Kelly's Directory of Buckinghamshire, 1895


[p.180]     WINSLOW is a small market and union town with a station on the Bletchley and Oxford and Banbury branches of the London and North western Railway, 50½ miles from London by road, 54 by London and North Western railway, 10½ north-west from Aylesbury, 6¾ south-west from Buckingham, and 12 north-west from Leighton Buzzard, in the Northern division of the county, parish of Winslow-cum-Shipton, Cottesloe hundred, head of petty sessional division, in the Buckingham county court district, rural deanery of Claydon, archdeaconry of Buckingham and diocese of Oxford. The town stands on the brow of a hill, overlooking a fertile vale on the road from Aylesbury to Buckingham, and consists of a market-place with three principal streets radiating from it. The town is lighted with gas by a company formed in 1860 and is supplied with water from wells. The church of St Lawrence, originally erected in the 13th century, is a building of stone in the Decorated style, consisting of a large chancel, clerestoried nave of four bays aisles, south porch and an embattled western tower containing a clock and 6 bells : the triple sedilia, on the south side of the chancel, are canopied, and adorned with the emblems of the Evangelists : a mutilated piscina found built up in the south chancel wall, has been restored and refixed : the font is a new work with Caen stone, erected from contributions from the children of the parish : there are several memorial windows : In 1884 the church was thoroughly restored under the direction of Mr. John O. Scott, architect, when the galleries were removed, the roofs renewed in oak, the floors re-laid, the porch partially rebuilt and furnished with a canopied niche, containing a figure of St. Lawrence : the reredos is entirely of oak, beautifully wrought in panels and gilt ; a new aisle on the north side of the chancel was erected in 1889 : the total cost of these restorations and additions amounted to £5,220 ; and a fine organ was donated by H. J. Chinnery esq. of Winslow Hall, in 1890 : the church affords 400 sittings. The register dates from the year 1560. The living is a vicarage, net yearly value £216, derived from 134 acres of glebe, with residence, in the gift of the Lord Chancellor, and held since 1889 by the Rev. Philip Herbert Eliot M.A. of Oriel College, Oxford. The Congregational church erected in 1885, is an edifice of red brick with stone dressings in the Gothic style of the early 13th century, and has a large square tower : it will seat 350 persons ; adjoining are class rooms and sunday schools. There is a Baptist tabernacle in Union street, erected in 1864 with sittings for 300 persons, a small Baptist chapel in Bell Alley, founded about 1630 with 60 sittings and Salvation Army barracks. A market for live stock is held the first and third Wednesdays in each month, and is largely attended, and for corn every Wednesday. Statute fairs are held the Wednesday before October 11 and the two following Wednesdays. The inhabitants are chiefly engaged in agriculture ; lace making, once largely carried on here, is now extinct. The various charities are being administered under a scheme issued by the Charity Commissioners 11th August, 1883. Winslow Hall, the property of William Selby-Lowndes esq. of Whaddon, now (1895) unoccupied  is a substantial  mansion of brick, erected from the designs of Sir Christopher Wren, and surrounded by well-planted grounds. Redfield, the seat of Capt. W. H. Lambton, is an elegant modern mansion of red brick, standing in extensive and tastefully-arranged grounds, and commanding charming views of the surrounding country.  W Selby-Lowndes esq. is lord of the manor. The area is 1,918 acres of land ; rateable value £8,680 ; the population in 1891 was 1,704, including 33 officers and inmates in the workhouse.
Parish Clerk, Edward Abbott

Post, M. O. & T. O., S. B., Express Delivery & Annuity & Insurance Office & Stamp Office, Market Square  – Charles Wilford, post master
Incoming Mails : London & all parts, 7 & 11.20 a.m.;  & 5.20 p.m. ;  sundays, 7 a.m.
Outgoing Mails : London & all parts, 10 a.m. & 2.50 p.m. ;  sundays, 7.20 p.m. only ;  Oxford & West, 6.20 p.m. ;  Bletchley, London & all parts north, 7.45 p.m. ;  Oxford, 8.45 p.m. ;  London, Bletchley,  & all parts, 8.45 p.m.
Letters can be registered until half an hour previous to the closing of the box for each mail
Money Order, Savings Bank & Annuity & Insurance Business & Inland Revenue Licences granted from 9 to 6
Telegraph Business transacted from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. ;  sundays from 8 to 10 a.m. Sale of stamps and registration of letters from 7 a.m. to 8.45 p.m. ;  sundays 8 to 10 a.m
Union Wall Letter Box, cleared at 8.55 & 10.50 a.m. ; 4.40 , 5.25 & 8.30 p.m. week days ; sunday, 9.30 a.m                               

County Magistrates For Winslow Petty Sessional Division.
Greaves George Richard esq. Western house, Winslow Chairman
Addington Lord, Addington manor, Winslow
Cottesloe Lord D.L. Swanbourne house, Winslow
Fremantle Admiral Hon. Sir Edmund Robert G.C.B., C.M.G., F.R.G.S., Swanbourne cot, Winslow
Fremantle Hon. Cecil, Swanbourne, Winslow
Fremantle Hon. Thomas Francis M.A. Swanbourne house, Winslow
Hubbard Lieut.-Col. the Hon. Cecil John, Addington manor, Winslow
Morgan Luis Ferdinand Harry Couthope esq. Doddershall, Aylesbury
Piggott Capt. William Harvey R.N. Doddershall park, Aylesbury
Pratt Col. Walter Caulfield D.L. Oving house, Aylesbury
Prior Charles Matt. esq. B.A. Adstock manor, Winslow
Selby-Lowndes Meyrick Edward esq. The Cottage, Swanbourne, Winslow
Selby-Lowndes Wm. esq. Whaddon hall, Stony Stratford
Selby-Lowndes Wm, jun. esq, Grendon Underwood, Aylesbury

Clerk to the Magistrates, Thomas Price Willis, High street. Petty Sessions are held every alternate wednesday in the magistrates’ room at the Police station, at Station road at 12 noon. The following places are included in the Petty Sessional Division  : Drayton, Parslow, Dunton, East Claydon, Grandborough, Great Horwood, Hogshaw, Hoggeston, Little Horwood, Mursley, Nash, North Marston, Oving, Pitchcott, Quainton (township) Shipton Lee hamlet, Swanbourne, Tattenhoe, Whaddon, Whitchurch, Winslow. Hamlets for the purposes of highways only : Denham, Doddershall, Fulbrook, Shipton & Singleborough

Public Establishments
County Police Station, Station road, George Knight, sergeant
Stamp Office, Post office, Market square, Charles Wilford, distributor
Volunteer Fire Brigade Station, Horn Street Ebenezer, A. Illing,  sec ; John Keys, supt ; keys kept by the superintendent & at the Bell hotel

Winslow Union
Board day, alternate wednesdays with occasional wednesdays when there are five in the month, at the Union at 10.30a.m
The Union comprises the following places : -  Claydon (East), Drayton Parslow, Dunton, Grandborough, Hoggeston, Hogshaw with Fulbrook, Horwood (Great) with Singleborough, Horwood (Little), Marston (North), Mursley, Nash, Shenley Brook End, Stewkley, Tattenhoe, Whaddon, Whitchurch, Winslow.  The population of the union in 1891 was 7,700 ; area 34,520 acres ; rateable value in 1894 £51,709
Clerk to the Guardians & Assessments Committee, Thos. Price Willis, High street, Winslow
Treasurer, Harry Freegard, Bucks & Oxon Union Bank, Buckingham
Relieving Officer, William Minter, union house, Winslow
Vaccination Officer, Arthur Clear, High street, Winslow
Medical Officers & Vaccinations  1st District, Thomas Frederick Vaisey, Avenue Road, Winslow ; 2nd district William Henry Walter, M.D. Station road ; 3rd district, Thomas Looney Kennish M.D., C.M. Avenue road, Winslow
Superintendent Registrar, Thomas Price Willis, High street, Winslow ;  deputy, William Norris Midgley, High street, Winslow
Registrar of Births Deaths & Marriages, Arthur Clear, High street, Winslow; deputy, Alfred J. Clear, High street, Winslow
Workhouse, a red brick building erected in 1834, with room for 250 inmates ; William Minter, master ; Rev Philip Herbert Eliot B.A. Chaplain ; Thomas Frederick Vaisey, medical officer ; Miss Flemington Minter, matron

School Attendance Committee
Meets at the Union, on alternate weds. at 10 a.m.
Clerk, Thomas Price Willis, High street, Winslow
Attendance officer Edward Collier, Shipton

Rural District Council.
Meets at the Union, on alternate weds, at 10 a.m.
Clerk, Thomas Price Willis, High street
Treasurer, Harry Freegard, Bucks & Oxon Union Bank, Buckingham
Medical Officer of Health, Thomas Frederick Vaisey, Avenue Road, Winslow
Sanitary Inspector of Nuisances & Surveyor, William Wise, High st

Public Officers.
Assistant Overseer, Collector of Poor’s Highways & other Rates, Thomas Daniel Curtis, Sheep street 
Certifying Factory Surgeon, Thomas Frederick Vaisey, Avenue Road, Winslow
Inspector Under Contagious Diseases (Animals) Act, Sergt. Geo, Knight, Police station, Station road
Lighting Committee, E.A. Illing, sec. Horn street
Secretary to the Trustees of the Winslow Charities, George Ash, Market square
Stamp Distributor, Charles Wilford, Market square
Town Crier, William French, Cowley’s Walk

Places of Worship with times of Services.
St. Lawrence Church, Rev Philip Herbert Eilot M.A. Vicar ;  11 a.m. & 6.30 p.m. ; & 3 p.m. ; daily 7.30 & 8 a.m. ;
Baptist, Bell alley, 10.30 a.m. & 6 p.m.
Baptist, Buckingham road, Rev. Henry Kirby Byard, pastor ;  10.30 a.m. & 6 p.m.
Congregational, Horn street, Rev. John Pither ;  11 a.m. & 6.30 p.m. ; thurs. 7 p.m.

National (boys), High street, built in 1841, for 125 children ; average attendance, 80 ; it is supported, in part, by a fund producing £43 yearly, & is under the management of a United Schools’ Committee, George Pass, master
Parochial (girls), built in 1865, for 85 children ; average attendance, 60 ; Miss Henery mistress
Infants’, erected 1841 & enlarged in 1870 for 122 children ; average attendance, 100 ; Miss Marie Evans, mistress

London & various places. – Sutton & Co. ; William Odell, agent, Union street
Claydon. - Harry Tompkins, wed. & sat. ; Edward Wiggins, wed. & sat
Hogston. – Rebecca Kimble, tues. & fri
Nash (Bucks). – Harwood, tues. & fri
Railway Station, George Brooks, station master & goods agent
Winslow Road Station, in East Claydon parish (which see) Omnibus from Bell hotel to Railway station

Private Residents.
Ash George, 3 The Beeches, Buckingham road
Barton Miss, Station road
Blumson Mrs. 1 The Beeches, Buckingham road
Barton Miss, Station road
Brooks Miss, Buckingham road
Buckingham John, Buckingham road
Bullock Herbert, Horne street
Byard Rev. Henry Kirby (Baptist), Buckingham road
Daglish Miss, Anmount lodge
Dudley Mrs. Market square
Dunkley Mrs. Church street
East Jas. Aldbrough ho. Station road
Egleton Edwin, High street
Rev Philip Herbert Eilot M.A. (vicar), Vicarage
Elley John, Union street
Flowers Mrs. 1 Belle Vue ter, Statn rd
French William Henry, Horn street
Grace John. Buckingham road
Grace Mrs. Union street
Grace William, Horn street
Greaves Geo. Richd. J.P. Western ho
Hillyer Jonas, 2 Belle Vue terrace
Ingram George, Union street
Jones Mrs. High street
Jones Mrs. Robert Williatt, Blake ho
Kennish Thos Looney, M.B. Horn street
King Miss, Station road
King Mrs. High street
Kitto Frederick, R.
Lambton Henry Redfield
Lambourne Mrs. Station road
Loffler Ferdinand, 4 Belle Vue terrace, Station road
Mayor Edward Robert, 3 Belle Vue terrace,
Midgley William Norris, High street
Morecraft Miss, 2 The Beeches, Buckingham road
Neal Mrs. Station road
Newcombe Mrs. The Cottage, Horn st
Newman Mrs. Sheep street
Norman Rev. Thomas Kensit M.A. (curate)
Pass George, 6 The Beeches, Buckingham road
Pither Rev. John (Cong.), Horn st
Rawlins Thomas, Buckingham road
Reavell Thomas Frans., 5 The Beeches, Buckingham road
Reveley George, Buckingham road
Ridgway Thos. The Cottage, Shipton
Sanderson Bertie. 4 The Beeches, Buckingham road
Sear James, Buckingham road
Sharp Hy. Laburnum cot. Horn street
Starkey Mrs. Market square
Vaisey, Thos. Fredk. Avenue road
Walter William Henry M.D. Northolme, Station road
Walker Thomas, Market square
Wigley George Davys Edward
Willis Thos. Price, The Elms, High street
Wynter Mrs. Horn street

Amos Charles H. King’s Head P.H. High street
Ash George, secretary to the Trustees of the Winslow Charities, Market square
Bailey John, grocer, High street
Bailey George, coal merchant, see Wilmore & Bailey
Barton M. H. (Miss), ladies’ school, Station road villa
Bathe George, tailor, High street
Bathe Louisa (Miss), tailor, Market square
Benbow Frederick, confectioner, High street
Benbow Helen (Mrs.), laundress, Union street
Bird George Wilden, Nag’s Head P.H. Sheep street
Brackston Alfred, Station inn ; excellent stables & loose boxes, every accommodation for gentlemen’s hunters, Station road
Brooks George, station master & goods agt. Railway station
Bucks & Oxon Union Bank Lim. (H. Freegard, man.) (open daily from 10 till 4 & on market & fair days, 10 till 5 ; Thursday, 10 till 1), Market square ; draw on London & Westminster bank, London E C
Bullock Herbert, solicitor & commissioner for oaths & agent to the Northern Fire & Life Insurance Co.
Burbury Thomas James, builder & contrctr. High street
Clare Charles, coal merchant, Union street
Clear Alfred Joseph, circulating library, High street
Clear Alfred J. deputy registrar of births, deaths & marriages, High street
Clear Arthur, registrar of births, deaths & marriages for Winslow sub-district & vaccination officer, High street
Colgrove Joseph, butcher, High street
Cooke Jabez, boot & shoe maker, Tinker’s End
Coxhill Richard John, cooper, High street
Cripps Thomas, Plough P.H. & builder, Horn street
Curtis Ann (Mrs.), farmer, Sheep street
Curtis Thomas Daniel, assistant overseer & collector of rates, Sheep street
Deacon William, farm bailiff to Capt. W.H. Lambton esq.
Dickins Robert, baker, High street
Edwards F. C. dairyman
Edwin Joseph, laundry, Union street
Egleton George & Son, grocers, High street
Eskell L. E. & C. dentists, Buckingham road ; attends here sat. 9 till 10.30 and 5.30 till 6.30
Faulkner Emma & Annie (Misses), dress mas. Sutton ho
Freegard Harry, manager to the Bucks & Oxon Union Bank & treasurer to the union & rural district council, Market square ;
French Edwin John, printer & bookseller, High street
French William, town crier & bill poster, Cowley’s walk
Fulks Matthew & Son, drapers, Market square
Gates John, insurance agent, Horn street
George Elizh. (Miss), bookseller & stationer, High street
George George, corn hay & straw mer. Church street
George Wm. Thomas, china & glass warehouse, High street
[p.182] Gibbs Edwin, bricklayer, Union street
Goodger Eli, gardener &c, High street
Goodman William, aerated & mineral water manufacturer, & Crooked Billet P.H. Horn street
Gowin Edward, boot maker, High street
Grace John & Arthur, blacksmiths, Market square
Hall William, Royal Oak P.H. Market square
Hancock Jonas, shopkeeper, Market square
Halwell Benjamin, Rose & Crown P.H. Market square
Hawley James Caleb, grocer, & agent for W. & A. Gilbey Lim. wine & spirit merchants, Market square
Hill John, foreman of gas works, Station road
Hilton Stephen, boot maker, Market square
Hitchcock George, beer retailer, Buckingham road
Hurlstone Herbert Alfred, ironmonger, Market square
Hutt & Co. sauce manufacturers
Illing Ebenezer Alfred, grocer, Horn street
Ingram Henry, plumber & china & glass dealer, High st
Ingram John William, builder &c. High street
Ingram William, butcher, High street
Jennings Jesse Henry, monumental mason & builder, Buckingham road
Jones Silvanus, cattle dealer & farmer, Horn street
Kennings Frederick, saddler & harness maker, High street
Kennish Thomas Looney, M.D. & C.M. surgeon, medical officer & public vaccinator, 3rd district, Winslow union, see Vaisey & Kennish
Keys Charles, boot maker, High street
Keys Charles, Chandos Arms P.H. High street
Keys John, builder, Buckingham road
King Thomas, Boot P.H. Tinker’s end
Kitto Frederick R, High school for boys
Langley Charles, stud groom to W. H. Lambton esq.
Lee James, saddler & harness maker, Sheep street
Loffler Joseph, watch & clock maker, general house furnisher & ironmonger, High street
Lorkin Walter, butcher, Sheep street
Matthews Brothers, builders, Horn street
Midgley Wm. Norris, deputy supt. registrar, High street
Minter William, master of the union house & relieving officer for Winslow union, Union house
Monk George Arthur, farmer, Shipton farm
Monk William, farmer, Tuckey farm
Neal James, boot & shoe maker, High street
Neal William Samuel, Bell commercial hotel & posting house, hay & corn merchant, brewer, maltster & wine merchant, Market square
Oxon Berks & Bucks Grocery Stores (David Thomas Grummitt manager), High street
Parrett Edward, M.P.S. chemist & dentist, Market square
Phipps Frederick, Windmill P.H. & farrier, High st
Police Station (George Knight, sergeant) Station road
Prickett Richard Frederick, general dealer High street
Ray John, Old Crown P.H. Market square
Reeves (Miss), ladies’ boarding & day school ; terms moderate ; home comforts ; preparation for examinations, Brook hall
Ridgway Sarah (Mrs.), confectioner, High street
Roads Frederick, builder, Buckingham road
Robinson George, Swan P.H. Station road
Russell Henry John, gas & hot water engineer, blacksmith, bellhanger &c. High street
Rowe Herbert George, hairdresser, High street
Saunders Thomas Mulhouse, hairdresser, Market square
Saving Henry, chimney sweeper, Tinker’s end
Saving Charles, general dealer, High street
Sear James, coach builder, High street
Sellar Henry, plumber, glazier &c. High street
Sellar Mary (Miss), dressmaker, High street
Smith Jesse, beer retailer, Buckingham road
Spooner Charlotte (Miss), dress maker, High street
Stamp Office (Charles Wilford, distributor), Market square
Stevens Augustine George, linen & woollen draper, silk mercer, undertaker, hosier & hatter, millinery & dressmaking, & agent to Norwich Union Fire & Life Assurance Co. Market square
Stevens William Hall, tailor, High street
Sturgess Edward, George inn, Market square
Turner George, draper, High street
Turnham John, baker, Horn street
Turnham William, confectioner, Market square
Vaisey & Kennish, surgeons, Avenue road
Vaisey Thos. F. surgeon & medical officer & public vaccinator, 1st dist. & med. off. workhouse, Winslow union & medical officer of health to Winslow Rural District Council, certifying factory surgn. Avenue road
Varney John, M.R.C.V.S. veterinary surgeon, Sheep st
Volunteer Fire Brigade, (E. A. Illing, sec ; John Keys, superintendent), High Street
Walker Bendigo, fruiterer & fishmonger, High street
Walker John, fruiterer, High street
Walker William, beer retailer, Sheep street
Walker William, fruiterer, Horn street
Walter William Henry, M.D., M.R.C.S.Eng. physician & surgeon, medical officer & public vaccinator, 2nd district Winslow union
Warne William, F.R.G.S., C.M. high school for boys
Watling Richard, stud groom for G.R. Greaves esq.
Watson Brothers, tailors & drapers, High street
Wigley George Davys Edward, auctioneer, valuer & land & agent & agent to the Alliance Fire Office & Scottish Widows’ Fund Life Insurance Co
Wilford Charles, postmaster & stamp office, Market sq
Willis & Willis, solicitors & insurance agents, High street
Willis Thomas Price (firm, Willis & Willis), solicitor, commissioner in Supreme Court, clerk to magistrates of Winslow division, clerk to guardians & assessment committee & school attendance committees & supt. registrar of Winslow union & clerk to Winslow Rural District Council, High street
Wilmore & Bailey, coal merchants
Winslow Cash Drapery Co. (late Benjamin Luxmoore), drapers, milliners & also undertakers, market square
Winslow Charities (vested in Trustees) (George Ash, sec.), Market square
Winslow Floral & Horticultural Society (B. Saunderson sec)
Winslow Gas Co. (William Norris Midgley, sec) High st
Winslow Provident Society (James Yeulett, sec), National school room
Wise William, stone, marble & granite, monumental general mason & surveyor & inspector of nuisances to the Rural District Council, High street
Yeulett Louisa (Mrs.), servants’ registry office, Sheep street
Young Mary (Miss), laundry, Buckingham road

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