Beccles, Streets, Manor House Lane 
David Lindley, 1999-2000 
`1
MANOR HOUSE LANE
SITE of PRIMITIVE METHODIST CHURCH now Taylor’s

1700 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
1799 
1868 
1868 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
1871 
 
 
 
 
 
 
whereas  
of a piece of  
with  
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Deeds of Taylor’s 

INDENTURE 26 June 1700, between Rev Thomas Armstrong, William Randall, gent, Francis Haylock,
 
 
 
surviving Trustees of the Town Lands of the one part and Davd Tenant, bricklayer, of the other part.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

gent, John Elmy, gent, Stephen Alden, gent, Thomas Baker, fellmonger, John Nicholls the younger,
grocer, Joseph Harbor, the younger, tanner, Abraham Browne, maltster, John Love, milliner, Benjamin
Le Grice, baker, William Bendy, inn holder, William Crowfoot, grocer, & Thomas Randall, butcher,

At a general meeting of teh Trustees ordered that Daniel Tenant (in consideration of 120) should have
and enjoy all the bericks, timber and materials which were left and did remain of a messuage called the
Alms Houses lately wasted by fire. He should have a lease of the ground whereupon the messuage did
stand for 500 years paying a peper-corn rate.
The money with a greater sum of money to be raised by the Trustees to be expended in & about the
building of a new Alms House in some other more convenient place in the town of Beccles, for the use
and benefit of the poor people in & belonging to the same town.
[The Trustees] have bargained & sold all that piece of ground whereupon the messuage calle the
Almshouse did latelt stand lying BETWEEN the messuage sometime of Thomas Gosling, now of thomas
Wyatt the younger, on the north; and a certain common land on the south; and abutteth upon a tent or
garden sometime of Thomas Gosling, now  of thomas Wyatt toward the east; and a street called  
Smallgate toward the west.
Clarke, Abraham
CLARKE, Abraham 

 

Himself
gentleman 

 

 
82 years

 
died 22 Aug 1868

 

 
consecrated ground

 
Value 1
Land Tax
 
Beccles Paper 24 Nov 

SALE by Executors of Abraham Clarke
 
 
Kitchen, detached Brew house, capital Cellar. Six Sleeping rooms & dressing room, pump of excellent  
spring water. Good size pleasure Garden. [Purchased by Samuel Steel for 290]
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

LOT 1 [fronting Smallgate] Very comfortable Dwelling in Smallgate, for many years occupied by  
Abraham Clarke. Entrance Hall, Dining & Drawing Rooms, small Breakfast Room, Kitchen & back

LOT 2 Four capital well-built cottages on east side of Lot 1 adjoining Manor House Lane & Newgate.
Occupied by Martha Woods, Fred Walters, Edmund Bulwer & George Woolnough [purchased by R
Thornton for 205]
Trustees : George Green Hall of Frostenden, gent, From Beccles:
Robert Woodgate,  sawyer; Richard Vyse, grocer; William Vyse, shoemaker; Samuel Neech, dealer;
Fred Calver, fellmonger; George Grimson, carpenter; James Frankland, baker; William Harper, tanner;
George Cousens, labourer; Henry Hary, shoemaker;
George Cady, Yoxford, county dealer; William Prime, Ellough, fam steward; Noah Etheridge,  
Walberswick, farmer
Rev John Allison of Halesworth, superintendent preacher in the primitive Methodist Connexion,
 

Deeds of Taylor’s 

 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

the said Trustees, being possessed of certain moneys intended to be laid out in the purchase

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
House Lane to the south: & Smallgate to the west.
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Clarke & since sold to Richard Thornton, & now or lately occupied by Martha Mobbs, but exclusive of  
the gable of the said cottage; bounded by premises of Harriet Nolloth to the north: the said premises
belonging to Abraham Clarke & sold to Richard Thornton to the east
; & the lane called Manor

ground & hereditaments & in erecting & building thereon a chapel or place of religious worship
such appurtenances as may be thought convenient for the use of the people called Primitive Methodists
to be settled to the use of....for the absolute purchase of the messuage or dwelling house...... for the sum
of 300:
ALL THAT messuage or dwelling house, late of Abraham Clarke, deceased, and now of Samuel Steel,
situate on the east side of Smallgate, with the buildings, yard, garden, ground & appurtenances &
including the wall extending northward, form the north west corner of the cottage, late of Abraham

 
 

 
 

Heretofore in the occupation of Abraham Clarke, and lately of John Clarke, and most recently Rev
William Walter Tyler, clerk or his undertenant.

 
 
 
[Chapel designed by William Wright Woodroofe, 1872. Builder, Mr Hindes - see The Architect 6 July 1872, page 16]

1871 
 
 

 
 
 

 
 
 

SALE: Samuel Steel sold to the Primitive Methodist Church on 11 September 1871
Trustees : George Green Hall of Frostenden, gent, From Beccles:
Robert Woodgate,  sawyer; Richard Vyse, grocer; William Vyse, shoemaker; Samuel Neech, dealer;

Beccles, Streets, Manor House Lane 
David Lindley, 1999-2000 
`2

 
 
 
 
 
whereas  
of a piece of  
with  
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 

Fred Calver, fellmonger; George Grimson, carpenter; James Frankland, baker; William Harper, tanner;
George Cousens, labourer; Henry Hary, shoemaker;
George Cady, Yoxford, county dealer; William Prime, Ellough, fam steward; Noah Etheridge,  
Walberswick, farmer
Rev John Allison of Halesworth, superintendent preacher in the primitive Methodist Connexion,
 

the said Trustees, being possessed of certain moneys intended to be laid out in the purchase

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Clarke & since sold to Richard Thornton, & now or lately occupied by Martha Mobbs, but exclusive of  
the gable of the said cottage; bounded by premises of Harriet Nolloth to the north: the said premises  
belonging to Abraham Clarke & sold to Richard Thornton to the east; & the lane called Manor House  
Lane to the south: & Smallgate to the west.
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
situate on the east side of Smallgate, with the buildings, yard, garden, ground & appurtenances &
including the wall extending northward, form the north west corner of the cottage, late of Abraham

ground & hereditaments & in erecting & building thereon a chapel or place of religious worship
such appurtenances as may be thought convenient for the use of the people called Primitive Methodists
to be settled to the use of....for the absolute purchase of the messuage or dwelling house...... for the sum
of 300:
ALL THAT messe or dwelling house, late of Abraham Clarke, deceased, and now of Samuel Steel,

 
 
 
 
 

 
 

Heretofore in the occupation of Abraham Clarke, and lately of John Clarke, and most recently Rev
William Walter Tyler, clerk or his undertenant.

 
 
 
[Chapel designed by William Wright Woodroofe, 1872. Builder, Mr Hindes - see The Architect 6 July 1872, page 16]
Beccles, Streets, Manor House Lane 
David Lindley, 1999-2000 
`3
MANOR  HOUSE LANE
Manor House Lane 1
[This was on the south side of the road, nearest Smallgate, and has been destroyed]

1877
 

SALE: by H & J Read on 287 May
SMALLGATE: Block of 5 Cottages [31-37 Smallgate & 1 Manor House Lane] at the junction of Smallgate
&  Manor  House  Lane  in  the  recent occupation of: Mary Ann Laws, Robert Took, Mary Hill, Martha
Howes & Elizabeth Stanford. Weekly tenants. Aggregate Rental 30-19s-8d. Land Tax 11s 5d. Leasehold
(Term of 500years from 1742 - for securing principal & sum of 20 at 5%). Entitled to draw water from the
adjoining premises of Jacob Vertigen, paying half the costs of repairs.
[Purchased Mr Gibbs at 330]

East Suff Gaz 15 May 
 

 
1892 
 
 
 
 

 
Beccles Paper 24 May 

SALE: SMALLGATE & MANOR HOUSE LANE: George Durrant’s: on Thursday 9 June
By order of  Mr WB England
LOT 1 A Block of five Capital COTTAGES at the junction of Smallgate & Manor House Lane, in  
the occupation of: Edward Barkway, Mrs Weavers, Mrs Took, Mrs Elden , [the rest in Smallgate] &
Charles Cracknell at aggregate Rent of 31 4s   [Mr H Hopson 200]

 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 

date 
1841 
1845 
1850 
1851 CENSUS
James THURLING 
Mary Ann THURLING
Ann Maria THURLING
John L KETTLE 
Caroline KETTLE 
1855 
1860 
1865 
1870 
1875 
1880 
1881 CENSUS (F 112)
Eliz STAMFORD 
Alice STAMFORD 
Ellen STAMFORD 
John DARBY 
Thomas CHAPLIN 
1885 
1890 
1895 
1899 
 
1907 Survey 
1914 
 

 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 

occupant 
Davey, John 
Rich, Frederick 
Thurling, James 

 

 
 
 
 

owner 
 
Grigson, George 
Grigson, George 

 
Grigson, Geo 

 

 

House 
House 

No
House 
No 457
No 471

No 459

3.10 
3.10 






 
 
 
 
 
 

40 
50 
15 
25 
19 
Read, Robt
Leavold, Fred 
Garrett, R late 
Love, Mary Ann 
Love, Mary Ann 
Stanford, Eliz 






 

Haselacton?, Norfolk 
Gillingham, Norfolk 
Beccles, Suffolk 
Beccles, Suffolk 
Beccles, Suffolk 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 

Head 
Wife 
Daur 
Son-in-LawTailor
Daur
4.05 
4.05 



Tailor
Dressmaker

 
Grigson, Geo 
Grigson, exors 
Grigson, Redelpha 
Grigson, Redelpha 
Grigson, Redelpha 
Gibbs, Sam

 
 
 
 
 
 

House 
House
House 
House 
House 
House 

No 499

No 495
No 519
No 513
No 536

 



 


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

56 
18 
16 
59 
22 
Pooley, Jacob 
Elden, Harrt 
Wright, Wm 
Wright, Wm 
 
 
Clark, Mrs
-





Norwich, Norfolk, England 
Beccles, Suffolk, England 
Beccles, Suffolk, England 
Beccles, Suffolk, England 
Raveningham, Norfolk, England 
 
 
 

Head
Daur 
Daur 
Boarder 
Boarder 

Printer (Machinist)
Printer (Machinist)
Tailor Journeyman
Carpenter
House 
House 

 
 
 
 
 

Gibbs, Sam
Hamilton, Sam 
 
 
 
 

 

No 578
No  596
House 


Youngs, Peter 
Youngs, Peter
 
Hindes & Co 

No 596

 
 
Oxborough, Mrs 

 
bedrooms

recep 

no of Occ
2  

5

 
 

Beccles, Streets, Manor House Lane 
David Lindley, 1999-2000 
`4
Manor House Lane 2
[This was on the south side of the road and has been destroyed]

1837 
 
 
1837 
 
 
Lane,
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
1859 
 
 
1892 
 
 
 
 

26 Jun 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

SALE: LOT 3: Two Dwelling Houses in Manor House Lane, occupied by Elizabeth Boyden & James
Brewer; Walled Garden, fruit trees, gig house & Stable - opening into Newgate, lately occupied by Rev
Henry Taylor, the proprietor. (held for the residue of 1000 years from 7 August 1675)
ARGEEMENT 26 June 1837 between James Barnes of Beccles, bricklayer & William Edward  
Crowfoot.
James Barnes shall within 14 days become the purchaser of a garden situate near the Manor House
late the property of Henry Taylor, clerk, deceased. James Barnes agrees to sell a piece of ground, part of
the said garden, to contain in length from NORTH to SOUTH 55ft and in breadth from EAST to WEST
45ft, and to abut on the said Manor House Lane towards the NORTH and Newgate on the EAST, but
exclusive of the walls, buildings, bushes and plants at the price of 50. And it is agreed that James
Barnes shall at his own expense clear the ground of the walls, buildings etc within three weeks from the
time he shall purchase the garden,
Later agreed that it should be 55.
11 August 1837 a Deposit of 10 paid.
SALE by Executors of George Knights: Three well-built Cottages: Brick-built & tiled & spacious Yard
at back in Manor House Lane, near Smallgate, in occupation of John Botwright & Widows Neech &
Wiggett. Total Rents 14 4s 0d

 
 

Rix? 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Beccles Newspaper 30 Aug

 
 

 
 

Beccles Paper 31 May 

SALE: MANOR HOUSE LANE: by Isaac Vertigen (George Durrant), 9th of June
 
with a frontage of 40ft and adjoining premises of Mrs Goffin, Mr WB England, The Colchester  
Brewing Company in the occupation of George Oxborough, George Knights and Charles Clarke,
weekly tenants; Rental 15 12s pa.  

 
 
 
 

THREE Capital COTTAGES, Two brick and tiled and ONE plaster and tiled in Manor House Lane,

 
 

 
[Mr J Nobbs 80]

1841 
1845 
1850 
1851 CENSUS
Mary Ann VERTIGEN
Caroline A VERTIGEN
Elijah Wm VERTIGEN
John VERTIGEN 
1855 
1860 
1865 
1870 
1875 
1880 
1881 CENSUS (F 111)
Eliz OXBOROUGH 
Geo OXBOROUGH 
Wilm OXBOROUGH 
Alice SAMPSON 
James SAMPSON 
1885 
1890 
1895 
1899 
1907 Survey 
1914 
1927 
1936 
 

 
 
 

 
 
 

Boyden, Eliz 
Oxborough, John 
Dunton, Edward 

 
 
 

Barnes, James 
Barnes, James 
Barnes, James 


2.15 
2.15 

House 
House 
House 

No 460
No 458
No 472 


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

27 


2 months 
Bird, Robt
Wiggate, Eliz 
Tooke, Robt 
Hall, George 
Barnard, George 
Oxborough, Elizabeth





 

Beccles, Suffolk 
Beccles, Suffolk 
Beccles, Suffolk 
Beccles, Suffolk 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Head 
Daur
Son

Servant’s Wife

Son 
Knights, Geo 
Knights, Geo 
 
 
Vertigen, Jacob 
Vertigen, Jacob 

 
 
 
 
 
 

4.05 

House 
House 


House 
House 

No 500 
No 485
House 
House 
No 512 
No 535

4.05 
Vertigen, Jacob 
Vertigen, Jacob 

No 496
No 520


 



 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

61 
21 
16 
10 

Oxborough, George 
Oxborough, George 
Oxborough, George 
Oxborough, George 
 
Archer, Mrs
Linder, Frank
Felmingham, Mrs M
-





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

Head 
Son 
Grandson
Grand Daur
Grand Son
 
 
 

Charwoman
Warehouseman (Printers)
Bricklayers Labourer
Scholar
Scholar
House 
House 
House 

 
 
 
 

Vertigen, Jacob 
Vertigen, Jacob 
Youngs, Peter 
Youngs, Peter
 

No 577
No 595
No 595

 
Oxborough, George 

Hindes & Co 
4

 
 
 
 

Beccles, Streets, Manor House Lane 
David Lindley, 1999-2000 
`5
Manor House Lane 3
[This was on the south side of the road and has been destroyed]

1837 
 
 
1837 
 
 
Lane,
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
1859 
 
 
1892 
 
 
 
 
 

26 Jun 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

SALE: LOT 3: Two Dwelling Houses in Manor House Lane, occupied by Elizabeth Boyden & James
Brewer
; Walled Garden, fruit trees, gig house & Stable - opening into Newgate, lately occupied by Rev
Henry Taylor, the proprietor. (held for the residue of 1000 years from 7 August 1675)
ARGEEMENT 26 June 1837 between James Barnes of Beccles, bricklayer & William Edward  
Crowfoot.
James Barnes shall within 14 days become the purchaser of a garden situate near the Manor House
late the property of Henry Taylor, clerk, deceased. James Barnes agrees to sell a piece of ground, part of
the said garden, to contain in length from NORTH to SOUTH 55ft and in breadth from EAST to WEST
45ft, and to abut on the said Manor House Lane towards the NORTH and Newgate on the EAST, but
exclusive of the walls, buildings, bushes and plants at the price of 50. And it is agreed that James
Barnes shall at his own expense clear the ground of the walls, buildings etc within three weeks from the
time he shall purchase the garden,
Later agreed that it should be 55.
11 August 1837 a Deposit of 10 paid.
SALE by Executors of George Knights: Three well-built Cottages: Brick-built & tiled & spacious Yard
at back in Manor House Lane, near Smallgate, in occupation of John Botwright & Widows Neech &
Wiggett. Total Rents 14 4s 0d

 
 

Rix? 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Beccles Newspaper 30 Aug

 
 

 
 

Beccles Paper 31 May 

SALE: MANOR HOUSE LANE: by Isaac Vertigen (George Durrant), 9th of June
 
with a frontage of 40ft and adjoining premises of Mrs Goffin, Mr WB England, The Colchester  
Brewing Company in the occupation of George Oxborough, George Knights and Charles Clarke,
weekly tenants; Rental 15 12s pa.
 

 
 
 
 
 

THREE Capital COTTAGES, Two brick and tiled and ONE plaster and tiled in Manor House Lane,

 
 

[Mr J Nobbs 80]

1841 
1845 
1850 
1851 CENSUS
Charley CUTTS 
Martha CUTTS 
1855 
1860 
1865 
1870 
1875 
1880 
1881 CENSUS (F 110)
Henry E. CHILVERS 
Sarah E. CHILVERS 
James CHILVERS 
Mary A. CHILVERS 
Robert CHILVERS 
Emma CHILVERS 
Alice CHILVERS 
1885 
1890 
1895 
1899 
1907 Survey 
1914 
1927 
1936 
1948 
1954 

 
 
 

 
 
 

Bensley, Henry 
Bensley, Henry 
Cutts, Charles 

 
 
 

Barnes, James 
Barnes, James 
Barnes, James 


2.15 
2.15 

House 
House  
House 

No 461
No 459
No 473



 
 
 
 
 
 

34 
35 
Tills, John
Botwright, John 
Woolnough, Geo 
Gower, Stephen 
Hamilton, Fred 
Hamilton, Rich 



 

Linstead Parva, Suffolk
Gillingham, Norfolk 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Head 
Day Warder at Gaol

Wife 
Knights, Geo 
Knights, Geo 
Vertigen, Jacob 
Vertigen, Jacob 
Vertigen, Jacob 
Vertigen, Jacob 

 
 
 
 
 
 

4.05 
4.05 



House 
House 
House 
House 
House 
House 

No 502
No 486
No 497
No 520
No 511
No 534 



 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

37 
36 
11 




Chilvers, Hy 
Clarke, George 
Knights, Geo 
Roe, Caroline 
 
Bloomfield, Harry
Mobbs, Frederick
Poll, Cecil
Gildon, R
Gilding, Walter







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

Head 
Wife
Son 
Daur 
Son 
Daur

Cordwainer (Journeyman)

Cordwainers Son
Scholar
Scholar

Daur
Vertigen, Jacob 

 
 
 
 

 
Vertigen, Jacob 
Youngs, Peter 
Youngs, Peter
 

4.10 
House 
House 

House 
No 594
No 594

No 576

4.10 
 

 
Oxborough, Charles 

Hindes & Co 
3

 
 
 
 
 

Beccles, Streets, Manor House Lane 
David Lindley, 1999-2000 
`6
Manor House Lane 4
[This was on the south side of the road and has been destroyed]

1859 
 
 
1892 
 
 
 
 
1905 

SALE by Executors of George Knights: Three well-built Cottages: Brick-built & tiled & spacious Yard
at back in Manor House Lane, near  Smallgate, in occupation of John Botwright & Widows Neech &
Wiggett. Total Rents 14 4s 0d

Beccles Newspaper 30 Aug

 
 

 
 

Beccles Paper 31 May 

SALE: MANOR HOUSE LANE: by Isaac Vertigen (George Durrant), 9th of June
 
with a frontage of 40ft and adjoining premises of Mrs Goffin, Mr WB England, The Colchester  
Brewing Company in the occupation of George Oxborough, George Knights and Charles Clarke,
weekly tenants; Rental 15 12s pa.
 

 
 
 
 

THREE Capital COTTAGES, Two brick and tiled and ONE plaster and tiled in Manor House Lane,

 
 

 
KNIGHTS, George  Frederick 

[Mr J Nobbs 80]
waterman 

78 years
08 April 1905 
con.
Burial List

1841 
1845 
1850 
1851 CENSUS
Frederick CHAPLIN 
Mary Ann CHAPLIN 
1855 
1860 
1865 
1870 
1875 
1880 
1881 CENSUS  (F 109)
George F. KNIGHT 
Harriett KNIGHT 
Edith E. KNIGHT 
Emma F. KNIGHT 
Henry R. KNIGHT 
1885 
1890 
1895 
1899 
1902 
1907  Survey 
1914 
1927 
1936 
1948 
1954 

 
 
 

 
 
 

Browne, Ben 
Elizabeth Lee 
Chaplin, Frederick 

 
 
 

Barnes, James 
Barnes, James 
Barnes, James 


2.15 
2.15 

House 
House 
House 

No 462
No 460
No 474



 
 
 
 
 
 

27 
27 
Neech, Eliz
Neach, Elizabeth 
Playford, Wm 
Johnson, Alf 
George, Robert 
Knights, George 



 

Norwich, Norfolk 
Beccles, Suffolk 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

Head 
Wife 
3.10 
3.10 

Journeyman Carpenter
Dressmaker
House 
House 
House 

House 
House 

 
Knights, Geo 
Knights, Geo 
Vertigen, Jacob 
 
Vertigen, Jacob 
Vertigen, Jacob 

 
 
 
 
 
 

No 501
No 497
No 498
House 
No 510
No 533


Vertigen, Jacob 

No 522 
 




 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

63 
47 
12 
10 

Knights, George 
Knights, George 
Knights, George 
Knights, George 
Knights, George 
Knights, Miss
Crisp, Fred
Austin, Alfred
Austin, Alfred
Austin, Alfred
Austin, Alfred





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

Head 
Wife
Daur 
Daur 
Son
4.10 
4.10 
4.10 

Wherryman

Scholar
Scholar

 
 
 
 
 

Vertigen, Jacob 
Vertigen, Jacob 
Youngs, Peter 
Youngs, Peter
Hindes & Co 

House 
House 
House 

No 575
No 593
No 593

2

 
 
 
 
 

Beccles, Streets, Manor House Lane 
David Lindley, 1999-2000 
`7
Manor House Lane 5

[This is on the south side of the road. It was probably built between 1850 & 1855. It was still standing early in 2004, but was
empty and in a bad state of  repair. It was pulled down in October 2004]

1867 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 

SALE: Lot 3: 
Two brick & tiled Messuages with piece of Garden ground & outbuildings at the back in Manor House
Lane, near Smallgate occupied by G Myers & William Harris
SOLD to James Trackson for 160
Indenture dated the 12th September, 1853, being an assignment on a sale.

Executors of John Norman
Sale 15 Oct

 
 
 
 

1914-1918 
 
 
FIRST WORLD WAR

 
 

 
 

 
 

George Bickers enlisted in 1915. He was a Bombadier in the Royal Field Artillery. He died of  
Wounds on 10 May 1918

1841 
1845 
1850 
1851 CENSUS
John KETTLE 
Frederick THURLINGG
1855 
1860 
1865 
1870 
1875 
1880 
1881 CENSUS  (F 108)
Richard COBBIN 
Martha COBBIN 
Harry R. COBBIN 
Ernest D. COBBIN 
1890 
1890 
1895 
1899 
1902 
1907 Survey 
1914 
1927 
1936 
1948 
1954 
1972 

 
 
 

 
 
 

Neale, Wm
Neale, Wm
Barnes, James 

 
 

 
 
 

Barnes, James 
Barnes, James 
Barnes, James 


3.10 
3.10 

House 
House 
House 

No 463
No 461
No 475



 
 
 
 
 
 

62 
12 
Cutting, Wm 
Stratford, Wm 
Myers, Geo
Buck, Harrt
Buck, James M 
Cobban, Richard 


Mendham, Suffolk 
Beccles, Suffolk 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Head 

Proprietor of Houses
Scholar
5.10 
5.10 



Visitor 
Norman, John 
Norman, John 
Norman, John 
Newstead, Louisa 
Newstead, Louisa 
Newstead, Louisa 

 
 
 
 
 
 

House 
House 
House 
House 
House 
House 

No 503
No 498
No 499
No 523
No 509
No 532

 
 



 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

32 
25 

10 m 
Rouse, Sarah 
Rouse, George 
Rouse, George 
Rouse, George 
Rous, George 
 
Bickers, George
Smallwood, Mrs
Hunn, Miss
Hunn, Miss
Hunn, Miss
Spalding, Clifford




Gooderstone, Norfolk, England 
Beccles, Suffolk, England 
Beccles, Suffolk, England 
Beccles, Suffolk, England 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Head 
Wife 
Son
Son


Coach Body Maker
Dressmaker

 
 
 
 
 

Newstead, Louisa 
Goffin, Louisa 
Goffin, Mrs Louisa 
Madgett, Mrs Edith

House 
House 
House 

No 574
No 592
No 592

Reeve, Benj
 
Shelcross, Mrs 
3

 
 
 
 
 
 

Beccles, Streets, Manor House Lane 
David Lindley, 1999-2000 
`8
Manor House Lane 6

[This is on the south side next to the former National School. It was probably built between 1850 & 1855. It was still standing
early in 2004, but was empty and in a bad state of repair. It was pulled down in October 2004]

1867 

 
 
 
 
 

SALE: Lot 3: 
Two brick & tiled Messuages with piece of Garden ground & outbuildings at the back in Manor House
Lane, near Smallgate occupied by G Myers & William Harris
SOLD to James Trackson for 160
Indenture dated the 12th September, 1853, being an assignment on a sale.

Executors of John Norman
Sale 15 Oct

 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 

1914-1918 
 

 
 

 
Percy L Mihill enlisted in 1914. He was a Sapper in the Royal Engineers. He was discharged in May 1919

FIRST WORLD WAR
 

1841 
1845 
1850 
1851 CENSUS
Elizabeth FIDDES 
Sarah FIDDES 
1855 
1860 
1865 
1867 
1870 
1875 
1880 
1881 CENSUS (F 107)
Robert WHITE 
Jane WHITE 
Flora J. WHITE 
Harry A. WHITE 
Adelaide E. WHITE 
Arthur R. WHITE 
Gertrude A. WHITE 
1885 
1890 
1895 
1899 
1907 Survey 
1914 
1927 
1936 
1948 
1954 
1965 
1972 

 
 
 

 
 
 

Barnes, James 
Fiddes, Elizabeth 
Fiddes, Elizabeth 

 
 
 

Barnes, James 
Barnes, Jas
Barnes, Jas


3.10 
3.10 

House 
House 
House 

No 464
No 462
No 476

 
 



 
 
 
 
 
 
 

37 

Pont, Geo
Layton, Maria 
Thayer, Fred W 
Harris, William
White, George 
White, Robert 
White, Robert 



 

Beccles, Suffolk 
Beccles, Suffolk 
 
 
 

 

Head 
Daur
5.10 
5.10 

Annuitant

 
Norman, John 
Norman, John 
Norman, John 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

House 
House 
House 

No 504
No 499
No 500

 
 
 

Newstead, Louisa 
Newstead, Louisa 
Newstead, Louisa 



House 
House 
House 

No 524
No 508
No 531



 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

42 
43 





White, Robt 
White, Robert 
White, Robert 
White, Robert 
 
Mihill, William
Bradnum, Alfred
Shiplee, Jack
Shiplee, Jack
Shiplee, Jack
Gooch, Mrs MC
Hook, Arthur







Cantley, Norfolk, England 
Heckingham, Norfolk, England 
Beccles, Suffolk, England 
Beccles, Suffolk, England 
Beccles, Suffolk, England 
Beccles, Suffolk, England 
Beccles, Suffolk, England 
 
 
 

Head 
Wife
Daur 
Son 
Daur 
Son

Cordwainer (Journeyman)

Scholar
Scholar
Scholar

Daur
Newstead, Louisa 

 
 
 
 

 
Goffin, Louisa 
Goffin, Mrs Louisa 
Madgett, Mrs Edith
 


House 
House 

House 
No 591
No 591

No 573


 
Norman, John 

Shelcross
 
4

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Beccles, Streets, Manor House Lane 
David Lindley, 1999-2000 
`9
Manor House Lane 7 A

[This was on the north side of road]
This house and 7B appear to have been pulled down between 1870 and 1875 and No 7 built in their place

1868 
 
 
 

Beccles Paper, 24 Nov 

SALE OF ESTATE OF ABRAHAM CLARK, gent
LOT 2 FOUR CAPITAL Well built COTTAGES on the east side of Lot 1 adjoining Manor House Lane
and Newgate, occupied by Martha Mobbs, [No 7A] Fred Waters, [No 7B] Edward Bulwer and  
George Woolnough  [purchased R Thornton 205]

 
 
 

 
 
 

1841 
1845 
1850 
1851 CENSUS
William SPEAR 
Sarah SPEAR 
Henry SPEAR 
William SPEAR 
1855 
1860 
1865 
1870 

 
 
 

 
 
 

Weavers, Wm 
Weavers, Wm 
Spear, Wm

 
 
 

Clarke, Abraham 
Clarke, Abraham 
Clarke, Abraham 


2.15 
2.15 

House 
House 
House 

No 937
No 947
No 477

 



 
 
 
 
 
 

30 
28 


Spear, Wm
Cormall 
Mobbs, Martha 
Mobbs, Martha 





 
 

Mildenhall, Suffolk 
St Andrews, Suffolk 
Rickinghall, Suffolk 
Beccles, Suffolk 
 
 
 
 

Head 
Wife
Son

Labourer, Groom

Son
Clarke, Abraham 
Clarke, Abraham 
Clarke, Abraham 
Thornton, Richard 

 
 
 
 




House 
House 
House 
House 

No 505
No 493
No 493
No 517

Manor House Lane 7 B

[This was on the north side of road]
This house and 7A appear to have been pulled down between 1870 and 1875 and No 7 built in their place

1868 
 
 
 

Beccles Paper, 24 Nov 

SALE OF ESTATE OF ABRAHAM CLARK, gent
LOT 2 FOUR CAPITAL Well built COTTAGES on the east side of Lot 1 adjoining Manor House Lane
and Newgate, occupied by Martha Mobbs, [No A] Fred Waters, [No B] Edward Bulwer [in Newgate]
and George Woolnough [in Newgate]  (purchased R Thornton 205)

 
 
 

 
 
 

1841 
1845 
1850 
1851 CENSUS
Mary TILLS 
Sarah TILLS 
Henry TILLS 
William TILLS 
George WARNE 
1855 
1860 
1865 
1870 

 
 
 

 
 
 

Holdron, Wm 
Jones, Thos
Tills, John

 
 
 

Clarke, Abraham 
Clarke, Abraham 
Clarke, Abraham 


2.15 
2.15 

House 
House 
House 

No 938
No 948
No 478

 
 

 




 
 
 
 


18 
16 
11 
20 
Goffin, Eliz
Smith, Wm
Lay, Robt
Walton, Fred 

48 




 
 
 


Becces, Suffolk 
Beccles, Suffolk 
Beccles, Suffolk 
Southwold, Suffolk 
 
 
 
 

Liverpool, Lancashire

Head 
Servant
Apprentice to Tailor
Scholar
Maltster 



Schoolmistress

Daur 
Son 
Son 

Lodger 
Clarke, Abraham 
Clarke, Abraham 
Clarke, Abraham 
Thornton, Richard 

 
 
 
 

House 
House 
House 
House 

No 506
No 493
No 494
No 518

Manor House Lane 7

[This is on the north side of road, and is still standing in 2004]
Built between 1870 and 1875 in the place of Nos 7A and 7B
At first glance this appears to be an earlier building, because the sash windows are not rebated, but are flush with the facade,
however  the chimneys have the chaacteristic mid Victorian profile.
1901 

 
 
WHITE, Robert
shoemaker 
64 years
died 29 June 1901
consecrated ground

1875 
1880 
1881 CENSUS
John F. SALMON 
Emma SALMON 
Charlotte  STIMPSON
Mary A. SALMON 
William SALMON 
John SALMON 
Emma SALMON 
Elizabeth SALMON 
Charley SALMON 
Fanny SALMON 

 
 

 
 

Grimson, Geo 
Salmon,John 

Grimson, Geo 
Salmon, John 

 
 


House 
House  

No 505
No 528





 
 
 
 
 
 

55 
51 
23 
17 
15 
13 
11 











Blickling, Norfolk, England 
Beccles, Suffolk, England 
Beccles, Suffolk, England 
Beccles, Suffolk, England 
Beccles, Suffolk, England 
Beccles, Suffolk, England 
Beccles, Suffolk, England 
Beccles, Suffolk, England 
Beccles, Suffolk, England 
Beccles, Suffolk, England 

Head 
Wife
Step Daur
Daur
Son 
Son 
Daur 
Daur 
Son 
Daur 

Tailor
Machinist (Tailoress)

Carpenters Apprentice
Telegraph Boy
Scholar
Scholar
Scholar
Scholar

Beccles, Streets, Manor House Lane 
David Lindley, 1999-2000 
`10

1885 
1890 
1895 
1899 
1902 
1907 Survey 
1914 
1927 
1936 
1948 
1954 
1965 
1972 

 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Salmon,John 
Salmon,John 
Salmon, Emma 
Salmon, Emma 
White, Robert 
 
White, Mrs
White, Arthur
Wyatt, Mrs C
Wyatt, Mrs C
Wyatt, Miss Florence
Wyatt, Miss
Wyatt, Miss F

Salmon, John 
Salmon, John 
Salmon, Mrs Emma 
Salmon, J exors 
 
 

 
 
 
 

8.10 
8.10 
8.10 
8.10 

House  
House  
House  
House 

No 570
No 588
No 588
No 714

White, Mrs
Wyatt 
 
5

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Manor House Lane 8
[This was on the north side of road and has been destroyed.]
Sale brochure 14 Aug 

1917 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

A Corner
 
 
 
Newgate] CW Meadows [8, Manor House Lane] and G Dow [9, Manor House Lane], weekly tenants,  
at Rentals amounting to 33 16s the owner paying Rates.
 
 

block of four brick & tiled Dwelling Houses in Newgate & Manor House Lane being Nos 37
& 39 Newgate and Nos 8 & 9 Manor House Lane. Sale of late Mr JW Thacker.
Each containing Living Room, Scullery, and two bedroms, four brick & tiled Wash-houses with  
Coppers. Water from mains is laid on; now occupied by Messrs H Dyer [37 Newgate], J Whale, [39

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Tenure: Freehold
[purchased RH Ellwood 205]

 
Outgoings: Land Tax 8s 8d  (conveyed to JW Thacker 26 June 1873)

1850 
1855 
1860 
1865 
1870 
1875 
1880 
1881 CENSUS
William PRIME 
Mary A. PRIME 
1885 
1890 
1895 
1899 
1907 Survey 
1914 
1917 
1927 
1936 
1948 
1954 
1965 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Hayward, John 
Candler, S
Goodrum, Wm 
Stimpson, Henry 
Peake, Ann
Holmes, Thomas 
Prime, Wm

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Grigson, Geo 
Grigson, George 
Grigson, exors 
Grigson, Redelpha 
Grigson, RG 
Thacker, Wm 
Thacker, Wm H 

2.15 



 

House 
House 
House 
House 

House 
House 

No 480
No 507
No 500
No 501
House 
No 507 
No 530

 
 
No 525
 



 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

62 
56 
Prime, Wm
Artis, Annna Maria 
Thacker, Wm H 
Nunn, Elijah 
 
Meadows, Charles
Meadows, CW
Meadows, Charles
Littleboy, Mrs H
Harvey, Miss
Harvey, Miss
Girling, Roger



 

Stonham, Suffolk, England 
Stratton, Norfolk, England 
 
 
 

Head 
Wife


Shoemaker

 
 
 
 

Thacker, Wm H 
Thacker, Wm H 
Thacker, Wm H 
 
 

House 
House 
House 

No 572
No 590
No 590

 
Meadows, Charles 

Thacker
Thacker 

 
7

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Manor House Lane 9
[This was on the north side of road and has been destroyed.]
Sale brochure 14 Aug 

1917 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

A Corner
 
 
 
Newgate] CW Meadows [8, Manor House Lane] and G Dow [9, Manor House Lane], weekly tenants,  
at Rentals amounting to 33 16s the owner paying Rates.
 
 

block of four brick & tiled Dwelling Houses in Newgate & Manor House Lane being Nos 37
& 39 Newgate and Nos 8 & 9 Manor House Lane. Sale of late Mr JW Thacker.
Each containing Living Room, Scullery, and two bedroms, four brick & tiled Wash-houses with  
Coppers. Water from mains is laid on; now occupied by Messrs H Dyer [37 Newgate], J Whale, [39

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Tenure: Freehold
[purchased RH Ellwood 205]

 
Outgoings: Land Tax 8s 8d  (conveyed to JW Thacker 26 June 1873)

1850 
1855 
1860 
1865 

 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 

Brewer, Jas
Oxborough, Chas 
Bradnum, Jacob 
Cutting, Denny 

 

 
 
 
 

Grigson, Geo 
Grigson, Geo 
Grigson exors 
Grigson, Redelpha 

2.15 
4.15 
4.15 

House 
House 
House 
House 

No 481
No 508
No 501
No 502

Beccles, Streets, Manor House Lane 
David Lindley, 1999-2000 
`11

1870 
1875 
1880 
1881 CENSUS
Charles COPPING 
Emma E. COPPING 
Walter W. COPPING 
Frederick COPPING 
Ellen H. COPPING 
1885 
1890 
1895 
1899 
1907 Survey 
1914 
1917 
1927 
1936 
1948 
1954 
1965 
1972 

 
 
 

 
 
 

Tooke, Robt 
Stammers, Ann 
Emmerson, Sam 

 
 
 

 
Thacker, Wm 
Thacker, Wm H 

Grigson, RG 

 
House 
House 


No 506 
No 529

House 
No 526




 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

24 
23 



Gosling, Mary 
Gosling, Mary 
Gosling, Mary 
Wiggett, Harriet 
 
Balls, Henry
Dow, G
Dow, George 
Garling, Miss
Girling, Miss
Girling, Mrs
Girling, Mrs
Girling, Mrs HR





Wickham Mkt, Suffolk, England 
Beccles, Suffolk, England 
Beccles, Suffolk, England 
Beccles, Suffolk, England 
Beccles, Suffolk, England 
 
 
 

Head 
Wife
Son 
Son 
Daur


Carpenter (Railway)

Scholar
Scholar

 
 
 
 

Thacker, Wm H 
Thacker, Wm H 
Thacker, Wm H 
Thacker
 

House 
House 
House 

No 570
No 589
No 589

 
Stammers, Mrs 

Thacker 
 
1

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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