Kelly's Directory of Buckinghamshire, 1903


[p.185]     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, about 2 miles east-by-north from Verney Junction station on the Metropolitan Extension railway, 50½ miles from London by road, 54 by London and North Western railway, 10½north-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, including one erected in 1897 to Mr. H. R. Lambton, of Redfield : 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-

[p.186] 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 ; the church affords 400 sittings. In 1898 the churchyard was enclosed with a wrought iron fence, within which rows of trees were planted by Lord Addington. The register dates from the year 1560. The living is a vicarage, net yearly value £209, derived from 134 acres of glebe, with residence, in the gift of the Lord Chancellor, and held since 1897 by the Rev. William Frederick Armstrong B.A. of St. Mary Hall, Oxford, and Chaplain of Winslow Union. 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 450 persons, and a small Baptist chapel in Bell Alley, founded about 1630 with 60 sittings. A market for livestock 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 being gradually revived. The various charities are being administered under a scheme issued by the Charity Commissioners 11th August, 1883. Winslow Hall, the property of Norman McCorquodale esq. J.P. is a substantial mansion of brick, supposed to have been 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 tastfully-arranged grounds, and commanding charming views of the surrounding country.  W Selby-Lowndes esq. of Whaddon, is lord of the manor. The area is 1,918 acres of land and 4 of water; rateable value £9,605 ; the population in 1901 was 1,703, including 6 officers and 91 inmates in the workhouse.

Deputy Parish Clerk and Sexton, F. Warner, High st.

Post, M. O. & T. O., T.M. O., E. D., P. P., S. B. & A. & I. Office, High street – Mrs. Adamson, post mistress
Incoming Mails : London & all parts, 7 & 11.20 a.m.;  & 5.20 p.m. ;  sundays, 7 a.m. ; 12.25 p.m. all parts

Outgoing Mails : London & all parts, 10 a.m. & 12.20  & 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, 7.45 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
Letter Box, Market square, cleared at 5 & 9.15 a.m.; 4.40 , 5.25 & 8.30 p.m. week days ; sunday, 9.30 a.m

Meets at the Union, on alternate fridays, at 11 a.m.
Chairman, T. Biggs
Clerk, Thomas Price Willis, High street
Treasurer, Harry Freegard, Lloyds Bank, Buckingham
Medical Officer of Health, Thomas Frederick Vaisey, M.R.C.S Eng., L.S.A.L. Norden House
Sanitary Inspector & Surveyor, William Wise, High st

Fremantle Hon Cecil, Swanbourne, 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., Admiralty house, Devonport
Fremantle Hon. Thomas Francis M.A., V.D. 15 Chelsea embankment, London SW
Hubbard Lieut.-Col. the Hon. Cecil John, St. Alban’s Lodge, Westgate-on-Sea, Kent
McCorquodale Norman esq. Winslow hall, Winslow
Piggott Capt. William Harvey R.N. Doddershall park, Aylesbury
Prior Charles Matt. esq. B.A. Adstock manor, Winslow
Selby-Lowndes Meyrick Edward esq. Mursley grange, Winslow
Selby-Lowndes Wm. esq. Whaddon hall, Stony Stratford
Selby-Lowndes William, jun. esq, Bletchley
     The Chairman, for the time being, of the Winslow Rural District Council is an ex officio Magistrate

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 11 a.m.
The following places are included in the Petty Sessional Division : Drayton, Parslow, [sic] 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

County Police Station, Station road, Harry Hobley, sergeant, & 1 constable
Stamp Office, Post office, High street, Mrs. Adamson, distributor

Board day, alternate fridays with occasional friday 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 1901 was 7,034 ; area 34,525 acres ; rateable value in 1903 £54,424.
Chairman of the Board of Guardians, T. Biggs
Clerk to the Guardians & Assessments Committee, Thos. Price Willis, High street, Winslow
Treasurer, Harry Freegard, Lloyds Bank, Buckingham
Relieving Officer, John Gates, Winslow
Vaccination Officer, T.D. Curtis, Station road, Winslow
Medical Officers  & Vaccinations  1st District, Thomas Frederick Vaisey, M.R.C.S Eng., L.S.A.L. Norden house, Winslow ; 2nd district Sydney Charles Hillyard Moberly L.R.C.P. Lond. Alwyn ho, Winslow ; 3rd district, Thomas L. Kennish M.D. & C.M. Edin. Western house, Winslow
Superintendent Registrar, Thomas Price Willis, High street, Winslow ;  deputy, William Norris Midgley, High street, Winslow
Registrar of Births Deaths & Marriages, John Gates, Avenue road, Winslow ; deputy, Charles Watson, Market square, Winslow
Workhouse, a red brick building erected in 1834, with room for 250 inmates ; Cyrus Evans, master ; Rev W.F. Armstrong B.A. Chaplain ; Thomas Frederick Vaisey, medical officer ; Mrs. Jane Evans, matron

Assistant Overseer, Collector of Poor’s Highways & other rates & Clerk to the Parish Council, Thomas Daniel Curtis, Station road 
Certifying Factory Surgeon, Thomas Frederick Vaisey, M.R.C.S Eng., L.S.A.L. Norden house
Income Tax Collector, Mrs. Emily Russell, High street
Coroner for the 3rd Northern division of Bucks, Fredk, Thomas Vaisey, M.R.C.S Eng., L.S.A.L. Norden house
Inspector Under Contagious Diseases (Animals) Act, Sergt. H. Hobley, Police station, Station road
Secretary to the Trustees of the Winslow Charities, George Ash, Avenue road
Stamp Distributor, Mrs. Adamson, High street
Town Crier, William French, Cowley’s Walk

PLACES OF WORSHIP with times of Services.
St. Lawrence Church, Rev. William Frederick Armstrong B.A. Vicar ;  Rev. William Henry Shackel B.A. curate ;  2nd, 3rd, 4th, & 5th sun. 8 & 11 a.m. & 3 & 6.30 p.m. ; 1st sun. 10.30 a.m. ;  2nd sun. 6.30 a.m. ; daily 7.30 a.m. ; mon. tues. thurs. & sat. 8 a.m. ; wed. & fri. 11.30 a.m. ; wed. 7.30 p.m
Baptist, Bell alley, 10.30 a.m. & 6 p.m. ; tues. 7 p.m.
[p.187] Baptist, Union street, Rev. Henry Kerby Byard, Pastor ; 11 a.m. & 6 p.m. ; thurs. 7p.m
Congregational, Horn street ; 11 a.m. & 6 p.m. ; wed. 7p.m

Elementary, Sheep street, (boys & girls), built in 1901, for 200 children ; average attendance, 190 ; it is supported, in part, by a fund producing £43 yearly, & is under the management of a Committee, George Pass, master
Infants’, erected 1901 for 106 children ; average attendance, 75 ; Miss Marie Evans, mistress

London & various places. – Sutton & Co. ; William Odell, agent, Union street
Adstock. - E. White, daily
Steeple Claydon. – A.  Beckett, mon. wed. & sat. ; S. Whiting,  mon. wed. & sat
Mursley. – Edward Lambourne, wed.
Stewkley. – J. Garner, wed. & sat
Railway Station, Cornelius Theobald, station master & goods agent
Winslow Road Station, in East Claydon parish (which see)

Armstrong Rev. William Frederick B.A. (vicar), The Vicarage
Bentley Edmund Buckingham road
Blumsom Mrs. The Beeches
Bullock Herbert, Horn street
Byard Rev. Henry Kirby (Baptist), Buckingham road
Coates Henry, Station road
Coates Frederic Jules Marie, Station rd
Colgrove Mrs. High street
Daglish Miss, Anmount lodge
Dodge John, The Beeches
East Mrs. Union street
Flowers Mrs. Station road
Greaves Mrs. Western house
Hathaway Walter Richd. Station rd
Hawley Mrs. Market square
Hickox Mrs. Horn street
Ingram George, Union street
Ingram John William, High street
Kennish Thomas, Western house
King Misses, Station road
King Miss M. A. High street
Lambton Captain Wm. Hy. Redfield
Lambton Mrs. Redfield
Lloyd Llewellyn, Blake house
McCulloch Robert Campbell, Union st
McCorquodale Norman J.P. Winslow hall
Mayor Edward Robert, Bank house
Midgley William Norris, Avenue road
Morecraft Miss, The Beeches
Moberly Sydney Charles Hillyard, Alwyn house
Neal Mrs. Station road
Read Mrs. Buckingham road
Ridgway Thos. The Cottage, Shipton
Sanderson B. The Beeches, Buckingham road
Shackel Rev. Wm. Harry B.A. (curate), The Nook, High street
Starkey Mrs. Market square
Tillier William, Park road
Vaisey, Thos. Fredk. Norden house
Verey Mrs. Station road
Walker Thomas, Market square
Wigley George Davys Edward
Willis Thos. Price, The Elms, High street
Wynter Mrs. Horn street

Early closing day, Thursday.
Ash George, secretary to the Trustees of the Winslow Charities, Avenue road
Barton M. H. (Miss) ladies’ school, Station road villa
Bathe George, tailor & tobacconist, High street
Bell Edith (Miss), girls’ school, Horn street
Benbow Frederick, confectioner, High street
Bird Samuel Dexter, coal merchant, Union street
Brown Charles Henry, clothier & hatter, Market square
Brown Richard Cecil, George commercial hotel, cyclists accommodated, Market square
Buckingham John, corn, cake & coal merchant & miller & brick & drain pipe manufacturer, Buckingham road
Bull Thomas, Rose & Crown P.H. Market square
Bullock Herbert, solicitor & commissioner for oaths & agent to the Northern Fire & Life Insurance Co.
Burdon William & Harry, tailors, High street
Cantell George James, Grocer, High street
Clear Alfred Joseph, newspaper reporter & circulating library, High street
Colgrove Joseph, butcher, High street
Cooke Jabez, boot & shoe maker, Tinker’s End
Coxhill Richard John, cooper, High street
Cripps Thomas, builder, contractor, carpenter & joiner, sanitary engineer, general house decorator & plumber, Horn street
Cripps Thomas, Plough P.H. Horn street
Crumby Arthur, Nag’s Head P.H. Sheep street
Curtis Thomas Daniel, insurance agent, assistant overseer, clerk to the Parish Council & vaccination officer, Station road
Deacon William, farm bailiff to Capt. W.H. Lambton
Dickins Robert, baker, High street
Easton R. A. chemist, Market square
Edwards Lim. Creamery (W. Foskett man.) Station road
Egleton George, grocer, High street
Emmerson William, clothier & boot dealer, High street
Fairman George, shopkeeper, High street
Fitt William, farmer, Redhall
French Edwin John, printer & bookseller, High street
French William, town crier & bill poster, Cowley’s walk
Fulks & Sons, drapers & cycle agents, Market square
Gates John. register of births, deaths & marriages & relieving officer, Avenue road
George Elizh. V. (Miss), bookseller & stationer, High street
George Geo. corn hay & straw mer. Buckingham road
George George Frederick, corn merchant, Church street
George Wm. Thomas, china & glass warehouse, High street
Gibbs Edwin, bricklayer, Union street
Good John S. shopkeeper, Union street
Goodman William, Royal Oak P.H. Market square
Grace Arthur, Crooked Billet P.H. & blacksmith, Horn street
Grainge Gerard, china dealer, High street
Greaves Henry P. boys’ school, Sheep street
Hall George Henry, beer retailer, Union street
Hall Henry, L. & N. W. Railway inspector, Park road
Hancock George, Bull P.H. Horn street
Hancock Jonas, shopkeeper, Market square
Hawley James Caleb, wholesale & family grocer & provision merchant (estd. over 100 years), & agent for W. & A. Gilbey Limited, wine & spirit merchants & Brantoms cake & calf meal & tobacconist, Market sq
Hill John, foreman of gas works, Station road
Hilton Stephen & Sons, boot makers, High street
Horwood H. milliner & draper, Market square
Hutt Elizabeth Mary (Miss), apartments, Market square
Illing Ebenezer Alfred, grocer, Horn street
Ingram Frank, plumber, High street
Ingram William, butcher, High street
Jennings Jesse Henry, painter, Buckingham road
Jones Silvanus, cattle dealer & farmer, Horn street
Kennings Frederick, saddler & harness maker, High street
Kennish Thomas L., M.D. & C.M. Edin. surgeon, medical officer & public vaccinator, 3rd district,
Winslow  union, Western house
Keys Charles, Chandos Arms P.H. & boot ma. High street
Keys John, builder, Union street
King George Thomas, baker, Union street
Langley Charles, stud groom to Capt. W. H. Lambton
Langley Charles Henry, Boot P.H. Tinkers end
Lee James, saddler & harness maker, Sheep street
Lines Edward Arthur, King’s Head P.H. High street
Lines Edward Thomas, beer retailer, Sheep street
Lines John, Station hotel P.H. Station road
Lloyds Bank Limited (E. R. Mayor, manager) (open daily, 10 to 4 ; on fair & market days, 10 to 5 ; thurs. 10 to 1), Market square
Lorkin Walter, butcher, Sheep street
Lundy Ernest Harold, cycle maker, High street
Matthews Brothers, builders, contractors, carpenters & joiners, sanitary engineers, house decorators & undertakers, Horn street & High street
Mayor Edward Robert, manager of Lloyds Bank Lim. Market square
Meadows Esther (Mrs.), dressmaker, Church Yard walk
Midgley G.A. ironmonger, Market square
Midgley Wm. Norris, deputy supt. registrar, High street
Moberly Stevenson Bruce, surgeon-dentist, Alwyn house
Moberly Sydney Charles Hillyard L.R.C.P. Lond. surgeon & medical officer, 2nd district, Winslow Union Alwyn House
Monk George Arthur, farmer & cattle dlr. Shipton farm
Monk William, farmer, Tuckey farm
Mumford William, baker, High street
Neal William Samuel, Bell commercial hotel & posting house, hay & corn merchant, brewer, maltster & wine merchant, Market square
Newman Edna (Mrs.), lace ma. & aparts. Buckingham road
Newman John, haulier & coal dealer, Buckingham road
Newman Sarah (Mrs.), lace maker, Sheep street
Osborn Charles, watch maker, Union street
Phipps Fredk. (Exors. of), Windmill P.H. & farrier, High st
Police Station (Harry Hobley, Sergeant) Station road
Reeves Mary (Miss), ladies’ boarding school, Brook hall
Ridgway William, brick maker
Ridgway William, game dealer, High street
Robinson George, Swan P.H. Station road
Rowe Herbert George, hairdresser, High street
Russell Emily (Mrs.), income tax collector & conservative agent, High street
Saunders Thomas Mulhouse, hairdresser, Market square
Sanderson B. architect & surveyor & agent to the North British Mercantile Insurance Co
Saving Henry, chimney sweeper, Back lane
Sear James, coach builder, High street
[p.188] Sellar Henry, plumber, glazier &c. High street
Smith Henry, butler to Capt. W. H. Lambton, Station road
Smith Jesse, beer retailer & coal dealer, High street
Smith John, boot maker, High street
Stamp Office (Mrs. Adamson, distributor), High street
Stevens Augustin George, agent to the Royal Insurance Co. Park road
Stevens William Hall, tailor, High street
Thompson Geo. Herbt. organist of parish church, Sheep st
Tompkins Francis, insurance agent, Union street
Turner George, draper, High street
Turnham Harry, photographer, Market square
Turnham William, baker & confectioner, Market square
Underwood Homer, boot maker, High street
Vaisey Thomas Frederick, M.R.C.S Eng., L.S.A.L. surgeon & medical officer & public vaccinator, 1st district & medical officer of Winslow union, & medical officer of health to Winslow Rural District Council, certifying factory surgeon & coroner for the 3rd Northern division of Bucks, Norden House
Varney John, M.R.C.V.S. veterinary surgeon, Station rd
Walker Bendigo & Sons, fruiterers & fishmngrs. Union street
Walker John, fruiterer & fishmonger, High street
Walker William, carpenter, Sheep street
Watson Charles, boot dealer & register of births deaths & marriages, Market square
Wigley & Sons, auctioneers, valuers & land & estate agents & agents to the Alliance Fire Office & Scottish Widows’ Fund Life Insurance Co
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 of Winslow union & supt. registrar of Winslow district & clerk to Winslow Rural District Council, High street
Winslow Charities (vested in Trustees) (George Ash, sec.), Avenue road
Winslow Choral Society (W. S. Watkins, sec)
Winslow Cricket Club (Rev. W. H. Shackel, sec)
Winslow Floral & Horticultural Society (Alfred Joseph Clear, sec)
Winslow Gas Co. (William Norris Midgley, sec) High st
Winslow Provident Society (Alfred Joseph Clear, sec), National school room
Wise William, stone & monumental mason & surveyor & inspector of nuisances to the Rural District Council, High street
Woodman & Sons, drapers & clothiers, High street
Wray John, waiter, Buckingham road
Yeulett Louisa (Mrs.), servants’ registry office, Union street
Young Emma (Mrs.), laundry, Buckingham road

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