAL GROUND: Purchase from John Edwin Crisp a piece of land 3a 0r 22p number 167 on the Tithe
Map for 472-14s-4d
AND the sale to John Edwin Crisp a pice of Land number 168 on the Tithe Map of 2a 0r 25p for 183-

 
 

5s-7d
Directory 
 
acres and again in 1928 by two and a half acres.

1948 
 
 

The Parish Cemetery, originally of 5 acres and laid out in 1854 under the Burials Act, with two  
mortuary Chapels, was enlarged in 1886 by the addition of five and a half acres, in 1927 by eight  

 

SOUTH OF CEMETERY Field Nos 1841
Tithe Map 155 
Tithe Map 154
153a
153
144 

Garage is in part of this
Beaumont House  & Beaumont Villa at north end of this
CEMETERY LODGE

1881 CENSUS
James ROBINSON
Benjamin ROBINSON 
Emma R. ROBINSON 
Harry ROBINSON
Edward ROBINSON
Alice M. ROBINSON 
Amelia ROBINSON
James ROBINSON

50 


16 
15 
 


23 
18 


10 

Diss, Norfolk, England 


Beccles, Suffolk, England 
Beccles, Suffolk, England 

Beccles, Suffolk, England 
Fakenham, Norfolk, England

Head 
Beccles, Suffolk, England 
Beccles, Suffolk, England 

Cemetery Keeper
Son 
Daur 
Watchmakers App
Watchmakers App
Daur 
Scholar

Gardener Jobbing (M)
Milliner


 

Son 

Son 
Beccles, Suffolk, England 

Scholar

 
 

Daur 
Grandson

1906 
Aldous, Robert
Burial Board 
1 storey dwelling3 bedrooms 
2 sitting rooms 3 occupants

Montrose Service Station
1974 

Montrose Service Station

Montrose
1974 

Cloake, Jas R
Beaumont Villa

1880 
pleasantly  
1892 
1900 
1906 
1904 
1908 
1914 
1922 

Beccles Paper 20 Aug 

SALE: late William Meen: Freehold, Beaumont Villa; comfortable, well-built Residence,
situated on the London Road, occupied by the late proprietor

 
Arthur Beard 
Rev Barnes 
Rev F Barnes 
Rev Barnes
Rev Barnes 
Mrs Barnes 
Mrs Barnes

 
Barnes, Rev F 
4 bedrooms 
4 sitting rooms
4 occupants
Beccles, Streets, London Road 
David Lindley July 2002 
67

1927 
1936 
1948 
1954 
1965 
1974 

Mrs Barnes
Misses Sadd 
Misses Sadd 
Wm Harding 
Mrs LM Bugg 
Mrs LM Bugg

Beaumont House /The Lions/ Dowe’s Hill/ Bethedesa
1887
East Suff Gaz 2 Aug 

SALE: BEAUMONT HOUSE, LONDON ROAD:  H & J Read instructed by Benjamin Woolnogh to sell
Villa  Residence.  Substantially  built  of  brick  &  slate, containing: Entrance Hall, Dining & Drawing
Rooms, Kitchen, corridor 30ft long, scullery, store room, pantry, cellar & Five Bedrooms.
Also in close proximity, brick & tiled Stable, Coac House, wood & coal houses & other offices, and a
deep well of excellent water, with Vinery (30ft x 15ft) in full bearing, cuycumber house, aviary, large
covered tank of soft water, Ornamental Shrubs, large Kitchen Garden, well planted with choice fruit
trees and bushes.
Also  a  superior  piece  of  Pasture  Land,  in  which  stands  a  shed.  The  whole having an extensive
frontage on London Road, and containing 2a 2r 29p, all freehold.

 
 
 
 

 
1875 
1892 
1900 
1904 
1906 
1908 
1914 
1922 
1927 
1936 
1948 

 
 
Thomas Pearce 
Herbert Nash
Herbert Nash 
William Robinson
William Robinson
William Roinson 
William Robinson
William Robinson
Campbell Stannard
Theodore Legge

 
 

 
 

OWNER
Benj Woolnough 

 
Ho Garden Meadow
 
2a 2r 39p
 
28
 
Robinson, Wm 
dwelling
5 bedrooms 
4 sitting rooms 
7 occupants

1954 
1968 
1974 

George Haworth
Eric Adams
Brian Gibbs

Hollybank 
1965 
1974 

 
Russell Gascoyne
Russell  Gascoyne

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Hill Cottage/ Hillbrow       
1948 
1954 
1968 
1974 

 
Heny W Burcham 
Fred Mullender
Chas Chisnel
Harold Symonds

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Westbrook 
1948 
1965 
1974 

 
Gray 
Stewart Lee
Stewart Lee

 
 

 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Orchard Farm
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

1906 
 
 

1914 
1927 
1936 

Manning, William
pigs kept
 

Mrs Manning 
Mrs Manning
Charles Manning

Horner, Francis (Norwich) 
dwelling
3 bedrooms 
3 sitting rooms 
2  
occupants
 
 
 
 
 
cow shed, brick & tile
1948 
Charles Manning
1954 
Chas Manning 
Beccles, Streets, London Road 
David Lindley July 2002 
68

1968 
1974 

HN Sporle
HN Sporle

Valley Farm 
1906 
1936 
1948 
1954 
1965 
1974 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Robert J Read 
Robert J Read
Robt Read 
G Wright
G Wright

 

Gate House
1922 

Frederick Cole
HERE IS THE RAILWAY CROSSING

Garage
1936 
1948 
1954 
1965 
1974 

 
Robinson Ltd 
Robinson Trans
Brit Transport 
Brit Road Trans
British Road Services Ltd (Beccles Branch)

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Fairview
1974 

Maurice Neech