Peddar’s Lane 
David Lindley, December 2004
PEDDAR’S LANE

UNIDENTIFIED
1869

Beccles Paper 1 Jun 
SALE: Furniture of Mrs Charlotte Last, deceased, in Peddar’s Lane directly opposite the  

 
Woman charged under the Vagrancy Act with sleeping in the open air in Peddar’s Lane at

 
Stock Market
1869
Beccles Paper 20 Apr 
 
 
2am. Sentenced to 10 days imprisonment with hard labour.
PLANNING COMMITTEE

1886 
1889 
1889 
1894 
1895 
1895 
1895 
1897 
1899 
1900 
1901 
1903 

Planning 
Planning 
Planning 
Planning 
Planning 
Planning 
Planning 
Planning 
Planning 
Planning 
Planning 
Planning 

5 Jan 
7 May 
7 May 
2 Oct 
11 Jun 
2 Jul 
20 Aug 
2 Nov 
6 Jun 
2 Oct 
7 May 
6 Oct 

approved 
approved 
approved 
approved 
approved 
approved 
approved 
protest 
approved 
approved 
approved 
approved 

Peddar's Lane
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New Warehouses for SF Davis in Peddar's Lane
Addition to house in Peddar's Lane for Mr Holton
2 New Cottages in Hungate Lane for Wm Sampson
Additions & alterations to the Board schools
Conversion of old Prim Meth Church to dwelling for Dixey [Pells]
New Workshop for Mr A Hedingham in Peddar's Lane
Addition to Premises in Peddar's Lane by Reuben Cowles
Building by John Crisp in Peddar's Lane, beyond building line
House for Mr Peacock in Peddar's Lane. Building Line forward
New Coachsmith's Shop for John Martin in Peddar's Lane
4 Water Closets for Mrs Neave in Peddar's Lane
Alterations to Old Infants' School for East Suffolk County Council

SALE OF LAND IN PEDDAR’S LANE, 3 August, 1832

Freehold Meadow Land
LOT 1:Piece of land lying in Beccles or Ingate adjoining the Halesworth Road [London Road] WEST; Lot 2 NORTH;

&

Lot 3 EAST;   Half an acre.
LOT 2:Land  on  NORTH  side  of  Lot  1;  adjoining  Peddar’s  Lane  NORTH;  Lot  3  EAST;  Halesworth Road [London

Road] WEST; Half an acre
LOT 3:Land on EAST side of Lot 1 & 2;  Half an acre
LOT 4:Land on EAST side of Lot 3;  Half an acre
LOT 5:Land on EAST side of Lot 4;  Half an acre
LOT 6:Land on EAST side of Lot 5;  Half an acre
LOT 7:Land on EAST side of Lot 6;  0a 1r 33p

THE 1841 TITHE COMMUTATION
It is difficult to relate these to the sale above: Numbers working from the west on the south side:
 

owner 
occupant 
description 
size 
land used

185 
186 
187 
188 
189 
190 
191 
192 
193 
194 

Mobbs, Aaron 
Pedgrift, Jn 
/
Rich, Jeremiah 

Copeman, Jn 
Gilbert, Thomas 
Read, Robt 
Warnes, Jn 
Farr, Thos 

Mobbs, Aaron 
Pedgrift, Jn

Market Garden 
 

0a-2r-3p
0a-2r-15p 

Pasture
Pasture

 
 

Lot 1
Lot 2

Pightel
Dyer, Chas etc 

House & Garden 
 
Homestead 
Pightel
House & Garden 
House & Garden 
Pightel

0a-2r-2p
 
 
0a-1r-39p 
0-1-12
0a-0r-23
1a-2r-9p

Pasture
 
0a-1r- 9p

 
 
Pasture
Pasture
 
 
 

Lot 3?
Lot 4?
 
 
Lot 6?
Lot 6?

 
Copeman, Jn 
Gilbert, Thomas 

 
 

Lot 4?
Lot 5?

 

Read, Robt etc 
Lockwood, Jn 
Barber, Priscilla 

Pasture
Pasture
Arable 

 
Number  185  was  in  London Road, just to the south of the corner plot, which was number 186 - These seem to be

numbers 1 & 2 in the sale
Number 189 appears to come between 188 & 190, but is not numbered
Number 191 does not seem to appear on the Rates
Number 194 was the land belonging to the Black Boy on the corner of Peddar’s Lane & Frederick’s Road

RATES 1841 
owner

 
occupant

 
 

 
value 

 
where 

 
  rate no

 
description 

 
 
 
 
Tithe
No

NOW
Pedgrift, Jn

Hurren, Sam 
Ped Lane 574 
Ho/Garden 
 
 
186 
Lon Rd
Peddar’s Lane 
David Lindley, December 2004

Hurren, Sam 
Linder, Rich 
Press, Mrs 

Pedgrift, Jn
Pedgrift, Jn
Rich, Jn 
4
Rich, Jn 
6
Rich, Jn 
8
Rich, Jn 
10
Rich, Jn 
12
Rich, Jn 
14
Copeman, Jn 
16
Copeman, Jn 
Read, Wm
20
Read, Wm
22
Read, Wm
24
Warnes, Jn
28?
Warnes, Jn
30?
Trustees of School 
Farr, Thos
Farr, Thos

0.15 

 

Ped Lane 574.1 
Ped Lane 575 
1.05 

Coal Ho
Ho/Garden 

 
 

(187)
 
 

 
Ho/Garden 

(187) 
 

No 2
188 

Ped Lane 576 
No
Borrett, Chas 
 
4.1 
Ped Lane 577 
Ho/Garden 
 
 
188 
No
Alborow, late 
 
Ped Lane
578 
Ho/Garden 
 
 
188 
No
Wright, Fra 
 
Ped Lane
579 
Ho/Garden 
 
 
188 
No
Gooch, late 
 
Ped Lane 580 
Ho/Garden 
 
 
188 
No
Dyer, Chas 
 
Ped Lane 581 
Ho/Garden 
 
 
188 
No
Copeman, Wm 
5  
Ped Lane 582 
Ho/Garden 
 
 
190 
No

Copeman, Jn 
Littlewood, Sar 

12 

Ped Lane 583 
Ped Lane 584 

Ho/Shop/Stable 
Ho/Garden 

 
 

190 
 

No 18
192 

 
No
Read, Wm 
 
Ped Lane 585 
Ho/Garden 
 
 
192 
No
Holmes, Jn 
 
Ped Lane 586 
Ho/Garden 
 
 
192 
No
Albrow, Wm 
 
Ped Lane 587 
Ho/Garden 
 
 
193 
No
Lockwood, Jn 
 
Ped Lane 588 
Ho/Garden 
 
 
193 
No

Littlewood, Sar 
Barber, Priscilla 
Barber, Priscilla 

15 
17.25 
5.5 

Ped Lane 589 
Bly 
Bly 

British School Room 
Publican/Black Boy
land 1-0-28 acres

 
194
194

(189)

 
 

758 
758.1 

 
 

 
Peddars Lane

no 
occupant 
 
owner
 
Ho 
 
value

1841
1841

Tithe 186 
Rates 574 

Pedgrift, Jn 
Hurren, Sam 

 
 

Pedgrift, John 
Pedgrift, John 

Pightel
Ho 

 
 

 

0a 2r 18p 
 

Peddars Lane (in the grounds of  15 London Road)
1878
 

 
 

SALE: Freehold Property, late John Pedgrift:
LOT 5: Thirty- Seven & three quarter Malting in Peddars Lane with Steep, two Working  

 
Occupied by James  
ALSO: Cottage & Garden adjoining, occupied by W Purland
[LOT 5 purchased Mr Crisp 500]
Hurren, Sam jun 
Pedgrift, Jn 
Hurren, Sam 

 
Floors,   Kiln,  Malt  Store  Barley  Chamber,  adequate  for  400  quarters;
 
 
 
Crisp 47 10s p.a.

 
 
1838
1841
1841

 
 
Rates 577 
Tithe 186 
Rates 574 

 
 
 

Pedgrift, John 
Pedgrift, John 
Pedgrift, John 

House
Pightel
Coal Ho

 
 
 

3
 
0.15

0a 2r 18p 
Peddars Lane 2
Built between 1832 and 1841

 
1838
1841

 
Rates 578 
Tithe 186 

occupant
Linder, Robt 
Pedgrift, Jn 

 

 
 
 

owner
Pedgrift, John 
Pedgrift, John 

Ho 
Pightel

 
 

3
 

0a 2r 18p 
Peddar’s Lane 
David Lindley, December 2004

1841
1875
1878
1878
1881
1902
1907
1914

Rates 575 
Rates 638 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Linder, Rich 
Purland, William
Cottage & Garden: see above
Purland, William
Foyster
Foyster, Mrs
West, William E
Foyster, William

 
 

Pedgrift, John 
Maplestone, John 

Ho 

 
 

3
 

4 10s
 
 
 
 
 
3
PEDDAR’S LANE 4
 
Built between 1832 and 1841

PEDDARS LANE  30-06-1904
iv ) Small brick & tiled Dwelling House 4 Peddars Lane known as Holly Cottage occupied Mrs H Holton

AND adjoining Cottage No 6 occupied by Mrs G Larke
aggregate rent 19 and valuable Garden well planted with fruit trees & bushes about 30 perches
(Bought AK Hockey 285)
PEDDAR'S LANE  28 July 1919
A well-built Dwelling House with Cottage adjoining and valuable piece of Garden as occupied by CE Watson and F

Rushmer  (Purchased by JP Larkman for CE Watson 270)

1838
1841
1841
1875
1878
1902
1907
1914

Rates 582 
Tithe 188 
Rates 576 
Rates 639 
 
 
 
 

Dyer, Chas 
Dyer, Chas etc 
Press, Mrs 
Clarke, FF
Clarke, FF
Sparrow, John W
Jordan, Mrs
Watson, Charles

 
 
 
Rich, Jeremiah
Rich, Jeremiah 

Rich, Jeremiah 
Rich, Jeremiah

Rich, Jn

House
Ho & Garden 

Ho 

 

4
 

1.05

0a 2r 2p
 
 

 
 

House
 
5
PEDDAR’S LANE 6
 
Built between 1832 and 1841

PEDDARS LANE  30 June 1904
iv ) Small brick & tiled Dwelling House 4 Peddars Lane known as Holly Cottage occupied Mrs H Holton
AND adjoining Cottage No 6 occupied by Mrs G Larke
aggregate rent 19 and valuable Garden well planted with fruit trees & bushes about 30 perches

(Bought AK Hockey 285)
PEDDAR'S LANE  28 July 1919
A well-built Dwelling House with Cottage adjoining and valuable piece of Garden as occupied by CE Watson and F

Rushmer  (Purchased by JP Larkman for CE Watson 270)
Borrett, Chas 
Dyer, Chas etc 
Borrett, Chas 
Scarle, Martha 
Pye, Harry 
Howlett, Chas 
Lark, John
Lark, Mrs
Pipe Frederick

1838
1841
1841
1875
1878
1881
1902
1907
1914

Rates 581 
Tithe 188 
Rates 577 
Rates 642 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 

Rich, Jeremiah 
Rich, Jeremiah
Rich, Jn
Rich, Jeremiah 
Rich, Jeremiah 
Rich, Jeremiah

House
Ho & Garden 
Ho/Garden 
House
House

 


 
4.1
6
5

0a 2r 2p
 

 
 

PEDDAR’S LANE 8 
 

Built between 1832 and 1841
 

1838
1841
1841
1875
1878

Rates 580 
Tithe 188 
Rates 578 
Rates 640 
 

Coby, Daniel 
Dyer, Chas etc 

Alborow, late 
Lee 
Trundle, William

Rich, Jeremiah
Rich, Jeremiah

Rich, Jn
Rih, Jeremiah
Rich, Jeremiah 

House
Ho & Garden 

Ho 

 

4
 

4

 
 
 
 

0a 2r 2p
 
 
Trundle
 
 
5
Peddar’s Lane 
David Lindley, December 2004

1880
1902
1907
1914

 
 
 
 

Newman
Batcheldor, John
Batcheldor, John
Shipley, Albert

 
 
Rich, Jeremiah
 
PEDDAR’S LANE 10
 

Built between 1832 and 1841
Rich, Jeremiah 

1838
1841
1841
1875
1878
1880
1881
1902
1907
1914

Rates 579 
Tithe 188 
Rates 579 
Rates 643 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Wells, Jas 
Dyer, Chas etc 
Wright, Fra 
Fryett, Mary 
Fryette, Isabella 
Grimmer
Keeble, Henr
Pipe, Frederick
Pipe, Frederick
Runicles, Mrs

House
Rich, Jeremiah
Rich, Jn
Rich, Jeremiah 
Rich, Jeremiah 

 
Ho & Garden 
Ho 
 
 

4

 
 
 
 

 
4
6
5

0a 2r 2p
 

 
 
 

PEDDAR’S LANE 12
 

Built between 1832 and 1841
 

1841
1841
1875
1878
1880
1902
1907
1914

Tithe 188 
Rates 580 
Rates 644 
 
 
 
 
 

Dyer, Chas etc 
Gooch, late 
Lane, Josp 
Lane, Josp 
Law, Emma 
Borrett, Arthur
Felgate, Charles
Felgate, Charles

Rich, Jeremiah
Rich, Jn
Rich, Jeremiah 
Rich, Jeremiah 
Rich, Jeremiah 

Ho & Garden 
Ho 
Ho 
House
 

 
4
6
5
5

0a 2r 2p

 
 
 
 

 

 
 
 
 

PEDDAR’S LANE 14
 

Built between 1832 and 1841
 

1841
1841
1875
1878
1881
1902
1907
1914

Tithe 188 
Rates 581 
Rates 646 
 
 
 
 
 

Dyer, Chas etc 
Dyer, Chas 
Morris, Jas   Burton, Jas 
Rich, Jeremiah 
Rich, Mary
Barber, George
Barber, George
Betts, Mrs

Rich, Jeremiah
Rich, Jn
Rich, Jeremiah 
Rich, Jeremiah 

Ho & Garden 
Ho 
Ho 
House

 
4
6
5

0a 2r 2p
 
 

 
 
 

 
PEDDAR’S LANE INFANT SCHOOL
Built as the School for the Non-Conformists in about 1837. It became the “Board School” c.1870 (as a result of the
Education Act)

BRITISH SCHOOL
1840s

 

In the 1840s the British School (ie Dissenting School) in Peddar's Lane already educated 140
children. This was the building beside Peddar's Lane now used as a Nursery next door but one

to the Silk Factory, on the west side.
1875
1881
see later for the “New” School

Rates 646 
 

School Board 
School Board 

 
 

School Board 
School Board 

school rooms 
school

10
8

 
PEDDAR’S LANE 16
Built between 1832 & 1838

1838
1841
1841
1845
1850

Rates 583 
Tithe 190 
Rates 582 
Rates587 
Rates 602 

Copeman, Wm 
Copeman, Jn 
Copeman, Jn 
Copeman, Wm 
Key, Sam

 
 
 
 
Copeman, John

Copeman, Jas 
Copeman, Jn 
Copeman, Wm 
Copeman, John

House
Homestead 
Ho 
Ho 
 

 

5
 
5
4 10s

0a 1r 9p

 
 
3 10s

 
Ho 
Peddar’s Lane 
David Lindley, December 2004

1851 Census 
William SHALFORD 

Dwelling

Peddar’s Lane
24 

Pakefield, Suffolk
 
Head 
Carpenter, journeyman

1855
1860
1865
1870
1875
1878
1879
1880
1881

Rates 633 
Rates 627 
Rates 628 
Rates 663 
Rates 649 
 
 
 
 

Larke, Wm 
Clare, John 
Frankland, Robt 
Mayhew, Henry 
Mayhew, Caroline
Martin, Jn 
Masterton
Robinson, William
Robinson, William

 
 
 
 
Copeman, John
Copeman, John

Copeman, John
Copeman, John
Copeman, John
Copeman, John

Ho 
Ho 
Ho 
Ho 
 
 

 
 
 
 
4 10s
3

4 15s
4 15s
4 10s
4 10s

Ho 
 

Copeman, John
 
 
3

CENSUS 1881
Dwelling: 

William ROBINSON 

Peddars Lane 

 

 
Beccles, Suffolk, England 

 
 
23 
Head 
Railway   Works   Engine   Driver

Engineer

Sarah ROBINSON 
Wilm ROBINSON 
Henrietta MYALL 

23 
8 m 
 



24 

Halesworth, Suffolk, England
Beccles, Suffolk, England 

Wife 
 

Son 
Wrentham, Suffolk, England

Serv 
Nurse (S M S)

1885
1890
1895
1902
1906 Survey 
1907
1914
First World War 1914-18
BARBER, Harry,  
1922
1927
1933
1948
1954
1965

Rates 703 
Rates 772 
Rates 773 
 

Harvey, Fred 
Thurston, John 
Balls, Fred 
Howard, William
Howard, WR jun
Howard, William
Howard, William

 
 
 

Copeman, John
Field, Eliz Mrs 
Field, Eliz Mrs 

 
 
Ho 

 
 
 

5
6
6

 
Field, Mrs 
2 bedrooms  2 sitting incl kitchen
4 occupants

 
 

Enlisted
Barber, Mrs
Barber, Mrs
Ellwood, Jack 
Mason, Matthew
Mason, Matthew
Mason, Matthew

1914 
 
Middlesex, Regt
Private. 1915 Star.  
Wounded 

 
 
 
& No 18 
& No 18 
& No 18 

 
 
 
 

Mason, Matthew
shopkeeper 
shopkeeper
shopkeeper

 
 

 
11
PEDDAR’S LANE 18
 

Built between 1832 & 1838
 

1838
1841
1841
1845
1850

Rates 584 
Tithe 190 
Rates 583 
Rates 588 
Rates 603 

Copeman, Jas 
Copeman, Jn 
Copeman, Jn 
Copeman, John 
Copeman, John 

Copeman, Jas 
Copeman, Jn 
Copeman, Jn 
Copeman, John
Copeman, John

Ho Stable Shop
Homestead 
Ho/shop/stables
Ho & ?
Ho Shop etc 

12
 
12
10 10s
10 10s

 
 
 
 

0a 1r 9p
 

1851 Census 
John Copeman 

Dwelling

Peddar’s Lane
44 




Beccles, Suffolk 
Barnby
Beccles, Suffolk 
Lowestoft 

Head 
wife
dau
 

Pipemaker (Master, employs 8 ? men)

Sarah COPEMAN 
Elizabth COPEMAN 
William MARTIN 

40 

46 

 

 

vistor 
Grocer & Draper

1855
1860
1865
1870
1875
1878
1881

Rates 634 
Rates 628 
Rates 629 
Rates 664 
Rates 648 
 
 

Copeman, John 
Copeman, John 
Copeman, John 
Copeman, John 
Copeman, John 
Copeman, John 
Copeman, John 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Copeman, John
Copeman, John
Copeman, John
Copeman, John
Copeman, John
Copeman, John
Copeman, John

Ho & Shop 
Ho & Shop 
Ho & Shop 
Ho 
 
 
 

13
18
10
5
5
4
4

 
 
 
 

1881 Census 
John COPEMAN 

Dwelling:

Peddars Lane 
74 

 
Beccles, Suffolk,

 

 
     Head

 
Owner  Of  Houses  (Retired  Tobacco  Pipe

Maker)

Sarah A. COPEMAN 
67 
Barnby, Suffolk, England 
Wife 

1885
1890

Rates 703 
Rates 773 

Field, Chas 
Mobbs, Wm 

 
 

Copeman, John
Field, Eliz Mrs 

 
Ho 

 
 

7
6

Peddar’s Lane 
David Lindley, December 2004

1895
1902
1906
1907
1914
1922
1927
1933
1948
1954
1965

Rates 773 
 
Survey 
 
 
 
 
 
see No 16
see No 16
see No 16

Goldsmith, Sarah
Golsmith, Mrs 
Goldsmith, Sarah
Goldsmith, Mrs Sarah 
Goldsmith, Mrs Sarah 
Bryant, Mrs Edith
Bryant, Mrs Edith
Mason, Matthew

 
 
 

Field, Eliz Mrs 
 
Field, Mrs 
 
 
 
 
Mason, Matthew

Ho 
shopkeeper

 
6
 

2 bedrooms  2 siiting incl kitchen
 
 
shopkeeper
shopkeeper

1 occupant

Shopkeeper
shopkeper

 
 
 

House & Shop
13
PEDDAR’S LANE SCHOOL COTTAGE
1 
Built between 1865 and 1870

1865
1870
1875
1878

 
Rates 670 
Rates 655 
 

not built
Rushman, Robt 
Rushmer, Robt 
Folgate, Fred 

 
 
 

Copeman, John
Copeman, John
Copeman, John

Ho 
Ho 
 

 
 
 

4 10s
4 10s
3

1881 Census 
Fred FOLGATE 

Dwelling:

Peddars Lane 
29 

 
Beccles, Suffolk, England 

 
 

 
Head 







Agriculture Labourer

Sarah FOLGATE 
Rosa M. FOLGATE 
Fred FOLGATE 
Eliza M. FOLGATE 
Elizabeth FOLGATE 
Henry W. FOLGATE 

29 




8 m 

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

Wife 
Daur 
Son 
Daur 
Daur 
Son 

 
 
 
 
 

Scholar
Scholar

1885
1890
1902
1904
1906 Survey 
1907
1914
1922
1927
1933
1936
1948
1954
1963
1972
1974

Rates 709 
Rates 780 
 
 

Folgate, Fred 
Chase, Edw  Betts, Wm 
Woodard, John
Woodard, John (near Peddar’s Lane)
Woodward, John  
Woodard, John
Nicker, George
Denny, Reginald
Wilson, Charles
Wilson, Reginald
Gilding, Wm Walker
Gilding, Wm Walker
Witton, Harry
Dowsing, Mrs A
Dowsing, Mrs 
Dowson, Mrs A

 

Copeman, John
Field, Eliz Mrs 

Ho 
Ho 

 
 

6

 
Field, Eliz 
2 bedrooms  2 sitting incl kitchen  5 occupants

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
Field, Elizabeth
11
 
Dowsing, Mrs 
19
PEDDAR’S LANE SCHOOL COTTAGE
2  
Built between 1865 and 1870

1865
1870
1875
1878

 
Rates 671 
Rates 656 
 

not built
Hunting, Charles

 

Copeman, John
Copeman, John
Copeman, John

Ho 
Ho 
Ho 

 
 
 

4 10s
4 10s
4

Cropton, Wm  Harvey, Elijah
Harvey, Elijah 
 

Census 1881  
Elijah J. HARVEY 

Dwelling:

Peddars Lane 
32 

 
Shadingfield, Suffolk, England

 
 

 
Head 




Labourer General

Mary Ann HARVEY 
Rachel A. CLARKE 
Florence HAMBLEN 

33 

11 

Ellough, Suffolk, England 
Aldeby, Norfolk, England 
Beccles, Suffolk, England 

Wife 
Niece 
Visitor

 
 

Scholar
Scholar

1885
1890
1902

Rates 710 
Rates 779 
 

Harvey, Elijah 
Scott, Wm 
Harvey, Mrs

 
 

Copeman, John
Field, Eliz Mrs 

Ho 
Ho 

 
 

6
6

Peddar’s Lane 
David Lindley, December 2004

1904
1906 Survey 
1907
1914
1922
1927
1933
1936
1948
1954
1965
1967
1972
1974

 

Alden, Charles (near Peddar’s Lane)
Alden, Charles    
Alden, Charles
Aldred, Henry
Aldred, Henry
Aldred, Mrs
Gelding, William
Simpson, George
Simpson, George
Simpson, George
Simpson, Mrs E
Simpson, Mrs E
Simpson, G 
Jacbson, JL

 
Field, Eliz 
2 bedrooms  2 sitting incl kitchen
4 occupants

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
Field, Elizabeth
 
 
11
 
Betts, CW (2 Ingate) 
 
19
PEDDAR’S LANE SCHOOL COTTAGE
Built between 1865 and 1870

1865
1870
1875
1878

 
Rates 669 
Rates 654 
 

not built
Martin, John 
Jordan, Henry 
Jordan, James 

 
 
 

Copeman, John
Copeman, John
Copeman, John

 
 
 

4 10s
4 10s
3

1881 Census 
Henry J. JORDAN 

Dwelling:

Peddars Lane 
30 

 
Beccles, Suffolk, England 

 
 

 
Head 








Malster Labourer

Lucy JORDAN 
Albert E. JORDAN 
Martha JORDAN 
James JORDAN 
Robert H. JORDAN 
Edith A. JORDAN 
Mary BLYTH 

28 
10 




50 

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

Wife 
Son 
Daur 
Son 
Son 
Daur 
Visitor

 
 
 
 

Scholar
Scholar
Scholar
Scholar

 

Housekeeper

1885
1890
1902
1904
1906 Survey 
1907
First World War  (see 1881 Census)
JORDAN, Robert H 
1914
1922
1927
1933
1936
1948
1954
1963
1967
1972
1974

Rates  708 
Rates 778 
 
 

Westrupp. Arthur
Damaugh, Thos 
Watson, Charles
Watso, Charles (near Peddar’s Lane)
Watson, Chas  
Watson, Charles

 
 

Copeman, John
Field, Eliz Mrs 

 
 

6
6

 
Field, Eliz   
2 bedrooms  2 sitting incl kitchen
9 occupants
 

Enlisted
Rose, Herbert
Parnell, Frederick
Parnell, Frederick
Peck, Harry 
Farman, Ernest
Farman, Ernes
Smith, Albert Ernest
Smith, Albert Ernest
Richards, Frederick
Richards, FA 
no name given. empty?

1916 
2nd Suffolk Regt
Private
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
Field, Elizabeth
 
 
11
 
Betts, CW (2 Ingate Road)  
19
PEDDAR’S LANE SCHOOL COTTAGE
4
 
Built between 1865 and 1870

1865
1870
1875
1878

 
Rates 668 
Rates 653 
 

not built
Ward, Joseph 
Leeder, Chas 
Leeder, Chas 

 
 
 

Copeman, John
Copeman, John
Copeman, John

 
 
 

4 10s
4
3

1881 Census 
Charles LEEDER 

Dwelling:

Peddars Lane 
33 

 
Diss, Norfolk, England 

 
 

 
Head 

Cabinet Maker Journeyman
Peddar’s Lane 
David Lindley, December 2004

Harriett LEEDER 
Harriett E. LEEDER 
Charles W. LEEDER 
Emily N. LEEDER 
Hubert H. LEEDER 
Alice E. LEEDER 
Ped 

33 
11 










Diss, Norfolk, England 
Diss, Norfolk, England 
Diss, Norfolk, England 
Diss, Norfolk, England 
Beccles, Suffolk, England 
Beccles, Suffolk, England 
Beccles, Suffolk, England 

Wife 
Daur 
Son 
Daur 
Son 
Daur 
Son 

 
 
 
 
 
 

Scholar
Scholar
Scholar
Scholar

Ernest W. LEEDER

1885
1890
1902
1904
1906 Survey 
1907
1914
1922
1927
1933
1936
1948
1954
1963
1972
1974

Rates 707 
Rates 777 
 
 

Leeder, Chas 
Leeder, Chas 
Meddows, Mrs
Moore, Henry
Moore, Henry  
Moore, Henry
Ward, Jamesd
Clark, Archibald
Clark, Archibald
Mallett 
Mallett, Mrs
Mallett, Mrs
Boggis, Arthur Maurice R
Cone, Mrs E
Cone, M/s E   Howes, KF 
Howes, Keith

 
 

Copeman, John
Field, Eliz, Mrs 

 
 

6
6

 
Field, Eliz   2 bedrooms
2 siiting incl kitchen  7 occupants

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
Field, Elizabeth
 
11
Betts, CW (2 Ingate) 
19
PEDDAR’S LANE SCHOOL COTTAGE
 5 to 7 were  pulled down when the new Board School

buildings were built in 1901, designed by the architect Arthur Pells.
Tenders for pulling down three cottages and erecting a new Infant School

1901
Beccles Paper 
PEDDAR’S LANE SCHOOL COTTAGE
5 
Built between 1845 and 1850

1845
1850

 
Rates 606 

not built
Copeman, Wm sen

Copeman, John
Ho 
1 5s 
 

1851 Census 
William Copeman sen 

Dwelling

Peddar’s Lane
78 


Beccles
East Dereham, Norfolk 

 
formerlytailor
Elizabeth COPEMAN 
72 
wife

1855
1860
1865
1870
1875
1878

Rates 637 
Rates 631 
Rates 632 
Rates 667 
Rates 652 
 

Copeman, Wm sen
Copeman, Eliz 
Taylor, Widow 
Poll, Widow 
Ling, William 
Ling, William 

Copeman, John
 
 
 
 
 

Ho 
Copeman, John
Copeman, John
Copeman, John
Copeman, John
Copeman, John

2 5s
Ho 
 
 
 
 

2 5s
2 10s
2 10s
2 10s
2

1881 Census  
William LING 

Dwelling:

Peddars Lane 
36 

 
Shipmeadow, Suffolk, England

 
 

 
Head 




28 

Agriculture Labourer

Harriett LING 
William FOULGER 
Henry WINTER 

35 
10 

Bungay, Suffolk, England 
Bungay, Suffolk, England 
Chediston, Suffolk, England

Wife 
Nephew
Boarder

 
 

Scholar
Malster Labourer

1885
1890
1902

Rates 706 
Rates 776 
 

Lark, Eliz
Lark, Eliza
Rand, George

 
 

Copman, John 
Field, Eliz  Mrs 

 
 

3
3

PEDDAR’S LANE SCHOOL COTTAGE
6 
Built between 1845 and 1850

1845
1850

 
Rates 605 

not built
Copeman, Wm jun

Copeman, John
Ho 
3 5s

1851 Census 
William COPEMAN jun   

Dwelling

Peddar’s Lane
46 

Yorkshire, Hull 
Thorpe, Norfolk 
18 

Head 
Pipemaker, Journeyman

Rachel COPEMAN 
David COPEMAN 


41 
 

wife 
Beccles, Sffolk 

son 
Tailor, journeyman
Peddar’s Lane 
David Lindley, December 2004

William COPEMAN 
Sarah COPEMAN 

 
 


Beccles, Suffolk 
Beccles, Suffolk 

son 
son 

Scholar
Scholar

1855
1860
1865
1870
1875
1878

Rates 636 
Rates 630 
Rates 631 
Rates 666 
Rates 657 
 

Wingfield, John 
Wiungfield, John
Gardener, Augustus 
Larke, William 
Larke, William 
Larke, William 

 
 

Copeman, John
Copeman, John
Copeman, John
Copeman, John
Copeman, John
Copeman, John

Ho 
Ho 
Ho 
 
 
 

4 5s
4 5s
4 10s
4 10s
4 10s
3

 

 
 
 

1881 Census 
William LARKE 

Dwelling:

Peddars Lane 
51 

 
Beccles, Suffolk, England 

 
 

 
Head 



22 

Malster Labourer

Charlotte LARKE 
George LARKE 


59 
 

Beccles, Suffolk, England 

Wife 
Beccles, Suffolk, England 

Son 
Labourer General

1885
1890
1902

Rates 705 
Rates 775 
 

Larke, William 
Larke, Wm 
Lark, William

 
 

Copeman, John
Field, Eliz Mrs 

 
 

5
3

PEDDAR’S LANE SCHOOL COTTAGE
7 
Built between 1845 and 1850

1845
1850

 
Rates 604 

not built
Calver, Jas 

 
Copeman, John
Ho 
3 5s 

1851 Census 
James Calver 

Dwelling

Peddar’s Lane
30 

Norwich
Aldgate, London 
Beccles, Suffolk 
Bungay, Suffolk 
26 
Rotherhithe, London 

 

Head 
wife
step dau

Pipemaker, journeyman

Eliza Calver 
Eliza Baker 
Robert Baker 
Sarah Folgate 
George Holton 

34 
12 
16 
 

 
 

Scholar
Pipemaker, journeyman
visitor 
visitor 

step son
Loddon, Norfolk 

  Dress Maker
 

1855
1860
1865
1870
1875
1878

Rates 635 
Rates 629 
Rates 630 
Rates 665 
Rates 650 
 

Nicholds, Sarah 
Nicholds late 
Stanford, John 
Edmunds, Jas 
Kirby, Geo 
Kirby, Geo 

 
 
 
 
 
 

Copeman, John
Copeman, John
Copeman, John
Copeman, John
Copeman, Jn 
Copeman, Jn 

 
 
Ho 
 
 
 

4 5s
4 5s
4 10s
4 10s
4 10s
3

1881 Census 
George KIRBY 

Dwelling:

Peddars Lane 
52 

 
Shipmeadow, Suffolk, England

 
 
 


19 

Head 
Beccles, Suffolk, England 

Brewers Labourer
Niece 

Caroline W. KIRBY 
 
Housekeeper

1885
1890
1902

Rates 704 
Rates 774 
 

Kirby, Geo 
Spalding, Chas 
Cattermole, William

 
 

Copeman, Jn 
Field, Eliz Mrs 

Ho 
Ho 

5
5

Peddar’s Lane 
David Lindley, December 2004

PEDDAR’S LANE SILK WORKS & BOARD SCHOOL
SILK FACTORY:

1841
Tithe award 

This property appears to have been number 191, a pightle, owned and occupied by Thomas
Gilbert, of pasture land of 1 r 39p
SILK WORKS: Public Meeting to be held at the Town Hall this morning Tuesday, 7th October
1856 at twelve o'clock to adopt measures for establishing a SILK WORKS COMPANY in this
town under the recent "Limited Liability Act" The Mayor will take the Chair and Gentlemen
fully competent will attend and explain the subject.
PEDDARS LANE. BECCLES: Dictionary of Suffolk Architects: Peddar's Lane Silk Factory
Designed by Woodroffe & Son, Builders [see The Builder 7 March 1857, page 135]

1856
Advert 

1856
 

Dict Suff Arch 
 
SILK WORKS: Public Meeting to be held at the Town Hall this morning Tuesday, 7th October
1856
Public Notice 7 Oct 

1856 at twelve o'clock to adopt measures for establishing a SILK WORKS COMPANY in this
town under the recent "Limited Liability Act"
The  Mayor  will  take  the  Chair  and  Gentlemen  fully  competent  will  attend  and explain the
subject.
Presentation of Plate to the Mayor George Fenn: (See BIOGRAPHY SECTION: Fenn's Speech
of thanks)

 
 
1856  Nor Merc?  5 Nov 
James Baylis, Pedar’s Lane, Silk Works manager, gave a lecture on Steam Power to
1857

LECTURE:
the Working Men's Institution

Beccles Mthly Adv 2 Mar

1857
1857
1857
1857

Bec Wkly Adv 3 March 

Foundations laid for factory; builder Messrs Woodroffe & Son
James Baylis, Silk Works manager, lectures on Steam Power to Working Men’s Institution
Silk Factory completed; machinery now being installed
BECCLES SILK WORKS Co Ltd, Employment can be given to girls from 11 to 20 years of age,
upon application at the Factory of the above Company, Peddars Lane, Beccles.
Beccles Silk Factory could emply 150-200 persons.
SILK WORKS: Account: just completed.
Silk Works, hands laid off, depression in industry.
Beccles Silk Works Company. Meeting of Shareholders: Company to amalgamate with London
& Norwich Crepe & Silk Works, Co Ltd”: Read Crisp, Secretary
Silk  Works,  Ltd:  at  Extraordinary General Meeting of shareholders it was resolved that the
company  be  wound  up  and  the capital of the company transferred to London, Norwich &
Beccles Silk Works. Mr Fenn appointed liquidator.
Letter: “As you [Read Crisp] were Secretary to the abortion in Beccles called the Silk Works,
pray can you inform me why they are not at work (I am a shareholder and anxious about my
little  investment)  and  have  they  joined  the scheme called the London, Norwich & Beccles
Crepe Company yet? Or is the Company numbered among the “dead Men”.
Editor: Apply to the liquidator for information.
Silk Factory to be Let: Situate in Peddar’s Lane, a very substantial brick & slate building with
three separate floors, erected in 1857.
All the machinery, steam engine, & other fixtures on & about the building will be let with it if
required. Application: Mr Fenn.
Liquidation of Silk Works Company. Mr Fenn in Chair, as liquidator. Had disposed of lease to
Mr Wild of Norwich who intends to reopen the works, and probably on a still larger scale. 30
vote to liquidator.
Silk Works will resume soon. A large quantity of machinery arrived including a 12h.p. engine.
In addition to present building a new one 100 ft long by 45ft.
Beccles Silk Works: All orders for goods or work for these mills will be given in a printed form,
signed by me. W. Wilde, jun.
Stealing Silk: Elizabeth Holland charged with stealing a quarter ounce of silk. 40 girls work in
the factory, and there were 18 in the room in which she worked under a mistress.
George Mays went upstairs to the winding room and saw Elizabeth Holland put some waste
silk in her pocket. At first she denied it, but later produced the silk. She was taken before the
manager of the Silk Works, Mr George Baylis, who had her taken into custody.

Bec Wkly Adv 3 March 
Bec Wkly Adv 2 June  
Bec Wkly Adv 

1857
1857
1857
1858

 
Bec Wkly Adv 18 Aug
Beccles Wkly Nws 25 Aug
Bec Wkly News 1 Dec 
Bec Wkly News 18 May
1858
Bec Wkly News 8 June 
1858
Bec Wkly News 20 July 

 
1858

 
Bec Wkly News 31 Aug 
 
 
1859
Bec Wkly News 2 Aug 
1859
Bec Wkly News 22 Nov 
1860
Bec Wkly News 17 Jan 
1862
Bec Wkly News 4 Mar 
 
 
Peddar’s Lane 
David Lindley, December 2004
 
 

Mr RB Snowdon, a witness, formerly manager of the Silk Works, said that the girls have no
right to remove the silk from the skeins, but they do it. It was not stealing, but waste. There is
no market for silk here.
She  was  sentenced  to  three  weeks  imprisonment.  [The  Magistrates  were Rev J Safford of
Mettingham, Rev RC Denny, the Mayor, (Thomas Laws), & the ex-Mayor (Edward Fiske).]
Silk Factory hands needed - girls aged 12 - 19
Wanted a number of good gauze weavers and silk winders to whom constant employment and
good wages offered. Wanted also girls from the age of 12 to 19 years as learners in different
departments of the mill
Silk workers entertained to supper in the Public Hall
SILK WORKS: Beccles Silk Works Factory Meeting (2 columns)
Silk Workers: arrangements for party for marriage of Prince of Wales: boys under 12 and girls
under 16 to be considered as children, but girls could have a pint of beer.

 
 

1862
1862

Beccles Wkly Nws 8 Aug 
Bec Wkly News 26 Aug 

1863
1863
1863

Bec Wkly News 10 Feb
Beccles Wkly Nws 10 Feb
Bec Wkly News, 24 Feb
1863
Bec Wkly News 17 March   Silk Works: presents of dresses for factory girls to wear at celebrations of marriage of Prince of

Wales. (they were married on 10th of March).
SILK WORKS: Winders required. 5s/6d a week.
Beccles Silk Works: Wanted a few good weavers. To whom good wages and constant work is
guaranteed. Wanted a number of good winders, wages 5s 6d per week. Wanted girls from 14-20
years of age as Learners in the different departments, to whom every encouragement will be
given.
Factory School for operatives at the Silk Works owned by William Ansell of London. Evening
Schools on Tuesday & Friday evenings. 50 attended.
COUNCIL: Factory Schools voted 5 from the Council.
VIOLENT STORM, 29 August, Peddar’s Lane flooded to depth of 3ft & the silk operatives had
to be carried on the stokers’ backs through the water to the factory.
Pettigrew, Silk Mill, Peddar’s Lane
MAYOR’S ENTERTAINMENT: Described the Silk Factory as a “Sink of immorality” [Letter
condemning his attack, asks why is there no provision of amusements for Girls?]

1863
1863

Beccles Wkly Nws 9 Jun
Bec Wkly News 16 Jun 
1863
Bec Wkly News 20 Oct 

1863
1865

Bec Wkly News 17 Nov 
Beccles Wkly 29 Aug 

1865  Directory
1865

 
Beccles Wkly 29 Aug 
1860s
 

I have no information about date of closure. I saw no mention of it in the newspapers of
1867. Perhaps it closed between 1865 and 1867.

EA  Goodwin refers to it on page 43 of "A Suffolk Town in mid Victorian England." :
The prospectus estimated the total wages for 150-200 employees as 40-60. At the same
time,  the  project  was  recommended  as  a  fine  opportunity  for  capitalists  who,  it  was
confidently anticipated, would get a dividend of 15 per cent! A principal motive for setting
up  this factory is interesting. The town was wholly dependent on agriculture at this time
(1856) and the silk works would lessen that dependence.
But these hopes were not fully realised. The profits fell far short of the optimistic estimate. The
local men who had initiated the work were forced to hand over to a Norwich man. Moreover,
the place was roundly condemned by the Mayor in 1864 as "a sink of iniquity" - he was
referring to its moral tone, not to the remuneration. His attack drew a letter of protest (in
which reference was made to a great weakness in mid-Victorian society- the complete lack of
amusements for girls), because the factory gave woman a chance to supplement the family
budget."

CONVERSION   OF   SILK   FACTORY:   In   1876   John   Pearce,   Architect   (1843-1903)   was
Commissioned  to  convert  the Silk Factory into a School. The Builder wax Mr Botwright of
Bungay. The cost 1163  [Ref: Architect 16/09/1876 page 173]
John Pearce, the architect: 1843-1903,  Born South Walsham; Educated Beccles
Practised  in  Norwich.  Won  Great  Yarmouth  Municipal Offices Competition 1878; Designed
numerous Board Schools; Worked on most of the Workhouses in Suffolk & Norfolk.
Obituary: Builder 28 March 1903, page 340; RIBA Journal Vol 10, 1902-03 page 278.

 
 

 
 

 
 
1876
Dic Suff Arch 

 
 

 
 

 
 
PEDDAR’S LANE SCHOOL
1870
Directory for 1874 

The  1870 Education Act proposed the setting up of School Boards and one was set up in
Beccles in 1872 composed of 3 Church of England members & two Dissenters:
Mr Alfred Buscall elected Master of the Board School in Peddar’s Lane. Miss Rachel Drewell is

1872
East Suff Gaz  15 Oct 
Peddar’s Lane 
David Lindley, December 2004

temporary Mistress.
Miss Mackenzie, late of Hampstead, Mistress of Board School in Peddar’s Lane.
WM Crowfoot,(Chairman), J Mayhew, H Read, jun, FS Rix, and JE Crisp; GB Angell, clerk.
The "Board School" (in Peddars Lane) was built in 1877 for 251 boys, 251 girls and 299 infants.
average attendance: 164 boys, 137 girls and 132 infants.
New class rooms were added to the boys' and girls' school in 1895, each for the accommodation
of 60 children.
Tenders for pulling down three cottages and erecting a new Infant School
A new Infants School was built in 1903 for 250 children. The old Infants' School is now used as
a manual instruction and cookery centre.
These  classrooms were designed by Arthur Pells see "New Infants' School, Peddars Lane"
[Pells 18/1; 18/18; 21/20; in Pells Collection, Record Office, Lowestoft]

1872
1874: Directory for 1874 
1877

East Suff Gaz 19 Nov 
Kelly's Directory 1888 
1895
Kelly's Directory 1900 

1901
1903

East Suff Gaz 
Kelly's Directory 1904 
 
 

1841
1845
1850
1850
1855
1860
1865
1870
1875
1881

Rates  569 
Rates 573 
Rates 585 
Rates 585 
Rates 620 
Rates 426 
Rates 627 
Rates 662 
Rates647 
 

Thomas Gilbert 
Thomas Gilbert 
Henry Gilbert 
Henry Gilbert 
Henry Gilbert 
Silk Works Comp
William Ancell 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Thomas Gilbert
Thomas Gilbert
Gilbert exors 
Gilbert exors 
Gilbert exors 
HJ Gilbert 
Henry Gilbert 
Henry Gilbert 
Henry Gilbert 
School Board 

land 2r
land 1r 39p 
land 1r 39p 
land 1r 39p 
land 1r 39p 
factory
factory
silk factory 
factory
new school 

 

1 10s
1 10s
1 10s
1 10s
1 10s
44
65
65
65
45

 

 
 

 
Henry Gilbert 
School Board 

 
 
Peddar’s Lane 
David Lindley, December 2004
PEDDAR’S LANE 20

1838
1841
1841
1875
1878
1879
1880
1902
1907
1914

Rates 585 
Tithe 192 
Rates 584 
Rates 657 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Read, Wm 
Read, Robt etc 
Littlewood, Sar 

 
 
 

Read, Wm 
Read, Robt 
Read, Wm 

House
Ho/Garden 
Ho/Garden 
Ho 
House

 


 
4
2 10s
2

0a 1r 2p
Huggard, Mary   Hellen, Martha  Calver, Wm 

 
 

Rouse, Fred 
Edmonds, Emily
Calver, Wm 
Goward, William
Poll, William
Jordan, Robert

 
Calver, Wm 
 
Calver, Wm 
 
 
2
PEDDAR’S LANE 20.1 

1875
1878

Rates 658 
 

Carter, Eliz 

 
 

Calver, Wm 
Calver, Wm 

Ho & land 
House

4
2-10

Carter, eliz 
 
PEDDAR’S LANE 22

1841
1841
1841
1875
1878
1880
1902
1907
1914

Rates 586 
Tithe 192 
Rates 585 
Rates 659 
 
 
 
 
 

Davis, Eliza 
Read, Robt etc 
Read, Wm 
Calver, William 

 
 
 
 
 
 

Read, Wm 
Read, Robt 
Read, Wm 
Calver, William
Calver, Wm 
Calver, Wm 

House
Ho/Garden 
Ho/Garden 
Ho 
Ho 
House

 

6
 
6
6
5

0a 1r 2p

 
 

Barnes, George
Stanford, William
Durrant, Mrs
Durrant, Mrs
Durrant, Mrs

PEDDAR’S LANE 24

1841
1841
1875
1878
1902
1907
1914

Tithe 192 
Rates 586 
Rates 660 
 
 
 
 

Read, Robt etc 
Holmes, Jn 
Chaston, Mary 

 
 
 
 

Read, Robt 
Read, Wm 
Calver, Wm 
Calver, Wm 

Ho/Garden 
Ho/Garden 
Ho 
House

 
6
6
5

0a 1r 2p

 
 

Chaston, Mary
Haddenham, Mrs
Haddenham, Mrs
George, John

PEDDAR’S LANE 26
1916
East Suff Gaz 26 May 
SALE: [Nos 26 & 28] PEDDAR’S LANE , Executors of late John Martin: DWELLING  

 
as occupied by  
355)

 

HOUSE in two Tenements with spacious premises Workshop and Garden,
 

 
Messrs H Martin and F Clarke  (Purchased by H Martin

 
1875
1878
1914

 
Rates 661 
 
 

[purchased H Martin 355]
Cocks, Thos 

 
 
 

Cleveland, Jas 
Cleveland, Jas 
 

 
 
shopkeeper

 
 

6
5

Cocks, Thos 
Martin, Herbert

 
PEDDAR’S LANE 28

PEDDAR’S LANE  26 May 1916
Executors of late John Martin: in two Tenements with spacious premises Workshop and Garden, as occupied by Messrs

H Martin and F Clarke  (Purchased by H Martin 355)
Bulwer, obt 

1875
1878
1881

Rates 662 
 
 

 
Peachey, Fred T
Cleveland, Francis 

Cleveland, Jas
Cleveland Jas 
Cleveland, Jas 

 

House
House

 
 

5
5

Peddar’s Lane 
David Lindley, December 2004
1914
 
Martin, John 
 
 
 
smith
PEDDAR’S LANE 30
1883
East Suff Gaz 25 Jun 
SALE: 3 neat & substantial Cottages, consisting of: Front & back gardens; occupied  

 
of William  
Strafford, Jas 

 

by James Stratford, George Pratt  & Thomas Gardiner. Sold by Executors
 
 
 

 
Suggate, Wm 
Suggate, Wm 

 

Suggate
 
House

[purchased Nicholson 330]

1875
1878
1914

Rates 663 
 
 

 
 

6
5

Stratford, James
Crisp, William

PEDDAR’S LANE 32
1883
East Suff Gaz 25 Jun 
SALE: 3 neat & substantial Cottages, consisting of: Front & back gardens; occupied  

 
William
Pratt, George 

 
 

by James Stratford, George Pratt  & Thomas Gardiner. Sold by Executors of
 
 
 

 
Suggate, Wm 
Suggate, Wm 

Suggate

1875
1878
191 

Rates 664 
 
 

house
house

 
 

5
3- 10s

Pratt, George 
Almond, William

PEDDAR’S LANE 34

 
SALE: 3 neat & substantial Cottages, consisting of: Front & back gardens; occupied  

1883
East Suff Gaz 25 Jun 

 
William
Gardener, Thos 

 
 

by James Stratford, George Pratt  & Thomas Gardiner. Sold by Executors of
 
 
 

 
Suggate, Wm 
Suggate, Wm 

Suggate

1875
1878
1914

Rates 665 
 
 

house
house

 
 

6
5

Gardener, Thos
Bentley, Mrs

Peddar’s Lane 
David Lindley, December 2004
PEDDAR’S LANE 36
 (Old Primitive methodist Chapel)
PRIMITIVE METHODIST CHAPEL

THE PRIMITIVE METHODISTS [Beccles Almanack 1890]
have laboured in the town of Beccles, in preaching the Gospel successfully, for more than forty years. Their first place of

worship was in Northgate Street, now occupied by Mr. Delf, whitesmith. The Society falling
away, they removed to a small rented house in Black Boy Street. Their number again increased,
and they found their rented house too small for them. Under the superintendence of the Rev.
W. Sapgoat, in 1846-47, a piece of ground was bought in Peddar’s Lane. Fifteen trustees were
chosen,  and  with  the  cooperation  of  the  Society  a  commodious  chapel  was  erected,  and

opened for Divine Worship in 1847, by the Rev. W. Sapgoat.
Preaching services were held in the above Chapel for several years, and, aided by the labours of the itinerant and local

preachers of the Wangford Circuit, success has attended them, and for some time past they felt
the necessity of enlarging their Chapel, or building a new Chapel in a more commodious site in
the centre of the town. After two or three unsuccessful attempts to purchase a piece of land for
that  purpose,  they succeeded in purchasing property in Smallgate Street, upon which they
erected a new and substantial Chapel, the foundation stone of which was laid by Sir R. A. S.

Adair (afterwards Lord Waveney), the particulars of which appeared in the local papers.
The above new Chapel was opened January 15th, 1873, and they hope, with a flourishing Society and a Sabbath School

of  80 children, success will attend their efforts. Their present Ministers are  — Rev. G. W.
Hancock, Bramfield, and Rev. G. Hall, Halesworth.

There are the following initials engraved in the brickwork:
HB
RW

(1881 CENSUS: Ravens Meer   Robert WOODGATE 
63 
M 
Thurington, Suffolk, England 
Head 
M
Wood Sawyer)
 
He was listed in the 1873 Deed as a Trustee of the Chapel

CH
HD
ID
MD
ED
1873

East Suff Gaz 18 Feb 

SALE or TO BE LET: Building known as the Primitive Methodist Church, Peddar’s Lane. Apply
Mr Vyse (a Trustee of the Chapel), bootmaker, Beccles
Conversion of Old Chapel to dwelling and outbuildings
Designed by Arthur Pells; see “The Architect” 7 June 1901, page 9
Builder George Dunn; Cost 155
List of four tendering contractors: “The Architect” 31 May 1895
Oldrin, John 
Clements, Walter
Aldous, George
Aldous, George
Aldous, George
Aldous, George
Black, Mrs
Black, Mrs
Black, Mrs
Fiske, P
Fiske, P

1895
 
 
 
1881
1902
1907
1914
1922
1927
1936
1948
1954
1965
1974

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
Trustees of Chapel,   warehouse 
Peddar’s Lane 
David Lindley, December 2004
PEDDAR’S LANE 38

PEDDARS LANE  18 April 1933
Ten Freehold Cottages: nos 38, 40, 42,44,46 & adjoining 5 in Neeves Yard, having frontage of 80 ft, depth 110 ft. No 38

has small front shop. Total rent 88 pa
Hellen, Robt 
Neeve, Mrs 

1878
1914

 
 

 
 

Hellen, Robt 
 

Pub Ho & brewery 
beer retailer

13 (& No 40)
 
PEDDAR’S LANE 40

PEDDARS LANE  18 April 1933
Ten Freehold Cottages: nos 38, 40, 42,44,46 & adjoining 5 in Neeves Yard, having frontage of 80 ft, depth 110 ft. No
1914

 
Smith, Mrs
PEDDAR’S LANE 42

PEDDARS LANE  18 April 1933
Ten Freehold Cottages: nos 38, 40, 42,44,46 & adjoining 5 in Neeves Yard, having frontage of 80 ft, depth 110 ft. No 38

has small front shop. Total rent 88 pa
Robinso, James 
Moore, John W

1878
1914

 
 

 
Heelen, Robt 
House
 
3-10s
PEDDAR’S LANE 44
 

PEDDARS LANE  18 April 1933
Ten Freehold Cottages: nos 38, 40, 42,44,46 & adjoining 5 in Neeves Yard, having frontage of 80 ft, depth 110 ft. No 38

has small front shop. Total rent 88 pa
Goldsmith, Chas
Goldsmith, Sarah
Caston, John

1878
1880
1914

 
 
 

 
 

Hellen, Robt 
Hellen, Robt 

House
House

 
 

3-10s
3-10s

PEDDAR’S LANE 46

PEDDARS LANE  18 April 1933
Ten Freehold Cottages: nos 38, 40, 42,44,46 & adjoining 5 in Neeves Yard, having frontage of 80 ft, depth 110 ft. No 38

has small front shop. Total rent 88 pa
Flowerdew, Chester 
Catchpole, George

1878
1914

 
 

Hellen, Robt 
House
 
3 10s
PEDDAR’S LANE  NEEVE’S YARD

PEDDARS LANE  18 April 1933
Ten Freehold Cottages: nos 38, 40, 42,44,46 & adjoining 5 in Neeves Yard, having frontage of 80 ft, depth 110 ft. No 38

has small front shop. Total rent 88 pa
Weavers, Robt 
Lewis, Walter
Weavers, Willie
Turner, Harry 
Leighton, Arthur

1878
1914
1914
1914
1914

 
 
 
 
 

 
Hellen, Robt 
House
 
2-10s
 
 
 
print seller
PEDDAR’S LANE 16
DRILL HALL

This Millwright’s Business formerly occupied the site:
1875

East Suff Gaz Jun 8 

EXTENSIVE East Suffolk Gazette, Tuesday June 8, 1875; AT BECCLES to MILL WRIGHTS,
ENGINEERS, IRON AND BRASS FOUNDERS.
MESSRS, H. & J. READ Are favoured with instructions from Mr. ROBERT MARTIN to Sell by
Auction, at the WHITE LION INN, BECCLES, on TUESDAY, the 29th of June, 1875, at Four for
Five o’clock in the Evening, in One Lot,
THE  FOLLOWING  VALUABLE  FREEHOLD  PROPERTY,  In  Peddar’s  Lane,  comprising  a

 
 
 
 
Peddar’s Lane 
David Lindley, December 2004

Substantial  and  Convenient  RESIDENCE,  containing  Parlour,  Sitting-room,  Kitchen,  Store-
room,  Four Bed-rooms, and convenient Offices, with Paved Yard, in which is a Rain Water
Cistern holding about 100 barrels, and Pump; together with TRADE PREMISES, comprising
Counting House, large Millwright’s Shop and Forge, Engine house, large sunk Tank, Foundry,
Shaft, Iron Shop, Stable with Loft over, Cart Shed and spacious Saw and Timber Shed.
With this Property will be sold the GOOD-WILL OF THE BUSINESS, which has been carried
on by the Proprietor for Upwards of forty years, but is sold in consequence of ill health.
Particulars and Conditions of Sale may be obtained of Messrs. W.& S. Rix, Solicitors, Beccles;
and of the Auctioneers, Beccles, and Carlton Colville near Lowestoft, in Suffolk.
To Engineers, Millwrights, Blacksmiths, and others. AT BECCLES.
MESSRS.  H.  & J. READ Are favoured with instructions from the Executors of the late Mr.
ROBERT MARTIN to Sell by Auction, without reserve, upon the Premises in Peddar’s Lane,
On Monday, 23rd August, 1875, THE VALUABLE STOCK-IN-TRADE,
including  a  Large  Quantity  of  WELL-SEASONED  TIMBER,  together  with  the  COSTLY
MACHINERY, including FOUR TURNING LATHES (one of great power), Steam Saw Bends
and Saws complete, Boring Bar, Vertical Drill, Portable Blacksmith’s Forge, Carpenter’s Bench,
SUPRERIOR  SMITHS’,  MILLWRIGHTS’,  and  other  TRADE  TOOLS,  and  numerous  other
Effects, descriptive Catalogues of which can be obtained of the Auctioneers ten clays before
the Sale

Offices—Beccles, and Carlton Colville near Lowestoft.

 
 
 
 

1875
 

East Suff Gaz Aug 23 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 
VULCAN IRON WORKS
formerly on this site

[1874
1879

 

In 1874 John Oldrin, engineer and machinist was situated in Old Market.]
John   Oldrin,   agricultural   &   mechanical   engineer,   machinist   &  brassfounder,  owner  of
agricultural machines for hire, Vulcan Works.
John Oldrin, Vulcan Iron Works, Peddar’s Lane etc.
Iron Works belonging to Mr John Oldrin in Peddar’s Lane
SALE:  VULCAN  IRON  WORKS:  Peddar’s  Lane  (which  is  going  out    of  business).  The
Freehold Land and the Buildings and the entire contents. [list of machinery etc]
[purchased by Mr Gooch of Halesworth for 500]
A  handsome  and  commodious  Drill  Hall,  for  the use of the Artillery Volunteers is nearing
completion in Peddar’s Lane
ROYAL FIELD ARTILLERY (TF), 3rd East Anglian (Howitzer) Brigade, 1st Suffolk Battery (Left

Directory 

1888
1890
1893

Directory 
Directory 
East Suff Gaz 31 Oct 

 
1901

 
Beccles Almanack 
1914
 

Section)
 
 
 
BECCLES CADET CORPS (affiliated to the 3rd East Anglian (Howitzer) Brigade, RFA)
 
 

 
 
 
1914
 
 

Commanding Section: 2nd Lieut RW Brooks
Chaplain: Rev GH Thompson
Drill Instructor: Battery Sergeant-Major AL Robinson

Commanding Officer: Capt Geo Herbert Thompson
Lieut Colin Darby

PEDDAR’S LANE 50
1914
 
Rowe, William James
PEDDAR’S LANE 52  

This have been demolished
Kirby, Mrs

1914
 
PEDDAR’S LANE 54

This have been demolished
Peacock, Obadiah 

1914
 
 
 
 
carpenter
PEDDAR’S LANE
 
 
OCCUPANT 
 
OWNER
Peddar’s Lane 
David Lindley, December 2004

1838
1841

1841
1902
1907
1914
1927
1965
1972

Rates 587 
Tithe 193 

Rates 587 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Read, Mrs 
Lockwood, Jn 

Albrow, Wm 
Martin, John 
Martin, John 
Martin, John 
Martin, Herbert 
Martin, HJ 
Martin Craft & 30

 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 

 
Warnes, Jn 

Warnes, Jn 
 
 
 
 
 

Warnes, Jn 

House
Ho/Garden 

Ho 
smith
smith
smith
shopkeeper
grocer

 
 

6

6
0a 0r 23p

 

 
 
 
 
 

PEDDAR’S LANE

1838
1841

Rates 588 
Tithe 192 

Read late
Read, Robt etc 

 

Warnes, John 
 

House
Read, Robt 

 
Ho/Garden 

6
 
0a 1r 2p
PEDDAR’S LANE
1841
Rates 588 
Lockwood, Jn 
 
Warnes, Jn 
Ho 
 
6
PEDDAR’S LANE

1841
1841
 

no tithes
Rates 589 
 

Littlewood, Sar 
 
School Trustees
Brit Sch Rm 
15 
 
Peddar’s Lane 
David Lindley, December 2004