1876 Harrods Directory

WOBURN SANDS is an ecclesiastical parish 2 miles from Woburn, and has a station on the London and North Western railway, in the hundred, union, and county court district of Newport Pagnell, diocese of Ely, archdeaconry of Bedford, and rural deanery of Fleete. The church is dedicated to St. Michael. The living is a vicarage, annual value £166 with residence, in the gift of the Duke of Bedford. The Rev. James Milne Hamilton is the vicar. The Wesleyans and Primitive Methodists have each a chapel. There is a National school; Miss Morgan, mistress. The chief land owners are the Duke of Bedford and C. Ridgway, Esq. The population is about 900. The nearest money order, telegraph office, and post town is Woburn.

Carrier to Newport, Tues. and Fri., Bedford, Sat., William Hull.

William Henry Denison, Esq.
Erskine, Mrs.
Gough, Mr.
Rev. James Milne Hamilton, vicar
Henderson, Mrs.
George Lee, Mr.
Ogilvie, Miss
James Pain, Esq.
Thomas Swabey, Esq.
Charles Pole Stuart, Esq.

The bottom of Station Road
Station Road, Woburn Sands.


Robert Bailey, "Weather Cock Inn"
Samuel Bottoms, baker
George Claridge "Swan Inn"
John Collins, baker
Jesse Cooper, "Fir Tree Inn"
HENRY DOWNE & Co., wheat dressing manufacturer (See advt.)
Thomas Gadsden, farmer, Leys' farm
John Goodall, timber merchant
Frederick Hutton, general builder
Charles Inwood, tailor
Frederick Moore, coal merchant
Henry Newman, draper
John Sharp, shopkeeper
John Sharp and Son, painters, plumbers, &c.
Alfred Smith, horse dealer
James White, beer retailer