Kellys Directory of 1854

Wavendon, with the Hamlet of Woburn Sands

WAVENDON is a parish and village, distant from Newport Pagnell 5 miles, and from London 45 miles, in the Hundreds of Newport Pagnell, on the river Ouse. The living is a rectory, in the diocese of Oxford, value £800, in the gift of Frederick Woodbridge, Esq. The church has been entirely restored, under the superintendence of - Butterfield, Esq., the celebrated architect, of Adam Street, Adelphi, with new chancel, nave &c. The windows are chiefly of stained glass.  It is now a very handsome structure, and is dedicated to St. James. There are also places of worship for the Methodists and Society of Friends; a Charity school, supported by a farm, left by George Wells, for educating, clothing, and apprenticing 10 boys. The chief residence is Wavendon Hall. The population, in 1851, was 935; the parish contains 2,600 acres. William Denison, Esq., is lord of the manor.

Post Office - Samuel King, postmaster. Letters are received through the post office, Newport Pagnell, arrive 9am; dispatched half past 5pm.

Wavendon Gentry

George Frederick Brunton, esq.
Rev. Henry Burney, B.A. [rector]

Rev Charles Mayor, M.A. [curate]
Frederick Woodbridge, esq. Wavendon Hall

The Station, Woburn Sands
The Station, on the road to Wavendon.
Wavendon Traders

Charles Abercrumbie, 'Leather Bottle'
James Anderson, farmer, Wavendon Farm
John Bailey, farmer
George Bodsworth, harness maker
William Brandon, wheelwright
Charles Claridge, Plough Inn and baker
Daniel Eaton, shoemaker
William Facer, Wheatsheaf
William Goodall, shoemaker
Charles Goosey, farmer
James Harris, shoemaker
William Harris, butcher and shopkeeper
Thomas Hight, blacksmith

Thomas Higgs, 'Red House'
Hutton & Co., farmers
Frederick Hutton, bricklayer
Henry Hutton, farmer
John King, farmer and maltser
Thomas King, maltster
William Henry Lockyer, schoolmaster
John Mabley, blacksmith
Alfred Smith, horse dealer
James Smith, horse dealer
Josiah Spreckley, butcher
William Sturges, farmer
George Tite, builder
Benjamin Tomlin, draper and grocer
George Yates, tailor

Woburn Sands

William Henry Denison, esq.


Robert Bailey, Weathercock Inn
Gregory Odell Clarke, coal merchant
Richard Deverall, Swan Inn
George Falder, farm bailiff
Mary Lee, (Mrs) 'Fir Tree Inn'
Jonathan Putnam, blacksmith
William Tansley, shopkeeper

The High Street and Swan, Woburn Sands
The High Street in the early 20th century.