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Kelly's Directory 1869

Kelly's Directory of Buckinghamshire, 1869

SHERINGTON (called in Domesday Book Seritone) is a parish and village on the road from Newport Pagnell to Olney, 3 miles north-west from the latter, 2 north from the former, 11 west from Bedford, and 6 south-west from the Wolverton station on the London and North Western Railway, in the hundred, union and county court district of Newport Pagnell, archdeaconry of Buckingham, rural deanery of Newport Pagnell and diocese of Oxford. The church of St. Laud the Martyr (whose festival is celebrated on September the 21st, which is also St. Matthews Day) is seated on an eminence, and is of Gothic architecture, with square tower and small spire. The living is a rectory, yearly value 430 with residence, in the gift of the Bishop of Oxford and held by the Rev. Alexander King M.A. of Oriel College, Oxford. Here are chapels for the Independents and Wesleyans. The Mercers' Company of the City of London have land here. A reading society for the working classes is held in the village. The soil is various; subsoil, limestone and clay. The chief crops are wheat, barley and roots. The population in 1861 was 839, the acreage is 1,780.

Parish Clerk, William Joyce.

POST OFFlCE. - Mrs. Jane Brown, receiver. Letters arrive from Newport Pagnell at 6 a.m.; dispatched at 7.10 p.m. The nearest money order office is at Newport Pagnell

Infant School, built in 1872, at a cost of 900; Mrs. Mary Ann Hine, mistress.

Bennell Mr. John
Goddard Rev. Thomas Ward [curate]
Holton Miss
King Rev. Alexander M.A. [rector]
Middleton Mrs
Perry Mrs.
Powell Chrles, esq. Manor house
Smith Mrs. Pearcey cottage
Umney Misses Sarah & Caroline

COMMERCIAL
Attwood William, tailor
Bass John, farmer
Borton Thomas, farmer
Brown Jane (Mrs.), baker
Cave Peter, mason &c
Davison Thomas, baker
Field Frederick John, farmer & maltster & churchwarden
Field Joseph, farmer
Fountain Thomas, farmer
Gregory John, farmer
Groom Elizabeth (Mrs), blacksmith
Higgs John, grazier
Hill Henry, shoe maker
Jackman Emmens, Swan
Jefferson Joseph, farmer
Joyce James, tea dealer & matting maker
Lane Thomas, boot & shoe maker
Meadows Richard, farmer
Oliver Richard, butcher & grocer
Payne Thomas, White Hart
Pettit William Stephen, farmer
Proctor James, carpenter
Robinson John, blacksmith
Rose Abraham, tailor
Rose Anthony, wheelwright
Rush Samuel, hurdle maker
Simco George, beer retailer
Simco John, butcher & grocer
Umney Edwin, grazier
Umney Thomas, matting maker
White William, Old Castle

 

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