8 High Street

Listing description (1952)
Shop with house above. C17 timber frame partly exposed to rear and with one beam and brace to front. Refronted late C18. Colourwashed brick with partial band courses at first and second floor levels. Hipped roof, slate to front pitch, remainder tiled. Brick stack to right. 3 storeys, one bay. Shop front with door to left. Upper floors have barred sash windows with cambered heads. Passage to left.

1664 Manor Court: Michael Norman surrendered the south part of the messuage in Winslow in which he now lives from "the entry" towards the south containing "A Bay of building" next to the street, and 3 "Bayes of building" adjoining on "the yard side", with the south part of the yard as now divided, containing in width 13½ feet at the west side, 6½ feet at the east side, with free ingress etc. in and through "the entry" and in and through the "gatewaies" belonging to the east part of Michael's yard with horses, carts and carriages at all opportune times. To the use of John Blechly gent. and Emma his wife and the heirs of their bodies, and for want of such heirs to the use of the survivor's heirs in perpetuity. Rent 8d, fine 5s.
1683 Manor Court: John Greene and Emma his wife surrendered a messuage in Winslow in which John now lives, with privileges of ingress etc. It was surrendered by Michael Norman deceased to the use of John Bletchley gent. deceased, Emma's late husband, as by copy of court roll bearing date 19 April 1664 appears. To the use of John Duncombe of East Claydon, who sought to be admitted tenant. Fine 5s. Procedure of common recovery. All surrendered the messuage to the use of John and Emma Greene. Rent [blank], fine 5s. They then surrendered it to John Duncombe on condition that if they pay him £42 on 27 Oct 1684 the surrender will be void.
1684 Manor Court: John Duncumbe esq. sought to be admitted to a messuage in Winslow in which John Greene now lives, with such privileges of ingress etc. as appears in a surrender by Michael Norman deceased to the use of John Blechly deceased, late husband of Emma Greene now wife of John Greene. They came into the lord's hands by surrender of John and Emma Greene enrolled at the court on 26 Oct 1683. Seisin was granted to John on condition mentioned in the surrender. Rent [blank], fine 5s.
1693 Manor Court: John Green & Emma his wife and John Stutsbury & Elizabeth his wife surrendered a messuage in the occupation of John Greene, containing one bay from the entrance in the occupation of John Hearne [10 High St.] fronting the common street, and 3 bays adjoining on the yard side and the south part of the yard belonging to the bays, as it is now walled, with entry for horses, carts and carriages through the entrance and the Gatewayes on the east side of the yard in the occupation of the said John Hearne. To Joseph Dandridge of London, Merchant Taylor, and Martha his wife, and Joseph's heirs. Joseph's attorney Joseph Dandridge of Winslow, Barber Chirurgeon, sought to be admitted tenant. Rent 8d. Fine 5s. Lowndes Roll 1 m.17: Joseph Dandridge built a new brick house on the premisses which (with the Purchase of the old) cost him £457 13s 1d. [previous transactions also recited]
1699 A manor court entry refers to this as "the tenement in the occupation of Joseph Ayres and lately John Greene"
1710 Manor Court: Joseph Dandridge and Martha his wife, John Strutsbury and Elizabeth his wife surrendered the messuage newly built by John now in the occupation of William Shelton or his assigns, abutting on The Kings head on the north side, the common street of Winslow on the west, with free ingress etc. in and through the "gatewaye" at the east end of the yard of the Kings head and once Michael Norman deceased's with horses, carts and carriages at all convenient times. The messuage was formerly acquird by Joseph and Martha from John Green and Emma his wife, John Stutsbury and Elizabeth his wife, Emma's daughter and heir.
Procedure of common recovery followed. Rent 8<d>, fine 5s. Joseph and Martha then surrendered (with other property) to the trustees of William and Robert Lowndes.
1730 In a manor court entry concerning the adjacent property, this site is described as "the structure and ground in the occupation of James Budd and Benjamin Saunders"
1841 Census: Thomas Viccars, plumber, wife Ann (nee King) and children
1851 Census, Market Square
Grant King, 43, draper, b. Great Horwood
1861 Census, Buckingham Road
John Corkett, 41, boot & shoemaker, b. Soulbury
1863 Oxfordshire Telegraph, 2 Dec
The Largest Stock of Boots and Shoes in the Neighbourhood.
J. CORKETT, Boot and Shoe Manufacturer, Market Square, Winslow.
J. C. has on hand
T E N   T H O U S A N D
 Also a Large Stock of Goloshes and Gaiters of Every Description.
1871  Census, High Street:
George Kennings, 56, saddler
1881 Census, High Street:
George Kennings, 66, saddler, b. Whitchurch
1883 & 1887 Directory:
Kennings, George, saddler & harness maker, High Street
1887, 31 Aug Death of George Kennings, saddler and harness maker, aged 74, deacon of the Congregational Church. Administration of his will was granted on 5 Jan 1888 to his son Frederick Kennings of Winslow, saddler and harness maker. Personal estate £290.
  Gravestone, now removed:
In Sacred Memory of GEORGE KENNINGS who died August 1st 1887 aged 74 years
His end was peace
1887, 10 Sep Buckingham Advertiser
The old tradesmen of Winslow are getting extremely few in number. Mr. Geo. Kennings, whose death we announced last week, had, we believe, been in business from 1844, previous to which he resided in Whitchurch.
In the 1851 and 1861 Censuses, he was living in Horn Street.
1890 Freehold of the premises sold by Wigleys (click on the image below for a larger version). They also carried out a valuation of the fixtures in the house and shop (Centre for Bucks Studies D/WIG/2/1/23, p.3), listing front shop, back shop, workroom, passage, sitting room, bedroom and attic. Valuation: £5 19s.
Sale poster, 1890
1891 Census, 1 Market Square:
Frederick Kennings 30 saddler & harness maker b. Winslow
1891    Directory:
Kennings, Frederick, saddler & harness maker, High Street
1900 Photo (Victorian & Edwardian Buckinghamshire):
Kennings, c.1900
1901    Census, Market Square:
Mary Kennings, wife, 43, saddler & harness maker, b. Thornborough
Frederick Kennings was a patient at St John's Hospital, Stone
1903    Directory
Kennings, Frederick, saddler & harness maker, High Street
1910    Valuation no.165:
Kennings, Mrs Clark, Sidmouth: House & Shop, High Street
1911 Census, High Street, 6 rooms
Mary Kennings, wife, 51, saddler & harness maker, b. Thornborough, married 19 years, no children
1911 Parish Council decided to put an enamel "High Street" sign on Mrs Kennings' shop.
  8 High Street with High Street sign
  The sign is still there, although the business had changed its name by the time this photo was taken on 21 Nov 1911.
1914 Assessment (TNA, IR58/2347 no.165)
Situation              High Street
Description         House & Shop
Gross Value: Buildings   £18
Rateable Value: Buildings             £14 - 10
Occupier              Mrs Stemmings [sic]
Owner                  Sarah Clark, 6 Liime Park Villas Sidmouth
Interest of Owner            Freehold
Occupier’s tenancy, Term             Quarterly
Actual Rent                         £18 – 0 - 0
Who pays (a) Rates and Taxes (b) Insurance       a)            T              (b)          L
Who is liable for repairs                                                 L     
Former Sales  Dates                        No Sales  
[stamp] SEP 30 1914
Particulars, description and note made on inspection
Brick & Slate House & Shop
Shop, sitting room & kitchen              2 store barns
W.C. & rubbish hole
4 bedrooms                                                                            
3 poles 9 yds
Valuation – Market Value of Fee Simple in possession of whole property in its present condition  £300
Deduct Market Value of Site under similar circumstances, but if divested of structures, timber, fruit trees, and other things growing on the land
12’ front                                               900 sq ft                                                                     £50
Difference Balance, being portion of market value attributable to structures, timber &c.             £250
  Sarah Clark was the wife of James Thomas Clark, draper (married at Exeter in 1890); she had previously been married to Harry Lee, then Edward Dent. She died in 1921. She was the daughter of James King the surveyor (d.1894). Her father left his property in trust, expecting it to be sold after his widow died; perhaps Sarah bought out her siblings.
1924 Kelly's Directory
Housley, George Muston, saddler, Market Square
1939    Directory:
Willison, Dennis saddler 8 High Street

After the Second World War the shop was run by the Newman family of Granborough, and was Newman's Delicatessen in the 1960s and 70s.

Copyright 27 February, 2023