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Kelly's Directory 1899

Kelly's Directory of Buckinghamshire, 1899

SHERINGTON, in Domesday "Seritone," is a parish and village on the road from Newport Pagnell to OIney and separated from Lathbury and Newport Pagnell by the river Ouse which is crossed by a bridge of five arches, 2 miles north from Newport Pagnell station on the Wolverton and Newport Pagnell branch of the London and North Western railway and 3 south from Olney station on the Bedford and Northampton branch of the Midland railway and 11 west from Bedford, in the Northern division of the county, hundred, petty sessional division, 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, seated on an eminence, is an edifice of stone chiefly in the Decorated style, and consists of chancel, clerestoried nave of three bays, aisles, south porch with parvise, and a central tower with small spire containing 5 bells and a clock: the nave arcades have circular pillars on the north and octagonal on the south side, in both cases with moulded capitals; the tower is good Perpendicular, and there is a fine west window of five lights of the same date; the east window is Decorated, others are Perpendicular; in the church is a shield of white metal with the arms of Catesby, being all that remains of a brass to a civilian and his wife and children, with a marginal inscription, C. 1510; other brasses are recorded to. Robert Yonge and Ada his wife, 1517; and to Richard Mareot, 1491; the church was restored in 1870 at a cost of £1,200, and affords 300 sittings. The register dates from the year 1698. The living is a rectory, net income £290, with residence and 17 acres of glebe, in the gift of the Bishop of Oxford, and held since 1898 by the Rev. Richard Freeborn Mallam M.A. of Christ Church, Oxford. Here are Congregational and Wesleyan chapels. Fuller's charity of £5 yearly is distributed as follows, viz.: £1 for a sermon; 5s. each to the churchwardens and 26 half-crowns to the poor. George Alfred U. Nelson esq. is lord of the manor; and Roger William Giffard Tyringham esq. of Revethoe, Lelant, Cornwall, is the principal landowner. The Mercers' Company of the City of London also have land here. The soil is various; sub≠soil, limestone and clay. The chief crops are wheat, barley, beans and roots. The area is 1,799 ocres of land and 6 of water; assessable value, £2,431; the population in 1891 was 566.

Parish Clerk, Joel Attwood

Post Office. - David Feasey, sub-postmaster. Letters arrive from Newport Pagnell at 6 a.m. & 12 p.m.; dispatched at 9.25 a.m. & 7.10 p.m.; sundays, box closed at 11.40 a.m. Postal orders are issued here, but not paid. The nearest money order & telegraph office is at Newport Pagnell, 2 miles distant.

School, built in 1872, at a cost of £900, for 105 children; average attendance about 75; Frank Collett, master; Miss Eleanor Burchell, infants' mistress.

PRIVATE RESIDENTS
Estcourt Sydney, Sherington lodge
Mallam Rev. Richard Freeborn M.A. Rectory
Rogers Mrs
Smith Mrs. High street
Storer Mrs
Taylor Wellesley, Manor house
Tompkins Mrs. Sherington bridge
Wilmer Mrs. Ash cottage

COMMERCIAL
Boone Frederick, shopkeeper
Bright William, farmer
Bunker Joseph, matting maker
Clark Joseph, farmer, Gowells farm
Emerson Robert, boot maker
Feasey David, corn merchant & poor rate collector, Post office
Field Fredk. John, maltster & farmer
Field John, grazier
Fleet George, horse dealer & butcher
Gardner Henry (exors. of), farmer
Graves William J. farmer, Water lane
Groom William, blacksmith
Harding Daniel, farmer
Hickson Wm. Thos. butcher & grocer
Hine George James, wheelwright & coach builder
Hine James, farmer
Jefferson Eliza (Mrs.), farmer
Joyce James, Crown & Castle P.H. & grazier
Lawes Edward, White Hart P.H
Line Charles Edward, carpenter
Line Frederick, beer retailer
Looms WilIiam, shoe maker
Lucas Isaiah, farmer
McDonald Percy, farmer,Yew Tree fm
Oldham & Co. non-intoxicating ale brewers
Oldham Owen, baker
Rose Abraham, tailor
Rose George, matting maker
Rose Henry Geo. carpenter & builder
Rush Sml. carpenter & hurdle maker
Sharman George, Swan P.Hr

 

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